This rustic and unique cake stand DIY comes from Oncewed.com I love unique cake stands and this one would be great for any outdoor wedding.
What You’ll Need
A Cross-Cut Wood Plaque (round or oval)
A Cross-Section of a Tree Limb (Make sure the top and bottom are parallel)
Titebond Ultimate Wood Glue (or a similar extra strong wood glue)
A Large Wood Clamp
Cross-cut wood plaques can be found in your local craft store or online at Hofcraft. The come in a variety of sizes ranging from 5 inches to 12 inches in diameter. They are usually found in the section with the wood-burning kits and other wood crafts. They are clean, sanded and ready to use.
1. Take your tree limb section and wipe the cut surface clean. Put a generous amount of extra strong wood glue on the surface. (see figure 1)
2. Place the limb section in the center of the back side your wood plaque and press down firmly. Wipe away any excess glue with a clean, damp cloth. (see figure 2)
3. Place the two joined pieces in a wood clamp and let dry for at least one hour. If you don’t have a wood clamp, you can stack a few heavy books on top of your pedestal until it’s dry. (see figure 3)
4. Use your pedestals to display cakes and desserts (see figure 4) or use as a base for a centerpiece. If you want to place food directly on the wood surface, coat it first with a food-safe wood sealer. If you would like to keep the wood it’s natural color, place a piece of parchment paper beneath your cake or dessert.
Many bridesmaids do not know what to do with their dress after the wedding. I asked one of my bridesmaids the other day if she has worn her dress since my wedding, and the answer was no. There is always the option of selling it, but what about donating the dress?
Donate My Dress is an organization that collects prom and special occasion dresses for girls who can not afford a prom, sweet 16, or quinceañera dress. There are locations all around the United States. On their website they have a list of drop off locations. If your state doesnt have a drop off location they also have a list of places that you can mail your dress to.
So why not make a teenage girls dream come true with a beautiful dress?
I think I am going to go home and pull out those formal dresses from college out of my closet
and send them in!
Want a Save the Date on a small budget? Consider looking at Target or similar stores. I went to Target to the card section and found blank cards with flower petals and leaves imbedded in the paper. They are regularly 25 for $10 but I got these on sale for $5. I went home and found a save the date style I liked online and recreated it in publisher.
You can choose any font and color that you want to make it fit with your wedding. Print them off at home and have 100 custom save the dates for under $25.
I also found similar design in invitations at office supply stores that can be used as a matching wedding invitation to go along with the save the date.
Ever wonder how the stars can afford all that expensive jewelry they wear to the award shows? Most of them don't buy it, they rent it! As a bride you can shine on your wedding day buy renting jewelry too. Adorn has been featured on TLC and Instyle Wedding magazine, they have earings, bracelets, and necklaces that you can rent for your wedding day. All the jewelry is real and of the finest quality.