DIY THIS SUGAR SKULL HALLOWEEN WREATH

What’s that I hear you cry? A wreath? Not at Christmas? Oh yes we totally went there! And while we’re on the subjects of unique wreaths do you guys remember our DIY candy wreath and our super sparkly sequin wreaths from last year?! We loved them making them so much that we thought why not…

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HOW TO MAKE A MARBLE CAKE STAND FOR LESS THAN £20!

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past year then you would know that marble is fast becoming one of the prettiest trends around, problem is it can sometimes be a little pricey. But we’ve got some good news for you! If you’re looking to include a little marble into your wedding or bridal shower then you can create this easy cake stand on a budget! This entire DIY costs less than £20 to make and the results really look anything but cheap…

YOU WILL NEED:

A round marble board (we used this one) // A glue gun or clear silicon (to be honest I would go for the silicon, it worked much better to secure everything together and was more sturdy // Gold spray paint (we used Rustoleum) // Something round and wide for the base (We used an Osma sewer connection! I know that sounds awful ha but it was brand new from a hard ware store and did the job perfectly!) //

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DIY THIS EASY RETRO SHAPES BACKDROP

Can you tell that we love making backdrops? We’ve created a fair few of them over the past couple of years like our easy geometric heart backdrop, our emoji heart backdrop, this balloon wall backdrop and even a HUGE cascading flower backdrop! What can I say, we love a statement wall! I am pleased to tell you though that retro shapes backdrop couldn’t be easier to make! Here’s how to recreate it…

YOU WILL NEED:

Card in a variety of colours (as you can see we went with different shades of pink, yellow, blues, orange and mint) // Blue tac //

Ok so that really is all you need, if you want to you can cut these shapes out by hand or use a stencil to create the shapes but we found that it would be so much quicker to just let the Cricut machine cut them out for us in a variety of shapes! So the choice is yours, if you have a machine then turn that baby on! If not, grab yourself some scissors and start cutting.

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WEEKEND WEDDING PLANNING: TIME TO GET ORGANISED!

It’s been a while since we had a regular series on Bespoke Bride, so we are super excited to share a new one with you today. Inspired by the fact that once I started wedding planning I had no idea where to start I thought it would be useful to start a new series called weekend of wedding planning. Where I’ll be sharing some of the jobs that I’ve been tackling along with posts from around the blogosphere as inspiration. These will include helpful advice, how to’s for us DIY brides and some of the goings on around here.

I will also be sharing more of my planning journey over on my personal instagram, you can follow me @emilypettiford and I would love to see more from you guys, so snap a pic of what your getting up to this weekend ahead of the big day and use #BBwedPlans to share your pics with the rest of us!

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