Some of my favourite photos around Pinterest are of sparkler send offs at weddings. They’re just SO much fun and magical to be a part of. I mean… look at how great this is?!
Photo via 100 Layer Cake
Today we want to share a simple printable to make a sparkler send off easy and to dress up the actual sparklers you give out to guests (and to let them know what they’re for!). We made it a simple grey so you can match it to almost any wedding decor (and by this time, it’ll be dark anyways).
Just download these printables RIGHT HERE. They print out three to a page, and we recommend cardstock. You can see ours has some print lines SO we also recommend getting them printed at a copy shop for laser quality. Cut them out- we’d also recommend a paper cutter, especially if you’re doing enough for every guest! This little guy only cost about $12 and works like a charm.
Then, tape on your sparklers! We love this gold foil tape and it sticks even better than washi tape. We just picked it up from the craft store.
Ta-da! Instant sparkler send off.
Today we’re bringing you some fun free printable bookmarks that are all about love. We used a watercolour background in some springy colours for these sweet little bookmarks. With DIY tassels, they’re perfectly darling. We think they make an awesome wedding or shower favor. Ready to see how they’re made?
To get started, download and print the free file (grab it here) on cardstock and cut them to size. When you have that done, it’s time to make your tassels! I’d like you to know that we’ve found the easiest way to make tassels in a hurry. So if you’re making a bunch- we’ve got you covered. You can get packs of embroidery thread from the dollar store (it’s not the same texture as regular embroidery thread but it’s perfect for tassels. Cut them in half and tie the folded end… see!? SO quick. No wrapping for eeeever.
Then, take a piece of thread and a darning needle (those are the ones that are super thick- for wool and such) and punch it through your bookmarks to tie off.
That’s it, that’s all. One bookmark at each place setting would make a pretty colourful tablescape, or stack them neatly in a basket for guests to pick on their way out.
I love confetti just as much as the next girl. In fact, I probably love it more… and order it by the pound. BUT there are some venues that are just not agreeable with confetti or rice or tossing anything of the sort. These simple hand lettered flags are a fun alternative for guests to wave after the big ‘I DO’ as you dance your way out of the ceremony. They’re simple to make, look dynamite with almost any decor theme, and are *almost* as much fun as confetti.
Here’s what you’ll need to craft your own:
- Dowels (can be found in packs from the dollar store craft section)
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Flour sack tea towels
- Black acrylic paint
- Fine round paint brush
First things first, cut out your flags. Cut them a little longer than you want them (to account for affixing them to the dowel). You can use regular old scissors for this and leave the edges raw. When they’re cut to size, go ahead and run a bead of hot glue and press onto the dowel. Run another bead of hot glue and wrap the flag around the dowel (it should look like the flags are sewn on, no dowel showing).
When your flags have been assembled- it’s time for the fun part! Get painting. We freehanded these and love how they turned out all a little bit different. If you wanted a consistent look, you could get a stencil made but if it were my choice- I’d do this, way more fun!
Hurray! You’re done. Now do 50 of them and get excited for how much fun it will be to see them all happily waving in celebration!