Little known fact for those that don't know me personally. I used to own a Bridal Store called The Wedding Knot. It was located just off the Historic Marietta Square in Georgia. For 5 years I helped brides, grooms, bridesmaids, and families have the wedding of there dreams. I was only 25 years old and it was a huge learning and growing experience for me.I always loved when brides would say to me, "I want a bridesmaid dress they will wear again!" I would smile and watch them as they would pic a dress they really liked but were not sure it was something there bridesmaids would like. I would smile and with every bit of honesty say, "Listen, this is your wedding it does not matter if they like what you pick, they most likely won't wear it again. Besides they are going to get married one day as well and pick something you will not like so then you'll be even." They would laugh and go about planning the wedding.
When the opportunity to show you the new line of DIY Wedding items from David Tutera Bridal
First I took a good ol' ball jar and inside I placed the small battery operated silver lights into the jar (do this first so that they will be all over the jar. Then I poured in the Diamond Charm Accents. I used one but I would really suggest using 2 tubes of the Diamond Charm Accents.
Next I took some gold tulle ribbon and tied it around the jar. I also tied in some gathered pieces of tulle to make a rosette.
I did all of this on a piece of rolled out paper because as you can see below you loose a lot of glitter with this ribbon and it can make a big mess. I went to carpool that day looking like the glitter fairy.
Make sure you shove the battery box down into the diamond charm accents so that you don't see the ugly batteries showing through.
To finish the tree I placed one of the ornate rhinestone pins in the middle of the tulle flower and then planted the lighted wedding branch down in the jar.
I bought these cute little clothes pins from Michaels and these scalloped edge cards can be easily made with a scrapbook punch, hole punch, ribbon and David's self stick rhinestones.
This is one of my favorite pieces of advice for any married couple.
You just lay the cards out on the table with a pin. You can see in the background I took a plain photo box and embellished it with a scrapbook sticker and David's Bling on a Roll.
Last I purchased a regular frame and took the comb off of this rhinestone flower. Then using my hot glue gun I placed it right to the corner of the frame. The sign inside I made on picmonkey and it says Please take a card and leave a wish on the wishing tree for the happy couple.
You can change this craft up to make it more formal by using more branches and a more formal vase, you can also make it more casual with burlap and regular tree branches.
As someone who has seen a lot of wedding accessories in the bridal industry I have to say I was truly impressed with the quality of the David Tutera Bridal Collection. They are put together really well and will hold up not only for your wedding day but after as well. Here are some of the other items available and there are lots more at your local Michaels and Joann craft stores.
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