Thursday, May 16, 2013

Nautical Starfish Wedding

It's hard to believe that the wedding is less than a month from today!  Things are in full swing here and we're busy with last minute details.  Yesterday I felt like the little mouse from the circular tale, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

I visited the Berwick Offray Ribbon Outlet and found hundreds of yards of irresistible grosgrain, satin, and organza ribbon.  When I say hundreds, I mean hundreds.  Not only do I have enough ribbon for any Pinterest wedding project imaginable, I'm in great shape from now until Christmas.

Here's a sampling of what I found for the nautical navy and pink wedding.

So then, spools of ribbon in hand, I set off to work.  But just like the mouse in the story, I needed a few things to help me with my project.  First I made a pillow for the ring bearer to carry.  The pillow is about 8 inches square.  I added different ribbons with hot glue and then attached a starfish to the top of the pillow.  The navy and white striped grosgrain ribbon is my favorite.

Next on the to do list were the starfish boutonnieres for the special men at the wedding, including the handsome groom.  These real starfish are about 4-5 inches in diameter and don't need any additional greens.  I tried one with a leaf and another with some wheat grass behind it, but the grosgrain ribbon alone looks the best.  A pin is attached to the back of the starfish so it will be easy to wear.

Right now, I'm in the process of making wands and the guest book. I will be sure to share those with you as I make more progress.

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