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Whimisical wedding “altar” from strung flowers

One of the biggest challenges of getting married in a “non-traditional” space is that the backdrop might look a too plain or stark during your ceremony. We got married in a Chicago loft space with exposed brick, glass and steel. So we decided to add warmth and focus by creating an “altar” of our own. …

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Reserved signs for wedding ceremony

Here’s a detail that I thought of late in the wedding planning game. We put these reserved cards on front-row ceremony chairs intended for our families. It was easy to make them and they coordinated nicely with our sewn wedding invitations, ceremony programs, table numbers and other printed materials. Supplies: 8 1/2 x 11 luxe …

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Double zigzag sewn wedding program booklet

I had a ball designing our ceremony programs as small, handsewn booklets. Our non-denominational readings that Shane and my friend Liz found were super cool and so I wanted to our guests to be able to follow along. Supplies: 8 1/2 x 11 cream luxe text-weight textured paper A2 size chocolate folded cards Yellow thread …

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Monogrammed coffee insulator wrap

So I was pretty excited about the success of the campfire coffee insulator wrap and decided to make a monogrammed coffee insulator wrap for my sister Krista. Perfect for coffee/tea/cocoa drinkers and the eco-friendly, monogrammed insulator wraps are personal and practical. And not only is it a great way to cut down on waste but …

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Placecards / escort cards / seating cards

Here’s a simple placecard design that’s equally at home at weddings and showers or the Thanksgiving dinner table. Fabric edges are intentionally left raw to enhance the Holly Hobbie, handmade vibe. Supplies: Kathy’s free place card template (PDF, open in Adobe Illustrator CS3 using Spoleto from Novel Fonts, not Monotype. If you can’t find this …

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