DIY: Ombre Terracotta Pots

With a few simple supplies you can turn your ordinary terracotta pots into beautiful planters. Look how we transformed these ordinary pots into ombre terracotta pots!

  • White Spray Paint
  • Terracotta Pots
  • Tumble Dye
  • Bowl With Water


  • 5 Minutes


This DIY is very simple, but makes a big impact.


The spray paint can make it difficult for the dye to adhere to the pots, so if at first you do not get the desired color try adding more dye to your water!

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DIY: Lavender Salt Scrub

Making your own salt scrub is so simple and beautiful that anyone would love to receive them as a gift. Check out my video to see just how easy it is to create your own lavender salt scrub.

  • Epsom Salt
  • Pink Salt
  • Dried or Fresh Lavender
  • Lavender Oil
  • A Sealable Jar To Store Your Scrub


  • 5 Minutes


Super simple and super pretty!


If you want your scrub to be a little bit more moist, try using baby oil along with your scented oils!

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DIY: Ribbon & Lace Invitations

With just a little hot glue and lace turn this plain piece of card stock into something beautiful. Read below to see photos of the finished ribbon and lace invitations.


  • Card Stock
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Lace
  • Ribbon


  • 10 Minutes per invitation


  • Surprisingly simple for an impressive outcome.

Fold your card stock to create your card base.

Use the hot glue gun to affix the lace to the center of your card.


Trim the edges of the lace so it is flush with the sides of the card.

On the back of the card apply a dot of hot glue to hold the ribbon in place.

Flip over and tie into a bow. You may need to trim the ends of the ribbon if they are too long. Once your guests receive their invitations in the mail they will have a beautiful little gift to unwrap!


How did you use lace to dress up your invitations? Send us DIY lace and ribbon invitation photos on Instagram and Facebook. Be sure to tag @DIYBrideBlog!

DIY: Gold Painted Balloons

If you need a quick and inexpensive way to glam up your NYE party look no further. These gold painted balloons are an easy way to add a pop of sparkle to any party.


  • Balloons
  • Gold Paint
  • Paint Brush


  • 2 Minutes per balloon


  • No crafting skills required.

We tried two different techniques when creating these gold painted balloons. First, you will want to mix your paint with a little bit of water. Thinning down the paint helps it go on to the balloons easier! Don’t add too much water or else the paint will just run off of your balloon.

Hold the balloon from the top and paint from the knotted end towards the center. We loved the look of the brush strokes so after one coat we were finished.

We also used an old 90’s favorite… the splatter technique. Dip your paint brush in the paint and water mixture. Use a clean brush or stick and tap them together causing the paint to fly off the brush.

You can expect to get dirty with this DIY, so craft outside if possible. Let the balloons dry a few minutes and you are all set!

Did you paint balloons for your wedding? Be sure to share your photos with us on Facebook or Instagram!

DIY: Glitter Ornaments

Whether you are looking to create beautiful decorations for your holiday wedding, or are creating favors for your festive shower, these DIY glitter ornaments will not disappoint. They are so simple to make and look absolutely beautiful.


  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Pledge Floor Care
  • Fine Glitter
  • Glass Christmas Balls


  • 2 minutes per ornament


  • Easy for any beginner DIYer

Start by cleaning the ornament with rubbing alcohol. This will ensure to better coverage of the glitter. Pour the rubbing alcohol inside of the ornament, swirl around, and let dry before moving on to the next step.

Squeeze some of the Pledge Floor Care into the ornament and swirl around to cover all of the inside surface. Be sure not to shake the ornament as you don’t want bubbles to form.

Once the inside of the ball is coated pour the remaining floor cleaner back into the bottle. This bottle will last nearly forever!

Pour the glitter into the ornament and repeat the swirling motion until your ornament is totally covered.

Place the top back on the ornament and your finished!

How did you use these DIY glitter ornaments at your wedding? Use the hashtag #diybrideblog on Instagram or post on our Facebook wall to show us your work!

DIY: Gold Pumpkin Place Card

When a project turns out this cute and is this easy, I think it’s a must to include in your DIY projects!


  • Mini Pumpkins
  • Gold Spray Paint
  • Card Stock
  • Ribbon


  • 30 Minutes


  • Easy peasy Pumpkin pie!

Start by spray painting your pumpkin in a well ventilated area. Spray a light, even first layer.

Let the first layer dry, and then spray a second layer.

Once your second layer is dry, print out a tag for your seating arrangements and attach to the pumpkin with your ribbon of choice. Voila! You’re done!

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Rosy Bridal Shower Buffet

[NOTE: The full post isn’t showing up for some reason. Thanks for letting me know! I’m working to resolve the issue ASAP.] —– {This is a hastily-shot replacement for our lovely original shoot. My camera’s SD card completely died while downloading photos to my laptop. Only a few shots were transferred before the card died so we had to reshoot the vignette with lesser items than used in the original. I’m putting this up because the projects are still rather lovely though the presentation doesn’t do them justice. Foo! I hope you like it anyway.}

One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to add beauty and drama to a wedding design is to use rose petals. The incredible team at provided DIY Bride with a box of 6,000 rose petals for us to play with so that we could showcase creative ways to use them. Instead of doing a large single project we used the petals in several therefore maximizing our materials and creating our first vingette.

Becoming a bride often comes with a plethora of events before and beyond the wedding: showers, luncheons, craft parties. This month’s vingette pulls together some tasty recipes and easy projects to make a simple-but-feminine buffet for your shower – or even upcoming Mother’s Day. The Projects:

  1. Handmade rose petal soap favors
  2. Rose-scented bath salt favors
  3. Rose petal ice cubes
  4. Rose petal table runner
  5. Rose petal monogram
  6. Rosy punch (no rose petals)
  7. Thai chicken salad with roses
  8. Shrimp cocktail (no roses)
  9. Cardamom cake with candied rose petals
  10. Floating rose cake stand

Projects, pictures, and instructions after the jump!


What I love about working with rose petals: they smell great and they have a long shelf-life (as far as flowers go). When you order from FiftyFlowers, they come packaged as such:


Project #1: Rose Ice CubesSupplies Needed

  • Clean rose petals
  • Ice cube trays
  • Water
  • Freezer


  1. The first step is to clean your rose petals. Most petals from commercial growers are sprayed with pesticides – definitely not something you want in your beverage.  Run a sink full of cool water. Gently place a few handfuls of petals into the sink. Let soak for about an hour. Drain water; repeat the soak. It’s important to be as gentle as possible with the petals; they will bruise with too much handling.
  2. Once your petals are clean, place a petal or two into the cavities of an ice cube tray. Fill with cool water. Place in freezer until frozen and ready to use.

{Download Rose Ice Cubes Project Sheet} Project #2 Handmade Rose Petal SoapsSupplies Needed


DIY Crystal Stem Bouquet

Supplies Needed
• 26 gauge or 28 gauge craft wire
• Wire cutters
• Crystals, 6mm – 8 mm
• Variable speed drill
• Needle-nose pliers (optional)
• A vise or stand for your drill (optional)


1. Cut wire to double the desired finished length. (Ex: Cut to 24” if you want a 12” stem.)
2. Thread the wire through the crystal, bring ends together, centering the crystal on the length of the wire.
3. Holding the crystal in one hand, pinch the wires together under the crystal and give it a twist. [Image 1] This secures the crystal and readies it for the next step.
4. Open the chuck of your drill and remove the drill bit (if there’s one in it).
5. Insert your crystal into the drill’s chuck and secure it in place as you would a drill bit. [Image 2] Be very careful! Glass crystals will break, crack, or shatter if you close the chuck too tightly.
6. Hold the loose end of your wires tightly in one hand (or hold them with a pair of needle nose pliers). Pull the wires taught.
7. Turn on your drill to the lowest speed and, voila!, you have a tightly twisted stem in less than 5 seconds.[Image 3]

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