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September 2012

DIY of The Month – Bloomsday!

Think you’re a hands-on kind of bride and want to make something really special for your wedding? It doesn’t have to be something elaborate; think small, simple yet significant. It could be a personalised Save-The-Date card, or a memorable wedding favour. You don’t even have to be very good at arts and crafts to make these wonderful mementos. SingaporeBrides shows you how to Do-It-Yourself.

Having do-it-yourself wedding favours is all the rage now and speaks volumes of the bride’s sincerity and appreciation for her guests’ attendance. Don’t give up on the idea of DIY-ing your wedding just because you don’t have the luxury of customising a hundred wedding favours before you say “I do”. Instead of wedding favours, look to customising a unique table centerpiece for your guest tables. Let SingaporeBrides show you how to whip up a simple table centerpiece you’d be proud of and one that your guests will love.

Here’s what you need:

  • Two pieces of craft paper
  • Flower craft punch
  • 200-250 pearl-tipped pins
  • 4-inch Styrofoam ball

Time taken for each: 30 minutes
Average cost for each: $9

1. Using a craft punch, punch out 250-260 flower petals. You will need two full pieces of craft paper for this.

2. Once done, curl the petals of the paper flowers upwards to give the flowers some dimension.

3. Using white, pearl-tipped dressmaker’s pins, attach the flowers to the styrofoam ball. The pins should lie in the center of the flowers. Start by forming a line at the center of the ball. Repeat until the entire ball is covered with paper flowers. Try to sit the flowers as close to each other as possible to see less of the white of the styrofoam ball.

That was fairly easy, wasn’t it? Spritz some of your favourite perfume onto it and you have yourself a sweet looking and smelling pomander ball. Show off your pomander ball by resting it on a wide-mouthed glass vase placed in the center of your guest tables. Or, you can choose to display them at your reception table or hang them up with ribbons in the similar shade of pink. Not having a pink and white themed wedding? No problem – just play around with the colour of the paper flowers and dressmaker’s pins to find a combination that fits your wedding colours and theme.

White Vintage Birdcage from NBC Stationery and Gifts

Perfect for Table Centerpieces, Reception Table Decoration, Pink and/or White-themed Weddings