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DIY Wedding Placemats

Searching around for fun handmade wedding inspiration? Settle in, you’ve found it!

Vanessa of Vanessa Janss Photography came up with this delightful DIY woodblock chevron placemat tutorial.

Vanessa comments, “Woodblock printing is not nearly as difficult as it sounds – in fact, it’s something you can do almost entirely with materials from the recycling bin! Reduce, reuse, and recycle at its best.”

In this tutorial Vanessa used an old sheet, some leftover house paint, leftover decking, and some standard cardboard boxes. Good one Vanessa, these placemats will look brilliant at a backyard or rustic wedding.

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Crafty DIY tutorial comes courtesy of Vanessa Janss of Vanessa Janss Photography.

DIY Boho Foot Jewellery

Summer is approaching and so are beach weddings and bare feet.

If you’re planning a beach wedding, we think the perfect way to beautify your bare feet is with comfy and pretty foot jewellery.

Today Vanessa Janss of Vanessa Janss Photography shows us how to make super cute and versatile bohemian foot jewellery.

Vanessa explains, “There are so many different ways you could take this DIY – my favorite would be to take anything you can find around the house or at the beach and incorporate it into a natural bohemian look covered in mismatching beads, silver, feathers, bells, shells, natural fibers – the choices are infinite!”

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DIY Rustic Bouquet

If you love country and rustic styling, we’re pretty sure you’ll love this DIY rustic bouquet tutorial. We put this charming DIY tutorial together with a few simple supplies and about 10 minutes of our time. Not bad, hey?

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What You’ll Need

Wheat

Dried Lavender

Dried Millet

Brown Paper Raffia Ribbon or Twine

Zip Ties

Scissors

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Directions

Start by cutting the wheat, dried lavender and dried millet to your desired length. There isn’t a certain length that the stems must be, but you should be able to comfortably hold the bouquet in your arms.

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Next, hold the wheat bunch in one hand and pull the inner wheat stems higher then the rest of the bunch, so that the centre stands a little taller. Then take your dried millet and one-by-one place them around the wheat bouquet. Then take your dried lavender and place it around the bouquet, starting at the base of the wheat grains.

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Then secure tightly the base of the bouquet with a zip tie.

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Finally take some brown paper raffia ribbon or twine and wrap it several times around the zip tie, end with a bow.

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This DIY rustic bouquet is wonderfully quick to make, can be made in advance, and is totally real and natural. Don’t forget to consider other mega impressive fillers like lotus pods, poppy seed pods, dried thistles, and dried grasses.

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“I’m Marcela, an Aussie expat living in Hong Kong. This space is where I share my love for weddings and bits and pieces from my family’s life and adventures. I love celebrating weddings, motherhood, family, travel and life’s simple joys.”