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These are some of the fun craft projects I’ve been working on. I’ve loved seeing the details from other weddings where brides took the time to make matching signage.
We purchased our wedding stationary from the Paper Zone here in Tacoma. It was really affordable and I loved the texture. The brown had a wood grain texture, which I loved especially since we’re getting married under Oak trees. We designed out invites to be right about the size of a postcard, which allowed us to get by with only one packet of paper of each color. Talk about savings!!! You can see our invite details from a previous post (here).
I designed the signage and invites all in Adobe InDesign. I’m pretty proud of myself for figuring the basics out of the program, of course with Jonnathan’s helpful tutorials. I wanted a real vintage feel blended with french country to match all our other decor. I’m really pleased with how it turned out! We’re not doing table assignments, since we’re going for real laid back, however it is important that we have reserved tables for immediate family and the wedding party. No one wants their parents or grandparents stuck without a seat…
Now, I will say Moss is pretty, BUT it’s messy! It gets everywhere when working with it, so be ready to clean up a mess. You’ll need a hot glue gun (a must have for many craft/home projects, as well as a staple gun – not that you need staples for this craft). It takes a lot of time and patience to form the sheet of moss around your letters especially. The frame took quite some time also, but the birdcage was nice and quick. I found hot glue was the easiest and best. Spray glue……that was horrible! My fingers stuck to the moss and it was not pretty… I suggest while doing these projects have a glass of wine at the same time
What I love most about what you see is how affordable all this was! The frames all came from TJ Maxx under $10 each. The birds came from Pier 1 Imports and a local boutique called the Apple Crate. The birdcage is from Ross and was only $8!!! And the old barn window is one of the windows we found on Craigslist for an awesome deal!