DIY Ombre Place cards

Do you love ombre details? Are you looking for simple ways you can incorporate it into your wedding decor? Then sit tight, because our savvy little DIY diva Ashley, has some pretty DIY ombre place cards you can easily create yourself!   

DIY ombre wedding place cards

Ombre is definitely one of my favorite trends this year. It’s an easy way to incorporate subtle glimpses of color into your big day without everything being too match-matchy, I’m definitely not a fan of that! These DIY ombre place cards are a super simple ombre project for you to recreate on your own–

  • Your choice of paint color
  • 3 bowls
  • 3 foam brushes
  • Water

 DIY ombre place cards

Squirt a touch of paint into three bowls. Add water to one bowl so that the color is less saturated, then double that amount of water for the third bowl. Now you’ll have three shades of your color choice.

DIY ombre place cards

Use a foam brush to brush on the lightest shade first. Then use separate brushes for the second and third shades, moving further down each time. 

DIY ombre place cards

Set the cards aside to dry. Once dry, you can add an extra touch with a hole punch, calligraphy, twine, or a cute place card stand.

I created these citrus holders just by cutting a line across the top of a lime!

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Ashley is the author and editor of Sugar & Cloth, a blog compiled of DIY projects, vintage finds, designs, recipes, and all of the pretty things in between.

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photos & project by Sugar & Cloth for Love Wed Bliss

Thanks Ashley! We think these ombre place cards are the perfect way to infuse some personality into your next event – use them for dinner parties, bridal showers and of course as escort cards for a memorable DIY wedding!

DIY Cake Topper Bunting

Happy DIY Friday lovelies! Ashley from Sugar & Cloth is back again with super cute DIY wedding project for you – Cake Topper Bunting! I’m sure many of you (like myself) have been admiring the mini cake bunting flags you see gracing so many pretty wedding cakes and dessert buffet tables. Well today, you can learn how to create your very own! Ash will show you how to make cake bunting with an simple step-by-step tutorial. So easy peesy in fact, you’ll wonder why you didn’t make these adorable mini flags sooner!

DIY Bunting Cake Topper

The more creative the wedding, the more unique the details. So, why not add a whimsical touch to your wedding cake  you can customize however you’d like!

I, Ashley, have a cake topper DIY for you that will make for pretty pictures for years to come, and all you have to use is a little tape and string …

  • Assorted colors of washi tape
  • Baker’s twine
  • Scissors
  • Two wooden skewers

DIY Bunting

DIY cake topper bunting with washi tape

1 | Cut one long piece of twine and double knot one it to the top of a skewer. 

2 | Lay the second skewer the distance away you’ll need it for the size of your cake, and make another double knot.

3 | Continue knotting the twine around the skewers to make a zig-zag pattern, and then tape the skewers down.

4 | Lift the twine and wrap a piece of washi tape around it.

5 | Continue to add tape, alternating the colors if you wish. The lengths don’t have to match to perfectly.

6 | Using scissors, cut the tips of the tape into V shapes.

DIY cake topper bunting with washi tapeMake this project your own by adding your name and date to the flags!

Cake Bunting DIY

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Ashley is the author and editor of Sugar & Cloth, a blog compiled of DIY projects, vintage finds, designs, recipes, and all of the pretty things in between. 

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photos & project by Sugar & Cloth for Love Wed Bliss

I love these mini flags. The bunting is so straight forward to make and it completely transforms a simple cake into a perfectly pretty picture.  I can’t wait to try it out on my next party cake!  Thanks Ashley!

DIY ‘Love Is Sweet’ Guest Favors

It’s DIY Friday and once again we’re delighted to pass the reigns over to the lovely Ashley from Sugar & Cloth who has the prettiest (and sweetest) wedding favors you can easily create yourself!

Sweet DIY Wedding Guest Favors

Today I, Ashley, have an exceptionally simple and practical DIY wedding favor for you. For some brides wedding favors are on high priority, whereas others consider them last. At the end of the day though, they are  simply meant to say ‘thank you for celebrating our love with us’, and what better way to say so than with these Love Is Sweet guest favors–

  • Small gift boxes
  • Sugar cubes
  • Tissue paper
  • Glitter
  • Glue pen
  • Paper tags
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Washi tape (optional)

DIY Guest Favors Sweet Project

 

 1 + 2 | Cut the tissue paper down to size for each box, and then fill the lined boxes with sugar cubes.

3 + 4 | Using a glue pen (I use the Martha Stewart ball point glue pen), write “love is sweet” and then promptly dust with glitter.

5 | Shake off the excess glitter and let dry.

6 + 7 | Fold the sides of the tissue paper down and secure with matching washi tape, and then place the card on top.

8 | Seal the box with a bow and give!

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Ashley is the author and editor of Sugar & Cloth, a blog compiled of DIY projects, vintage finds, designs, recipes, and all of the pretty things in between. 

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photos & project by Sugar & Cloth for Love Wed Bliss

Thanks Ashley for another gorgeous DIY idea! We love how these favors are so simple and cost effective, yet so pretty they’ll beautifully enhance wedding tables and place settings.

Here are more lovely DIY ideas from Ashley:

Free Printables: Cute & Creative Wedding Guest Libs

Wedding Guest Libs

Have you ever been to a wedding where you had to twiddle your thumbs for what seemed like years before the reception really got started? Well, this DIY wedding guest libs will be sure to keep your guests laughing while you sneak away for a few amazing pictures of you and your love.

As a twist on the traditional mad lib, your guests can fill out the words on one side, and then insert them into a quirky wedding story on the other side. Not only is it hilarious entertainment for them, but you can keep them to use as a fun twist on the traditional guest book (I can speak from experience to say they are priceless to read a few weeks later!).

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(click a design to save & print)

1 | Choose whether you want to have a blank heading for your own stamp, or if you like the design shown, then download & save the front & back of the guest lib by clicking the corresponding button above.

2 | Print the front design onto 5 x 7 card stock, and then flipping the card stock over to print the back. If you’ve chosen to print the design shown, there is a customizable box where you can insert your own wedding date on the heart before printing!

3 | Put a finished guest lib at each place setting with a small pencil, or you can have your guests pick one up on the way to the party. Below is how we placed them at the tables for our wedding!

DIY Wedding Guest Lib Printable

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Ashley is the author and editor of Sugar & Cloth, a blog compiled of DIY projects, vintage finds, designs, recipes, and all of the pretty things in between. 

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photos & designs by Sugar & Cloth, table setting photo of Ashley’s wedding by McKnight Media

DIY Vintage Button Boutonniere

Today, I’m excited to introduce our new Guest Blogger – Ashley Rose from Sugar and Cloth {which I recommend you pop on over to later for a gorgeous dose of yummy treats & pretty ideas}. Ashley, is what we at LWB classify as a bona fide “DIY Diva” – wonderfully creative, super crafty, and a gorgeous girl to go with it! Which is why we’re thrilled she will be dropping in to Love Wed Bliss regularly with fantastic DIY projects for all our readers! So without further adieu, I’ll hand you over to the lovely Ash for her first LWB project (which I know all you DIY brides are gonna love!).

DIY Button Boutonniere Wedding

Hello, Love Wed Bliss readers! I, Ashley, am so excited to be collaborating with LWB to inspire you to add a few DIY touches to your special day. I have lots of neat projects in store for you, but first up are these sweet little vintage button boutonnieres. Maybe I’m bias because of my small(ish) obsession with all things buttons and polka dots, but these boutonnieres are sure to get a thumbs up as modern alternatives to flowers.

Pro’s: Budget friendly, keepsakes, modern, customizable . . . AND you can make them in advance.

Con’s: Not exactly a good choice for button haters.

1 | Buttons in various sizes and styles

2 | Floral wire

3 | Wire cutters / Scissors

4 | Twine / Ribbon

5 | Safety pin

How To Make A Button Boutonniere

1 | Stack buttons on a flat surface to get a general idea of the layout you like.

2 + 3 | String floral wire through one button hole, and back down through the opposite hole.

4 | Twist the wire tightly to the back of the buttons to secure the hold.

5 | Cut the wires leaving excess wire. The excess is how you will attach each “stem” to the safety pin.

6 + 7 | Repeat stringing wire through the remaining button stems.

8 | Next, you’ll wrap the excess wires from each of your stems around the safety pin, using one hand to maintain the desired placement and height of the buttons. Make sure the safety pin enclosure is facing the top (as shown) when you begin wrapping so that when you’re finished the enclosure will be hidden behind the buttons.

9 + 10 | String ribbon or twine through the bottom loop of the safety pin and wrap all the way around the wires. 

11 | Tie the two ends of your twine together (You can also use hot glue).

What’s the icing on the cake? That you can coordinate your buttons and ribbon to any color combination, light or dark! 

DIY Button Boutonniere

Stay tuned for more wedding DIY’s for Love Wed Bliss!

Until next time, you can find everyday DIY projects from Sugar & Cloth here

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Sugar and Cloth for Love Wed Bliss

Ashley is the author and editor of Sugar & Cloth, a blog compiled of DIY projects, vintage finds, designs, recipes, and all of the pretty things in between. 

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Thanks Ashley for the great tutorial. We love these vintage button boutonnieres and think they would be fabulous for whimsical or vintage inspired wedding. Plus, we love how you chose gold buttons giving the boutonnieres a little bit of a glamorous look too!