Tuesday, October 19, 2010

DIY Wedding Fun - Part 1

In honor of my one year anniversary, I'm going to share with you some different projects that I took on to make my fall wedding last October 10 exactly what I had envisioned.  Even if you're not planning a wedding, some of these projects would be fun to do for fall decorations or a special occasion :).  Enjoy!

Glowing Pumpkins
I love me some monograms AND pumpkins:)
I had wanted to do this for quite sometime!  I enlisted the help of my best friend to come over and help me gut the pumpkins and then use wood etching utensils to etch the rind off the pumpkin so that it would glow.  I used these in various places on the serving tables (mostly on the dessert tables).

This is a great project to do for any occasion, and even for none at all!  Of course I was inspired by Martha and she didn't disappoint.  This project was easy (just a little time consuming as we made 6 of them)!  We did them the Thursday before the wedding so I'm unsure as to how long they would last, but I'm assuming they'd last as long as any regular carved pumpkin would.  When we were finished with them we gave them to my parents-in-laws and Stephen's side of the family whose last name ended in "C".

If you're interested in making your own glowing pumpkins, you can find the tutorial here.  
I'll see you back here tomorrow for another fun DIY wedding project!


  1. Too fun! And perfect for when you want a slightly more sophisticated carved pumpkin look! =)

  2. Very classy! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  3. What a fun idea!

    This week is my blog anniversary and I'm hosting a week's worth of great giveaways. Feel free to stop by if you'd like!

  4. oooh so cute.

    I am inviting you to share your talent at our blow out linking party.
    Thank you,


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