Bridechilla Podcast – How to Use Pinterest to Design Your Wedding
Want to hear my voice for thirty minutes chatting about the ins and outs of using Pinterest to design your wedding? Well, you are in luck, my friend. I was honored to be a guest on the bridechilla podcast talking about just that: Pinterest. Finding inspiration. Knowing when you are done looking. Editing. Collaborating with wedding vendors. Having fun and staying sane. Because if there is one thing that Pinterest is known for, creating sanity is not it.
As companion piece, I wrote a blog post on the Bridechilla blog that outlines five steps to use Pinterest effectively to create a cohesive look for your wedding. As someone who sometimes spends hours on Pinterest looking for that perfect image to show a client to convey an idea, I know that being able to smartly use the website is what will take you from zero to hero of event design. Clue: smartly does not mean putting 500 pins on your board. It means having a board of 20 pins. TWENTY. That’s it.
Three ways to use rose gold flatware
Remember when gold flatware was everywhere? Every pin, inspiration image, and editorial shoot used gold flatware. Let me tell you – rose gold flatware is the next big thing. It has a warm tone that works with a variety of color palettes and aesthetics, where you can see below.
For Oriental Trading’s site Fun365, I used their shiny rose gold flatware to create three distinct tablescapes. See all the detail and links to buy mostly everything in these images over on the Fun365 site.
DIY Felt Wedding Pennants
Here’s a quick and simple wedding diy project using the Cricut Maker. I’ve already professed my love to the Maker a few times, but I’ll tell you how amazing it is again: it has a rotary blade attachment that cut all fabrics perfectly. Honestly, when I started designing this project, I was a little skeptical that the Maker would cut the felt as detailed as I wanted it.
And then, like a hot knife through butter, each letter was cut out perfectly. We have entered craft nirvana, people. Grab an extra large coffee and let’s get to work.
For this project you’ll need:
- Felt. I used some pieces in the Cricut felt pack for the letters. You will need larger pieces, at least 12″ x 20″, for the pennant section.
- The pink mats made specifically for fabric in the 12″ x 12″ and 12″ x 24″ size
- A Cricut Maker
- Spray adhesive
- Wooden dowels
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- The SVG file of the pennants. Download right here.
I designed these flags in illustrator, saved the file as an SVG, and uploaded it into Design Space. Then I pulled the project up on the Design Space app on my phone. It connects to the Maker via bluetooth.
Follow the instructions in the app and cut out all of the felt pieces for the pennants. The file is color coded, so it’s easy to see what color felt to cut when.
Once you have all your pieces cut out, lay them out on a flat surface according to the design. Use spray adhesive to glue the gray strip and the letters to each pennant. Hot glue the wooden dowel on the back of the pennant. You are ready to party!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.