DIY Devotee

This week I have been inspired by the generosity of SophieC who won our giveaway with Idyllic Days to win Vintage crockery hire for a hen party for her friend. My thoughts turned to Hen parties of the tea inspired variety and I decided to use a couple of ideas I’ve had stashed for a while.

Romancing the Recipe

This first one is one I actually made for my friend Laura, who was married this July – always a keen baker and lover of tradition I found this Recipe card DIY over on The Wedding Chicks and created it for her Bristol hen party.

To make the home made gift more sentimental I issued each of the hens with one of these to fill in their recipe and pass on to her, kind of like a wifey starter kit ;). I have to say there was great consternation about what each hen would write, but even those who kept it light hearted provided a really sentimental keepsake – one writing a sandwich recipe they used to share at university and others passing on valued family recipes. I even passed some cards to her mum so her family members could pass on traditional recipes then presented it all in a box.

check out the full DIY Recipe cards how-to on The Wedding Chicks.

Time for Tea

Charlotte found this little Gem and ever such an easy DIY over on Project Wedding. Cost effective for a tea party hen do favour, this would even be perfect for wedding favours using some fancy fruit teas.

Any one with a little bit of computer or crafting expertise could whip up a suitable printable to infuse (get it?!) the day with personality and charm.

Find the full how-to for Easy Tea Bag Favours on Project Wedding

Button Beautiful

It’s pretty vague inspiration but I seriously couldn’t help sharing these images that Charlotte sent over to me too. Also from Wedding Chicks the feature is a Bridal Shower inspiration shoot and uses buttons and shabby chic as a theme…

So just because we are good to you, here are some teaser images of the button festooned event and hopefully some chic ideas for you too!

Head over to see the full Shabby Chic Bridal Shower post on Wedding Chicks.

Have you found some inspiration in the DIY corner here today?

Yours Truly,


PS! It’s something of an exciting weekend… we may just have a themed week coming up on Rock My Wedding. You know how we love a theme and we’ll be unveiling it complete with the usual wicked graphics sometime this weekend, so make sure you stop by and join in the excitement!

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.

9 thoughts on “DIY Devotee

  1. Oooo I love the teabag idea! I might do this anyway even if not for favours!

    The button covered table runner is so cool too! I love anything with buttons. I have plans for a button-themed table plan!

    DIY Friday is so good and I can’t wait to see what you have lined up for next week! I love themes.

    It is a pretty exciting Friday for me as I’ve booked our venue today (whilst at work 😉 ), we’ve finally made a decision after about 8 months of searching and trying not to rush into anything which means we have an official date, hurrah! I can now start planning and organising everything else and start DIYing the crap out of everything! Can you tell I’m just a tad excited about passing the venue milestone?! Sorry for spilling my excitement onto this lovely post, I just wanted to share my excitement with other wedding obsessed people!


  2. Lol…Jenny you made me chuckle, I can totally remember the feeling of excitement after we booked our venue, we literally skipped out of the venue with joy!! It then went into full wedding planning mode which I’m sure you’ll LOVE!! Enjoy it all & good luck with the planning x

  3. Jenny – that’s brilliant – now comes the fun part

    I would seriously love that button theme and it would almost be worth doing it just to see the look on my sister’s face as she’s afraid of buttons (yes really).

    Can’t wait to see what the theme is! x x x

  4. These ideas are fab. I’ve been collecting vintage crockery for years and it’s become a real passion. So glad to see Hens inspired by the vintage and style 🙂
    I’m happy to chat to any one who would like to know more about it?
    Kate x

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