Monday, May 21, 2012

Star Wars Scrabble Coasters

I made my hubby Star Wars Coasters for his birthday!! They came out really nice and he loved them. I had to make them very quickly while he was out of the house!

Here is a quick re-cap of how I made them and my mistakes.

Some Bunny Tips are included if you are going to make them yourself!


Materials

Scissors
Hot Glue Gun
Scrabble Tiles (Mine were a heavy plastic)
Ruler or Measuring tape
Thin Cork Board (got mine at Michael's) 


Step 1
First I measured a coaster I had in my home and planned on making coasters
with four letter words. Then I wrote out my combinations for each coaster.



 Step 2

Arrange your letters. I measured and pre-cut the cork board into coasters. 



 Step 3

I hot glued the tiles directly onto the cork board and to each other as I placed them.


Step 4

After the glue dried, I trimmed any extra cork board. 




Bunny Tips-

1) Some of the Coaster have warped a little bit. Next time I would but a heavy book on top of the coasters as they dry.

2) I ripped a couple coasters when gluing the letters on... It may be easier to glue all the letters to each other AND then back it with the cork board.




Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Welcome Bags

Happy Wedding Wednesday! 

I'm headed off to Austin, TX today but wanted to share some photos and wedding tips! 

I wanted to have some kind of "Welcome Bag" for out of town guests in the hotel blocks we reserved. For those of you out of the loop, the Welcome bag is for out of town guests and should have some things they need inside. Ours were filled with wedding info, water (with a wedding label!), gum, snacks, maps and brochures. 



For the bag themselves, you can use any bag. We wanted it to be an eco-choice but fabric tote bags weren't in our budget. So we collected every brown bag that was gently used. I was even trading with friends when I saw them carrying a bag. 



  I decorated this bag myself and hosted a craft night with my friends. I told them to use mine as inspiration and go wild! I got out all of my paper scraps, stickers, die cuts, stamps, etc and let them create! Their designs were amazing and I couldn't have pulled this off without them. Thank you!!!


 Here are some of the things they came up with:




The Lovely Bertha Leal

Anna Koonin and Emily Furr

Emily Furr

Monday, May 7, 2012

National Postcard Week!!


Bunny here. Did you know that it is National Postcard week?? 
I didn't even know there was a National Postcard week!

Luckily, I got these beautiful Rifle Paper Co. Postcards at Pink Olive this weekend!
They are perfect for my much belated Thank You's for my Birthday.




I'm pairing them with these pretty unused vintage stamps from VerdeStudio on Etsy!



Friday, May 4, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Potted Herb Centerpieces

Happy Wedding Wednesday! 

Wanted to share with you some pictures of coming up with my centerpieces. 
I had a very small budget for centerpieces and wanted to them to be "green."
We got the idea from Martha Stewart Weddings to use potted herbs. A potted plant is always 
a "green"choice (over cut flowers) and I wanted to make sure the containers were green as well. 

Bio-degradable planters!

Kmart had these very chic and sturdy bio-degradable containers...and you can see the sale sticker right there!! I ended up getting them in two different sizes in these three colors. I bought some in MA and in NY to make sure I had enough. 

Two days before the wedding my husband and I drove up to the Berkshires. We bought herbs and flowers at Home Depot/Walmart. Then we showed up at My Aunt and Uncle's house unannounced...where they so kindly fed us and got all the kids together to help us.

My family planting!
We had five generations putting together these centerpieces! We planted freely and then watered!
My grandmother-my Auntie-My two cousins-and my first cousin once removed 
(my first cousin's son). Here are some pics by my Auntie Merry!

The cutest gardener ever!
My cousin Marina
The groom...aka sticker remover

Another set of cousins drove the arrangements over to the reception the next day! 



 I was very happy at the end of the night to see guests and staff bringing them home. My friends and family kept telling me they used the basil, parley, oregano...all summer!