Monday, July 23, 2018

DYI Simple Elegant Green and White Nature Themed Wedding Decor Ideas

Wedding Decor Ideas at the Nature Inn at Bald Eagle

DYI Simple Elegant Green and White Nature Themed Wedding Decor Ideas we used at
The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle state park which is one of the most best places to get married, so I wanted to share with everyone pictures from my daughters weekend that was held this past weekend. 
I am so happy for my daughter who is one of the most beautiful brides I have ever seen. Yes I may be a little biased because she is my daughter, but her happiness just shined throughout the whole day making her even more stunning.

I'm not going to write a lot for this post just wanted to share some of the pictures from my daughters wedding and some of  green and white nature themed wedding decor for her big day. 
Look at how stunning she looks. Her gorgeous curls in her long hair. White strapless multi layer flowing wedding dress.

To start off with her bridal bouquet we bought a pre-made bouquet from Michael's
and bought extra greenery, baby's breath type stuff and I made roses from chiffon material. Then I wrapped the bottom with  flower tape, white ribbon and sheer light blue ribbon. then glued on flat backed white pearls. As you can see from the original to the day of  wedding the bouquet is much fuller and prettier. For the maid of honors bouquet it also was a pre-made bouquet with little added to it just some of the baby's breath and bottom wrapper with white ribbon and a few little blue flowers to give color. We didn't want the maid of honor one to take away any look of the brides bouquet. So more simple.

The dyi boutonnieres for the groom, best man and the fathers were all also made with single fake roses, leaves and baby's breath. They were arranged then wrapped with floral tape then the same white and sheer blue ribbon as the brides bouquet.

Same process was done for the mothers and corsages for the bride and flower girl.

Simple yet elegant guest table decorations. Greenery with white flowers, candles and table number. Table numbers were made using my silhouette cameo for the wording with vinyl on 5.5 x 5.5 jacobean stained wood blocks.

Fireplace decor for wedding. Bought the letters for on the mantle, arranged blue dyed coffee filter flowers attached to battery operated string lights behind the letters. Better together banner made with heat transfer vinyl letters put on pre-made white glittery banner pieces bought from Michael's.  Wreath  made from maid of honor.

Greenery with white flowers and bought small sign blocks  and candles decorated the bridal table.

Again elegant simple greenery arranged on guest tables, glass dishes with rocks and a candle placed on wood slices.
Also menus that I made were placed at each seating. Sorry for the way this picture is but only close up I had of the menu. I designed it out in Microsoft publisher on ivory card stock.

Blue mason jars filled with flower arrangements were also placed on some tables. Each table was similar but with a bit difference.

Thank you sign made with heat transfer vinyl on black painted canvas. Card box painted and slightly glittered with blues and greens wrapped with ribbon and flowers arranged.

Table seating chart made with wood frame, jute for hanging the brown tags. Enhanced with lighting made from coffee filter flowers attached to string of lights.  Same technique that was used for the blue flowers on the fireplace mantle. I got the idea from Craft Your Happiness's post Coffee Filter Twinkle Lights. I did change my version up by adding more coffee filters per flower than they used. And I also dyed some of my coffee filter flowers.

Cannoli made from Leo's Italian & Specialty foods from Lock Haven, PA,  was arrange on glass tiers. They did a great job, the cannoli was delicious.  

cake for bride and groom to cut was  placed on wooden slate

Fan sign made to put on white painted basket that held fans for guest

Beautiful bride getting ready to walk down the isle.

If anyone would like more information on any of the decor from this wedding please feel free to contact me. I am more than happy to answer any questions.  

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Cut to Edge (Tutorial) in Silhouette Studio

As I was checking my default settings after reading a post from Melissa at Silhouette School Blog on 10 Silhouette Studio defaults you can and should change, (I must say she is my go to for wanting or needing to know something about my Silhouette Cameo machine.)Ok so when I was checking my settings I noticed a setting that said cut to edge.
And knowing how I am (always gotta something) I thought I'm gonna see how this works, so I changed setting doing test and here I will show you how to cut to edge. Its saves a little bit of vinyl. It might not be much but I'm frugal with my vinyl so I will keep my cut to edge default checked.

Here you can see the difference in CUT TO EDGE unchecked and with CUT TO EDGE checked.


Now we will see the side by side comparison. Cut to Edge checked, notice the one to the left you can see that it cut all away around and also cut the whole a out. I didn't move the placement of what I wanted to cut I just adjusted my default setting and to the right of the picture is with default Cut to Edge unchecked, you can see that it did not cut all the way to the edge of my vinyl, on the side or top and didn't cut the top of the a.   

I like the idea that I can cut to edge of my mat. Well not edge of mat but to the edge of where you put the vinyl where the sticky part is located.  It may not be for everyone but for me I like it this way. I don't have to worry that I have my design right in the cut area that I use to worry about, where it left a little unused vinyl. 

If you want to change your setting to cut to edge go to the little wheel in the bottom right hand corner this is your settings. Next got to default and click CUT TO EDGE, make sure you hit apply as well or your changes will not take effect.


Saturday, October 15, 2016


This was an easy project using an old milk can.
All you need is
 an old milk can
gingham or any other country material you like
some pip berries
rusty star
hot glue gun and glue sticks

First measure around your milk can so you know how much burlap and material you will need to cut the length. Then measure how much you want to cover of the can for your width. I cut the material smaller than the burlap leaving about inch and half space on top and bottom to allow for my burlap to show. But you could cut any way you prefer, this is just how I liked the burlap and material to look.

Ok now after the burlap and material are cut I then attach the burlap first by hot gluing the one end piece to what would be the back of my finished milk can. Then as I was wrapping the burlap I also hot glued here and there so it would stay in place finishing up at the back of the can meeting my starting pieces. Do the same then with the material.
Take raffia wrap around the neck part of the milk can. I wrapped several times til I like the way it looked. I just tied it off but you could make into a bow if that's what you like.
Next took the rusty star, mine had a hole in the one point, added a piece of wire and then wrapped the wire around my raffia in the center to hold star in place. 
Finally took a hand full of pip berries and wrapped their ends around the raffia to secure them in place.
And that was it for my old milk can decor that I kept on my porch. Pretty simple and easy project to do with an old milk can.

***I do recommend that you display anything with the berries in a place that does not get wet.*** 

As always happy crafting.