As with any DIY craft book, the projects are meant to inspire. Projects in this book should be a jumping off point to creating something that is unique and your own.place cards. Many of their projects are paper because as they say, “paper is versatile and easy to work with and can be cost-effective too,” all things that make for the best DIY projects! Picking out paper from a store like Paper Source would personalize and update a lot of the projects in this book as well.
The Vintage Post Card Save-The-Date project is a cute idea. Collecting the post cards along the way is half the fun! They recommend printing your information onto the card. If you find, or purchase, a fun vintage font online to match the style of the postcards it would complete the look.
I also like their Rehearsal Dinner Coaster (which I think could be used for the actual wedding as well). Buying a stack of simple paper circles for the coasters (thick card stock would look the best, but may be more expensive) saves time on having to punch or cut them out yourself. They recommend buying a bride and groom stamp, as well as number stamps for the dates. I think making or buying a custom stamp (you can find cool ones on Etsy where they make a stamp from a photo of the two of you!) would add more of a personal touch and make the coasters a fun keepsake that people could bring home.
The Hanging Stars project is really pretty and a nice departure from the tissue poms that are everywhere right now. A bonus is that they’re made from colorful bags, so they’re a “green” craft project which is always nice. These stars are fully customizable too, from the color to the size. Another idea for these stars would be to to make them with three different colors which would make a cool pinwheel affect. Because these fold flat they make great props for a destination wedding too!
Rebekah owns the even design company A & B Creative. Read Rebekah’s blog.