Let’s get CRAFTY :: DIY Yarn Wrapped Wedding Monograms!


Monograms are extrememly popular at weddings nowadays and we love seeing the different variations and uses of them.  When we stumbled upon (literally- thank you StumbleUpon!) this DIY Yarn Wrapped Wedding Monogram goodness from Wedding Photographer, Sarah Ortega– We fell in love.  Seriously, how adorable are these?!  And if you scroll down Sarah’s site, you’ll see an array of DIY goodies on the right hand side.  Wow, she’s crafty- and we’re envious! :)  So, check out her DIY Yarn Wrapped Wedding Monogram tutorial from her website below!

“I am a big fan of yarn wrapped… everything! You can give ordinary objects a cool and aesthetic look simply by wrapping them in yarn and best of all this technique is inexpensive and easy to do.
I also love monogram letters so how could I not help but combine the two?
I had already made a monogram letter for our daughter so for this project I used the initials of my husband and I. Here are some tips if you want to make your own.

All you will need is a paper mache or wooden letter, yarn, scissors and a glue gun. (I just used a few dabs of hot glue here and there to secure the yarn especially at the ends).


With the “A” I began by wrapping the yarn through the opening to cover the inside.


Then I wrapped the yarn horizontally across the letter and finished it off by wrapping it vertically.


The “S” I actually found a little more difficult because of the curves and it just required some extra patience…


 I wrapped the ends first so that they were covered.


Then I proceeded to wrap the yarn around the shape of the “S” until it was all covered.


I think they look great on the dresser in our bedroom, the texture and pop of color is just lovely.


They also look pretty cool on the cabinet in our living room.
– All of the items on the dresser and cabinet are thrift store finds!
– I used this tutorial to make those colorful scrap paper branches.
– What’s that up top? Oh those are just some paper lanterns, tissue paper pom poms and coffee filter pom poms that I made and put up for Talia’s first birthday bash. Why are they still up 6 months later? Because I like them :) They feel festive and party-ish and make me happy when I walk by them.


Here are some close up shots of the letters…



 I am liking these a lot…”

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GSS’s Things We LOVE :: DIY Bubble Wedding Favors!

In case you can’t tell, we LOVE LOVE LOVE all things DIY- Especially when it comes to weddings! Check out these super fun DIY Bubble Favors we found over at Hostess With the Mostess.  They were created for a little girl’s birthday, but of course, can be modified to fit a wedding.  Here is the tutorial on how to make them along with the downloadable template for the labels:


6” Tin Containers, found at Specialty Bottle
Pipe Cleaners, found at Michael’sHobby Lobby or the craft department at Wal-Mart
Bubble Solution, found at any party store or Wal-Mart
Raffia, found at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby
Full Sheet Label Paper, found at Office Depot
Computer / Color Printer
Paper Cutter

Download and print out the template for the bubble labels and trim just under and above the pink lines (so that the lines show) and horizontally at the end of the pink lines.

2. Adhere to the tins using as light of a tough as possible so you don’t leave fingerprints.

3. To create the pipe cleaner wands, shape the top of the wand into a circle, then twist the end around the handle.

4. Measure your raffia to about 18.” Holding the pipe cleaner in place, wrap the raffia around the wand and the tin, tying in a bow at the front.

5. Fill the tins about half full with the bubble solution (can be found at any party stores).

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GSS’s Things We LOVE :: DIY Paint Chip Wedding Details!

It seems as though we’re all about DIY lately…  And rightfully so!  If you have the time, patience and creativity-  Doing DIY projects can save money and add those sweet personal touches  to your wedding.  We found these brilliant paint chip details over at My Hands Made It.  These were used for a housewarming party, but can definitely be altered to fit a wedding, a shower or any other celebratory gathering for that matter!  Just head down to your local Home Depot, Lowe’s or a paint store like Sherwin Williams and pick up some paint chips to match your wedding color palette.  Then follow along with the tutorials linked below:

DIY Paint Chip Invitations (We think these would make a perfect Save the Date!): Click here for the tutorial on how to make them.

 DIY Paint Chip Hand Fans (Perfect for your wedding programs for a Spring/Summer wedding!):  Click here for the tutorial on how to make them.

 DIY Paint Chip Napkin Holder/Place Card:  Click here for the tutorial on how to make them.

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GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Pink, Taupe & Champagne :: Button Themed Wedding!!!

We’re really LOVING today’s inspiration board!  It’s kind of like two inspiration boards in one- You get a great color combination of Pinks, Taupe and Champagne AND we threw in the button theme too!  So all you crafty DIY brides, you have to check out this adorable board.  And if you go with a button theme, please don’t forget to send us some of your pics… We want to see how creative you can get!  LOVE LOVE LOVE this adorable board!!!

Pink, Taupe and Champagne Button Table Numbering:  Image Courtesy of Jen Kroll Photography

Button Napkin Rings:  Marth Stewart Weddings

Pink, Taupe and Champagne Button Save the Dates:  Button Company

Button Bridal Bouquet:  Letters4Lilly

Pale Rose Bridesmaid Dress: JLM Couture

Taupe and Champagne Ring Bearer Pillow:  Image Courtesy of Jen Kroll Photography

Taupe and Champagne Button and Lace Wedding Cake:  Amy Beck Cake Designs     Image Courtesy of Clary Pfeiffer Photography

Button Wreath:  Inspire Bohemia

Pink, Taupe and Champagne Button Escort Cards:  Image Courtesy of Marcus Shawn Photography

Pink Ribbon and Button Boutonniere:  My DIY Wedding Day

Taupe and Champage Table Linens:   Polly at Home

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