Easy Peasy DIY Projects

We are going to start the week off with some fun and easy DIY projects.

I am definitely not the craftiest person in the world, but these are some DIY projects that even I can do.  They are great focal points for your party, shower or even your wedding.

Cake and/or Dessert Stand

What you will need:

– Vintage plate

– Wine glass

– Crazy Glue

No matter where you live, it is easy to get your hands on vintage glassware and china.  If you live in Toronto there is a fabulous store on Bayview called the Elegant Garage Sale that is home to all sorts antiques including tea sets, plates, glassware, etc.  You may also have some hand-me-downs from your Grandmother that you can work with as well. 

This cake/dessert stand is super easy to make.  All you need to do is put krazy glue on the base of your wine glass and secure it to the bottom of your plate (in the centre of course).  Make sure you choose a wine glass that does not have a really long stem and has a wide opening so that your cake stand will be sturdy.  To be safe, let the glue set for about 2 hours and you are done!

If you want to create a really stunning display for your table with multiple dessert stands of various heights, substitute the wine glass with a vintage candle holder.


Doilie Chandelier

I stole this DIY project from Martha Stewart for a recent wedding shower that Gush hosted.  It was a lot of fun to make and looked amazing!

What you will need:

– Large doublerail wreath ring (24 inches)

– Small doublerail wreath ring (12 inches)

– Ribbon (suggested size – 1/2 inch to an inch)

– Pushpins

– Needle & Thread (preferably white)

– 4 inch doilies

Fold the doilies in half twice.  Open them and scrunch them to give them a ruffled flower look.  Using your needle and thread, thread the doilies so that you create strings that are 12-16 inches in length. Tie each string of doilies to the wreath rings.  Cover the exposed wreath wire with extra doilies using double-sided tape.  Hang the wreaths with ribbon, placing the smaller ring lower than the larger ring.   To finish it off, secure the chandelier to the ceiling with push pins.


 Sources: www.marthastewartweddings.com


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