I have been fairly absent during this past week with all of the excitement of the wedding going on. Everything turned out beautifully and the smile on my daughter's face is worth all of the sleep deprivation of the last few days. There will be many more pictures coming about the fun things we did to make this event even more special and fun! My niece, Tara Fritz, is a professional photographer who came from Las Vegas to take her photos. I can't wait to see them and share them with you. Also, look at Lindsey's beautiful bouquet, Her sister, Alicia, made it for her. Our dear friend, Tracy Moore, did her hair (and all of our hair, and redid it before the reception! Plus, she and her daughter ME, did our nails!) We had so much help and support from friends and family, I can't even begin to list them all here, but they all added so much to the success of the day.
One of the ideas that we used to make the reception fun and a little interactive with the guests was our special sign in frame! You may have seen these on etsy. We did and decided we had to figure out how to make one for Lindsey and Austin's wedding reception. We call it The Filled With Love Frame. Here is how it turned out:
The way you use it is to have little hearts that guests sign their names on and then drop them into a little slot on the top of the frame.
If you want to see how we made it, click read more below.
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To make the Filled with Love Frame, this is what we did. Click on each picture for directions.
For this project, I got my husband in on the act. He is always good at helping me with the logistics of my projects.
After the cutting was done, Madalynn and I got in on the action of making it.
Madalynn painted the large heart and wrote the names and date on it. First she did it in gold, but that was too hard to see, so we shadowed it in brown. This was done in Sharpie. Since the masonite was brown on one side, it fit our colors, so we glued the heart on the brown side with E-6000 glue. You can see my tube is starting to run low. Of course, you can paint your heart and board whatever colors you need.
If you have any questions that I didn't cover, please ask me! This will be a great keepsake for the bride and groom!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!