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I must confess, I have not made any of these DIY projects.  I have just collected a LARGE amount of neat ideas and the links to the tutorial.  ~ Enjoy ~

Hundreds of Ideas… I can’t even name them all… Check out this site!
http://www.favecrafts.com/Modern-Decor

DIY your own Runner:

http://www.weddingbee.com/2006/12/26/diy-aisle-runner
– 36″ wide cotton muslin in length and color you desire.

- A cardboard tube that’s at least 38″ long.- Iron-on adhesive tape
– At least 4 yards of satin ribbon to use as pull cord
– Clear Packing Tape
– Scissors

DIY – petal bumper- petal ribbons

- search ebay “1000 petals” for inexpensive petals from China

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or purchase from Petal Happy

 http://posh-parties.blogspot.com/2011/04/pretty-petals-my-diy-rose-petal-aisle.html

DIY – Dye your Crinoline

- Make sure it is made of anything BUT Polyester

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WW-brides example

http://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-forums/would-this-be-to-much/047cccdac0663381.html

how to links: http://www.weddingbee.com/2009/01/10/dyeing-your-crinoline-a-complete-guide/  or
http://offbeatbride.com/2009/02/how-to-dye-crinoline

http://www.ehow.com/how_7162586_dye-crinoline.html

http://reviews.ebay.com/How-To-Dye-Your-Wedding-Slip-Petticoat-or-Crinoline_W0QQugidZ10000000006495651?ssPageName=BUYGD:CAT:-1:LISTINGS:1

DIY – Garter

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sosweetsowild.blogspot.com

http://sosweetsowild.blogspot.com/2012/01/makin-my-thigh-pretty.html

DIY – ruffled chair sashes

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http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/bees-who-sew-need-your-help-with-diy-project-advice

They are made by cutting a circle of fabric into a spiral. Try it out with a scrap piece of fabric in various sizes until you get the length and fullness you want.  More Details on how to create them http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/help-bees-how-can-i-make-these-awesome-038-cute-chair-sashes#axzz2dQPQA0Hh   and  http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/need-help-ruffled-chair-tie#axzz2qIQQmPie

DIY- Wine Glass Candle Lamps

Buy vellum and print a pattern or use a decorative hole punch to create a pattern.  Or buy on-line.

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from save-on-crafts

http://www.save-on-crafts.com/wincanlamfro.html

DIY – colored Mason Jars

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momtastic.com

http://www.momtastic.com/diy/168908-diy-tinted-mason-jars-in-rainbow

DIY – Unity Candle

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blog makezine.com

http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/06/how-to_wedding_unity_candle.html

DIY – Cork Ball

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created by CherubinoCrafts

http://www.ehow.com/how_7661596_make-cork-balls.html#ixzz1HFo3VQCo

DIY – String Ball Centerpieces

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jldesigns.blogspot.com

http://www.onestylishbride.com/diy-center/easy-peasy-diy-string-spheres/

DIY – Doily Lanterns

- I suggest using a punching balloon (very round) Hold it shut with a twist tie, deflate, remove and re-use. Don’t know why she would buy so many balloons/balls and pop them

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glamourandgraceblog.com

http://www.glamourandgraceblog.com/2011/diy-doily-lantern/

DIY – Doily & Burlap Mason Jar Tea lights

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craftsbyamanda.com

http://craftsbyamanda.com/2011/01/burlap-doily-luminaries-rustic-meets.html

DIY Tissue Paper Mason Jars

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sold by usedandabused on Etsy

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by 100directions.com

Tissue Paper Mason Jars using wax paper and leaves
http://www.100directions.com/mason-jar-and-tissue-paper-luminaries/

Tissue Paper Mason Jars using Mod Podge
http://www.favecrafts.com/Modern-Decor/Girly-Pink-Collaged-Mason-Jars

Tissue Paper Mason Jars using a Xyron Machine
http://www.100directions.com/mason-jar-and-tissue-paper-luminaries/

DIY Vase – Found objects – Empty Jars

tin can deco diy

brides.com – Ideas for Every Season

Tin Cans

cardstock-jars

Card stock around any jar

crepe paper candles

Martha Stewart centerpiece ideas

Dollar store vases and crepe paper

paint string

Mark Montano

Any empty glass jar, string, and paint

http://www.markmontanoblogs.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-most-popular-blog-this-summerquick.html

DIY – Paper and ornament centerpiece

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x7P9P42TQk
Book from dollar store, ornaments from dollar store – plus glue = $2 per
The size of the wreath itself is appx 28-36 inch in diameter.

(need apprx 120-140 page per wreath may vary based on how large the base is – example is  10 inch diameter)
To use as a table centerpiece, I would recommend hot glueing a round mirror as a base in the center instead of ornament and decorate around the mirror. You can also place a round vase then place your favorite column candle in there. Can use wrapping paper instead of book pages, for a different look.
* example made by tram n.

check out tram’s full post

Tutorial for the rose

DIY – Paper towel roll Wreaths!
Some have coffee filter carnations – Some have paper roses
– check out tram’s post -395371_10100510231823738_244515930_a http://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-forums/want-to-share-my-latest-project-with-you-ladies-and-tip-to-save-pic/c707654418893743.html

DIY – Coffee Filter Pomanders – Coffee Filter Roses

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by Heather Gerrity

http://heather-weddingflowersmadeeasy.blogspot.com/2011/08/paper-roses-diy-4-pomander-kissing-ball.html

DIY – Coffee Filter Peony Pomander – Kissing Ball

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by –  holiday-crafts-and-creations.com

http://www.holiday-crafts-and-creations.com/pomander-balls.html

DIY – Coffee Filter Carnation Pomander

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by kbee2011

http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/coffee-filter-pomander-balls

Instructions
www.marthastewart.com/266346/paper-roses

template
http://images.marthastewart.com/images/content/web/pdfs/pdf3/coffeefilterrose.pdf

Tips / adjustments:
tutorial:

http://alicew.typepad.com/thoughts_from_alice_w/2010/02/somerset-life.html
Using the “staple & big corsage push-pin” method was NOT working. INSTEAD: Use T-pins – No stapling required. Push the T-Pin in the center of the coffee filter, hold the bottom part of the pin that is exposed and with your other hand, slowly squish the filter up and together. Repeat this with 2 more filters on the same pin, for a total of 3 filters per “flower bunch”.
Colored flowers – create a paint bath using acrylic paint, water & a disposable pie tin. Use about a table-spoon of paint – filled the rest of the pie tin with water – mixed it – longer they soak/darker the color

DIY – Crepe Paper Roses

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created by Olivia Kanaley of A Field Journal.

crepe paper rolls and some beads!
http://www.thebridescafe.com/?postID=805

DIY – glitter heels!!!

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by mmarcial619

http://www.weddingbycolor.com/mmarcial619/milestones/164425

Here is the DIY youtube tutorial – for glitter heels
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY6PUf4IQqc

DIY – Glitter Soles

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by Francesca-Restyle Restore Rejoice

http://restylerestorerejoice.blogspot.com/2011/10/diy-glitter-pumps.html

DIY – Tinsel wands.

real exit

wand

http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/08/02/wedding-sparklers-alternative/

DIY – Build a Photo Wall Backdrop

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created by Laura

http://ruffledblog.com/diy-photobooth-vintage-wallpaper-frame-wall-backdrop/

Different instructions – more tips – another example

wall

http://www.weddingbycolor.com/jennyfur

DIY how to build a fake wall with pvc pipes

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http://www.diyphotography.net/diy_studio_equipment_backdrop_stand

http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-stage-backdrop-or-room-divider/

DIY photos onto canvas

- with White tissue paper & Mod-Podge!

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by Cydney

http://sarahsprojects.blogspot.com/2010/02/wall-art-for-siennas-room.html

Check out Cydney’s example! http://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-forums/my-diy-photos-onto-canvas-using-my-first-look-pics/b1f27501cd22296d.html

FREE ~ Printable Photobooth props !!!!

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ohhappyday.com

http://ohhappyday.com/2011/05/photobooth-props-diy-and-free-printable-2/

More Decoration Ideas for a Bride on a budget
http://www.thethriftycrafter.com/tag/99-cent-store-crafts/

SUGGESTED POSTS:  Check out my DIY photo booth post
http://weddingtips101.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/diy-photo-booth/

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