1000 Cranes – Action shots

I haven’t updated my blog since my wedding – but I wanted to share what the cranes looked like in action all hung from the Picnic Shelter with care.  For those who are doing this: figure out how to transport these things so they won’t get tangled, because trust me: they will want to tangle, they WILL tangle, and it will take you FOREVER to untangle them.  It’s not fun.  Taping them to cardboard seemed to work OK for me, after we untangled them the first time.



Bouquets are DONE

Hooray I finished the bouquets!  I added a little bit of bling because I promised my Maid of Honor she can have some bling (I also used boring normal pins on theirs so I needed to cover them up, I bought the pearl-ended pins for mine).  My dress has a lot of sparkly stuff anyways, so I left mine simple.

Bridesmaid bouquets


Program Fans

Okay so this definitely deserves a longer post on how I did it and so I can do the cost breakdown, but I’ll stick with mostly photos for now.  My programs fan out, and thanks to my family and friends I was able to bang them out in a day!  I also “made” the basket holder by using an old wicker-type basket that came with a bath set and putting a fabric napkin (purchased from Target) over it and tying it down with ribbon so you can’t see the purple underneath.

Programs in their basket


Card Box

I had originally bought a box at Goodwill I was going to use, but when I realized it would be a lot more effort to rehab that box I bought a new one from Michael’s for around $2.99.  I’m worried it might not be large enough for the bigger cards, but it should at least hold the majority of them… hopefully.  I’m pretty much out of time for making a new one, so there’s no plan B and my cards may be scattered around the table if they don’t fit.


Posting again – and Kid Favors

Okay so I have been MIA from here, but I decided to come back and post short posts about what I’m up to and I can follow up with longer posts after the wedding.  Things have been so hectic, but I have gotten a lot done.  I’ll post a few mostly photo posts to give you an idea of what I’ve been up to, in no particular order.

Less than two weeks!!!

First up is the Kid Favors.  We thought it would be a cute idea to have bags of little toys to keep kids busy.  They have miscellaneous dollar-store toys for both boys and girls and don’t really have anything too exciting in them, but hopefully the kids will like them.  I made around 15, just in case some adults decide to grab them also, but I only expect around 10 kids or so.

Kid Favor Bags


I’m still here.. and still planning (just not posting)

I’ve been crazy busy lately and working on origami lilies like crazy so I can make my bouquet and finish up the centerpieces.  I haven’t been posting updates since I’ve been trying to actually accomplish stuff instead of writing about it, but I’ll try to sit down and write updates on my invitations (SENT), my thank you cards that are in the progress of being made, the stringing of the cranes, the guestbook I purchased, and everything else I’ve done that hasn’t made it onto the blog yet.

For now, here is a teaser post about my centerpieces.  I spray painted most of the bottles (I think I have 10 painted) and have started filling them with flowers.  I still have about a bajillion lilies I need to fold and I need to paint a few more bottles, but I’m pretty happy with how they are turning out.

One of each colored centerpiece vase.


DIY Invitations v2


Front of invitation

My DIY envelope. Yes, the paper is shiny!!! (and I made it myself)

Invitation version 2 with the bottom fanned out.


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