Your choice of wedding colours will tend to be a subconscious reflection of your personality. Choosing red as your main wedding colour will create an atmosphere that is stimulating, lively, energetic, full of passion and excitement. We show how the colour red when combined with other colours can look quite different and convey a variety of moods.
Fresh and Feminine
LOVE HEART BROOCH
Materials: Air-dry clay, mini heart cookie cutter, safety pin, red ink, rubber stamps
How to create:
- Roll out a piece of clay to a 5mm thickness.
- Cut out the heart shape and smooth any rough edges with a moist fingertip. Insert the safety pin through one side of the top of the heart and leave to dry overnight.
- If the surface is a little rough, sand it with an emery board - this step is optional.
- To finish, stamp the heart with a message.
Decorate gift bags with a hand-made rose. To make the rose, tear strips of red tissue paper and scrunch them into small balls. Draw a leafed stem with a coloured pencil or felt pen and stick a red tissue ball on top of the stem with craft glue.
The vibrant colours and patterns of Yusen Japanese paper are perfect for elevating a plain gift box into something outstanding. Simply cover a box with Mod Podge glue and adhere the paper to the box, smoothing the surface as you go. Trim away any overhanging pieces and leave to dry.
Butterfly name tags from Call In Style.
Warm and rustic
Disposable wooden cutlery has been upstyled with a coat of rosy red paint. Cover the area not to be painted with masking tape before applying an undercoat. Once dry, spray the handles with gloss paint.
THANK YOU CARDS
Materials: Kraft paper, envelopes, red heart-shaped paper doilies, bone folder, alphabet rubber stamps.
How to create:
- Measure the card paper stock approximately 1cm smaller than the envelope and double it. Remember you need to fold it in half to make the card.
- Using a bone folder create a well-defined fold through the centre.
- Decide where you would like to place your heart doilies and glue them in position. Trim the hearts to line up with the edges of the card. Add some wording to finish.
- Extra detail has been added by stitching around the edges with a straight stitch on a sewing machine.
MATCH BOX FAVOURS
To make, download the Bingo Favour Box template. Trace onto card stock and cut out. Use double-sided tape to hold the box together. Fill with sweets and tie with string and a paper heart.
Vibrant and lively
PRETTY FAVOUR POUCH
Cut a 125 x 280cm rectangle of fabric. With the right sides together, fold in half lengthways and stitch along the side seams. Open out the bag and press with a warm iron. Trim the open end with pinking shears, fill with a gift and tie the bag closed with some pretty ribbon.
Use these dainty paper flowers to decorate tables, cakes and gifts. To make them go to www.modernwedding.com.au/wedding-diy/ and download the Cheerful Rosettes template.
Trace the template onto the card stock and cut out. Start rolling the flower where indicated on the template. When you get to the end of the roll, release it and it will open out into the finished flower shape.
Ordinary drinking straws are given some character and pizazz with a brightly coloured heart attached. You need two identical hearts per straw. Simply draw a heart template and cut out as many as you need. Attach double-sided tape to the back of the first heart and then attach it to the straw. Attach the second heart so that it lines up directly with the first.
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