Table confetti

cropped-img_5251.jpgIf your other half is anything like mine bringing up this subject will cause confusion. Therefore, when breaching this subject, you have two choices. Firstly, don’t tell them, or start the conversation by explaining that this does not mean that you are considering having the guests throw tables at you as you leave the ceremony.
In an ideal world I would have loved sequin table cloths at the wedding breakfast, what could be better than having your guests sit in a room that looked as though millions of miniature unicorns had pooped all over the tables. However, alas, this was not meant to be but despite my dismay at plain white table cloths we were able to add a touch of our personalities without too much difficulty. Firstly, I loved the idea of dried flowers, cue a visit to http://www.daisyshop.co.uk where I was able to purchase 300g of pink rose buds (as well as my petal throwing confetti). When I got these home I separated them into 8 bags (one for each table). These really fitted our venue, which celebrates bringing the outside inside, (I want to say boho, whimsical theme but I feel I have lost any sense of what that means in the instagram planning process as everything is #bohobride) but I needed some glitter. I purchased a 1 inch star punch from hobbycraft (currently half price at £1.50!) and gold glitter card and spent every free waking hour punching stars, I’m still finding them everywhere, work, home, the dogs bed etc. I had 200 of these per table all separated in bags with the rose buds. These paired perfectly with the log slices and wild trailing plants we had as centrepieces. It was worth the bruised palm after all- I mean this as a warning, you will get a swollen palm and people will look at you funny as you are forced to use your fingers, like pincers, to pick up your sandwiches! If you are not a fan of spending your free time punching stars I have bucket loads in all colours ready punched, a few are available on my eBay shop but pop me an email!
If you are still unsure how you wish to decorate your table I have created a little moodboard of my favourite looks on Pinterest (search yourcraftybridetribe). If you have a theme and you need further ideas send me a message and I’m more than happy to help come up with ideas for you 🙂 . Until then, happy moodboarding 🙂 xxIMG_6514.JPG

If, the moment you got engaged, you felt your grey matter dissolve and form a scrapbook of ideas in your skull then you and I are the same person. I LOVE to craft everything and anything. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t, I’m still learning. That’s why I set up this blog, to share my ideas with anyone who wants to listen, to celebrate success and laugh at those Pinterest versus reality moments.

Best day ever
Best Day Ever!

For my own wedding I created a plethora of crafts, I didn’t use them all. The one thing I can’t promise you is that you will gain any semblance of prioritising your crafts on this blog, it’s not my forte. I want to make EVERYTHING and time will never defeat me, I was punching stars from card whilst brushing my teeth the week before my wedding, but I was happy. I made signs, 1000 million Pom poms, wool tassels, paper tassels, dipped feathers, personalised wood slices (induced asthma attack-a story for another day)to mention but 10% of my crafternoons. I had the best time and the best day of my life and I decided I didn’t want it to stop. I want to share my ideas with all of you to help you feel the way I felt THAT morning, when I saw every mood board I had created sprout legs and splatter themselves across my venue.

So from here the adventure begins, I hope you enjoy the craftspiration. Let me know what you think, wail/scream or email will do, as although I see myself as adept at procraftination (the art of putting off all daily life routines to cover your self in wool, glitter etc.) blogging is new to me!

Onwards to crafting so hard we sweat glitter!

poster glitter
You were born to sparkle