Wedding Embroidery: for suits and bouquets

Wedding embroidery projects for your wedding - DIY bouquet and suit embroidery

This post is part of Wedding Wednesdays, where I am sharing details on our June 2014 nuptials. If you’re looking for a general recap, check out this post.

Wedding embroidery projects for your wedding - DIY bouquet and suit embroidery

The wealth of wedding inspiration online made me a little nuts over DIY projects for my wedding. I was inspired to make two different embroideries for the big day. One was for George’s suit and it read “I got married in this suit” and had the wedding date. The other was an embroidered ribbon wrap for my bridal bouquet.

My Mexico Packing List

Best things to pack for Mexico - a list of what to bring on The Thrifty Ginger

After a chilly weekend here in New York, I’m ecstatic to have an upcoming trip to Mexico this fall. We’re going to be staying on the western coast, in a small surfing town and I could not be more excited.

I’ve been busy preparing for the trip, gathering up some necessities, as well as some fun treats. We’ll be doing a lot of swimming, I hope, since we’ll have a pool, and are in walking distance to the beach. Mostly I’m just looking to maximize our time with warm weather fun. I may have gone a little overboard, but I’m just so excited.

Here’s what I’ll be packing:

Best things to pack for Mexico - a list of what to bring on The Thrifty Ginger

The practical

For fun

Mini Piñata Garland

Mini Piñata Garland -- a diy project on The Thrifty Ginger

I know that it’s September and I should probably start doing some fall projects, but I’m just not ready. I want to still wear shorts, eat ice cream, and go swimming. It’s technically still summer for another week or two, anyways.

Mini Piñata Garland -- a diy project on The Thrifty Ginger

With sunshine on my mind, I created today’s mini piñata garland. Bright colors and fun designs are always in season.

Cutting out donkey and diamond shapes for a pinata

Hand Painted Wedding Signage

Hand painted Wedding Signage - white on wood for classing up a rustic wedding

This post is part of Wedding Wednesdays, where I am sharing details on our June 2014 nuptials. If you’re looking for a general recap, check out this post.

Hand painted Wedding Signage - white on wood for classing up a rustic wedding

I spent a great deal of time considering the look and feel for our wedding. Since it was held at an apple orchard, with the reception inside a barn, it was relaxed and a bit rustic. Even though it was a barn wedding, I wanted to dodge the Mason jar and burlap trends and tried to incorporate some polished details. One of those details was stained wood and hand painted wooden signs throughout the wedding.

Mini Birthday Surprise Box

Mini Birthday Surprise Box - an inexpensive DIY gift

Mini Birthday Surprise Box - an inexpensive DIY gift

Since I now live hours away from where I grew up and from where I went to college, I have friends all over the US. It can be really hard to keep close with everyone, especially since I hate talking on the phone. The easiest way for me to show that I’m thinking of someone is to send mail. I absolutely love sending small care packages to my best buds, and birthdays are an extra special occasion to celebrate. Today I’m sharing a mini package that’s perfect to mail to friends and family that you can’t celebrate with because of distance. The best part is that I only spent money on one item (the candy) to fill the box!

Materials for Happy Birthday surprise box

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