BACK TO TOP

DIY Tutorials

Who’s up for some delicious DIY? I recently helped throw a ‘let them eat cake’ surprise birthday party, but the theme would work just as well for a wedding, engagement party or bridal shower. I made the cake stands, garland and food labels as well as most of the food. Let’s see how: CAKE STANDSYou

Read the full article…

I thought it was time for another DIY roundup! There are so many fantastic DIY projects around that while we’re getting ready with ours, I thought I’d show off a few of my latest favourites!1. Love these sparkling apple cider downloadable freebies from 100 Layer Cake– icey cold, this would make the perfect treat for

Read the full article…

If you love the look of hand-addressed envelopes but can’t squeeze the cost of professional calligraphy into your wedding budget, then this technique could be the answer for you.You will need: envelopes paint pen (Decocolour) Instructions:1. Select a suitable font to coordinate with the invitations. One with a handwriting or script style will work best for this technique.2. Print

Read the full article…

Hi! I’m Mel.Today I’m sharing with you the flowergirl basket I made for my recent wedding. It’s super easy, and perfect for those of you who are having a rustic or country-themed wedding.Here’s what you need: Basket (I found mine at the op [goodwill] shop for $2) Glue gun Dried moss Ribbon Rose petals (fresh

Read the full article…

I was recently asked by Pronovias via Brides if I would like to create a DIY project for their readers! You can check out my button cookie favor and box tutorial here.

To add an extra little surprise to my Victorian library theme wedding invitations, I made some envelope liners from old book pages. Here are the step-by-step instructions: You will need: envelopes old book pages piece of card pencil ruler cutting mat scalpel glue roller 1. Open your envelope flat and trace around it with a pencil onto

Read the full article…

Image: DandiWe recently decided to have a DIY challenge amongst the four Dandi ladies, and wanted the challenge to be one that was environmentally friendly, fun and useful! After throwing around a couple of ideas it was decided that each of us would go home and find a pair of old shoes that we no

Read the full article…

We are so close to opening up our guest contributor feature (and I know there are some AMAZING DIY projects just waiting to be posted, hint hint!) in the meantime, here are some of my favourite DIY projects from around the web! The gorgeous Amy of Eat Drink Chic has been doing some gorgeous projects

Read the full article…

Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride March 11, 2010I love ribbon wands! They’re always such a fun touch at a wedding and I love how Mel made them her own! Here’s her tutorial for making your own ribbon wands!What you need: Dowel cut into 30cm lengths Acrylic paint Glue gun Sandpaper 24mm wide stain backed

Read the full article…

Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride March 11, 2010The lovely and talented Mel from The Crafty DIY Bride and Paper & Ribbons is back today with two more fantastic DIY projects she’s written herself. First up this morning is something that fits right into Mel’s quirky theme- her DIY Bird’s Nest Cake topper!What you need:

Read the full article…

Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride February 18th, 2010This afternoon, we have Mel’s sweet birdseed favors! Mel originally found these for sale on Etsy by a US seller, but knew they wouldn’t clear customs into Australia so she set out to make them herself!I made these to use as wedding favours for my upcoming wedding.

Read the full article…

Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride February 18th 2010I’ve loved reading Mel’s blog The Crafty DIY Bride – firstly she’s Australian (and runs her own lovely Etsy shop Paper & Ribbons) and secondly, she is so very talented with her crafting she’s been doing for her upcoming wedding!I’ve wanted more DIY projects on Polka Dot

Read the full article…

Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride October 1st 2009Princess Lasertron has certainly been making a name for herself since her gorgeous polka dot wedding. Meg is such an inspiration in how she does business- not only is she immensely talented, but she’s down to earth with a great sense of style and fun!After massive success

Read the full article…