Yay! Pinterest project reveal day! It took me a good week to decide on a project to tackle. There are so many great ideas, where do I even start??? Food is always good but it really doesn’t make for a great reveal unless you’re able to share it. Then I was thinking something crafty for the house, but I’ve got moving on the brain. I think I’m at a point where it doesn’t make sense to invest any more time or money into space that’s 1. Not ours 2. We’ll be vacating in ~6-8 months. I do love a good home-y craft though so I may convince myself to do one still. I really, really wanted to do something wedding-y. My BFF is getting hitched 2 weeks (2 weeks, Shortie!!!) The problem was, I had pretty much been harassing the bride for the past 1 1/2 years to give me a task and met with no success. I was begging. No joke. For a crafty person like me, it was torture. Weddings for crafters are like boobies for babies, Paris for the fashionista, 5G for the techie (ok, I don’t know what that is or if even exists). Point is, weddings have the potential to be the ultimate DIY event and I wanted in.
Turns out I can be a major pain in the tush and 3 weeks before go-time she relented and told me I could be in charge of the guest room gift baskets. Happy day! I was on it 5 minutes later.
Here are my inspiration pics:
The wedding will be an outside, afternoon affair in upstate NY, on the lake, in the fall. So that kinda set the tone for the look I wanted to achieve: simple, cozy, natural, elegant.
And here’s the finished deal
I bought the baskets (8 total) at JoAnn’s. They were super-discounted down to $3 bucks each and they’re lined! The rest I made entirely out stuff I already owned and had saved from previous projects not including of course the food stuff in the basket.
This cute envelope containing assorted teas was so easy to make. I just completely opened up a plain, white invitation envelope, traced it onto the printed paper, glued it together, and secured the closure with a little bit of twine for that au naturale look.
Personalized water bottle labels with the newlyweds’ new monogram.
“Love muffins” Cheese, I know. People are allowed to be cheesy at weddings. This little baggie will contain Morning Glory muffins. Gonna wait until the day before to make those. I’ll include the recipe below. I made them for Manu’s school and they are delish!
“The perfect mix”. More cheese. A little salty snack mix to balance out the sweet muffins.
And that folks, is the end. It was so nice to take some time out and do something other than laundry and picking up bits of breakfast off the floor. Did you hear that future Mrs. Powell? I had fun 🙂
A special thanks to Brianne for giving me the motivation I needed to tackle a new project. So fun. We must do it again!
Morning Glory Muffins (adapted from here)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 apple – peeled, cored and shredded
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners.
- In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the carrot, raisins, nuts, and apple.
- In a separate bowl, beat together eggs, oil, applesauce, and vanilla. Stir egg mixture into the carrot/flour mixture, just until moistened. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.
Yields 12 large (18 small muffins)