Easter DIY and Inspiration shoot

I don’t know about everyone else around here but I’m just about beside myself at the prospect of the four day weekend. I’m planning some celebrations as some of my friends visit from the South and lots of birthdays coincide, along with a well deserved break. With all this in mind, the glorious weather and plans afoot for spring time festivities, when we got an email from the very lovely Lou over at Whimsical Wonderland Weddings asking if we would like to share some of her recent DIY projects, I was bouncing around like a mad march hare!

Last week Lou celebrated her blogs 1 year birthday and instead of sitting back and counting her successes, she went all out and completely DIY’d her own little Spring inspiration shoot. Flowers, Favours, table runners, cake display, the lot.

And boy is it Pretty with a capital P.

Every single item you see here is budget beautiful and lovingly crafted by Lou’s own fair hand. Even better Lou has been kind enough to give you all instructions on how to re-create some of the elements she slaved over. Obviously this is perfect Wedding Inspiration, but you know what… I am totally planning on re-creating some of these bits and pieces for my Easter table and celebrations! (I’ll send you the pics Lou!)

I’m particularly in love with that little cake topper and her ideas for RMW – customising the egg cups 🙂

Genius!

So without further ado, I’m going to hand you over to Lou and her DIY tutorials… please make her very welcome ladies!

Hi Rock My Wedding readers!! I’m Lou from {www} and I’m so very excited to be guest posting for you today.

Cake Topper DIY Tutorial

There is a trend at the moment for simple, rustic, homemade-style cakes in the wedding industry and cake toppers are BIG news right now. It’s an easy, cute and quirky way to personalise your day.

There are so many toppers out there to choose from, but this one is very easy, you can completely personalise and adapt it to your taste and wedding theme.

What you need:

Assorted coloured paper

Two paper straws

Thread/Twine

Needle

Template

Scissors/Craft Knife

Print off your selected words in your preferred font, preferably on card.

Draw around your letters onto the paper and cut out using scissors or a sharp craft knife.

Tie one end of your twine or thread to one straw, and start threading your letters onto the thread. Be sure to choose the same height to thread and thread through twice in each letter to ensure the letter lays flat. Be careful, the paper is delicate. You can use card if you wish but it may be harder to make the holes for the thread.

Once the row of letters is in place tie the other end of the thread onto the second straw.

When you start on the next rows of lettering, make sure the thread is shorter; you want the straws to be closer at the bottom and wider at the top for full affect. Also find out the diameter of your cake to make sure it is in proportion.

Now insert the straws into your cake. {Make sure you store the topper safely until your wedding day, a box is best, as it’s very delicate.}

Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, it all adds to the ‘look’.

DIY Tin Can Centre Piece Tutorial

I thought for ages about what inexpensive way I could present my flowers in for the shoot. In the end I came up with tin cans, which given a lick of paint are given a whole new lease of life. They are the ultimate eco-friendly, budget and gorgeous centrepiece concept.

What you need:

Assorted Tin Cans

Paint {gloss}

Brush

Ribbons

Collect tin cans, different sized cans together look best.

Remove the labels and give them a good wash.

Start painting the cans in your chosen colours or patterns. Warning: I used acrylics and the cans started to rust, we ended up using some gloss paint we had.

Tie around mismatched pretty ribbons and fill them with gorgeous seasonal blooms.

DIY Egg Cup Favours Tutorial

Choosing original and fun favours that your guests will treasure is tricky, but I have the perfect solution for those Spring and Easter weddings…. Egg cups of course!

What you need:

Wooden Egg Cups

Paint {I used acrylics}

Paint Brush

Sandpaper

Twine

Felt or Fabric

Thread

Needle

Scissors

Lightly sand your egg cups, so that the paint sticks well to the cup.
Choose your colours and get painting; a contrasting colour on the inside makes it look really vibrant. You could even paint patterns such as the RMW polka dots!

For the name tags, get some felt or fabric and mark the initial lightly in pencil. Using your needle and thread, create a running stich along the initial. Cut to size. I like the little flag effect at the end, or choose another shape.

Get your twine and fold in two, thread it through the top of the tag and pull the ends through the loop.

Tie around your egg cup. For an extra cute finish why not put a flower head or some sweets in the egg cup?

I put my egg cups on mismatched fabric napkins with doilies on top of my plates to finish, for an extra touch tie some pretty ribbon around the cutlery. Layering really adds to the effect.
And voila, your guests will remember your big day each time they tuck into their boiled egg.

Top {www} Tip: Grab your egg cups cheap from eBay or craft shops.

Have fun and get crafting… your wedding day will have a personal touch, you will save money and of course it will look just divine 😉

Much love

Lou xoxo

Erm, supper pretty no? And are you not impressed by Lou’s dedication to the crafty cause with all this hard work! I hope you’re getting to put your feet up over Easter!

You can head over to {www} and see the whole post Lou did on her DIY inspiration shoot here, but do drop her a comment in the box below too and let us know if you will be using any of these little ideas for your Easter table or indeed big day! 🙂

Yours, Truly Inspired,

Rebecca
xoxo

Author: Becky Sappor
Becky is at her happiest when dunking a slightly chilled chocolate digestive into a very warm, very milky cup of tea. She also loves her job and pinches herself every day to make sure that she isn’t in a graphic design dreamworld.

29 thoughts on “Easter DIY and Inspiration shoot

  1. It is my beautiful Mama’s birthday on Saturday. I’ve been trying to organise an Easter/springtime soiree for her and I have to say that this tutorial could not be more perfect timing! She is lover of vintage/floral and is a keen DIYer herself. She will love all the detail! I’ve been making my own chocolate Easter eggs (which has been pretty darn hard since I am off chocolate for lent – oh the temptation!) and I am planning on icing the guest’s names on to them instead of place cards. They should fit perfectly in the painted egg cups! I’m off to HobbyCraft to stock up on supplies! THANKS! xox

  2. This is really impressive and as stupid as it may sound I would never have thought of painting tin cans! They look superb! x

  3. Oh wow, love these ideas. So unique and the pastel colours look fab with the fabrics you used on the tables. The flowers look reqlly good too. If I wasn’t in complete garden make-over mode this easter weekend, I might have time to try some of these!

  4. Sigh.
    What a pretty pick-me-up after a long day cooped up indoors on such a beautiful day!

    I will DEFO be using some of these ideas as I put together all my wedding reception table decorations over the Easter weekend.

    Thank you WWW and RMW! x

  5. This is such a special post! Lou – the work you’ve put into your DIY projects is inspiring. How many hours?!! The photos are beautiful and it’s very RMW. Fantastic. I love it 🙂

  6. I love it all! Sadly with only 6 weeks to go (yikes! how has that happened?), I fear the amount of DIY would defeat me. But where are the gorgeous heart covered straws from? Definitely need those for the soft drinks brigade!

  7. Thanks Claire – quite a few hehe! Catherine – check out my original post think I put a link there – I did everything in 6 weeks, rope in some family/friends you cab definitely do it 🙂 xx

  8. WOW-am totally in awe of all these fabulous Easter DIY ideas! This post has cheered me up no end after being stuck in an air-conned office all day when it’s glorious outside. Loving the flowers and the fabrics-and those egg cups are so cute! Would love to know where those heart straws are from. Happy Birthday 

  9. Amazing. I wish this had been posted a couple of months ago (but then it wouldn’t have been easter doh!) as I only have 2 1/2 weeks left and am up to my ears in DIY.

    I spent the weekend and last night removing the labels from 100 bottles of wine to add our own labels. This evenings job was to make the table plan – it has only take 15 frames and some funky fonts!

    Tomorrow night is order of service, photobooth sign, hat hanger sign, chilli and tequila bar sign, drink decoration vases…. the list is looooooooog and time is short!

    However all the important stuff is done so no stressing or worrying. Just enjoying 🙂

  10. Thanks so much Lou, just hopped over to your fab blog and found the link – and now want to pretty much buy up the contents of the Pipii website. Also very inspired by your felt hearts and am thinking of doing my table numbers in the same style…It’s going to be a busy Easter weekend! x

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