I'm a huge advocate for bridesNOTDIYing a damn thing for their weddings.Wedding planning is stressful enough!That said,there's something about planning a wedding that leaves most brides itching to hand-stitch their own wedding gown from home-grown fairy wings orfold 1,000 origami cranes for ceremony decorations.So if youmusthave a do-it-yourself element,here are four projects that won't make your head explode.(Which would totally mess up the way your veil fits.)
Gold Ombre Milk Bottles,from $28 for 12.
Bold Table Numbers,from $30 for 10.
Glittered Votive Holders,from $13 for 6.
Nautical Wine Stoppers,from $14 for 12.
All these projects are fromDarby Smart's new collection of wedding crafts,which means they'll send you everything you need to make these projects.(No running from crafts store to crafts store to hunt down high-gloss spray paint or ultra-fine glitter.) All the kits also come with clear instructions,andthe site has a calculator to help give you a reasonable idea of how long a project will take to complete,so you (hopefully!) won't sign on for a project that you don't have the bandwidth to complete.So you put in this:
And it tells you this:
(Obviously you don'tneedbridesmaids to help you complete any of these projects,but I think most brides have a crafty friend or two in their back pocket.Just don't forget the wine!)__
__Which of these DIYs is your favorite?Are you DIYing anything for your wedding?
Darby Smart sent me a project to try,so I'll be sure to report back with a DIY play-by-play—and pics.