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!
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