Tag Archives: handmade

Real Weddings: Stunning Downtown Indianapolis Wedding

Karlie Saine and Mitch Brigg’s Wedding was the event of the season in downtown Indianapolis this year. The wedding was October 16th, 2015. A nice fall wedding, with the classic colors of Black, White, and Champagne. Both the wedding and the reception took place at the Indiana Historical Society. It was a Friday night cocktail vibe wedding.
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DIY: Fabric Hoops

When we traveled to New York a couple of years ago for the National Stationery Show, we were smitten with a little shop, Purl, we found while exploring the city.  Inside was a wall spotted with the prettiest fabric hoops you ever did see!  This simple DIY project is perfect for your wedding, nursery, or
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Wedding DIY: Useful Decor + DIY Tips

Almost six whole months of wedded bliss have passed and I’m still cleaning up and packing away wedding decor.  Maybe that’s not something I should readily admit, but it’s true.  So much preparation goes into creating the perfect day and, afterward, relaxation is a wonderful reward.  Also, we’ve been quite busy as newlyweds, looking for
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Wedding DIY: Handmade Newlywed at Home

Hello, hello!  If you were around last year, you likely got a glimpse of me riding the wedding planning roller coaster; I shared the ups and downs of crafting my special day monthly as Handmade Bride.  The day came and went and the fella and I are happy newlyweds.  I haven’t stopped making and doing
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How To: String Art Heart Cake Topper

Inspired by a previous string art heart project, I set out to create a smaller similar version perfectly sized to rest atop a cake.  Here you have it… a fun how-to so you can make your very own wedding cake topper.  Or Valentine’s Day cake topper.  Or any day cake topper! Supplies:  armature wire |
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DIY Love: Hot Cocoa Favors

Baby, it’s cold outside and if you’re having a winter wedding, there’s nothing sweeter than homemade favors to warm your guests!  This hot cocoa kit, complete with marshmallows, is as pretty as it is scrumptious.  Oh, Hello Friend featured this DIY favor how-to a little while back, but with the use of a mason jar
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Kristin + Matt: Built to Last

I’m so excited to present the unique story of our very own production coordinator, Kristin, and her newlywed husband, Matt! K + M met nearly five years ago  in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. It was a Wednesday night, and, happily single, Kristin almost stayed home.  But her group of guy friends convinced her to join them
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DIY Love: Umbrella Lantern

We’re hardly through fall and I’m already dreaming of summer days, so this DIY Cocktail Umbrella Lantern project via Etsy really caught my eye.  It’s warm and festive and lovely for outdoor garden weddings come spring or shedding a little light on these encroaching winter evenings.

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DIY Table Decor: A “Shore” Thing

Looking for some clever decor to go with our most popular beach wedding invites.  Well, today we’re sharing a couple of DIY project ideas to carry that same seaside flair from your invitation to the dinner table. Dress up table cards by layering onto a natural woven paper.  Gather a small bamboo stick, ribbon, and
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Kristin’s First Year Fave: Paper Chandeliers!

It was tough to pick just one article from the past year to share as a favorite; each of us has contributed so much to Between Designs in the last fast-passing twelve months.  I always enjoy reading the other girls’ articles because so often we don’t just write about what we like or what’s popular,
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