For all you DIY Brides out there — or someone who knows a DIY bride — today “Books for Brides” review is on Crafty Ideas for the Bride on a Budget: 75 DIY Wedding Projects.
The 75 projects are broken into these sections:
Examples: Stately Silver Urn; Crystalline Rose Bouquet Cake; Framed Save the Date Magnet
Pretty in Pink
Examples: Scalloped Heart Invitation; Dreamy Swagged Cake; Ribbon Rose Ring Pillow
Examples: Celebration Bridal Bouquet; Floral-Sleeved Invitation; Bridesmaid Fragrance Gift Set
Fanciful & Fun
Examples: Fanciful Daisy Cake; Polka-Dotted Toasting Flutes; Beaded Napkin Ring
Bold & Bright
Examples: Textured-Paper Menu; Save the Date Bottle Cap Magnets; Bright Geometrics Centerpiece
In addition, the front of the book contains a Twelve-Month Wedding Planner plus a Bride’s Guide to Basic Crafting Tools & Materials. The back of the book has a Metric Conversion Chart and several pages on Working With Fondant.
I wrote this review the same weekend I wrote my review for the DIY Bride Crafty Countdown, and this one was definitely my lesser favorite of the two books. In Crafty Countdown, there were at least two projects that grabbed me as something I would enjoy doing if were putting together a wedding, and I didn’t feel that way about Bride on a Budget. Maybe it was because Budget‘s crafts were a little too ornate for my tastes, or maybe it was just because Crafty Countdown was laid out so nicely and really appealed to someone like me who always feels “Craft Challenged.”
Obviously it depends on what you’re looking for in a DIY book. You can probably tell from the description and photos whether this is “your style” or not — and, of course, you can always check out the reviews at the link below!
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