Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wedding Wednesday!

Two weddings, handmade inspiration, and a FABULOUS DIY that you're just going to melt over! (Seriously... totally doing this soon for our house!) All courtesy of RuffledBlog! Enjoy!

This first wedding just has an air about it that will move you. From the placement of certain items to the beautiful sash on the dress... Everything was ace! It was certainly a wedding that looks straight from a Paint-by-numbers picture!

This second wedding has a very sweet 50-homemade kind of vibe to it. The print on the wedding dress was just too darling to say no to! Any bride brave enough to toss the traditional aside has my praise!

And this final feature has the gorgeous DIY goodies that are sure to make any wedding stand out. The lanterns are something I'll share an in-depth DIY with below! 

And now the gorgeous DIY! I can't wait to do this myself! I never would've thought of it! A string chandelier! 

Click the jump to read the step by step instructions!


  • Big balloon
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Cotton yarn
  • 4 oz. White school glue
  • 1/2 cup of Corn starch
  • 1/4 cup of Warm water
  • Something to stir with
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Clear fast drying spray paint
  • Hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product)
  • Container for mixing


  1.  Blow up a balloon. We kind of suggest not blowing it up to its maximum capacity so that it is rounder.
  2. After the balloon is inflated to it's desired size draw a circle with the sharpie around the balloon knot just large enough to accommodate whatever lighting method you choose. Note: If you are just wanting to hang the balls or use them in a vase then you don't need to leave a hole at all!
  3. You will need to prepare your work area by laying down a tarp. We hung a shower curtain between two chairs and suspended the balloons by it with string so we could have plenty of working room.
  4. Mix corn starch, glue and warm water together until it's not lumpy (too bad getting rid of cellulite isn't this easy). 
  5. Smear the petroleum jelly all over your balloon until it is completely coated. Note: We specifically left using rubber gloves out of these instructions. You should get messy. If we were concerned about keeping your hands clean this would have been called the "loveliest, merriest and whirliest DIY" not "messiest, merriest and whirliest DIY".
  6. Besides sharing in good company, it will go much faster if you have a friend help you with this. One of you begin feeding the yarn through the glue mix and handing it off to the other person to drape around the ball.
  7. Tuck the start and end pieces of yarn beneath other pieces of yarn. Begin wrapping the yarn around the balloon vertically at a comfortable tightness, and gradually switch to wrapping horizontally.
  8. After your ball has dried for 24 hours, you can pop the balloon! Use a chopstick to knock out any glue crystals that developed between strings.
  9. Spray the ball with clear fast drying spray paint outdoors.
  10. Now let there be light, fishing wire from the ceiling, or something pretty to put in a vase! 

How fabulous is that? You can spray them with any color and they'd look great even in your home or office! I'm such a fan!

Now the Weekly Wedding Question: The Groom's Cake! What is the best groom's cake you've seen, or what did you do for your hubby on the wedding day?

My opinion: I think anything that shows a lot of personality is great, but I think I'd rather stay away from anything too "branded". Something subtle and known, but not too over the top obvious! Maybe a vintage camera for Mike? Who knows! 

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