We're huge fans of these pleated poufs because they're a breeze to create. You just need to know how to fold 'em. Fashion these ruffled pendants from a wire basket, glassine, tape, and a needle and monofilament. Add a battery-operated light for a pretty glow at dinner, or keep them au naturel to catch the sun's rays.
Crescent-moon and star designs shone during the 1920s and '30s; channel that era's easy glamour with this photo backdrop. To make, cut foam board into a crescent shape, spray with glue, blanket with glitter, then hang with fishing wire.
Gown, by Marchesa, and silver dress (No. FD306), by Naeem Khan; from Neiman Marcus, neimanmarcus.com. "Pigalle Strass" stilettos, Christian Louboutin, christianlouboutin.com. Suit, Duncan Quinn, duncanquinn.com. "Moonlight Crystal" necklace, H. Stern.
We heart these dainty, stylishly wrapped chocolate favors for your big day. To make the packaging, cut scrapbooking paper into a 1 1/2-inch-by-6-inch strips. At the center of each, cut out a half heart using a craft knife (our online template makes this easy). Then, wrap around a stack of three chocolate tasting squares, secure with double-sided tape, and fold back the heart.
Want a creative way to direct your guests to their tables? The answer's blowing in the wind: Drape a garland of festive flags made from scrapbooking paper -- each bearing a guest's name and table number -- near the entrance of your reception. Creating the banner will be a breeze; get started by downloading our template.
Turn a sheet of scrapbooking paper into a wonderfully whimsical place mat. (No one will mistake these beauties for the cheap ones at diners.) In the upper-right-hand corner, cut a "V" shape with a craft knife to make a pop-up triangle. Write the guest's name on the triangle piece and flip it up so that when she finally floats on over to her seat, she'll know where to land.
Here's a quick and inexpensive way to add style to your reception space: Use gift-wrap runners. Trim paper to any width; it should hang 18 inches over table ends. Cover tops of favor boxes with the same paper. Wrap ribbon around box, and secure ends beneath place cards. Attach cards and ribbon to box lid with double-sided tape.
Whether you plan to dine at a sweetheart table or with your loved ones at a head table, this paper table skirt ensures you and your groom will be sitting pretty. To make it, open tissue fans halfway and attach with double-sided tape to the underside of the table. Drape a sheer tablecloth over the table to soften the look.
To set up a writing station, hang these decorative medallions above the table to help it stand out. Then have guests write notes on the loose paper. Once a sheet's been filled, they can simply slide it into the plastic sleeves of an album. Voila! An instant scrapbook-cum-guestbook that later can be filled with other wedding ephemera.
What you'll need: Four sheets of paper, each cut corner-to-corner into four triangles (16 triangles total); tacky glue; 1/16-inch hole punch; needle; thread; 1-inch starburst punch. With long edge of triangle facing up, twist the right point to the left once to create a cone. Add a line of glue to left side, and press shut.
Simple streamers may have looked delightful at your prom, but for your wedding, you'll want to upgrade to these buoyant, intricately designed versions. Hang them en masse, and you've got a chic way to decorate a champagne bar -- or any focal point that needs more oomph.
These number cards are a cinch to make -- and they'll add whimsy and style to your tables. Slice paper into thirds to create three 4-by-12-inch strips. Score strips across the middle with a bone folder. Then, using an oversized number stamp and gold ink, stamp the number. Centering the number may be a tricky task; our online project guide has a stamping frame to help you out.
Pretty paper flowers in your centerpiece, votives and vases wrapped in an assortment of patterns and colors, and a runner made from multiple sheets in the same pattern can elevate your tablescape from standard to sensational. For the runner, we cut reversible paper diagonally, flipped one half over, and taped together with clear tape to re-form the square. We repeated until we had our desired length and then taped all the squares together.