Thrifty Thursday

Handmade Wedding Invitations? I DO!

Starting with my SAVE THE DATES; If you are pinching pennies and your Wedding Invitations are important to you as it is to me, maybe it’s not a bad idea to take it back a few decades and hand make them. I will tell you this much, everything I liked would of been $600++ just for Wedding Invitations. That’s wild to me since most people throw them in the recycle bin when the wedding is over. To each their own! If you are a crazy craft lady like me and you think your bridesmaids would love to spend their free time slaving away in your sweat shop well this project is definitely for you. I know you can walk away with maybe spending under $100 If you follow my steps! Assuming you have watercolors, paint brushes already, hot glue, scissors (Which could also be found marked down) you basically will be spending money on stamps, envelopes, translucent paper and watercolor paper.

#1 Watch this video on how to make your own watercolor craft paper.

#2 Go to the Dollar Tree and grab their packets of watercolor paper. 9/10 stores they have it. If not, you can purchase nice quality paper at Jo-Ann’s and Michael’s make sure you get their 40% off coupon. I have found really nice packets of 20 for $1.49 at Target as well.

#3 At Michael’s, I found really pretty white envelopes on sale. They are sturdy enough to watercolor over and were only $10 for 2 packets of 50!

#4 Start with baby steps and have a watercolor day. Get all your girls to color endless amounts of paper and cut them into the size you want.

#5 Design two different styles of paper. One for cutting different shapes and gluing on top of the card and the cut outs for the invite. The ones with triangles I spent more time adding gold or salt on it so up close you could see the texture.

#6 Now Create! Glue and piece everything together. You can’t go wrong.
I hope you like! Let me know what you think and leave me a comment! be sure to share with your friends and family! Thanks so much! I will keep you posted on my process and how I will create the envelopes next week!!

 

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Makeover Monday

Kitchen Tile Makeover

I decided after painting the cabinets white that it was time to figure out what the cheapest and most creative way was to get rid of these ancient grapes. But what will last on tile?! The only thing I could think of was spray paint. Ugh…. It wasn’t easy I’ll tell ya that… but it turned out amazing! Just really be sure to get the line good with tape and really press down at the edges leaving no possibility for paint to bleed through.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Plastic, lots of plastic.
  • Spray Paint
  • Paint Tape

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Do It Tuesday

DIY Tulle Skirt

Summer is ending and if you live anywhere like Phoenix, LA or Palm Springs you know your hot days are about to really hit! It’s never too late to make one of these skirts to wear in the fall.

Things You Will Need:

  • Satin 1-2 Yards
  • Tulle 8-10 Yards
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Elastic Belt
  • Dye

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First figure out your waist size, add 2 inches then divide it by 6.28. This will give you the radius for your waist.

Let’s start by cutting the tulle.  Take 1.5×1.5 yards of tulle and fold it in half. Next, take a pin and place it at the top middle of the fold. Attached a string that is the same length as your waists radius and use it as a guide to cut a half circle.

Keeping the tulle folded in half, add 20in to the end of the sting and repeat. Unfolded, you should have a circle cutout of tulle with a smaller circle in the middle (your waist size).

For the satin or silk, repeat the same steps as above using 1 square yard of fabric instead. Adjust the length of the skirt by 5 or 10 inches depending on preference.

 

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Sew a basting or straight stitch along the waist to keep tulle from sliding and moving around.

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For the waist band use a thick elastic belt and sew the ends together. Pin inside out the inner layer, tulle and elastic belt in the waist. There will be extra room with fabric so even it out around the elastic belt.

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Then once ready to sew pull and stretch elastic out with the skirt. this will bunch the tulle at elastic. once you finish the waist turn it inside right and you have a tulle skirt.

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Fashion Friday

Bri Bridge – Make a Statement

Bri Bridge is a fresh and funky innovative clothing line. Ready for summer? Because it just began! We are doing another free give away. Subscribe to my YouTube and you could have the chance to win a glittery hat made by Bri Bridge! Go to her website now and see how glam they are! www.bribridge.com

Director, Photographer: Angela Lavelle
Filmed By: Anthony Bergeron
Editor: Chase Boyajian
Designer: Bri Bridge
Wardrobe Supervisor: Lynsey Longo, Natalie Fuentes
Hair & Makeup: Angela Lavelle
Model: Ashley Meisener