DIY Weddings…Get Crafty Brides and Grooms!

by Aleisha

bridechilla-premium-1800x1800-2Drop the glue gun. Step away from the chalk board because this episode of The Save The Date Wedding Podcast, we’re talking DIY weddings with the queen of DIY, Jen from Somethingturquoise.com. Are you planning to DIY some or ASomethingTurquoise-DIY-felt-billy-balls-flowers_0001LL of your wedding? Good on you! In this episode we talk about Jen’s favourite DIY creating supplies, DIY project management and how to get stores and suppliers to help you out for free (or minimal cost) to save you from buying heavy-duty hardware! With over 8 years of blogging and many more DIY-ing under her belt, Jen creates wonderfully detailed tutorials that will guide you through each project. Pinterest is great (And Jen has had some ah-ma-zing success with some of her tutorials on the site) but sometimes you only see the end product of a DIY creating.  Jen takes it one…or sometimes ten steps further, breaking down the DIY process, photographing each step, so you can follow along and not get left behind. She also asks suppliers, and vendors for there DIY tips and the stories behind the DIY featured in their photography.

Here is a link to the felt flower tutorials that have had a billion (well close) share on Pinterest!

DIY WeddingsInterested in the Cricut Explore Electronic Cutting Machine that Jen spoke so highly about (I am!).
Jen lists some of her DIY tutorials that have been made easier with the help of this bad boy like…
Table numbers
SomethingTurquoise-DIY-glitter-iron-on-bride-tote-bag-0001And this adorable Glitter Iron on Tote bag…WANT! I think if you have the use for it, it could be a pretty good purchase. I mean if you buy one and plan ahead, it would be super cost effective and hey post wedding if you’re going to hang up the good scissors and holster the glue gun, whack it on eBay for another Bride or Groom to be to grab!

http://somethingturquoise.com/aboutI am jealous or totes jel as the kids say with a capital J of Jen’s crafting HQ workspace. Really, it’s so well organised and pretty.I have a small cupboard that I pack and repack overtime I want to get crafty. One day Aleisha. One day.

See Jen’s DIY tutorials here.
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Jen is back on the podcast again very soon talking all about Etsy and her preferred Etsy vendor list….get a sneak peek here of her recommended vendors.

51eWJeSCNjL._SL110_Aleisha’s recommended book to take your mid off wedding planning….
Bugger it. No book this week. How about a DVD? Or a Box set to be precise.
Yes?
Good.
I love nothing better than a good TV binge and I think the sign of a fabulous show is it’s re-watch-ability. 30 Rock is one of those for me. If it’s on, I’m watching it.
I love Tina. I love Alex. I love the uber guests that pop in. It’s hilarious and often takes a trip to wrong town (which I LOVE).
Good for boys and girls. It’s smart TV. Start with Season 1 and let the good times roll.


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