The DIY Bride Crafty Countdown: 40 Fabulous Projects to Make in the Months, Weeks & Hours before Your Special Day

The DIY Bride Crafty Countdown: 40 Fabulous Projects to Make in the Months, Weeks & Hours before Your Special Day

by Khris Cochran

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The DIY Bride Crafty Countdown: 40 Fabulous Projects to Make in the Months, Weeks & Hours before Your Special Day by Khris Cochran

Today's average wedding costs $20,000, so the appeal of doing it yourself has never been greater. And crafty and creative brides-to-be need look no farther than this hip, budget-friendly wedding planner. Khris Cochran, author of The DIY Bride and creator of DIYBride.com presents 40 original, affordable, and time-saving projects in the popular countdown format that brides on a deadline just can't live without. You'll find everything from edible, save-the-date cards and hand-stamped cocktail napkins to bead-and-lace bridal slippers, a feather boutonniere for the groom, and a super-cool "Just Married" sign. In her trademark straightforward style, Cochran carefully leads readers through each project and supplies spot-on tips and shortcuts.

Four-color, step-by-step illustrations, easy-to-read templates, and pattern guides take the mystery out of creating these wedding keepsakes. Helpful sidebars provide time estimates, so savvy brides-to-be can plan out their projects and count down confidently to their special day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600851193
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/05/2010
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

The author of "The DIY Bride" and founder of the award-winning DIYBride.com, Khris Cochran has been sharing crafty ideas with hands-on brides-to-be since 2000. Cochran also teaches craft classes in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Basics: Tools & Techniques
Project Countdown for the Big Day
Project Planning Sheet
 
12 Months – 9 Months To Go!
Engagement Invites, Save-the-Dates & Thank Yous
Engagement Party Invitation
Bridal Party Calendar
S’mores Save-the-Date
Tropical Save-the-Date
Magnet Save-the-Date
Heart Thank You Card
 
8 Months - 6 Months To Go!
Invitations and Keepsakes
 
Wood Laminate Invitation
Destination Wedding Invite Booklet
Playful Invite
Watercolor Invite
Dry Embossed Invitation
Lace Flower Girl Basket
Memorial Candle
Wire Bird’s Nest Ring Pillow
 
5 Months – 3 Months To Go!
Accessories with Your Sense of Style 
 
Bridal Tiara
Vintage Button Hair Pins
Bridal Shoe Makeover
Maid-of-Honor Shawl
Feather Boutonniere
Day Spa Bachelorette Party Invite
 
8 Weeks to 4 Weeks to Go!
Setting the Scene for the Wedding
 
Wall Monogram Decoration
Church Door Monogram
Sewn Program
Beach Glass Centerpieces
Owl Cake Topper
 
3 Weeks to 1 Week to Go!
Crafting a One-of-a-Kind Reception
 
Memory Lane Table Markers
Stamped Cocktail Napkins              
Magnetic Clothespin Seating Chart
Just Married Banner
Post-Wedding Brunch Place Settings
 
6 Days to 2 Days to Go!
Sweet Send Offs to Mark the Occasion
 
Cupcake in a Jar
Milk & Cookies Favor
Water Bottle Labels
Vineyard Charm & Truffle Favor
 
1 Day to Go!
Forget-Me-Not Details
 
Carnation Pomanders
Asian Rock Centerpiece
Gourmet Popcorn Buffet
 
Six Hours To Go!
Finishing Touches for the Special Day
 
Lily Bridal Bouquet
Lime Centerpiece
DIY Photo Booth
 
Resources
Index

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The DIY Bride Crafty Countdown: 40 Fabulous Projects to Make in the Months, Weeks & Hours before Your Special Day 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Suzie2672 More than 1 year ago
I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance, A church filled with family and friends. I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for, He said one that would make me his wife. -- Author Unknown Are you planning your special wedding day? If so, how would you like to make your wedding look like it cost thousands of dollars, when it actually only cost a fraction of that amount? Planning a wedding may seem like a fairytale occasion but in reality it takes a lot of work, advance preparation, and high organization skills to turn your special day into a memorable event. Khris Cochran's offer a stress free solution in her book The DIY Bride Crafty Countdown: 40 Fabulous Projects to Make in the Months, Weeks & Hours before Your Special Day. In it you will find unique wedding craft ideas that can easily be made with your own hands. The bright vivid pictures will have you wanting to make each and every one of the 40 craft projects in this one book. I am a huge fan of DIY; I could spend hours watching all the wonderful shows it offers. I was so impressed with Khris Cochran's knowledge and guidance. The high quality wedding ideas she presents is ingenious. These ideas can reduce your wedding costs from the moment you open the book. Of the forty projects in this book, my all time favorite were the hand-colored wedding invitation. Normally, the price for 100 invitations would cost approximately $300.00 with this book you are able to make your own at the same high quality of only $60.00. These invitations are to be my future wedding invitations when I find that special someone. Another helpful feature this book offers is the project timeline. This gives the bride a timeline to see how far in advance she needs to start her projects. The project time line goes from twelve months in advance and then takes the bride all the way up to the day of her wedding. The DIY Bride Crafty Countdown: 40 Fabulous Projects to Make in the Months, Weeks & Hours before Your Special Day is a wonderful addition to any engaged bride. It will help lower the stress that often goes along with planning a wedding. With all the money that you will save, you will be able to take that honeymoon you have always dreamed about. In today's economy, where every cent counts, this book is an essential wedding planner in itself. It is definitely a book that I plan to store in my hope chest and use the day I become engaged.
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