Hello DIY Brides!
We are so glad that you are here! Our goal is to inspire you on your wedding crafting journey!Read More
Meet Jen Carreiro!
Get to know the turquoise-crazed editor and maker behind this creative wedding blog…Read More
DIY Wedding Ring Holder
Learn how to make this super fab wedding ring holder in under an hour!Read More
Etsy Wedding Artists
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Unique DIY Projects for your Wedding!
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A month or so ago, Michaels came out with this new little ‘leather’ crafting section that I’ve been dreaming about. I finally came up with the perfect project for it’s offerings – this super easy and absolutely darling, no-sew jewelry pouch – perfect for gifting your bridesmaids jewelry in! It’s also quick to make… it can be completed in well under an hour. So grab some leather and let’s get busy!
As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture or a trackback – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY. Happy Crafting!
DIY Tutorial Credits
Photography: Studio 11 Weddings // DIY tutorial: Jen | Something Turquoise // leather, ribbon, eyelets, and scissors: Michaels // Crop-a-Dile: Amazon // gold alphabet charms: SmartParts // nail polish: Essie Urban Jungle
“As a photographer, there are always going to be couples on my social media feeds who I want to call “DIBS!” on as soon as they get engaged – Rachael and Jim have been on that radar for a long time. It was some serious kismet that I was able to make this shoot with them happen. I live out of state now (originally from Ohio) and visit often to photograph weddings. I saw their engagement status change (and that GORGEOUS ring) on my feed just one week before I was planning my next Ohio visit. Without a second thought, I immediately reached out to Rachael- who happens to be an awesome artist/designer/blogger herself and offered my services to them! At this time, she had had only days to process this exciting time in their life and could have easily turned me down due to short notice, timing or prior plans- amazingly, they made it work and we went for it! Rachael and Jim, lovers of beer, bikes, beaches and each other, along with their nautical, dreamy, swoon-worthy style added so much personality and authenticity to these photos. I am so grateful to have had the chance to work with this laid back, adoring, inspiring, model status couple and couldn’t be happier for them!” – Kayla Coleman Photography
How did you find your photographer?
Kayla and I actually went to high school together, but we really didn’t get in touch with each other until a few years ago. I designed a custom print for her wedding day and have been following her photography ever since. Kayla happened to be in town the week after Jim proposed, so even though it was a tight timeline, we knew we had to make it work! I couldn’t imagine anyone else shooting our photos. Her work is surreal and completely captured our love and personalities.
What are you DIY-ing for your wedding?
As much as possible! Jim is a true handyman and I love to DIY, so the sky is the limit. I will be designing all of our stationery and paper goods, as well as styling our centerpieces and decorations. We are also hoping to concept something unique for our ceremony backdrop. We really want the day to feel specially tailored to us, so we’ll do whatever we can to customize the experience!
What are you looking forward to the most?
Ahh… the dessert table! We’ve had this in mind for a while. I am obsessed with baking and we love to enjoy a good dessert together. We’re planning a beautiful spread featuring some of our favorite local bakeries. I also just can’t wait to say “I do.” I’ve been loving this guy for so long… that’s going to be an awesome moment! – Rachael, the bride-to-be
Each time I start to build an Etsy wedding inspiration board… I visit Etsy and click on the “weddings” tab. I browse the new items and wait till I see one image that inspires me so much that an entire board can be built just from it’s beauty. Today, that item happened to be the absolutely darling “I belong with you…” reception chair signs from Host & Toast below – the best part is that the other chair reads “..You belong with me”! This item inspired the warm and romantic… summery, peach and gold wedding bliss board below. Like always, these images are all from current Etsy listings – meaning you can buy everything you see below…
Etsy Seller/Image Credits
"I belong with you..." Reception Chair Signs: Host & Toast // Peach and Gold Glitter flags: Pelemele // **14k gold initial rings: Meadowbelle Market // Rose gold wedding mason jar: StyleJarsandCans // Peach, gold and silver watercolor wedding invitation suite: KXO Design // **Champagne Bridal Flower Sash: RomanticARTlife // Ice peach and floral blush bridesmaids clutches: Vincent V Designs // **denotes the item is from a current Etsy Wedding Artist!
I’ve created an Etsy treasury to make shopping this inspiration board super easy… click on the images below to find all the items above and more!
Are you an Etsy artisan (that sells wedding goods) who’d like to have a listing in our special EWA Gallery? If so, you can apply here. Thanks for being interested!!!