Whether you are a cake baker, a jeweller, a wedding planner, a wedding venue manager or you are planning your own wedding, we hope that you will enjoy this “Craft Idea of the Week” corner. 


Macrame Wedding Decor

Macrame is a great technique for making ceremony arch decorations, photography backdrops, bridal bouquet wraps, table runners and boho-style fashion accessories. 

If you would like to learn the art of knotting, ombre-dyeing, fraying and adding beads to macrame decorations, you might like The Craft of Creative Knotting by Fanny Zedenius, a paperback book available from Waterstones. 

Macrame decorations are typically made with eco-friendly materials such as hemp rope, so if you are looking for wedding decor that is both eye-catching and eco-friendly, this technique might be just the thing for you. 

View this book on Waterstones website >>>

Burlap Flowers

15.5.2020

This week, we chose burlap flowers from the “bare basics” range by docrafts Papermania. These flowers have a lovely, natural feel are very easy to work with. Each flower is approx. 4.3cm wide and has a pearl centre.

These flowers can be glued onto place cards, table numbers or could be scattered around table centrepieces. They will also look beautiful when placed on top of a folded napkin, together with a printed menu. 

Burlap has a very nice texture that is perfect for weddings styled in neutral colours. Burlap decorations are an excellent choice for brides and grooms who have decided on eco-friendly wedding decor, perhaps even with some up-cycled elements. 

View these flowers on CraftStash website >>>


Glitter Dipped Feathers

8.5.2020

Glitter dipped feathers are becoming increasingly popular. If you are feeling creative, you could use plain feathers and dip them in glitter yourself. There is also an easier option, as ready-made feathers with glitter are available form various suppliers. Feathers can be used as place cards, with name tags tied to them. They can be also tied by thread into a garland. You could even tie lots of feather to an arch, to create a photographic backdrop that looks angelic. 

View glitter dipped feathers on Minerva website >>>


A Drip Effect Hack

29.4.2020

Do you love the drip effect on cakes but struggle mastering this technique?

Don’t worry, there is a very simple hack that will make your cake creations look professional.

Instead of worrying about the shape of the icing, you could use a drip cutter and cut the drip edging out of strengthened sugar paste.

Your cake will look professional and you probably save lots of time as well.

See an example of a drip cutter on The Craft Company website >>>

A small wedding cake


Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cups

23.4.2020

If you are looking for a DIY project to add a romantic touch to a wedding reception or a bridal shower, how about creating mouth-watering desserts, using chocolate cups? Ready-made chocolate cups come in many different shapes and sizes. We love heart-shaped cups by The Chocolate Company so we are sharing their photo plus a link to the product page >>> Chocolate cups can be filled with ganache, whipped cream or mouse and can be topped with fruit, chocolate shavings or any topping of your choice. 

Chocolate Cups - Wedding DIY Project


Balloons Wrapped in Tulle 

16.4.2020

This project could not be any easier… you buy a few balloons and cut a few segments of tulle. Then, you need to wrap the tulle around the balloon and tie a ribbon below the balloon.  

This is a great way of matching the wedding colour theme as tulle is available in a wide range of colours. To see an example, you could see tulle in 68 colours on Minerva Crafts website >>> www.minervacrafts.com They even have a video showing you the tulle fabric.

Using tulle or any other mesh-like fabric is important. If you use organza or other type of woven fabric,  you might be disappointed with the results.  The edges will frail and you will end up with loose threads hanging at the bottom of the balloon.

While if you use tulle, you will be able to trim the fabric as needed, creating a square that will cover the whole balloon. You can also trim the fabric below the balloon easily to create the desired look. 

Balloon wrapped in tulle


Dried Flowers – Accessories & Venue Decor

26.3.2020

Dried flowers are easier to work with than you could imagine.

You can tie dried flowers into bouquets using raffia, place dried flowers over napkins when setting the tables, create beautiful floral hoops, wreaths and decorative hair combs.

Dried flowers can be tied to ceremony backdrops and arches. 

 

To view examples of wedding decorations made with dried flowers, visit our Pinterest board >>>

To see an example of a DIY dried flowers pack, view this Etsy listing >>>

 


Love Birds – Sugarcraft

19.3.2020
How adorable are these lovebirds by The Craft Company? As the dimensions are 2cm x 2.3cm, these pretty birds are perfect for topping cupcakes.

They could be also attached to a cookie, round or heart-shaped. Perhaps too small to sit on top of wedding cake but if you are looking for a dainty cake topper, these two cuties with heart-shaped wings will make any cake look special. 

For more inspiration on “Lovebirds” wedding theme, visit our Pinterest board  >>>

To find out more about the UK-made lovebirds shown on the photo, visit The Craft Company website >>>

Lovebirds - Sugracraft

5 Comments

  1. Heart shaped chocolate cups is such a great idea. I love the looks and wants me to have some real ones.So I am dashing off to the fridge.Dried flowers decor has been one of my favorite home decor and we have quite a few creations in our home.

  2. Kat

    These all look like such fun crafts to try out. I especially love the edible ones, like the chocolate heart cups. It would be so much fun to create beautiful desserts for a party or wedding with them.
    I used to dry flowers as a kid, sometimes I pressed them in a book. I had a whole box full by the end and would put them in cards and letters I sent to people. Maybe a little dried and pressed flower could be added to the invitations, as well?

  3. These are such great ideas to make your wedding unique. I really love the balloons wrapped in tulle! I’ve never seen that it’s so original! And I’ve seen chocolate shot glasses before but these heart-shaped ones are so sweet – what a lovely idea for your wedding reception or bridal shower!

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