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Monday, January 12, 2015

DIY Wedding: Photobooth Backdrop

Oh man was this an interesting project. 

I found this way to build the backdrop on River Road Rustics.  They basically spell it out for you . 
In her post she cuts the PVC herself.  I made the guy at Home Depot do it. 
J had told me he had PVC cutters, I didn't believe him. 
It took forever to cut all those pieces. 
Secret undercover cell phone pic.

Oh ps. we got 1/2" PVC because the 3/4" PVC didn't have all of the connectors we needed. 

So then I built the back drop and started hanging the gold ribbon I got for it based on this idea
But my ribbon was all curled up and not falling right.  And it looked lame. 
So then I decided to try some of the millions of yards of black ribbon I have...which lead to a large mess
 After I got a good amount of ribbon up, I decided to do a couple test shots. 
I chased down my picture side kick and took a couple pictures. 
I thought it looked alright but it took me forever to get those ribbons up and well we're not going to have all the time in the world on the day of.  So I started searching for an easier route and saw this pin
J and I thought it was perfect. 
Except J wanted to have the white part be gold glitter, I said no.  
I find as I was going through all the projects I started to lean towards the easier route. 

So I bought fabric at Joanns. 
 Unfortunately the fabric is 44" wide and the backdrop is 60" wide so I had to line the fabric up perfectly and sew it so it was wider.  
Instead of just sewing two pieces together I decided I wanted the middle unblemished so I sewed the extra fabric to each side of the main part.  

I went to the hardware store for clamps to hold the fabric to the frame on the sides. 
Um clamps are expensive and I'm not sure they were big enough. 

So I checked out Target for cheaper stuff and ended up with these chip clips. 
Here's J and I testing out the back drop

Oh and I had planned to make a couple of props for the photobooth using my Cricut but then I went to Michaels one day and saw they had these wooden ones for $1.  
I just had to paint them and we were good to go. 

I didn't get a chance to take a picture of the backdrop on the day of, but it worked well for our photo booth guestbook 





Monday, January 5, 2015

DIY Wedding: Favors

The colors of the wedding were gold, black, and white.  
I went through a couple different ideas of what the favors should be but LOVED this idea when I came across it.

Photo Credit: Lady of Light Photography

Monday, December 22, 2014