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Wedding Project Ideas

Find great ideas to make your wedding an event to remember!

Invitation

A gracious invitation communicates all the wedding details while providing a hint of the beauty and elegance of the upcoming event.

Decorated with a handcrafted medallion bearing the couple's first initials, this computer-printed invitation looks like a custom-printed creation.

You Will Need

  • 1-1/4-inch-diameter wood, mat board, or paperboard circle
  • 6-1/8-x-8-3/8-inch cream envelope

Instructions

  1. Planning for the cream card stock to measure 5 3/4 x 8 inches, use your computer to create the invitation with a 7/8-inch-wide border 7/8 inch from the top edge. Print the invitation on cream card stock and cut out.
  2. Cut a 6-x-8-1/4-inch rectangle of pale blue card stock. Center the printed invitation on the pale blue rectangle and adhere with spray adhesive.
  3. Spray the wood circle silver. When the paint is dry, mount a 1-1/4-inch-diameter monogrammed paper medallion centered on the wood circle with spray adhesive. Center the wood circle on the border with crafts glue. Punch ribbon-stitch holes slightly above the medallion. Thread a 16-inch length of 5/8-inch-wide ribbon through the holes and tie into a bow. Cut an inverted V into each end of the ribbon. Insert invitations into envelopes.

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Instructions for Border and Monogram

  1. Scan the border and monogram circle or create your own artwork on a computer, and personalize the circle with your initials. Adjust the sizes of the items as instructed for each project. Delicate borders of two or three fine lines in different colors, which can be customized to reflect the wedding colors, are used on several of the stationery items.
  2. Copy the image and duplicate it to fit as many as possible on a sheet of card stock or paper. Printing can be done using your home computer and printer or at a copy center, which may offer cutting services at a nominal charge. Other cutting options are a straightedge and crafts knife, paper trimmer, or rotary cutter and cutting mat. Our monogrammed medallions were punched out using a 1-1/4-inch circle punch. Adjust the size of the circle punch as needed to accommodate the size of your monogram.
  3. Another option is to have rubber stamps made from black-and-white copies of the designs, which can then be stamped or embossed onto the paper. If this method is used, the monogram circles will need to be stamped on a different sheet of paper, cut out, and spray-mounted on the border.

RSVP Card

You Will Need

  • 3-1/2-x-5-1/2-inch cream envelope

Instructions

Planning for the unfolded card to measure 5 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches, use your computer to center a 7/8-inch-wide border and a 1-5/8-inch-diameter monogram on the card front and the response information on the card back inside a 4-7/8-x-3-inch three-line border rectangle. Print the card on cream paper and cut out. Fold the card in half, aligning the 5-3/8-inch edges. Crease the fold with a bone folder or stylus. Include a matching RSVP envelope.

Materials for the Program Fan

  • 1-1/4-x-8-inch wood fan handle

Instructions

  1. Design the 5-3/4-x-7-1/4-inch fan front, centering a 1-3/8-inch-wide border and a 2-1/2-inch diameter monogram. Plan the program information to fit in a 5-3/4-x-7-1/4-inch area for the fan back. Print the fan front and back on cream card stock and cut out. Round the corners with a large corner rounder.
  2. Cut two 6-x-7-1/2-inch rectangles of pale blue card stock; round the corners with the corner rounder. Center the printed fan front and back each on a pale blue rectangle with spray adhesive.
  3. Paint the wood fan handle with silver spray paint; let dry. Apply spray adhesive to the top 3 inches on one side of the handle, masking off the bottom 5 inches with scrap paper. Center the adhesive side of the handle along the bottom edge on the wrong side of a light blue rectangle; press into place.
  4. Spray-mount the second light blue rectangle on the first. Press firmly around all edges. Tie a 23-inch length of 1-inch-wide ribbon into a bow at the front of the handle. Trim the ribbon ends at an angle.

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Table Marker

Help guests find their seats by labeling each table with a name or number. The table names for this wedding have significance because of the bride's love of flowers.

The escort cards picked up by guests as they enter the reception area include their name as well as the table name.

You Will Need

  • Mat board
  • 5/16-inch heavy-duty hole punch

Instructions

  1. Use a computer to design a 3-x-6-inch table marker, centering a 1-inch-wide border vertically. Position a 2-1/2-x-1-3/8-inch three-line border rectangle 1 3/4 inches from the top edge, adding a table name to the center of the rectangle. Print two of each table marker on cream card stock and cut out.
  2. Cut two 3-1/4-x-6-1/4-inch rectangles of pale blue card stock for each table. Center a printed table marker on each pale blue rectangle with spray adhesive.
  3. Cut two 3-1/2-x-6-1/2-inch rectangles of mat board for each table. Spray one side of each mat board rectangle silver. When paint is dry, center a pale blue rectangle on the painted side of each mat board rectangle with adhesive.
  4. To assemble, punch two 5/16-inch holes 1/2 inch apart centered along the top edge of each table marker. Cut two 16-inch lengths of 1-inch-wide ribbon. With wrong sides together, align the holes of the table markers and thread a ribbon halfway through each hole. Tie the ribbon into a bow on each side of the table marker. Cut an inverted V into each end of the ribbon.

Escort Card

Planning for the unfolded card to measure 4 x 3 1/2 inches, use your computer to position a 7/8-inch-wide border 1/4 inch from the left edge with a 1-1/8-inch-diameter monogram centered on the border of the card front.

Personalize every card with a guest's name and table assignment. Print cards on cream card stock and cut out. Fold the card in half, aligning the 4-inch edges. Crease the fold with a bone folder or stylus.

Place Card

Planning for the unfolded card to measure 3 x 2 1/2 inches, use a computer to add the guest's name inside a 3-x-1-1/4-inch three-line border rectangle on the card front. Print the card on cream card stock and cut out. Fold the card in half, aligning the 3-inch edges. Crease the fold with a bone folder or stylus.

Menu Card

Design a 3-1/2-x-8-3/4-inch menu card with a two-line border on your computer. Position a 3/4-inch-wide border 1 inch from the top edge and center a 1-1/4-inch-diameter monogram on the border with the menu below. Print the menu on cream card stock and cut out. Cut a 3-3/4-x-9-inch rectangle of pale blue card stock. Center the printed menu on the pale blue rectangle with spray adhesive.

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Materials for the Envelope Favors

  • Cream paper
  • Glassine envelope
  • Candied almonds

Instructions

  1. Planning for the unfolded envelope enclosure to measure 2 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches, center a 1-inch-wide border and a 1-5/8-inch-diameter monogram on half of the favor. Create a 2-x-3-inch three-line border rectangle with the message inside on the other half of the enclosure. Print on cream paper, cut out, and fold in half.
  2. Insert the enclosure in the envelope with the message facing the flap side of the envelope. Place five almonds in the envelope. With the flap closed, punch ribbon-stitch holes through all layers at the top center. Thread an 11-inch length of 5/8-inch-wide ribbon through the holes and tie into a bow at the front. Cut an inverted V into each end of the ribbon.

Materials for the Shortbread Box

  • 2-1/2-x-3-3/4-x-3-3/4-inch cream favor box
  • Miniature awl

Instructions

  1. Following the manufacturer's instructions, assemble the box. Use a computer to print a sheet of 1-inch-wide borders on cream card stock; cut into strips.
  2. Measure the distance around the box. Cut the border strips to fit around the box, overlapping the ends at the box's center bottom. Use spray adhesive to secure the overlapped area. Wrap the strip around the box at the center of the lid, creasing the strip at the edges of the box. Cut the strip so that the edges are about 1/2 inch apart where they meet at the top of the box. Punch a 1/4-inch hole at each end of the strip.
  3. Punch a 1/16-inch hole at the top center of a 1-1/4-inch-diameter medallion. Thread silver thread through the hole and knot about 1 1/2 inches above medallion. Make a small hole with the awl at the center of the lid and insert the thread through the hole. Secure the thread with tape on the inside of the lid, positioning the medallion to hang below the bow. Trim excess thread.
  4. When the box is filled, wrap the border strip around the box. Thread an 18-inch length of 5/8-inch-wide ribbon through the holes and tie into a bow. Cut an inverted V into each end of the ribbon.

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Materials for Petal Cones

  • Scallop-edge scissors
  • Scoring tool
  • Paper clips

Instructions

  1. Use a photocopier to enlarge the cone pattern. Copy the enlarged pattern onto cream card stock. Cut out the cone using straight-edge scissors for the lower left edge and scallop-edge scissors for all other edges. Referring to the pattern, lightly score the cone and fold along the dashed lines. Punch a 1/16-inch hole and ribbonstitch holes in the cone as indicated.
  2. Punch a 1/16-inch hole at the top center of a 1-1/4-inch-diameter medallion. Thread silver thread through the hole in the medallion and knot about 1 inch above medallion. Insert the thread through the hole in the front flap. Secure the thread with tape on the underside of the flap, positioning the medallion to hang below the bow.
  3. Apply a fine line of crafts glue along the long scalloped edge on the underside of the front flap. Fold the cone and secure with paper clips until dry.
  4. Thread a 22-inch length of 5/8-inch-wide ribbon through the ribbon holes at the center back of cone and tie into a bow at the front. Cut an inverted V into each end of the ribbon. Secure bow with glue if needed.

Materials for Tent Columns

  • 8-x-48-inch round concrete form tubes
  • Duct tape
  • PaperIllusion faux finish in desired color
  • Water
  • Clean soft cloth
  • Handsaw

Instructions

  1. Piece the concrete form tubes to the height needed to make a column for each tent pole, securing the pieces together with duct tape if necessary for height.
  2. Tear the PaperIllusion paper into irregular-shape pieces that are approximately 5 x 5 inches. Working with one paper piece at a time, dip the paper in water and smooth it on the column with your hand. Go over the applied paper with a clean soft cloth. Position the second piece to slightly overlap the first, taking care to place torn edges on top and cover any straight edges. Continue adding pieces in this manner until the outside surface of the column is completely covered. Let the paper dry.
  3. Slip a column over each tent pole. If the staking design of the tent prevents this, use a handsaw to make a slit in the column from top to bottom. Pry the column open just enough to fit it around the tent pole. Smooth additional pieces of PaperIllusion over the slit if desired.

Materials for Wine Caddy

  • Wine or champagne bottle
  • Shantung silk fabric
  • Pinking shears
  • Fabric glue
  • Cardboard
  • Rubber stamps with couple's crest and initials
  • Acrylic paint in desired color
  • Sponge bath
  • 3/4 yard of 1-1/2-inch-wide silk ribbon (or width of your choice)
  • Flower embellishment

Instructions

  1. Measure the height of the wine or champagne bottle; add 6 inches. Find the distance around the bottle, divide this number in half, and add 2 inches. Use these measurements to cut two rectangles of silk fabric with pinking shears.
  2. With right sides facing, glue the rectangles together 1/2 inch from the edges, leaving one short edge open. Press the glued areas firmly with your fingertips to secure. When dry, turn the caddy right side out.
  3. Cut cardboard to fit and insert it inside the caddy. Apply paint to the crest stamp with the sponge brush. Press the stamp onto the front of the wine caddy so the bottom of the image is at least 3 inches from the caddy bottom. Carefully lift the stamp straight off the fabric. Apply paint to the initial stamps and press onto the caddy above the crest. Remove the cardboard when the paint is completely dry.
  4. Insert the bottle into the caddy. Fold the excess fabric at the top to the inside. Tie the ribbon around the top; secure a flower in the knot. Cut an inverted V into each end of the ribbon.

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