DIY Bridal Makeup by TiffanyD..gorgeous!

If you are one of the diy brides doing their own makeup for the big day I think you’ll love these youtube videos by TiffanyD. The first video she goes over step-by-step how to create a fantastic bridal makeup look from prepping with primer, applying foundation and concealer and then creating a beautiful natural look for the eyes. It would be perfect for morning and afternoon weddings or girls who don’t want to look too made up but still want to wear makeup to play up their natural beauty on their wedding day.

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The second video continues with this gorgeous bridal look by finishing up the eyes , grooming the brows, applying blush and lip color.

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The videos are perfect for both those looking to look as natural as possible..all the way to those wanting to be glam! Just follow the videos and add as much or as little as you wish to personalize your wedding day look for you..You’ll be stunning! ๐Ÿ˜€

DIY Recipe: Simply Lemon Wedding Cake with buttercream icing

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If you are taking on the task of making your own wedding cake for the big day, this great video I found on YouTube by realmeals is just for you! It’s a fantastic step-by-step video showing how to bake your own simply lemon wedding cake and frost it with buttercream icing. They go over the wedding cake recipe very thoroughly – including mixing the batter, filling the pans, baking, mixing the buttercream frostingย  and even showing you how to assemble the cake one it is baked (including creating multi-colored buttercream roses)! The women teaching how to create this delicious wedding cake are truly cake divas! They make it look so simple!

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The lemon cake sounds like it would be a delicious flavor for a summer wedding, especially with the addition of passionfruit puree to the buttercream icing..yum! Who am I to kid..this cake would be delicious year round..I could really go for some right now..heehee

DIY Project: Wedding Favor Seed Envelopes

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(Here is a quick mock-up so you can see what they look like, I’m sure you can do a prettier job embellishing! ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

I found this fantastic video on youtube by tommr1 showing how to make your own wedding favor seed envelopes very easily and affordably! You only need a few items to craft these cute little envelopes. Your guests will love these little seed favors and can think of your wedding every time they see the little plant they grew from your special favor.

You will need:

  • 8 1/2″ x 11″ Paper (Standard printing paper size) – You can use parchment paper, scrapbook paper or plain colored printing paper. Choose something that would compliment your wedding theme or colors!
  • Scissors
  • Seeds
  • Optional: Embellishments such as a rubber stamp, pens/markers, glitter, crystals etc. to adorn your envelope with after folding

Here is his informative video showing how to fold your paper into an adorable seed envelope…

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Once you fold your envelope you may choose to embellish the envelope with your names and wedding date, a themed rubber stamp, your monogram, or even a little wedding poem pertaining to seeds and growth. (Click here for an excellent group of wedding seed favor poems that would work great on your handmade favors!)

The seeds you use can also reflect your wedding colors and/or theme. For example, if you are using gerbera daisies as your main flower for the day then daisy seeds may be a cute favor! Another idea may be pumpkin seeds if you are having a fall wedding.

Here are some other ideas for seeds…

Daisy Seeds
Pumpkin Seeds
Wildflower Seeds
Sunflower Seeds
Forget-me-not Seeds
Carnation Seeds
Love-in-a-mist Seeds
Evergeen tree Seeds
Herb Seeds

These handmade paper seed envelopes are not only affordable and cute they can also be considered green favors, especially if you go the extra mile to get recycled paper for your envelopes!

Make sure you send in pics if you make these seed favors for your big day, we love seeing our visitors beautiful work! ๐Ÿ™‚

DIY Cake Decor: Marzipan Roses

If you are making your own wedding cake for your big day and want to decorate it with edible roses I found a perfect video for you on YouTube! It teaches you how to create them with Marzipan, step by step!

Marzipan is a sweet dough made of ground almonds, sugar and sugar syrup. Once mixed it makes a perfect edible modeling clay perfect for molding decor for your cake. (Marzipan can usually be purchased at your local grocery store or where cake items are sold!)

Donna (djcssp) is clearly a professional at making these beautiful sugar flowers and her video is very detailed to make creating the roses very simple, even if it’s your first time working with edible modeling clay.

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Send us your pics of handmade flowers if you create some! We’d love to see ๐Ÿ™‚

DIY Project: Coin Pearl Drop Earrings

I found this diy video on Youtube and I had to share with you crafty brides! The video describes in depth how to create these dainty pearl earrings. They would look gorgeous on any bride and you can tell everyone you made them yourself! They don’t require a lot of materials, so they are also inexpensive, especially if you compare them to all the overpriced jewelry you’ll see in every bridal shop.

You will need: Earring findings, Jump Rings, Coin Pearls, eye pins, head pins and rice pearls

If you haven’t made jewelry before you may also need some tools..although most people probably have some of them in their garage or toolbox! For tools you will need: 2 pairs of chain nose pliers, round nose pliers and nipper pliers.

Watch the video for the step-by-step instructions!

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Know of any other DIY jewelry projects that would be perfect for a bride or her bridesmaids? Please share with us! Also, as always, be sure to send in pictures if you create your own classy pearl earrings for your big day.