Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and something handmade. Make the day even more special by creating at least one momento that you can keep and cherish forever. (Plus, it’ll save you money!)
Watch the wedding bands come down the aisle on a custom-made cushion adorned with silk or satin. Then when the wedding is over, you and hubby can snuggle up on the pillow for years to come. Get the step-by-step instructions here.
Flower Girl Dress
With the peek-a-boo under ruffle, flowing shoulder bow and sequin embellishments, this dress will incite lots of oohhs-and-aahhs when the little flower girl walks down the aisle. The outer layer can be made with lace for a more formal look or use linen (like we did) for a more casual look. Get the step-by-step instructions here.
Birdcage Bridal Veil
Embody the look of old-Hollywood glam. This birdcage veil is so classy looking that nobody will know it’s handmade. With just a little bit of the right tulle and a rhinestone or fake diamond applique, you will be strutting down the aisle in style. Get the step-by-step instructions here.
Wedding Dress Sash
A sash or belt can cost hundreds of dollars. Make one for about $50. It's easy. Buy embellished trim sold by the yard and then cut it to size. Add a fastener or sew ribbon at the ends so you can create a bow in the back of the dress.
A garter is probably one of the easiest things to sew, just a bit of stretch lace and some needle and thread is all you need to create the leg band. Then embellish it with feathers, jewelry, more lace or something sexy. Get the step-by-step instructions here.
Whether a modern or traditional-style wedding, every bride deserves a gorgeous wedding veil. You can make them in a variety of shapes and sizes ranging from shoulder to cathedral length. Get the step-by-step instructions here.
There is something so refreshing about crowning the bride with flowers. It invokes the beauty of renaissance fairs, maypole festivals or just a pretty bohemian style. Get the step-by-step instructions here.
Looking for a fun twist on the classic flower bouquet? How about adding some dangling ribbons. Add movement and color to your wedding photos with this special handmade touch. Get the step-by-step instructions here.
Fabric-Wrapped Table Number
Here's an easy way to add your wedding colors to the reception. Wrap large cardboard numbers in fabric swatches. The best part: These are super inexpensive to make. These big numbers are made from recycled cereal boxes, fabric and some basic craft supplies. Get the step-by-step instructions here.