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Proud Momma

One of my friends got married a few weeks ago and it was a beautiful ceremony and reception. She was the perfectly calm bride who figured she had done her best to plan her wedding and if anything went wrong, such is life. I appreciated all of the details she incorporated into her day, things I didn’t have to consider when planning my destination wedding: bridesmaids dresses, all things flowers, color schemes, music lineup, etc. Then I stumbled upon this and I was so proud!

She made my card box and it looked so great! She even made the bow like mine and sewed the lid to the base using pieces of hanger, a la Mr. Nachos-MacGyver.

She put her own twist on it by decorating it with her bouquet instead of making the “Cards” tag. So smart!

Have you tried any of the Bee’s DIY projects? Did yours turn out like the original?

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Don’t be Afraid to Bedazzle Yourself

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It’s no secret that I love all things sparkly. Needless to say, I was sad when my friend wouldn’t let me bedazzle her wedding dress, so I decided to bedazzle myself. Yesterday I started and finished a small project that I really wasn’t sure would turn out the way I pictured it in my head.  I had bought a silver sash to wear with the white dress I’m planning on wearing after our ceremony and at the party back home (click here to see again). I had picked up a strand of rhinestones from Hobby Lobby when I was shopping for my invitation supplies and decided to sew them along the edge of the sash for a little extra bling. I truly, truly adore sparkly things and I think it’s become an obsession!

The materials I needed were:

1 strand of rhinestones

1 strand of rhinestones

David's Bridal satin sash in silver

David's Bridal satin sash in silver

and of course a needle and thread. Simple enough!

The rhinestones have material in between each stone so it made it easy to sew.

material in between rhinestones made it easier to sew

I decided not to half-ass this project so I sewed in between each and every rhinestone so it would be completely secure.

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Just getting started

Front View

Front View

Back View

Back View

It took a few hours in front of the tv and I ended up with a few puncture holes in my fingers, but it turned out so good! I tried the dress on with the sash in a simple loop (please ignore the lovely oven in the background)…

Simple loop

Simple loop

And my other option is in a bow (Hazel made an appearance, looks like she wanted some of the spotlight)…

Pretty bow

Pretty bow

I’m leaning more towards the bow, but which do you all prefer?

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