wedding and baby inspiration, diy, design and other loveliness

Bird Themed Baby Shower

My friends were able to throw me a baby shower while I was on vacation to the NW. I had such a great time! The theme was inspired by this Tiny Prints card…

From handmade buttons and banner to delicious food… you can really tell there was a lot of love in every detail. Check the labor of love.
I truly have great friends! 

DIY Rustic Wedding Cake Stand from OnceWed

Etsy tweeted this really easy and charming wedding cake stand diy idea. Buying those wood pieces actually can be costly. I actually went onto craigslist and found a man who owned a tree farm! He cut me whatever I wanted including really nice manzanita branches for really good prices. There are always work-arounds with a little bit of detective work!

Per The Storque’s How to Tuesday on Etsy

What You’ll Need:
  • A Cross-Cut Wood Plaque (round or oval)
  • A Cross-Section of a Tree Limb (Make sure the top and bottom are parallel)
  • Titebond Ultimate Wood Glue (or a similar extra strong wood glue)
  • A Large Wood Clamp

Cross-cut wood plaques can be found in your local craft store or online at Hofcraft. They come in a variety of sizes ranging from 5 inches to 12 inches in diameter. They are usually found in the section with the wood-burning kits and other wood crafts. They are clean, sanded and ready to use.

1. Take your tree limb section and wipe the cut surface clean. Put a generous amount of extra strong wood glue on the surface.

2. Place the limb section in the center of the wood plaque’s back side and press down firmly. Wipe away any excess glue with a clean, damp cloth.

3. Place the two joined pieces in a wood clamp and let dry for at least one hour. If you don’t have a wood clamp, you can stack a few heavy books on top of your pedestal until it’s dry.

4. Use your pedestals to display cakes and desserts or use as a base for a centerpiece. If you want to place food directly on the wood surface, coat it first with a food-safe wood sealer. If you would like the wood to keep its natural color, place a piece of parchment paper beneath your cake or dessert.

Story by lalalaurie, mtraub . Photos by Once Wed

Woodland Creatures Cake Toppers

from Middleburg’s Etsy

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