Well, we did it! After 5 months of planning long distance, crafting 24/7, and packing for a cross country move…we’re married! Because of the CRAZY schedule I’ve had, I took a few month blogging hiatus…but it’s time to get back to it. There will be many posts in the weeks to come, partially because I did enough crafts to last a lifetime (or at least a year or two) and partially because until I find a new job, this is the only thing to keep me occupied. Lucky you guys…
I’ll also be posting more wedding pics, so bear with me! The above are a few sneak peeks, and thanks to our instagram hashtag #brammtolyndon, I get to relive the day over and over until the professional pics come in.
Now that I live in a new city, I think it’s time to take a slightly different direction with the blog. There will still be crafts and projects, but I will also be incorporating more and more city life, where to go, where to eat, where to explore type things. I’m new here myself, so come take a journey with me!
Watch out San Francisco…we’re coming for you.
Well the wedding countdown is on, and it’s finally time for some crafting! The colors are ivory, navy and gold. I decided to pull in the gold on some vases I’ve thrifted to be the tablescapes on my family-style table set-up. I thought it would be tough, but it’a actually a pretty simple project!
Start with your vase of choice, and decide where you want the gold to be on the glass. Paint the adhesive wherever you want it to stick. For this piece, I wanted gold all around the bottom, so that’s where I kept the adhesive.
It goes on a sort of milky color, so here you want to be patient. Wait until the adhesive has turned completely clear. The instructions said wait up to 30 minutes, but I found it only took about 15 before it was dry and extremely tacky.
And then you just press on the gold leaf! It’s essentially extremely thin gold foil, and warning: it does tear easily.
My first few pieces were a bit rougher, but then I got the hang of it alright. In the end, I’ll need probably around 40 pieces, so, I figure by the end I’ll be an expert!
And there you have it! DIY gold leafing. What will you turn to gold?
How adorable are these? I found this design over at Leesa Dykstra Designs, and fell in love with it. It’s sort of Rifle Paper Co-esk, but without costing a million dollars. Then I just had it printed on recycled paper postcards, and boom! STDs. Or as the classy call them, Save the Dates. I’m a simple girl at heart, so I love the idea of a simple postcard announcing your impending nuptuals.