Sunday, June 24, 2012

{Wrap it LOVELY # I}

Choosing your wedding favors can be stressful, challenging but ultimately fulfilling . It requires a lot of heart and hardwork. I'd like to share a pretty packaging idea to make your gift-giving extra special. To beautifully wrap your tokens does not have to be expensive. Simple and easy-to-find materials can work wonders. Wrapping even the simplest gift with love becomes priceless. Are you ready? Let's start and wrap them lovely! =)

You will need the following:
- Craft box
- Doily
- Jute twine
- Trinket
(I used a bicycle - it's such a cutie for rustic travel-themed weddings)

Step 1: Place the doily on the center of the craft box.

Step 2: Bring two ends of the jute twine on the middle.

        Cross over.

        With one end of the twine on top of the craft box, pull the other end under and over the box.

        Tie into a knot.

Step 3: Secure the trinket in place.

Step 4: Tie into a bow.

There you have it, a rustic packaging for your DIY wedding! =) 

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{all photos are taken by Joseph unless otherwise stated}

Thursday, June 14, 2012

{DIY Love} Lace Chandelier Tutorial

Oh happy day!!! =) Yey! I am so excited to share my first ever DIY tutorial! I've penciled in a long list of projects for this first post. It had been a very difficult decision to make as I have a thousand projects in mind! But after surrendering to the fact that I uber love laces and any thing that is shabby chic, I rested my case and decided to create lace fabric chandeliers. These chandeliers are dainty and pretty. They go well as decors for rustic and shabby chic themed weddings. Imagine your garden ceremony/reception filled with these flowing and pretty things, eye candy right? So let's get started and craft some DIY love =)

- Lace fabric
- Embroidery hoop
- Jute string
- Scissors

Step 1: Cut the lace fabric into strips of 2 inches wide and set aside.

Step 2: Using 2 separate jute strings, tie a knot at four points of the embroidery hoop.

Step 3: Start filling the chandelier base by tying a piece of lace onto the embroidery hoop.

Step 4: Repeat step 3 until the embroidery hoop is filled with lace strips.

Voila! The lace chandelier is now ready. Easy and breezy =)


Did you find this project easy to do? I'd like to hear from you =)

*Photos were taken by Joseph, Candidly Pretty's Cuppycake. Thank you so much! They are so lovely!*

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Making life prettier one DIY project at a time

My mom taught me how to crochet when I was around 8 years old. To escape boredom and mandatory afternoon siesta, I crocheted away. I made myself lunch box cases which I strutted around with at school. I gave my friends buddy bags which received oooohs and aaaaahs. And I was HAPPY =) From my early years of cross-stitching Home Sweet Home fabric cards, to making DIY envelopes made from Papemelroti’s gift wrappers, to the long forgotten Home Economics projects, my crafty alter ego surfaced but only to slumber after succumbing to the hustle and bustle of city-living. What a delight that only a year ago, when Cuppycake kissed Ms. Candidly Pretty to happily ever after did the sleeping craft princess in me awoke.

I want to spread the joy of crafting to those who share the same passion for anything and everything DIY.

I’ll be posting DIY tutorials that are fun, easy and pretty. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this =)