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Countdown to Wedded Bliss!


This round for Decorate To Celebrate’s Challenge theme is Engagement/Wedding.  I thought this project would be a great inspiration for this challenge since it is a great gift idea to give to a bride-to-be that was very simple and easy to put together.  I made this with a bride-to-be in mind that has a demanding professional schedule of being a partner at a law firm and is now planning a beautiful french country inspired wedding for early this summer.  I can imagine the stress she could have on any given day and that may lend to loosing a bit of sight of how exciting her big day is going to be.  I wanted to separate her personal countdown to the BIG DAY away from the ever busy and very filled calendar she lives by.  I thought maybe having one sweet little treat daily, that would not compromise spin class progress, would be a sweet way to remember how much fun getting married is going to be! I hope she love this!


Here is how I did it!

First I found the jar at Cost Plus World Market, for $3!  I then had these tags laying around I stamped the “Days till Wedded Bliss” using Close To My Heart Slate Ink and gStudio mini alphabet stamps.   I then applied some Globecraft and Piccolo Embossing/Enamel Adhesive around the edges and dusted with Piccolo Pink Poodle Enamel Powder.  When I shook off the excess powder, I nearly had a heart attack that the stamped letters grabbed the the embossing enamel and thought the stamped letters were ruined, however I decided to see what would happen if I did hit it with the heat gun!  This time curiosity did not kill the cat or the project in this case! It turned out really cute and looked intentional so I progressed on!


I then cut two scalloped flowers from Cricut Cartridge Flower Shoppe at 3 and 4 inches using K&Company designer paper, inked the edges with the Close to My Heart Slate ink. I secured the flowers together with hot glue and then added to the tag using hot glue.   I then inked the edges of the tag with Close To my Heart Slate ink.


Using Close to My Heart burlap ribbon and some Close to My Heart Vintage Designer Lace Ribbon, secured to the middle of the jar using hot glue.


I had a little crystal-like heart that I added a button to and attached to the tag using Close to My Heart Embroidery Floss. I then wrapped the lip of the jar with Kristen Swain Crinkle Ribbon and tied the tag to it, finishing with a bow.


I then added M&Ms that represent the days left until the BIG DAY!!!!  NOTE: You could get personalized M&Ms with the wedding date or the name of the bride an groom on it if you have time. 


Now head on over to Decorate to Celebrate and be inspired by all the amazing projects the team has made and link up your own wedded bliss project!   Hey it is almost spring, which means many of you are already getting those “save the date” notices for those summer weddings, so this challenge will help you stay ahead of all those sweet nuptials you will be attending this year!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “love is truly in the air” pie with me!

Linking Up To:

My Craft Spot – Flowers

3 Girls JAM Challenge – Anything with Ribbon

Sarah Hamer Designs – Link Up Tuesdays

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Fundays

Gotta Create – Wildly Original Linking Party

Craft -O-Maniac

Sassy Little Lady Show and Tell Saturdays

Angels Homestead – Saturday Spotlight

Blackberry Vine – Tuesday To Do Party


About apieceoflifespie

I am a stay at home domestic engineer that has a love for my family, food, writing, crafting, photography and most of all a clean and orderly house. I feel I was born in the wrong era in many things and the only thing I would change if I was a "Donna Reed or June Cleaver" kind of mom is that I would still get to wear my sweats and Crocs while washing the windows.

22 responses »

  1. You are so thoughtful! Your friend is going to love this! The burlap is a great touch! Have a super day! Smiles, Jill

  2. Cute! Do the M & M’s represent days left until the wedding? Holly 🙂

  3. This is AMAZING Arin! I absolutely love this idea and all the fun embellishments! You totally rocked this girl:) I have 4 weddings coming up (that I am helping cordinating) and this is such a darling idea for decorating on the tables( for the bridal showers)……same thought process but for party favors and then make a special one just for the bride to be…thanks for sharing, Definitely may scraplift this:) LOVE!
    Sherrie K

  4. Wonderful, wonderful, gorgeous! What a fabulous gift for the bride to be! I love this idea – thanks for sharing!

  5. Gorgeous tag! All the textures and colors are fabulous! The flowers are so pretty too! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  6. This is so fabulous! who wouldn’t LOVE this jar… What a great and personalized gift… 🙂

    hugs x

  7. OMG! this is lovely and a great way to countdown till the big day!! Love M & M’s:) and perfect for any bride!!

  8. This is so pretty! I love the crystal heart, such a sweet touch. There’s no way I could just eat one a day though. I’d be one of those people who’d have about 10 or half the jar and then feel a bit guilty and fill it back up to hide my crime ;-). Since I don’t know any bride’s to be, it would be fun to take this idea and maybe turn it into a Christmas countdown for my son (M & M’s are his favorite).

  9. This is such a fabulous idea, Arin!! I love how beautifully you decorated the jar!! What an amazing gift this is!! Creative and fabulous!! Have a great evening 🙂

  10. Such a thoughtful, beautiful gift! Wonderful work on this project.

  11. This is darling! I love the pretty embossing–and what a super cute idea for a little gift!!

  12. Wonderful idea! Love all the different layers on this. Thanks for playing along on the 3 Gilr Jam “Anything Goes Plus Ribbon” challenge.
    – Julie O DT member

  13. what a great idea and love the color combo and beautiful flowers! thanks for joining us at 3 Girl Jam challenges!

  14. This is such a great idea and is so pretty. Thanks for linking your card to the 3 Girl JAM “Anything Goes with Ribbon” challenge.
    Cheri – 3 Girl JAM DT

  15. I love altered projects! This is adorable. Love those flowers too.

  16. Gorgeous project. Love how you decorated this jar!! Have a great weekend. 🙂

  17. Stopping by to let you know you were featured as one of my personal favorites on my Saturday Spotlight party last week. Congrats and thanks for linking up! 🙂


  18. This is gorgeous!!! Love the colors and all the beautiful details you added! Such a great gift idea!!
    Thanks for sharing and playing along with 3GJ’s Anything Goes w/Ribbon challenge!!

  19. Arin, I simply love this idea — I wonder if I could have just ONE M&M per day though!! LOL… Hopefully your friend has more will power than I do!! 🙂 I just love your “mistake” of embossed letters — it sure does look intentional — a happy surprise!! I love those!! 🙂

    Thanks so much for inspiring others to decorate their celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog

    Amy 🙂 at

  20. Cute project. Love that pink embossing powder on the tag.

  21. I absolutely love this darling project. The edges of the card were so clever, I love it!

    Kelsie Ann


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