The DIY Bride Crafty Countdown

The DIY Bride Crafty Countdown

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40 fabulous projects to make in the months, weeks & hours before your special day

Khris Cochran


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  • Product # 071274
  • Type Paperback
  • ISBN 978-1-60085-119-3
  • Published Date 2009
  • Dimensions 9 x 9
  • Pages 224
  • Photos 71 color photographs
  • Drawings and 91 drawings
If you're planning a wedding, it's probably the most complicated event you'll ever need to orchestrate. From invitations and decorations to flower arrangements, centerpieces and goody bags, there's a lot to manage -- and each one has its own (often surprising) price tag.

That's why this unique do-it-yourself wedding planner is perfect for the stylish bride-to-be, with charming craft projects that will add a distinct touch of personality to your wedding -- and help you save a few bucks along the way.

In this hip, budget-friendly guide, Khris Cochran presents 40 original, affordable, time-saving projects in the popular countdown format brides on a deadline love.

Here are just a few of the crafty, creative projects you'll find.

  • Edible, save-the-date cards
  • Hand-stamped cocktail napkins
  • Bead-and-lace bridal slippers
  • Feather boutonnière for the groom
  • Super-cool "Just Married" sign

In her engaging, straightforward style, Cochran carefully leads readers through each project, sharing spot-on tips and shortcuts. Four-color, step-by-step illustrations, easy-to-read templates, and pattern guides take the mystery out of creating these memorable wedding keepsakes.

And lots of helpful sidebars provide time estimates -- so savvy brides-to-be can plan out their projects and count down confidently to their special day.

About the author
Khris Cochran is the author of The DIY Bride and founder of the award-winning She has been sharing crafty ideas with hands-on brides-to-be since 2000. Cochran also teaches craft classes in the San Francisco Bay area.
Table of Contents

The Basics: Tools & Techniques
Project Countdown for the Big Day
Project Planning Sheet

12 Months to 9 Months To Go!
Engagement Invites, Save-the-Dates & Thank Yous

Engagement Party Invitation
Bridal Party Calendar
S'mores Save-the-Date
Tropical Save-the-Date
Magnet Save-the-Date
Heart Thank You Card

8 Months - 6 Months To Go!
Invitations and Keepsakes

Wood Laminate Invitation
Destination Wedding Invite Booklet
Playful Invite
Watercolor Invite
Dry Embossed Invitation
Lace Flower Girl Basket
Memorial Candle
Wire Bird's Nest Ring Pillow

5 Months to 3 Months To Go!
Accessories with Your Sense of Style

Bridal Tiara
Vintage Button Hair Pins
Bridal Shoe Makeover
Maid-of-Honor Shawl
Feather Boutonniere
Day Spa Bachelorette Party Invite

8 Weeks to 4 Weeks to Go!
Setting the Scene for the Wedding

Wall Monogram Decoration
Church Door Monogram
Sewn Program
Beach Glass Centerpieces
Owl Cake Topper

3 Weeks to 1 Week to Go!
Crafting a One-of-a-Kind Reception

Memory Lane Table Markers
Stamped Cocktail Napkins
Magnetic Clothespin Seating Chart
Just Married Banner
Post-Wedding Brunch Place Settings

6 Days to 2 Days to Go!
Sweet Send Offs to Mark the Occasion

Cupcake in a Jar
Milk & Cookies Favor
Water Bottle Labels
Vineyard Charm & Truffle Favor

1 Day to Go!
Forget-Me-Not Details

Carnation Pomanders
Asian Rock Centerpiece
Gourmet Popcorn Buffet

Six Hours To Go!
Finishing Touches for the Special Day

Lily Bridal Bouquet
Lime Centerpiece
DIY Photo Booth



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