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DIY No-Sew Doily Wedding Dress

No-Sew Doily Wedding Dress

Well, hello again!

The last time I wrote a blog post was in December 2013. We are still living in Nashville, where I’m in my last year of Ophthalmology residency. Major life events since that last post include: raising a mini goldendoodle puppy who is now 2 years old, deciding to pursue further specialized training in Oculoplastic surgery, and learning that we’re expecting a baby girl in May 2016.

There were so many unique, handmade projects involved in our 2012 Mammoth Lakes wedding, and I had always meant to write about them… but here we are four wedding seasons later. For now I’ll write about my wedding gown, which I dreamed up around this time of year in 2012.

doily wedding dress front

via joielala | Taryn Kent & Shelby Clark

So if you’re searching for a wedding dress this year, here’s a unique idea: take a plain bridesmaid dress and glue a bunch of doilies to it. My dress turned out exactly how I’d envisioned it to be, and as a bonus it was super budget-friendly.

doily wedding dress back

via joielala | Taryn Kent & Shelby Clark

Read on for details on how I created this dress.

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Our Wedding

Photo Credit: joielala photographie

On Saturday June 9, 2012, I married my best friend in Mammoth Lakes, California.

Our wedding is being featured today on Style Me Pretty California. Please head over there for more pictures & details.

I cannot believe half a year has already passed since our wedding.

It has been both easy and hard not to write about our wedding weekend here. Easy because I started my medical residency shortly after the wedding, and my time has been filled with work. Hard because this is my creative space and right-brained outlet from work, and I had to refrain from sharing glimpses all the creativity.

I’ve decided that in the coming days, I will make time at the very least to write about two wedding-related topics. First, more on the inspiration behind our wedding design. And second, about the creation of my wedding gown.

Happy 2013!

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Faux Mercury Glass

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Shiny little candle holders

DIY wedding decor comes with the challenge of scaling up your projects to make mass quantities.

I wanted to create shiny mercury glass votive holders for our wedding reception tables. I browsed a few tutorials online that involved using acid sprays and flicking paint with a toothbrush.

While the results looked EXACTLY like mercury glass, I realized it would be too time consuming to use those methods to make a hundred candles.

I came up with a quicker method to get the mercury glass look. My votives don’t look exactly like mercury glass but they had the same shiny effect.

Read on for a tutorial.


PROJECT:
  Faux Mercury Glass

INSPIRATION

Inspired by Decor Adventures!

Please visit the original source to pin, or repin from here.

INGREDIENTS

  1. GALEJ Votive Candle Holders (IKEA, $1.99 per 4-pack)
  2. Silver Acrylic Paint (Michael’s)
  3. Alcohol Wipes
  4. Foam Brush (Michael’s)
  5. Magazine
  6. Disposable Glove
  7. Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint (Michael’s, $7 after coupon)

Note: Items without prices were not purchased for this project.

Total Cost = $57

PROTOCOL

Have you ever modified a craft project to make a large quantity?

Enjoy!

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