NW Photography

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DIY Vintage Wedding – Cupcake favours / Gifts

Hello again,

I hope you all liked my first crafty type post. I really enjoyed putting it together. This one is pretty simple, once you have all your supplies its just a matter of setting up a production line and you’re good to go! Its great to have your Fiancé or Bridesmaids help out with this project too!

I doubled up our cake and favours for our guests, it was a great way to save money but still add a personal touch. My Husband and I had a small cutting cake for the traditional cutting of the cake and then the 80+ cupcakes were boxed up nicely and placed at the exit for people to take as they left.

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The supplies you will need (and where you can find them) for 80 complete boxes are as follows:

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Tips:

  • Make sure you set yourself up on a firm surface like a dining table to do the stamping
  • Ensure the craft glue you purchase isn’t too strong for paper, start light with the glue and ensure your stamps have completely dried before going ahead with the gluing
  • The cupcake boxes will more than likely be delivered to you flat packed, I assembled all of mine before starting the rest of the project
  • Allow materials to do some testers and for any mistakes you might make along they way, we all do! 🙂

I loved how personalised these were and the vintage feel of the presentation. You could use any theme and again this project would be great for a baby shower or party of any kind!

Enjoy, please ask any questions you might have in the comments section.

N x

Craft & my heart.

Have you ever noticed how therapeutic crafting can be? Tinkering or concentrating on a hobby can be good work for an idle or weary mind. I personally find great enjoyment from craft, however, more importantly I find peace in the quiet of stitching. It’s as though with every pull of a needle and newly created stitch I am figuring life out.

With this love of craft combined with my photography I’ve decided to create a category on the blog called Gwen’s Corner. I will be posting tutorials on DIY crafts, craft photo shoots and of course musings on my current projects and what they are bringing to my heart. To start there will be a series on handmade wedding how to’s! All coming soon.

For now here’s a pic I took of one of my wedding flowers (taken the day after), my parents house was FULL of these beautiful blooms! It was so beautiful.

N x

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