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A bridal brunch is not complete without prosecco so why not treat your guests to a prosecco bar! Learn how to “pimp” your prosecco with our article over on Oriental Trading’s site Fun365 today – click here! The post includes steps to make our DIY party animal stir sticks, which are perfect to add flair to your bar! 

Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis | This post is sponsored by Oriental Trading Company. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting our advertisers who help make this blog possible!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of A.C. Moore. All opinions are 100% mine.

Living in Charleston I have experienced my fair share of hot outdoor weddings. Hosting a wedding outdoors is beautiful but it comes with setbacks when the weather reaches super high temps. So today I am partnering with A.C. Moore to bring you mini limoncello favors, perfect for spring and summer weddings! Keep your guests cool by offering them these mini limoncello bottles before your ceremony and I promise you will be their favorite bride! Read on below to get our free printable tags and learn how to create this favor.Head to your nearest A.C. Moore to pick up these supplies:
Nicole Forever Yours Decanter Favor Jars
Nicole Forever Yours Chalkboard Stickers
Nicole Forever Yours Rectangle Vase
Love Nicole Card Stock
Nicole Bakers Twine
Fiskars Hole Punch
Mini Funnel
Scissors
Click Here for our free printable lemon tagsFirst, pick up these adorable bottles by Nicole Forever Yours sold exclusively at AC Moore. These bottles are the perfect size and their snap-tops will keep your beverages safe. Mix up your favorite limoncello recipe before starting this project. I personally love this recipe from Giada De Laurentiis. Use a mini funnel to add your limoncello to the favor jars.Download and print our lemon tags onto white Love Nicole cardstock. Using scissors carefully cut the tags out.Next use a hole punch to place a small hole in every lemon tag.Use Nicole Forever Yours Chalkboard Stickers to add limoncello labels to the front of each bottle.Complete your limoncello favors by wrapping a lemon tag on each bottle using bakers twine.You can display your limoncello favors on a pretty table cloth or fill a Nicole Forever Yours rectangular vase with ice to keep your beverages cool.​If you are looking for even more craft ideas, A.C. Moore recently partnered with Create and Craft to bring you the A.C. Moore Hour! Now you can tune in to your TV and regularly get great craft ideas! You can watch Create and Craft on DISH Network or stream online at createandcraft.com. #ACMooreHour airs at 11 AM EST.

Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis

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Let your bridesmaids know they’re your main squeeze with these DIY citrus themed will you be my bridesmaid proposal boxes! Inspired by Kate Aspen’s new Cheery and Chic gift line I created these lemon shaped boxes and I think we can all agree they are the CUTEST gift you could give your girls! I am sharing all of the details to create these boxes below as well as all of the gift items you need from Kate Aspen to finish the look!
Things You Will Need: All Coastal Bride readers receive 20% off at Kate Aspen for the next two weeks using the code CBB20 Lemon Soap | Personalized Wine Bottle Labels | Citrus Cheeseboard and Spreader | Cheery and Chic Citrus PlatesCitrus Cheese Spreaders | Round Paper Mache Boxes | Yellow Acrylic Paint | Paper Cutter | Pink, Yellow, Green Cardstock | Glue Stick | Scissors | Sponge Brush Using a sponge brush paint the sides and bottom of your paper mache boxes yellow. Paper mache can be tricky to paint as the material soaks up paint and regular paint brushes can leave streaks. Avoid this by using a sponge brush and painting in long, even strokes.While your box is drying it’s time to create the lid of your gift. Lay the lid of your paper mache box down on pink cardstock and trace out a circle. Repeat this step with a paper dessert plate to create a smaller circle on yellow cardstock.Place your pink circles to the side while you do this next step. Using a paper cutter, cut the yellow circles into slices.Glue the yellow slices on to your pink circles using a glue stick. Spread the slices around to create a more organic look. Don’t get stressed if the slices don’t look perfect – lemons aren’t perfect either!Take your cardstock lemon slice and glue to the top of your box.Finish off your box by adding a cute leaf shaped tag letting your bridesmaid know she’s your main squeeze! I made this tag using my Cricut but you can easily cut this shape out using scissors.

This bridesmaid proposal box wouldn’t be complete without lemon themed gifts inside! Luckily, Kate Aspen has the perfect items you need to create a citrus themed gift basket. This proposal box includes the cutest lemon soap, personalized wine bottle labels in a cheery citrus print, citrus cheese spreaders, and a mini citrus cheeseboardIf you are going with a themed gift, it is always nice to go the extra mile and make sure all of the elements go with that theme. I chose to use the Kate Aspen personalized wine bottle labels on mini bottles of lemonade and they fit just perfectly!Kate Aspen is one of my favorite places to find sweet bridesmaids gifts. While everything in this post is from their Cheery and Chic line they also offer unicorn, nautical, and coastal trinkets. You can see even more of their bridesmaids gifts by clicking here!
We would love to know if you make this gift! Make sure to share with us on Instagram at #coastalbridediy if you do! And don’t forget, all Coastal Bride readers receive 20% off at Kate Aspen for the next two weeks using the code CBB20

This post is sponsored by Kate Aspen. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting our advertisers who help make this blog possible! Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis | Lemon Soap | Personalized Wine Bottle Labels | Citrus Cheeseboard and Spreader | Cheery and Chic Citrus PlatesCitrus Cheese Spreaders | Round Paper Mache Boxes | Yellow Acrylic Paint | Paper Cutter | Pink, Yellow, Green Cardstock | Glue Stick | Scissors | Sponge Brush
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Are you a daring bride? Well then today’s wedding inspiration is for you! I created this black, white, and palm wedding inspiration for Oriental Trading’s site Fun365 and it is perfect for a bride looking for something different. Black may seem like a daunting color for wedding decor but it’s the perfect color to add a bit of pop. Come see why we love black and palm with our black, white and palm tablescape on Oriental Trading’s site Fun365. Our party features DIY chocolate bar favors, a DIY boxwood wedding backdrop and a recipe for cucumber vodka fizz recipe! Below is just a sneak peek of this wedding inspiration but you can view the rest on Oriental Trading’s site Fun365 today! And click here to see even more of our crafts!

Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis | This post is sponsored by Oriental Trading Company. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting our advertisers who help make this blog possible!

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If you’ve ever attended a wedding you know how tough it can be to wear heels all night. All of the dancing and standing can take a tole on your toes, especially if you’re not used to wearing heels. Some couples provide a basket of flip flops for guests to switch into. But let’s be honest, do you really want to wear flops with your nice dress? Instead of throwing flats in a bucket, why not make it a decorative part of your wedding reception with a shoe bar! Today I’m excited to partner with Rescue Flats to show you how to create a gorgeous wedding shoe bar including free printable tags!Rescue Flats are the perfect solution for tired wedding feet. These flexible ballet flats are so easy to slip on and will keep your dance floor packed all night! Providing a wedding shoe bar shows you care about your guests comfort. Plus, Rescue Flats can be worn long after your wedding, making them a great gift. Rescue Flats are made from tough but tender padded, scuff-proof soles and weatherproof faux leather. Simply fold your Rescue Flats after use and pop in your purse!
Now that you’ve been introduced to Rescue Flats there is no way you would ever consider purchasing flip flops for your wedding guests. Everything about Rescue Flats from the packaging to the material has been thoughtfully curated to provide the best experience. The flats come packaged in bespoke box sets with a heel bag so your guests can tuck their heels safely away. And each pair of flats comes with a cute bow hair tie so guests can sweep their hair up.To create this shoe bar I chose cream and champagne Rescue Flats but they also come in silver, slate, gold, and black gloss. (Literally every metallic shade you could want!) I decorated my table with fresh greenery and flowers to add a natural feel to the display. Displaying flats can be tricky but by tucking the shoes into draws and layering in wire pedestal bowls it makes it easy for your guests to see the different shoe sizes and colors. The last touch for any good shoe bar is to add labels. I created labels that display the different shoe sizes so that guests can easily find their perfect fit! (Get my free printable labels here!)

This post is sponsored by Rescue Flats. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting our advertisers who help make this blog possible! Photography, Styling and Florals: Gillian Ellis | Free Printable: Click Here | Venue: Boone Hall Plantation | Dress: Joanna August c/o Bella Bridesmaids Charleston | Pedestal Bowl via World Market | Two-Tier Stand via World Market | Table via Hobby Lobby | Model: Elizabeth Cochran
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Planning your wedding should be fun and easy, but I think we can all agree that often is not the case! One of the most important aspects of your wedding is the stationery and I am so excited to introduce you to my favorite way to create custom stationery, Mixbook. Mixbook is the easiest way to create fully customizable photo products like invitations, save the dates, prints, and wedding albums. Rather than choose from a generic premade template, Mixbook’s online design software gives you the freedom to customize your wedding suite in a matter of minutes and create something that represents your style. If that doesn’t sound easy enough, Mixbook and Brit + Co. recently launched a FREE online class that steps you through the process so you can create wedding designs like a pro!Designing your wedding stationery can seem intimidating but with Mixbook’s easy design software and their newly launched class you don’t need to be a pro to create. Brit + Co.’s free 90-minute course walks you through all of the steps needed to create a completely custom wedding invitation in minutes. Doesn’t that sound a lot more exciting than choosing a generic template? Using this course and the Procreate app I created the below magnolia wedding invitation suite.With Mixbook you can easily incorporate elements from your wedding into your stationery to create a design that is completely unique and reflects your wedding. For this wedding invitation I wanted a design that represented the South and this couples wedding location of Magnolia Plantation so I chose to use a Magnolia flower as the main design element. Mixbook offers a wide variety of fonts to choose from and for this invitation I chose a font with a handwritten look. Following the easy steps from Brit + Co’s course, I uploaded a Magnolia flower to my design then I simply played around with the placement of all of my elements until I was happy. The wonderful thing about Mixbook are all of the options they provide. You can customize a little bit of your wedding stationery (like changing the font color) or create a design completely from scratch. For example, I created my magnolia wedding invitation from scratch but wanted something faster for my response card. For my response card I choose a predesigned card off Mixbook’s website and simply added a magnolia flower in the top corner. It took a matter of seconds to add my image to this card and transform it into a custom design to match my wedding invitation.To make your design decisions even easier Mixbook is now offering Wedding Boutique Sampling Kits full of stationery and design samples. The kits are an amazing way to see their designs firsthand and get to touch and feel the different paper options. If you’ve never ordered invitations before it can be intimidating choosing between round edges and square edges or matte finish versus cotton texture. Mixbook’s wedding kits take the stress out of ordering and make it that much easier for you to get the wedding invitations of your dreams! 

This post is sponsored by Mixbook. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting our advertisers who help make this blog possible! Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis | Magnolia Flower via Creative Market

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Recently while shopping I came across a set of marble coasters. It was a set of four for around $24. Being the cheapie that I am I didn’t buy them but it reminded me that I had some marble tiles left over from a past DIY and I decided to try my hand at making some coasters myself. And you know what? It could not be easier and to make these hexagon marble coasters! All you need are some marble tiles and gold vinyl. These marble coasters are a chinch to make and are a perfect wedding favor or housewarming gift. Read on below to learn how to make these DIY hexagon marble coasters. If you liked this DIY make sure to check out our DIY calligraphy marble place cards – here![show_shopthepost_widget id=”3066247″]
Supplies: Marble Tiles | Gold Vinyl | Felt Furniture Rounds | Transfer Tape | Cutting Mat | Cricut MachineFirst remove your marble tiles from the mesh backing and wipe each tile with a damp cloth. The tiles will have a bit of dust on them and if left will create bubbles under the vinyl. Next, using sandpaper gently sand the edges of your tiles to remove any residue glue.Next use your Cricut Machine to cut out our design space file onto gold vinyl. Click Here to go straight to the file I created for this project. This is the perfect size for 4″ hexagon marble tiles.Peel the negative space away from your hexagon shape.Place transfer tape over your gold vinyl and use the scraper to re-enforce the design on to your transfer tape.Place the vinyl over a marble tile and smooth on using the scraper tool. Carefully remove the transfer tape to reveal your coaster design!Finish your marble coasters by adding felt furniture rounds to the bottom corners. These felt rounds will keep your coaster from scratching any surfaces.Your marble hexagon coasters are now complete and ready to be used or gifted![show_shopthepost_widget id=”3066247″]

Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis | Supplies: Marble Tiles | Gold Vinyl | Felt Furniture Rounds | Transfer Tape | Cutting Mat | Cricut Machine

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If you’re donuts about your bridesmaids then this is the perfect way to ask them to be in your wedding! One of the first things you do after getting engaged is ask your girls to join you and popping the question in a creative way is always more fun! Everyone loves scratch offs and these DIY will you be my bridesmaid scratch off cards are beyond easy and sure to surprise your girls. With only two steps, your toughest decision will be who gets the jelly donut and who gets chocolate! Read on below for the simple steps to this DIY and bonus points if you include real donuts with your card!Supplies:
Free Printable
White Cardstock
Scissors
Round Scratch Off Stickers

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First print out the free printable donut cards onto white cardstock. (Click Here) Using scissors carefully remove the donuts from the white background.Next place one round scratch off sticker on top of each donut hole so that it covers the text.And that’s it! It could not be easier to make these will you be my bridesmaid scratch off donut cards cards so there is no excuse not to! Make sure to tag #coastalbridediy if you make this project!
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Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis

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This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting our advertisers who help make this blog possible!

Valentine’s gets a bad rap for being a “couples holiday.” But as someone who is single, and loves red, pink, and chocolate, I’m out to change all that! There is no reason why we can’t celebrate all forms of love on Valentine’s and use the holiday as an excuse to show our love. That’s why I am partnering with Cost Plus World Market to create this DIY Pink Sea Salt Body scrub. With a faint smell of coconut and rose petals, plus a pleasing pink color, this body scrub is the perfect gift to give all of the Galentine’s in your life. Homemade gifts always touch people a little more and a gift of body scrub is like handing someone a bottle of relaxation. Himalayan sea salt gently exfoliates the skin while coconut oil will leave it feeling baby soft! Read on below to learn how to make this three ingredient body scrub!

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You can find all of the supplies you need for this project at your localCost Plus World Market. (Figure out where that is – here!) I stopped by my Cost Plus World Market in West Ashley, SC and was so excited that they not only had everything in stock to make this body scrub but they had lots of Valentine’s Day gift ideas for decorating my gift. To create one bottle of body scrub you will need 1 cup of Himalayan pink sea salt and 1/2 a cup of coconut oil. Measure your ingredients out using the blue ceramic measuring cups. If your coconut oil is solid, warm it up in the microwave just until it becomes liquid.Pour the Himalayan pink sea salt and coconut oil into a large bowl and stir just until combined. Add 4-5 drops of rose oil to your body scrub.Gently stir your body scrub until combined. If it appears too dry add more coconut oil. Your body scrub will fade into a darker pink shade when it has been fully combined. It should also feel moist to the touch and not like dry salt. When you are finished mixing your pose sea salt body scrub, use a spoon to scoop into clear jars. I love these round glass jars from World Market as the clamp lids keep everything airtight and fresh. I also adore the blush decor I found at World Market and the blush bowl used in this project, isn’t it pretty?Finish off your gift with a bit of pink twine and a heart gift tag. If stored in an airtight container this DIY body scrub can keep for a few months – but I doubt you will have any left by then! Make sure to share if you make this project with #CoastalBrideDIY.

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Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis | Heart Tags | Pink Sea Salt | Coconut Oil | Pink Bowl | Pink Cord | Marble Cutting Board | Mini White Basket | Linen Hand Towel | Gold Spoon | Rose Oil | Pink Jar Candle | White Bath Mat | Blue Ceramic Measuring Cups | Round Jars

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I am so excited to share this DIY string art seating chart with you today! This seating chart is the perfect focal piece for your wedding reception and is sure to delight guests. Below is just a sneak peek of this DIY but you can view the full steps on Oriental Trading’s site Fun365 today! And click here to see even more of our crafts!

Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis

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