Thursday, September 1, 2011

DIY Blessings!

WOW I can't believe it's September. There is not a single day open on my busy calendar this month and it's all incredibly fun things. Most of it I'm just bursting at the seams for you all to see when the BIG DAY is finally here. BUT...these do-it-yourself creations just need to be shared now.
For my DIY wedding I just knew I needed some cute signs. So I cut out the stencils on my Cricut, Mom found me some vintage barn wood on Craigslist, Dad cut and painted them, Mom painted my letters and then Dad drilled any necessary holes. GO TEAM!
I have two adorable soon-to-be nephews who will be carrying this sign before I walk down the aisle!
Another sign...with the theme on it :) To go by the display table with our pictures and stuff.
I made some hanging lanterns (with help from Joe's Mom) filled with moss and a flameless candle. There are shepherds hooks leading up to the reception hall that these will hang on.
We made some other fun signs as well but those you'll have to wait and see :)

So, not only am I super blessed to have a crafty Mama but I have the most handy Papa on the planet. Not many girls can dream up something and voila, Daddy makes it! (Joe has BIG shoes to fill :) hehe) I love that every step of the wedding process he was asking what he could do to help. He didn't necessarily need all the details, but he wanted to help. So cute! I've had him painting, chopping, tying, name it!

The most recent surprise he had for me was this easel that he just whipped up. Ya nothin!
so perfect!
So Mom had found me that cool frame and bought chalkboard paint. Dad (being the painter that he is) taped it off and sprayed it with the chalkboard paint to make me a menu board! AH LOVE!

His next little project is the wood chunks that will hold the table numbers. Now to find a design for my table numbers so I can work my scrapbook magic on them :) Too bad I can't get married again cuz this is sure fun!!! Having super helpful, super creative parents helps. Feel the love?