DIY: “Will you be my bridesmaid” flipbook printable

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A couple of weeks ago I showed some rad ideas on how to ask your dearest friends to be your bridesmaid. This week I commissioned illustrator Victoria Riza to come up with another way and she created the most adorable flipbook that you can send in the mail. All you have to do is print it off and assemble!

Materials: print off this template, chipboard for cover, thread, pretty paper

Step 1: Once you’ve printed off the template, cut out all the pieces and assemble them in order.  Note: there are three of each page so that the book is lengthened.

Step 2: Use the chipboard as the cover. Use a tutorial (like this one or this one) for the book binding technique or just staple it together and cover with washi tape.

Isn’t it too cute! How fun would it be to receive this in the mail?!

Illustrations and printable by Victoria Riza 

Art direction by Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built

photography by Trisha Zemp 

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Top 9 chocolate cakes for your wedding

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My dad is a firm believer in only having chocolate cake at event. Why would you have anything else? You’ll be sure to bring smiles to everyone’s faces with these options.

Here are some beautiful chocolate cake ideas:
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6 party chandelier ideas

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One of the easiest ways to make a memorable impact on an empty space is to fill the ceiling. A chandelier is the perfect solution to filling this space. For a wedding, surprise your guests with something large and in charge. Here are some ideas:

  1. Floral chandelier 
  2. Pom pom chandelier
  3. Ribbon chandelier
  4. Paper tube chandelier
  5. Lace hoop chandelier
  6. Paper lantern chandelier 

by Brittany Jepsen of The House that Lars Built

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5 “Will you be my bridesmaid?” ideas

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Asking your dearest friends to be your bridesmaid is no longer a simple phone call. It’s turned into an event! A production! Don’t worry about the pressure though, because there are some simple and thoughtful ways to ask the big question.

  1. Create this cute DIY with hairins from Ban.do
  2. Create a kit and send it in the mail
  3. Or send a simple card!
  4. Send this balloon idea in the mail
  5. Or a sweet package with this printable

by Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

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DIY project: Paper tube chandelier

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I love how the simplest of materials can make a huge impact. For example, paper rolled into tubes can create a really cool chandelier. Use the colors from your wedding to create a modern decorative piece for your big day. I had seen this metallic version on Martha Stewart but thought it would be fun to mix it up with some colors.

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MATERIALS

Materials: paper (8 1/2 x 11″), stapler, two wreath forms in two different sizes, glue gun, fishing line, paint

Step 1: Paint the wreath forms white

Step 2: Roll the paper into tubes and staple at each end. You might need to reinforce it with two staples at each end.

Step 3: You’ll need about 40 tubes for both wreath forms.

Step 4: Add glue to the edge of the wreath and hold the paper tube onto it.

Step 5: Repeat the process affixing the tubes at different heights.

STEP-BY-STEPS

Step 6: Double strand the fishing line through each hole of the base wreath.

Step 7: String them through the next wreath. Tape each string at 7″.

Step 8: Add the second row of paper tubes onto the wreath.

Step 9: Tie all the strings together at the top.

You’re ready to go!

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project and photography by Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built