GIVEAWAY ALERT! WIN TICKETS TO THE HANDMADE FAIR!

WIN TICKETS TO KIRSTIE ALLSOPPS HANDMADE FAIR

We are soooooo excited to be heading back to Hampton Court palace with Cricut this year to the Handmade Fair. If you haven’t heard of it, it;s basically the biggest and best craft fair in the whole of the UK, hosted by the queen of DIY herself – Kirsty Allsopp. It’s jam packed full with skills workshops, unique handmade sellers and this year guest speakers include Patrick Grant, Fiona Cairns and my fave Liz Earle! We had so much fun last year (take a peek at what we got up to here) and were thrilled when Cricut asked us to join them for a second year running and this time they want us to bring along two very lucky Bespoke Bride readers to join us.

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To enter, all you have to do is sign up to our newsletter below! Two winners will one a pair of tickets each, to attend The Handmade Fair at Hampton Court palace from 16th-18th September 2016.

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THIS FUN SCIENCE THEMED WEDDING TAKES OUR LOVE OF COLOUR TO AN ENTIRELY NEW LEVEL

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Kerri and Noah met through friends during the regular Tuesday evening gathering at a local ‘cantina’. Kerri had recently moved to town after finishing her graduate studies and Noah was a PhD student. They met up as a group nearly every week, discussing interesting things they’d read, troubleshooting scientific problems, and coming up with ideas for future science projects. A love of science is one of the first things they realized they shared.

And that was just the beginning…

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THIS RIBBON TABLE PLAN IS THE PERFECT DIY FOR COLOUR LOVERS!

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We’re so excited to be welcoming Brooklyn Bridal to the blog today sharing this fun and colourful ribbon table plan tutorial! Brooklyn Bridal specialises in beautiful décor, supplies and accessories for the eclectic bride so we knew when they got in touch with a DIY it would be right up our streets!

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YOU WILL NEED: 

A long piece of bamboo // Metal eyelet screws // Selection of ribbons // Double sided tape // Clear fishing wire // Scissors // Table place name cards //

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STEP 1:

Decide on the overall size you want your table plan to be – this may vary depending on the space you have at your wedding venue. We went for a bamboo stick piece approx. 1m wide.

STEP 2:

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Screw the metal eyelets to either end of the bamboo pole – you can then thread clear fishing wire through this to suspend the whole thing.

STEP 3:

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Decide on the coloured ribbons that you’d like to use and the length – we went for 6ocm drops here – cut each piece of ribbon down to the same length.

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3 FUN WAYS TO DECORATE YOUR CHRISTMAS BAUBLES

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Decorating your own baubles is a sure fire way to add a little personalisation to your tree and would even make awesome wedding favours if you’re having a Christmas themed shindig! Today we’re going to be sharing 3 ways to turn plain white baubles in to drop dead gorgeous decorations! Here’s how…

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You will need: plain white baubles (we got ours from Amazon) // spray paint in the colours of your choice // vinyl // merry template // jolly template // bright template // Cricut Explore or a sharpie if you’d prefer to hand draw the text //

Step 1: Tie your string around the top of the bauble so that you can easily spray paint it without having to get your fingerprints all over it.

Step 2: Spray paint one solid colour around the entire bauble and allow to fully dry.

Step 3: Upload your font templates to the Cricut Design space and set it to cut out on black vinyl, then peel off the design and stick firmly to the mug. Or alternatively if you’re handy with a sharpie you can draw on your text or even use stickers!

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You will need: plain white baubles  // spray paint in the colours of your choice // vinyl in the colours of your choice // newspaper // masking tape // string //

Step 1: Tie your string around the top of the bauble so that you can easily spray paint it without having to get your fingerprints all over it.

Step 2: Next, using your masking tape and newspaper mask off the bottom half of the bauble making sure the spray paint won’t get to any of it. Don’t worry at this stage if the line isn’t perfectly straight because your vinyl will cover it up.

Step 3: Spray paint the top half and allow to fully dry.

Step 4: Do the same again but with the bottom half of the bauble in a different colour and allow to fully dry.

Step 5: Finally, cut your vinyl in one long straight strip and wrap it around the middle of the bauble ensuring it touches both sides of colour.

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