December 29

DIY Heart-Shaped Birdseed Favors

For those of you who love to DIY, have we got an easy and fun craft for you. Wedding favors give you a chance to add a personalized touch to your décor and show off your personality as a couple. These hanging heart-shaped birdseed favors are something guests can enjoy long after the wedding celebration is over. Now, let’s show you how to make natural and organic looking wedding favors.

heart-shaped bird seeds 

What you’ll need:

  • Measuring spoons
  • Unflavored gelatin
  • Corn syrup
  • Measuring cup with water
  • Twine
  • Chopstick
  • Gift tags
  • Flour
  • Bowl with Birdseed
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutters

granola, baking pan, and supplies for wedding favors


  1. Follow this recipe from Intimate Weddings blog to make the birdseed mixture: birdseed recipe.
  2. Use a chopstick to make a hole at the top of the heart. Make it big enough so the twine fits through.
  3. Bake the birdseed hearts (refer to recipe).
  4. After the hearts cool, thread twine through the hole, string on a hanging gift tag and tie a knot to make a loop.
    DIY birdseed wedding favor with love gift tag
  5. Hang them on a tree as wedding favors for your guests.

Here’s another option: Make these birdseed favors also escort cards. Simply write your guests’ names and add the corresponding table numbers on the gift tags. Now guests will be able to use them to find their seat, as well as keep it as a gift.

Find the perfect DIY project that fits your wedding theme and that’s true to the two of you.


December 9

DIY Place Card Holders

Planning a rustic-themed wedding or holding a reception at a winery? If you love wine and love to DIY, this is the perfect little project for you. Simple and affordable DIY cork place card holders are a great way to add a personalized touch to your reception.

First things first. This is the fun part! Drink lots of wine and start saving the corks. Or collect them from friends and family. You can also visit your local specialty grocery store or wine shop. Some stores will have a collection of corks for free or for a minimal cost (depending on location). After you gather your corks, you can get started on this quick craft.

bottle of wine, cork, table numbers, placecards and scissors

What you’ll need:

For Place Cards

For Table Numbers


  1. Cut off one side of the wine cork with an X-Acto This will create a flat surface so that the cork doesn’t roll around.
    table number on bottle of wine
  2. Slit the cork length-wise on the opposite side. This is where the place card will fit snugly.
  3. Push in a place card (with your guests’ names already written) into the slit.
    DIY cork placecard holder with floral prints and table number
  4. Now you have DIY place cards displayed in a crafty, yet elegant way.

For our table setting, we threaded ribbon through a table number and tied it around a bottle of wine. This is a great way to add more to your wedding theme and match your place cards, too.

Enjoy finding ways to decorate your wedding, your way.


May 28

How-To: Gift Tags and Ribbon DIY

Whether you’re looking to add airs and graces to your wedding stationery suite or more of a handcrafted shabby chic feel, our circle gift tags and ribbon will tickle you and your wedding guests pink. Here are two easy ways to add simple embellishments that add to your love story.

DIY #1: Circle Gift Tag, Ribbon & Envelopments©

For this DIY, you will need thick ribbon, an envelopment and a circle gift tag. Style tip: Your circle gift tag selection will depend on where it’s being used. Here it is closing up your wedding stationery suite. In other places, you may choose a simple monogram for the gift tag.

DIY Ribbon Invitation Gift Tag

Get the Look:

  1. After you’ve enclosed all the wedding invite essentials within the envelopment, cut a long piece of ribbon.
  2. Wrap the ribbon around the envelopment and place the circle gift tag over the ribbon and the envelopment to seal it. Ta da!

DIY #2: Gift Tags, Ribbon & Favor Boxes

For this DIY, you can choose thick or thin ribbon or both. The world is your oyster! You’ll also need favor boxes and gift tag stickers.

Wedding Favors, Ribbon, Gift tags


Get the Look:

1. After you have enclosed your delightful favor within the box, cut a piece of ribbon to wrap around the box. The stylish possiblities here are endless: you can double wrap, use two different ribbon colors and different sizes as well.

2. You can choose to tie the ribbon in an elegant bow, or add a gift tag—a circle or square will both do nicely—to seal the deal. Most importantly, remember that good things come in small packages.


May 21

How-To: A Sparkling DIY for Day-of Stationery

As you can tell, ribbons are on the top of our DIY mind. Such a small detail makes such a striking difference. Today, we’re adding ribbons to wedding programs, and (bonus points) including a sparkler—it’s the best way, after all, to show sparks flying.


DIY: The Sparkler Send Off

For this DIY, you will need thin ribbon, a folded program (you can also use a flat program), a mini enclosure card, a hole puncher and an X-acto knife. Quick tip: personalize our mini cards. Make them fun, quirky or classic—whatever speaks to you!


Get the Look:

1.  Lay the program open (or flat for a flat program). Measure the center and make two slits with the X-acto knife. Each slit should be about 1/4 inch long and should be perpendicular to the crease.  2.  Thread the ribbon through the slits and pull it from the inside out.

DIY-Ribbon-Program-23.  Punch a hole through the corner of the mini card and thread the ribbon through.
4.  Tie a knot with the mini card looped through the ribbon.
5.  Now tie the knot (pun intended) with the sparkler in place.
6.  Snip away excess ribbon with a clean angled cut.

There you have it! A simple and chic way to kick up your aisle style. For another day-of DIY idea, check out last week’s post on how to serve up your menu.

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May 14

How-To: Layer on Style with Ribbon & Envelopments®

It’s all about the package, really. Wedding stationery gets an extra dose of refinement when it’s “packaged” with ribbon and envelopments. It’s an easy DIY way to add design elegance to your day. We promise. Here are two ways to do it, in a few easy steps.

DIY #1: The Layered Pocket

Fold in some sophisticated magic with this menu pocket fold and ribbon. Using a thick ribbon in a contrasting color will convey style and confidence.

ribbon DIY for wedding invitations

How to Get the Look:

1. Cut one long piece of ribbon.

ribbon DIY for wedding invitations

2. Center the ribbon evenly on the front of the envelopment, and apply with double-sided tape.
3. Apply double-sided tape to each corner of the menu and place evenly on the front of the envelopment and the ribbon.
4. Tuck the additional pieces in the pocket (we used a song request card and an advice card) and tie the ribbon in a bow to complete the look.

ribbon DIY for wedding invitations

DIY #2: The Pocket Fold

ribbon DIY for wedding invitations

How to Get the Look:

1. For your invite, use the “Around the Corners” ribbon method explained in this post.
2. Apply double-sided tape to each corner of your invite and place evenly on the center page of the envelopment. Place your response and enclosure cares into the pocket.
3. Using a long piece of thick ribbon in the same color, center the ribbon on the outside of the envelopment’s center page, and secure with a small piece of double-sided tape.
4. Fold, or close, the envelopment and tie the ribbon in a smart and sassy bow. Ta-da.

See more ribbon DIY here: How-To: 4 Fabulous Ribbon DIYs for Wedding Invitations

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May 7

How-To: 4 Fabulous Ribbon & Bow DIYs for Wedding Invitations

Ready to get your invitations ribbon-fabulous? We have four ways to do it. Grab your girls and get a DIY evening on the calendar. (Your guests will never know how easy these touches were to add.)


DIY #1: Around the Corners

This DIY packs a stylish punch and is easy as can be. Make sure to choose a thin ribbon that complements your invitation’s color palette. Quick tip: a ribbon that matches the color of the invitation’s text always looks polished.


How to Get the Look:

1.  Cut one long piece of thin ribbon.
2.  Start with one end of the ribbon at the back of the invitation and use double-sided tape to secure it.
3.  Wrap the ribbon around the front corner, loop it to the back and then around the opposite corner.
4.  Now loop it back to where the two ends meet. Snip away excess and use double-sided tape to adhere ends.


5.  Take a small piece of ribbon and tie it around the front left corner. This creates a fake bow effect. (We won’t tell if you won’t…)

DIY #2: Bow on Top

This DIY is a simple, yet stunning, pop of style perfection. You’ll need thin ribbon in a gorgeous color and an X-acto knife for this project.


How to Get the Look:

1.  With the X-acto knife, make two small slits at the top of the invitation. Make sure they’re just wide enough to thread your ribbon through.


2.  Thread your ribbon through the two slits until there’s equal ribbon on both sides.


3.  Tie a double knot and cut the end of the ribbons into small, elegant “v” shapes.


DIY #3: Ribbon Band

Looking to use the thick ribbon as well? We can’t blame you. It’s a luxurious statement. For this DIY, choose two colors that match back to your invitation.


How to Get the Look:

1.  Cut two strands of ribbon, one thick and one thin.
2.  Start with the thick ribbon at the front of the invitation. You can choose where to put the ribbon band—in the center, lower, higher, wherever works best for your design.
3.  Wrap the thick ribbon around to the back. Snip away excess and match up the two ends. Use double-sided tape to adhere.


4.  Gather the middle of the thick ribbon and tie with the thin ribbon.
5.  Snip away excess thin ribbon with a clean angled cut.


DIY #4: Tied Together

Give layered invitations an added air of elegance with this DIY. You can have ribbons of two different colors or just one. For our example, we’ve chosen one color that highlights the back layer and one that complements the invitation’s shade of blue.


How to Get the Look:

1.  Cut two strands of thin ribbon.
2.  Tie one strand around the other and create a knot. If you’re using two different colors and have a preference on the color of the knot, use the preferred color as the ribbon you tie around the other.


3.  Pull the ribbons to the back of the invitation, creating a chic “x” design on the front. Like the Ribbon Band DIY, you can choose the best placement for the knot.
4.  Tape the ribbons securely to the back. (Remember, since this is a layered card, no one will see the tape!)


5.  Now you just need to attach the layers together. Apply double-sided tape to each corner of your invitation and place it evenly on the back layer. You now have a beautiful representation of tying the knot.

Ta-da! That’s it: four chic and easy ways to DIY your wedding invitations. Now the question is… Which DIY do you choose? Be on the lookout for more DIY posts in the upcoming weeks!