DIY Pie in a Jar Mason Jar Favors for a Wedding


DIY Fall Tablescape with Painted Pumpkins

Dusty Blue and Cranberry Fall Tablescape

Dusty blue and cranberry has quickly become one of my favorite fall color palettes! This color palette inspired today’s DIY project I designed with Lesley of LB Floral and Lisa Price Photography.  Today I will teach you how to recreate this tablescape with both a painted pumpkin tutorial and a pumpkin vase tutorial. Enjoy and comment below with any questions!

*Updated September 12, 2017*

DIY Fall Projects

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How to Paint Dusty Blue Pumpkins

For this dusty blue tablescape, I painted a variety of sized pumpkins in three shades of dusty blue. If you can't find the right shade of dusty blue, you can mix your own, To create dusty blue, combine white, black, and blue paint. Essentially, dusty blue is gray mixed with...


Simple White and Gold Wedding Ideas

All White Wedding Ideas

Today, I continue my series on wedding color ideas that are perfect for any time of the year, no matter the season or current trends. “Simple Elegance” consists of all white wedding details with accents of gold and green. I love this color palette, because it beautifully stands alone without the help of any bright colors at all! I’d love to know what you think of this neutral color inspiration!



Bride: Photo by Jemma Keech via Magnolia Rouge | Swing and Bouquet: Photo by Xavier Navarro via Magnolia Rouge | Gold Vases and Candles: Photos by Landon Jacob via Weddings Unveiled | Tablescape: Photo by Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty | Cake: Photo by Odalys Mendez via Magnolia Rouge


Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin Tutorial


Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins

Who would have thought such an adorable fall decoration could be made from just mason jar lids! These mason jar lid pumpkins are great for fall home decorations, fall weddings, or any fall event! Add a few apples in a basket and your favorite fall flowers to complete this fun and easy fall DIY project. Thank you to Lindsay of Custom Love Gifts and Events for sharing this idea with us! Make sure to check out her adorable Etsy shop for more fall wedding ideas.

The Items You Will Need:

1. Mason Jar Lids (about 14-16)

2. Twine

3. Cinnamon Stick (or stick from outside.)

4. Small Piece of Burlap

5. Hot Glue or Elmer’s School Glue

6. Jute Twine

7. Scissors

Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins tutorial

Step 1

String all your mason jar lids onto a string of twine. Make sure all the lids are facing the same way.

Step 2

Tie the twine in a knot allowing room for the mason jar lids to move loosely.

Step 3

Adjust the mason jar lids to form a circle. The lids should fit...


Navy and Gold Wedding Ideas

Classic navy and gold combines beautifully with Tennessee’s gorgeous scenery in today’s wedding style shoot by Bethany Carson Photography! There are so many unique design details from the peacock wedding cake by OvenArt Designer Cake to the bride’s untraditional bridal bouquet. This navy and gold color palette is beautifull for anytime of the year, especially the upcoming fall season. Enjoy and be inspired by all of the unique wedding ideas below.


Photographer: Bethany Carson Photography | Location: Smithview Pavilion | Rentals: Anderson Rentals | Cake: OvenArt Designer Cake


DIY Brooch Bouquet


How to Make a Brooch Bouquet

This brooch bouquet tutorial is so fun! Whether you’re creating a bouquet completely out of brooches or simply want to add them to a bouquet of silk or fresh flowers, this tutorial has all you need to create your own beautiful brooch bouquet! Thank you to Melissa Timm Designs  in Knoxville, Tn for allowing us to use her studio and providing such a lovely bouquet for this DIY project!

Items You Will Need

To make the brooch bouquet you will need…

1. Brooches (It may take time to collect brooches for your bouquet. Shop at local antique stores and online.)

2. Wire (gold or silver depending on the color of the brooches)

3. Bar Tie Twister (found at your local Home Depot)

4. Silk flowers of your choice (if not using fresh)

5. Ribbon of your choice and hot glue

6. Floral tape or any kind of strong tape.

Step 1: The first step is to make a wire stem for each brooch. To do this, cut pieces of...


Dusty Blue and Gold Wedding Ideas

Dusty Blue and Gold Wedding Ideas

I am head over heels for this color palette I’ve seen going viral in weddings lately! Dusty blue is quickly becoming one of my favorite wedding colors, and when it is paired with gold, it is simply irresistible. It is not only elegant but fresh, feminine and classic. Be inspired with the color board below with select photos from a few of my favorite wedding blogs!


Dusty Blue Wedding Dress: Blush Wedding Photography via Wedding Sparrow | Bouquet by Anna Le Pley Taylor | Blue and Gold Couch: by Landon Jacob via A Coastal Bride | Wedding Dress with Blue Sash: Jennifer Blair Photography via Wedding Chicks | Tablescape: KT Merry via Style Me Pretty | Flowers: Joy Proctor Design | Pearl Necklace: Heather Kincaid via Style Unveiled


How to Make Pie Pops


How to Make Pie Pops

DIY Pie Pops


These cute little pie pops and mini mies are perfect for any event, especially weddings for summer and fall! In this tutorial, we show how to make both pie pops and mini pies with a criss-cross design. The Bride Link coordinated and designed this display with adorable extras from Custom Love Gifts. Custom Love Gifts provided the mason jar wine glasses, mason jar mugs, name tags, jam filled favors, and red pennant banner. The overall look is inviting and so festive for an outdoor wedding or rehearsal dinner!  Thank you to Danielle Evans Photography for allow us to use your studios and for capturing every details of this DIY project so beautifully!


Items You Will Need

-Pie filling (any flavor)

-Pillsbury pie crust

-Egg whites

-Pop sticks

-A fork

-Cooking brush

-Baking sheets


Steps for Pie Pops

1. Pre-heat Oven according to directions on Pillsbury Crust Box.

2. Roll out the dough onto an even surface.



DIY Fishtail Braid Ponytail


DIY Fishtail Braid Ponytail by Southern Belle Beauty

How to do a fishtail ponytail braid

Today’s DIY project is the first of our DIY hair and make-up series with Knoxville wedding make-up artistsSouthern Belle Beauty! Thanks to Knoxville wedding photographerDanielle Evans Photography, we have awesome photos to help with each step of the tutorial. Danielle also allowed us to film the DIY video in her studio, Memories Portraits.

This hairstyle is called a bardo ponytail with a fishtail braid. Alex, of Southern Belle Beauty, will show us each step to achieve this elegant look that can be dressed up for night or dressed down for day. Brandalyn is the make-up queen, and she shows us how to do a winged eyeliner. Enjoy, and let us know what questions you have in the comments section!

Step 1: Create the “Poof” of the Ponytail

Section off a “horse shoe” shaped piece of hair from the top of the head. Using a comb, tease the bottom layer of this section of hair....


Mason Jar Wedding Favors


DIY Mason Jar Wedding Favors by Custom Love Gifts

These mini mason jar wedding favors are beyond adorable and very easy to make especially when using the DIY kit provided by Custom Love Gifts. In the video below, Lindsay and Alexa will show you how to recreate the jars you see in this photo. If you want to buy these little jars already made with a custom “outfit,” as Lindsay calls them, visit Custom Love Gifts on ETSY.   Here, you can buy the jars pre-made or you can purchase the DIY kits and assemble the jars yourself. Whichever way you go, you and your guests will not be disappointed with these adorable and tasty wedding favors!

DIY Easy Wedding Favor Ideas

Items You Will Need:

All items may be purchased through a DIY Kit  from Custom Love Gifts.

  • Empty or filled mini mason jars.
  • Twine and ribbon.
  • Labels  (purchase here)
  • Fabric circles.
  • Thin rubber bands
  • Wooden spreader.


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