Category Archives: DIY Friday

DIY: Olive Hue Paper

Jane Jeon from Olive Hue Paper Goods is a total love. First off, she’s crazy talented. Second, she’s gone and created a custom download just for Grey Likes readers! We have some really lovely labels (bottom left) and favor tags (top right) for you to download, print and customize! Both come with various colors and I think they are so cute!

Here’s a peek at them, along with a little accompanying inspiration:

Photo Credit: Martha Stewart Weddings

You can check out more of Jane’s work here! Special thanks to her for designing such a GREAT template for us! I hope you enjoy!

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DIY Friday: Tea Envelopes

I spotted this simple and sweet DIY project over at A Print A Day. It would make a really darling favor for a shower, no? (Or perhaps a special “get well” to send off to a loved one?)

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DIY: Drink Me!

Custom stationery and design studio, Truly Smitten recently created some totally adorable bottle tags that read: “Drink Me!”. I love those types of commands. Yes, I don’t mind if I do. Sara, the designer behind the fab blog and studio, even went so far as to offer a free download of the tags, so be sure to head over to her blog and save the pdf! These would be so great for any sort of wedding, shower, or Thursday evening for that matter.

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DIY: Vintage Inspired Belt

If you’re looking for a way to add a rustic feminine element to your dress (or perhaps change it up for your reception?) I just saw this lovely trim on Etsy that has a world of DIY potential. I’ve put it into an inspiration board for you so as to spark some ideas!

Left to right, top to bottom: 1. Sara Gabriel via Style Me Pretty 2. Lace Trim from Wholeport 3. Born Barefoot

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DI-WHY? Friday

Mekala Tinnin of Tie That Binds put together a lovely little project for us that includes some pieces available for purchase. I love when designers do that, don’t you? I especially love the mason jar label (which doubles as a thank you note) that she’s designed! And HELLO, COLOR!

Check out the entire invite suite here, and her Etsy shop for more! (I especially love these resin frames as table numbers!)

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DIY Friday!

First, let me say how incredibly excited I am that so many of you participated in the survey. It really means so much to me that you took a moment to answer  questions about your experience here. You are helping me better gear Grey Likes content toward what you want most. I’m planning on sharing much of the findings with you, however, we are busy tabulating and compiling data. I’ve also got a really great little addition that I’m throwing into our survey giveaway to sweeten the pot, but I’m waiting until Monday to share it with you. I promise, it’ll be good. So if you haven’t yet taken the survey, get into it, would you?

Speaking of survey, what I can say with certainty is that an overwhelming majority of you want are more DIY projects! So, ask and you shall receive. I’ve gathered a few ideas here that at first glance, may not seem like DIY projects, but I’m going to go ahead break it down for you, DIY style.

First up: Vintage stamps above from Blue Bell Bazaar. If you are making handmade save the dates, I think these little suckers could be a really cute way to print out the date. Check out this postcard and a full DIY how-to by Lauren Elise Craft as an example:

Next, bunting above via Mary Ruffle. Yes, bunting is everywhere. All the cool kids are doing it. And you wanna be cool, but you don’t want to be the same as everyone else. Well, I think this nautical style bunting is a nice little twist. The shape in particular is a little different from the triangles that I’ve been seeing.  It’s all about mixing it up and adding your own spin. Here’s a bunting DIY how-to, along with another example of some unique shaped bunting from Purl Bee:

Third: Chalkboard menu above by Karen Mordechai of  Sunday Suppers. For a fabulous chalkboard DIY how-to check out Joy de Vivre, who also put together this gorgeous board, with credits here.

Even more goods coming. For reals. I’m killing you with DIY today. Your fingers will be all sore and bloody by the time you report back in on Monday morning.

The doily garland above via Mary Ruffle (I’m obsessed with her tumblr blog, if you can’t tell!)  is a little twist too. I’ve never seen it done like this and I absolutely ADORE it mixed in with lights. Don’t you? Looks like it involves white twinkle lights, heart shaped doilies, and tape. Need I say more?

Next up are the tin can centerpiece containers. What I like about the ones above is the twist in color. DIY projects are all over the internets about these guys…but take note of the really great copper color that isn’t painted on perfectly. I really love it. But, if you’re not into the copper paint, there’s always tea tins, like these ones shot by Jose Villa:

And last up is the cinder block centerpiece by Kelly Harris of Yes, Please Design. She’s gone and taken an ugly cinder block and turned it into a really modern, affordable little DIY centerpiece AND table number. And of course, it’s insanely cute. I love it! Check out her DIY how-to here!

So are you stoked or what? I just dropped 6 (ish) DIY projects in one post. Boom.

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A little weekend treat…

The weather is supposed to warm up a bit this weekend and I think this little dessert photo shoot might offer the perfect recipe for a sunny Sunday brunch! Head on over to Grey Likes Nesting to check out more images and to see the full recipe!

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DI-Why?

Today, I wanted to feature a few Etsy products that I think are so lovely, you might as well purchase them, rather than come up with your own version and do it yourself. When it comes down to it, if you can save time and spend almost as much money, the solution is: DI-Why?

Seed Bombs by Visualingual would be great favors, or have your guests throw the geographic specific seeds as you make your getaway!

Fox and Clover Serving Tray, perhaps for a shower?

Locality’s Custom Digital 16×20 print used on display at your wedding!

Smartfish ballet flats, aka dancing shoes?

Parrott Design Studio’s gift tags, perhaps used for place cards?

Nina Glaser’s totes, maybe bridesmaid gifts wrapped in these?

Do you have any Etsy favorites you are incorporating into your wedding? Leave a comment and link. Let’s exchange ideas!

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THE “US” BOX

For Valentine’s Day, I put together a little DIY project for my boyfriend that I decided to name “The US Box”. The idea was to give him tangible items that represent intangible commitments I make to him in our relationship. I typed out explanations on tags, and attached them to each item. I then presented everything to him inside of a vintage suitcase. It was really fun shopping around for vintage items and spending time thinking about specific commitments that I want him to know I’m making. I definitely had to stretch a little.

Here are some photos of the project, shot by Caroline Tran (who I LOVE!). Special thanks to her for taking these gorgeous photos! You can also see more here, where the project was featured by the most fabulous gals ever of 100 Layer Cake.

I think the idea works beautifully for anyone looking for a thoughtful and momentous gift to give someone…be it your fiance on your wedding day, your mother on mother’s day, etc… What I love about giving it to my boyfriend is that we can both continue to add to it as our relationship grows and requires new promises. I also love that our future children will be able to paw through the box and understand in very tactile ways what we do to put our love in action.

Hope you enjoy!

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DIY Friday – Pom Garlands

I found these here, but couldn’t find an original source. Though I’m obsessed. How cute would these be for a shower? They look like they’re made from fabric. Anyone have a “how-to” source, let me know!

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