Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Drink Tags- the final touch!

Good Morning!

First I must tell you that the craziest thing happened last night. I awoke to the sound of running water in my bedroom at 2 am. Uh oh! When I turned the light on, I saw it...water GUSHING out from around my air conditioner. "BOWLS!"

Kc and I race to the kitchen finding the largest bowls we can and stash them under the river flowing from the wall. I look in Kc's room. MORE WATER! The bowls were filling up in a matter of about 30 seconds! It was a blur of commotion as we are running back and forth between the bathroom and the rivers. WATER. Everywhere there was water!

And the craziest thing- I could not stop laughing it was just so ridiculous. Seeing the water spilling out of the wall. I was hysterical. I was even more hysterical after I discovered that the emergency maintenance number was no different than the leasing office number which led me to a voice mail! Not good. I think I should win voice mail of the year because it was pretty fantastic. I wish I had my own recording of it. 

Needless to say, they came and sucked the water out of the apartment, and gave us the magnet that has the emergency maintenance number...why that is not online is still beyond me. But they were very sympathetic as they do not want to lose a resident. This is certainly a memory Kc and I will share forever because it was rather unforgettable! We will look back and laugh at the time a river was flowing through our walls and out of the air conditioner. Good times!

Anyway, I really came here to share the finished, finished product of the drink tags! I decided that they needed a little something on the back. Here's what I came up with:

What do you think? :)


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

DIY Drink Tags/ Place Cards!


Today I completed my first DIY project today! At each seat will be a Mason Jar with a tag tied on with some twine, so not only will the drinks have tags on them so they don't get mixed up, but they will also serve as place cards. This way we'll cut down on materials and cost and time! 

I used the circle hang tags with metal on the edge. They were a little pricey but much cheaper than the ones that have string (instead of the little metal ring). I'm not really sure why but the string ones were really expensive, I liked the metal ring anyway! I got them from staples but you can find them other places too.

I didn't like how white they were. I wanted them to have an aged feel. So I dyed them! I used a mixture of tea and coffee. I left them in for 15 minutes and then laid them out on a paper towel to dry.

Ahhh, much better :) Now they look old and rustic! If you leave the rings on they add a little extra grunge, they sort of stain the tags as well, which i may or may not have wanted. BUT I am way too impatient to sit there and pull them all off to put them right back on. I also got impatient waiting for them to dry so I pulled out the iron and in between two towel i ironed them. It helped some but they were still a little damp when I was writing the names one...but my super thin marker didn't seem to mind, I just had to be a little careful. 

Here is the finished product!

I'm rather pleased with myself! I decided to keep it simple and hand write everyone's names on them. I may eventually make a little stamp to put on the back. Yes, you know, I think I will do that!

Happy DIY-ing!


Monday, May 7, 2012

It's time- Let the DIY Begin!

Hey there!

I am just so happy that summer break has finally begun! I know, it's only May but that is one of the perks of being a college student. Now I can proceed to start making all of those fabulous things that I have been posting and saving pictures of! I finally have time and it's a good thing because it's gonna fly by. Some of the projects I hope to start soon include table numbers, INVITATIONS of course, as well as designing any other paper goods, and all the chalkboards we'll use! There is still planning to be done as well as shopping for bridesmaids dresses and shoes! So many things to do- it's really time to start whipping out the checklist. Otherwise there is no way I'll remember everything I still need to do!

Anyway, enough of the updating, I'll get to the fun part- pictures! Here are a few ideas that will inspire my DIY decor for our wedding:

As you can see, all of these pics came from :)
It is really hard for me to decide on table numbering- there are so many clever and creative ideas. I think I'm going to go with the top idea and use some cool vintage paper with either birds or mustaches. Here are some more really cool ideas I came across:

These were found on WeddingWire which is a great tool that I highly recommend to all brides!
I like the use of wood in the first 2 and the 3rd is just so chic. I don't want our center pieces to seem crowded with the lanterns, the little vases with flowers, and other tidbits so I'm still considering doing the numbers on the jar. Better make up my mind soon!

Happy DIY-ing!