Spring DIY Wedding Inspiration

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Wedding season is quickly approaching. So whether you’re looking for last minute ideas to finish off your spring wedding or are hunting for wedding inspiration for next year, here are a few of my recent favorites – all of which you can put together yourself.
Spring DIY Wedding Inspiration - DIY Cocktail Stir Sticks
The project: DIY Cocktail Stir Sticks // Find it at: Celebrations at Home

It’s all in the details. Help keep wedding guests from getting their drinks mixed up while giving each stir stick a personal touch that’s representative of who’s who.
Spring DIY Wedding Inspiration - Homemade DIY Flower Bouquets
The project: DIY Watercolor Flowers // Find it at: Kelli Murray

Virtually all weddings have flowers. However, if your favorite flowers are out of season or just simply not within your budget, make your own! (You can also find Kelli Murray’s artwork on Etsy.)
Spring DIY Wedding Inspiration - Homemade DIY Place Settings
The project: DIY Eggshell Place Cards // Find it at: Homework

Let everyone know which table to sit at with these lovely handmade eggshell place cards. Not only are they beautiful, but they can also double as wedding favors for guests to take home.
Spring DIY Wedding Inspiration - Homemade DIY Scalloped Wood Frame Save the Date Wedding Invitations
The project: DIY Scalloped Wood Frame Save the Date Invitations // Find it at: Oh So Beautiful Paper

Use sheets of wood veneer, acrylic spray paint and custom stamps to create these beautiful and elegant wedding invitations.
Spring DIY Wedding Inspiration - Homemade DIY Lip Balm Wedding Favors
The project: DIY Lip Balm Favors // Find it at: Apple Brides
Use natural organic ingredients from Mountain Rose Herbs to craft sweetly scented lip balms for your wedding guests customized for the event with your own labels. (You can find more handmade lip balm recipes on Soap Deli News.)
For more inspirational spring wedding ideas, be sure to check out my inspirational DIY Spring Wedding post from last earlier this month. You can also follow my Weddings board on Pinterest.

Cute Custom Pet Portrait Giveaway

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If you’re a pet owner like me you’ve probably come to terms with the fact that your pet – dog or cat, perhaps hamster or snake – is lovingly adored and a thousand times more spoiled than you’d like to admit. But that’s okay. There’s nothing wrong with being the awesome pet owners that we are. So what to do? Well, I certainly think we should embrace the fact.
Custom Cartoon Family Portrait from Cute Cartoon Portraits
In order to help you remain a bona fide addict and hapless slave to your pet, I suggest immortalizing your furry – or perhaps scaled – darling with a custom pet portrait from Cute Cartoon Portraits. Cute Cartoon Portraits is a shop devoted to custom commissioned portraits of your beloved pets, family, and friends. Each illustration is created especially for you using your very own pictures! Additionally, you’ll also find a wide selection of pre-made cartoons that have been placed on greeting cards and wall art prints.
Custom Pet Portraits from Cute Cartoon Portraits
Joanna, the artist behind Cute Cartoon Portraits, has been drawing ever since she could hold a pencil. She has training in classical animation as well as Motion Design and loves drawing. And, because she finds such great inspiration from custom drawings, she’s sponsoring a giveaway and offering up one of her Custom Pet Portraits to one lucky winner! This is a personal custom digital portrait created from YOUR photos. The winner will receive a digital copy in any size that he or she chooses which can then be taken to his or her local printer. This prize is valued at $60.

In addition to custom portraits of pets and families, Joanna also serves up super cute baby shower invites, wedding and save the date invites, pins and pendants. If you just can’t wait to see if you’ll be lucky enough to win, you can order from Cute Cartoon Portraits through September 1, 2012 and save 25% off your purchase when you enter coupon code: LOVEANIMALS at checkout. Shop online at http://www.cutecartoonportraits.com or on etsy!

But don’t let that stop you from entering! Everyone has a chance to win as long as you’re 18 or older. Simply enter via Rafflecopter below by a minute after midnight Eastern Time on August 10th, 2012.

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