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DIY String Chandeliers

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Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning. Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade.

twine yarn ball lanterns

What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern. Jessica recommends using a sharpie to mark on the inflated balloon how much room you need to leave for the lighting cord. She also recommends coating the balloon with vaseline prior to wrapping the yarn coated with glue so it doesn’t stick on the balloon once it’s dry. You can see all the details on Jessica’s blog.

diy twine yarn chandelier

Are you getting excited to try to do this at home as much I am?

diy twine yarn chandelier glue balloons

Instructions:

1. Inflate the balloon to a medium size so the shape is a little rounder.
2. If you’re looking to make a lampshade out of the string chandelier, use a sharpie to mark around the knot on the balloon.
3. Before you start working, we recommend using a tarp.Mix corn starch, glue and warm water together until it has a smooth texture.
5. Smear the vaseline all over your balloon until it is completely coated so th twine wet with glue won’t stick on the balloon after dry.
6. You can start a little assembly line with friends by one of you feeding the yarn through the glue mix and giving to another person to wrap it around the balloon.
7. Start wrapping the balloon vertically, slowly changing to wrapping. For a seamless look, tuck the ends of the twine under one of the wrapped strings.
8. Wait 24 hours until the balloon has completely dried before popping the balloon.
9. Spray the string chandeliers with clear fast drying spray paint et voila!

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Engaging Affairs

Engaging Affairs is the D.C. area’s premier wedding planning company, creating the city’s most gracious and glamorous weddings since 1996. We’ve been ranked #1 in Washingtonian magazine ten times and have won multiple awards for our gorgeous weddings. We’ve designed weddings for movie stars, politicians and professional athletes. But what sets us apart (aside from our massive experience) is our passion for all things wedding.

Whether it’s a multi-day South Asian bash, an intimate same-sex ceremony, or a swanky museum affair, we thrive on being a part of a day devoted solely to celebrating love. Beyond getting our love fix, we are all about making our couples’ engagements the best time of their lives. Our clients are busy professionals who look to us to save them time and reduce stress so they can truly enjoy the planning process and the wedding day. We are all about streamlining and simplifying the often-overwhelming process. Most of all, we understand the years of dreaming that are entrusted to us to create one day of unforgettable moments!

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Parisian Twilight Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Navy blue and gold make a timeless combo, and they work brilliantly together in this styled shoot from Kelli Boyd Photography, Grace Graffiti, and The Vine. This talented team of vendors used a real life couple who recently got engaged in France, so a theme of Parisian Twilight fit the bill wonderfully! Let’s jump right on in:

Parisian Twilight Wedding Inspiration - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

From the event designer, Grace Graffiti: With such a talented group of vendors, we thought it would be best to let each vendor have full creative control of their area of expertise. We wanted to showcase each other’s strengths and how amazing a wedding can look when your have a team of vendors that work well together. Our model couple just recently were engaged in Paris, France, so the theme of a Parisian Wedding fit perfectly. From the chandelier hanging from the trees to the sabering of sparkling wine to the floral macaron wedding cake, our couple were able to reminisce their engagement in the international city of love.

peach ribbon - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

navy wedding invitations - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

bridal accessories - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

cascading tulips - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

grooms tuxedo - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

burgundy fall bouquet - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

silhouette decor - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

elegant navy wedding inspiration - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

napkin detail - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

elegant table setting - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

rich tablescape - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

rose gold champagne drinks - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

macaron cake - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

macaron wedding cake - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

Parisian Twilight Wedding Inspiration - photo by Kelli Boyd Photography http://ruffledblog.com/parisian-twilight-wedding-inspiration

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Kelli Boyd Photography

Event Production, Wooden Signs & Accents

Grace Graffiti

Floral Design

The Vine

Hair and Makeup

Anna May Hall

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Southern Ever After

Jewelry

Two Friends

Groom's Tuxedo

Gentlemen's Outfitters

Groom's Bow Tie

Brackish

Wedding Cake

Tree House Macarons

Sparkling Wine

Ferrari

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Beachview Tent Rentals

Napkins

Dot & Army

Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods

Kara Anne Paper

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Todd Urick Films

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Lavin Label

DIY Polka Dot Envelope Liner

DIY Projects

With this inspiration shoot we shared earlier as our starting point for this project, Paige from Gilded Lily Events and Christina Lilly Photography are back with us to show an easy way to dress up your envelopes. Using the Wreather in Blossoms suite from Wedding Paper Divas, Paige continued the hand painted mood onto the envelopes without having to add patterned paper as a liner.

DIY Polka Dot Envelope Liner via ruffledblog.com
DIY Polka Dot Envelope Liner via ruffledblog.com
DIY Polka Dot Envelope Liner via ruffledblog.com
DIY Polka Dot Envelope Liner via ruffledblog.com
DIY Polka Dot Envelope Liner via ruffledblog.com
DIY Polka Dot Envelope Liner via ruffledblog.com

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All you need are a stamp pad (chalk stamps are great!), a new pencil with an eraser, and envelopes. Simply use the eraser end of the pencil to stamp polka dots to create instant envelope liners.

Make sure the stamp is dry before stuffing the envelopes!

Check out the new Wedding Paper Divas collection for more new wedding invitation designs!

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Bijou’s Sweet Treats

Welcome to our cake studio! We are committed to using high quality ingredients in all of our creations since a cake can only be as good as the components it’s made with, and whenever possible to use local products. We make all of our products in small batches from scratch which allows us to pay careful attention to the quality and execution of our creations. Our wide range of products and services include but are not limited too: Wedding Cakes, Favors, Dessert Tables, Gift boxes and Baskets, Special Occasion Cakes, Cupcakes, Cake Pops, Mini Pies, Gourmet Marshmallows, French Macarons, Decorated Sugar Cookies, Gourmet Drop and Sandwich Cookies, Candied Nuts, and Beer Nuts. In addition to the flavors you see listed on our site for these items we also create custom flavors for our clients. So if you have a special request let us know.
We are located in Luray and deliver to the surrounding Shenandoah Valley region and Northern Virginia

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