Category Archives: D.I.Y
The folks at Rock My Wedding are a really, really generous super cool bunch. Especially that Adam. Today they are giving you a completely free downloadable template and font so that you can recreate this beautiful hanging wedding decor and table stationery for your big day.
You’ll remember these pastel beauties from our recent ballet inspired shoot… Look chuffin’ good don’t they?
For this DIY wonder all you need is a pair of scissors, We’ve done the rest. You don’t even need to be especially accurate with the scissors (try not to hurt yourself or others though!) as a little rough-around-the-edges home made rustic efforts are Soooo on trend dahhhlings.
Oh yeah, actually you need some paper too… I bought a selection of pastel coloured papers from Hobbycraft that were suitable for inkjet printing… but I’m sure you can find paper in your chosen colours from loads of different places.
Oh yeah, and you need some ribbon too. I sent Lauren off to Barry’s Fabrics in Brum (that’s a real place by the way – we love Barry at RMW) and she came back with a tasty selection of string and things in various finishes and widths. Again this is totally customisable to your own wedding. Get creative with it.
They really are the most easy peasy thing ever – and the best news is that the free template is editable so you can write whatever you like in the centre of each piece… You could use them as namecards or write personalised messages in them to all of your guests.… View the full post.
I have two DIY projects for you lucky folks today. They are ridiculously simple to create and are quite possibly the most striking and iconic of all the wedding decor that I’ve knocked together in RMW history!
When we released our ballet inspired shoot earlier in the week you lot got yourselves in a right old spin (or should that be a “Pirouette”) about the MAHOOOSIVE golden picture frame and THAT golden garden swing…
King Of The Swingers
So, so, so simple… All you need is a plank of wood for the bench, a drill with a wide attachment (Ooh er missus) some spray paint to tie the swing in with your colour scheme and the secret ingredient… Sash cord.
Why sash cord? well… it’s a bit more dainty than rope and is still very strong – but best of all you can get it from your hardware store of choice and its cheap. I found some in Homebase for £6.00 and FYI similar strength rope in the right quantity was 3 times this price and a little bit… Well… Ugly.
All you need to do is drill two holes. Find a drill bit that is as similar in width to your cord as possible so that when you thread the sash cord and knot it there is no chance of the knot pulling through the whole… You don’t want the swing giving whilst Aunty Maggie ‘taking the weight off’ at your reception.… View the full post.
Good afternoon ladies and Gentlemen. How’s the wedding planning going? What’s the budget looking like….?
Spent it all have you?
Twice over already you say…? Oh dear….
Ok, so what if I could do you a table plan, some table numbers/centre pieces and some amazing table decorations all for about two quid?
In fact… If you’ve got a Nan with a drawer full of old buttons (and who hasn’t?), if you’ve got a groom-to-be who enjoys the odd brewski and if you are prepared to “borrow” a few bits of paper out of the photocopier at work then todays D.I.Y extravaganza may end up costing you roughly naught pounds naught pence.
Cheap does not mean chaff though, everything you are about to see here was featured in our recent self styled shoot A Sunshine State Of Mind, and the general consensus was that it all looked pretty fine and funky.
Collect together the items you see above. As I previously mentioned drawers are a good place to find buttons. To clarify Im talking about chests of drawers here, not old fashioned underpants. Your Nan probably has both so don’t confuse her by telling her that you’ve come round to remove all the buttons from her drawers.
Next you need some empty beer bottles, a tube of strong adhesive and some barbecue kebab skewers. This is firm dad territory… Get yourself invited over to your parents house for a barbecue. You’re bound to be able to snaffle a few skewers and find some glue in the shed whilst the menfolk are scratching their heads trying to make charcoal go on fire.… View the full post.
During our recent inspiration shoot A Sunshine State Of Mind, whilst Charlotte and Lauren were deliberating over dresses, flouncing about with florals and getting all creative with cake I was around the corner getting down and dirty with a bit of D.I.Y.
We love the retro kitsch and cute idea of a tin can send off for the bride and groom and if it’s good enough for Kate and Wills then it’s good enough for us.
This is a really simple D.I.Y project that only requires some string or strong wool… A bit of sneaky cutting and sticking action and one swift whack with a hammer and nail (mind those fingers folks).
You don’t even need to stress out over the designs as I have been super fantastic and done some tin can designs in pastel shades that you can download, print out and then modify with a Sharpie. I’m nice like that.
All the downloads can be found at the end of this post.
So, all you do is print out the designs you want to use and then cut them out with some scissors or a craft knife. Wrap the label around a standard tin of beans (eat the beans first) and stick in place with some strong adhesive suitable for paper. In my experience pritt stick ain’t gonna cut it and those tins will be all kinds of naked again before you know it.
That’s the fiddley part over – now it’s time to get smash happy with a hammer.… View the full post.
It’s no secret that here at RMW HQ we’re partial to a rustic affair or two. There’s something warming, something homely about a homespun wedding that leaves us with a happy feeling in our hearts.
So today we’re going to show you a very simple way of adding a little bit of rustic to your big day. This is a really easy DIY post even for the least creative amongst you. Honestly, it’s really that simple.
What You Will Be Creating
Twine wrapped tin cans.
It’s as simple as that.
Told you didn’t I. But as simple as it sounds, we know some of you get the fear of God running through your veins whenever you see some of our very talented brides’ creations and think to yourselves ‘How on earth am I supposed to make that myself?!’
Today I’m going to show you how to make these simple but chic covered tin cans that you can use in all parts of your wedding decor.
What You Will Need
Eat yourself some baked beans and save the cans. In fact, you can eat whatever you like, sweetcorn, chopped tomatoes, mackerels…the greater variety of tin cans you have, the more impressive your final outcome will be.
You then need some twine. We used a selection in this tutorial, from jute twine to sisal rope to jute sash chord and sheep’s wool wire. This tutorial would also work really well with wool. You can find a selection of different twines and ropes in your local garden centre or Homebase and for a couple of quid (per reel) you’ll have enough to cover a few tins, depending on their size.… View the full post.
I’m guessing that the majority of you reading this post are now sick to the back teeth of anything remotely Christmas-related.
You’ve munched your way through the super-sized tin of Roses and probably made yourself feel sick in the process, played enough board games to fulfill your year’s quota of ‘quality’ family time and made a permanent bottom shaped dent in the sofa courtesy of the 68,972 classic Christmas movies that you were compelled to watch.
I know I have.
So you’re probably thinking that a DIY wreath tutorial really isn’t top of your viewing priorities right now. Well, I’m here to persuade you that wreaths are not just for Christmas.
Many of you will know that I’m a huge fan of the wreath – in fact it is a gloriously versatile creature that can be used in all manner of ways as part of your wedding decor.
You don’t believe me?
Allow me to elaborate.
You see the wreath doesn’t just have to hang elegantly from the doorway of your reception venue although this does make for the most wonderful style statement.
No, indeed these foliage circlets can also make the most beautiful chairbacks and pew ends, double up as bespoke placenames at each guest’s table setting, or add an organic element to the wedding breakfast when integrated into table centrepieces.
Hell you can even crown yourself with these arcs of delight as a finishing touch to your wedding outfit if you want to.
The beauty of wreaths is that they are so incredibly easy to make.… View the full post.