Readers who are also fans of DIY may have seen this recent feature on how to create your own pom pom place settings, that was written by designer Erin. Erin is the founder and illustrator of BerinMade Illustrated Paper Goods, an Etsy shop based out of London, UK specialising in wedding stationery, pretty paper things and custom craft supplies for weddings and beyond. She will be contributing to Love My Dress regularly from here on, so watch out for lots more DIY pretty on these pages – and do let us know if there is any particular DIY tutorial that you'd like to see.
Today, Erin shares a fab little tutorial on how to create some super-sparkly glitter stars to wrap your wedding favours with. These are just so cute, and just so easy to make. They'd also look fabulous filling the room of your wedding reception with a hint of 70's glam – tres on trend
Over to you Erin!
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I had a ton of fun making this tutorial because First of all, gold is the best ever (and so on trend), and secondly, I believe a present is only truly a great present when the wrapping is spectacular. It’s true.
This is so easy to repeat for many guests and would make a stunning and eye-catching favour table if your celebration is a festive and glamorous one.
1. Your favours
2. Metallic pens
6. Spray Mount
7. Coloured card
8. Wrapping Paper
9. White card for stars (not shown)
10. Old newspaper for lining your surface (not shown)
Part 1 – Preparing your name tags…
Cut out some strips of coloured card about 1.5cm high.
When you write out each name, leave about 3-4cm of spare card on the left side. Make a fold at 1.5cm from the right.
This folded flap will be used later to tuck your star into your wrapping paper…
Part 2: Make the Stars!
1. Trace and cut out stars on white card with a template either on this pdf (attached), or with the clipart tool on Microsoft Word or a word processing programme.
2. Laying newspaper on your surface, allocate two clear areas for this part. Spray the star with spray mount, then move to the other side to sprinkle glitter. If you don’t move the card, then any residue glitter will stick to your newspaper and will be wasted.
3. Work systematically: spraying, then moving along to sprinkle. Shake o# the excess glitter, then put the star to one side to dry o# for 5 minutes.
4. Touch the glitter-side lightly to test that the glue has dried properly before proceeding.
Turn the star upside down, and position an upside down name tag on it, ensuring that the
name shows. Staple tag onto the star, leaving the folded "ap open.
Part 3: Wrap your favours
Cut out your wrapping paper as if gift wrapping, but allow 5-6cm extra in width. Do a onceaccordion fold, then wrap your favour normally, positioning the fold on the front-centre of the favour. The end result should have an open pocket like below…
Finally, just tuck in your name tag by its spare flap to secure. Ta-da!
Why thank you Erin, these are marvellous!
Have fun folks, and let us know if you try this out!
Also take a moment to check out the Berinmade website and blog. You can also see Erin's creations featured in a beautifully styled photoshoot here on Love My Dress.
You can see many more DIY and 'How To' features on Love My Dress here.
Much love all,
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