Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Handmade DIY Wedding Banner + Bird Cage Tea Light

Good morning everyone. I know I have not been blogging as much lately, because I've been busy making some wedding decorations. Yes, some of you might know that my nephew's wedding is coming up in September. I have made some decorations for him and his bride to be. Besides the wedding cake centerpiece I made earlier which you can see in THIS POST, I also made them a banner and some bird cage tealight. Since this is going to be a 'bird theme' wedding, I added a couple cute little birdies that I cut out from my Cricut Expression. I also added some netting as veil for the lady bird and a little hand cut bow for the groom bird.

***Mini Birdcage Tealight***
First, let's see the little mini bird cage tealight. I made these tealight from the inspiration of this link. However, I wanted to make it glow, so I use a tealight as my base.

Here are a couple pictures to show you when the tealight is on.

***Wedding Banner***
Here is my finished banner. This banner is quite big. Each letter measured at least 4".

Here is a closer view of the first letter. First I used the bigger Martha Stewart punch to punch out the lace borders, then I used crimper to crimp the background white & DP. I also cut out the letter using Cricut as well. I embossed each of the cut out letters.

Closer view of the little birdies. I also embossed their wings too.

Picture below shows you the thickness of this banner when it folded up.

Sometimes ago, my husband found this paper box for me and the banner happened to fit in the box.

I added the left over DP to put on the cover, then added some netting to tie the box when it's closed.

Thank you for stopping by and hope you like these ideas. Hope to see you soon :o)


Maylee said...

Wow you've been busy my friend! What a lucky nephew you have, these are totally awesome!

Andrea said...

Wow, these are stunning. I love the little tealights, and the banner looks amazing - such a lot of time and love has gone into making those.
Love, Andrea xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a lovely creation you have made. I love 3 D projects but they need a bit of extra care so cant do much. Your project is gorgeous and love it.


Mimi said...

Gorgeous project Cabio! Congrats to your nephew, and he's very lucky to have you as Aunty! The little bride and groom birds are so cute!! Fabulous projects! Have a great week! ;)

Peggie said...

Adorable tea lights. Fabulous banner.

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Wow, fabulous, most excellent.

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What a beautiful creations Cabio, great job!
Hugs Jacqueline

Barbara said...

cabio this is beautiful just loved your banner

Kerri said...

Those tealight holders are darling and so is your banner! You have one lucky nephew!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful project Cabio,just lovely
Hugs Julie P

Riet said...

So wonderful Cabio.

Hugs Riet.xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful projects Cabio!! Love them! Hope you are enjoying your time away with family!!

Norma said...

Wow, Cabio, I'm sure your nephew and his bride-to-be appreciate all the work that you're doing for their wedding. The banner is gorgeous by the way. And the tea light bird cages are so cute. Wow wow wow.