I thought I’d take a break from all the honeymoon talk and post one of my favorite wedding projects.
I mentioned briefly when I posted about my makeup trial?that I was expecting happy tears on our wedding day. I knew I would cry at our wedding because,118开奖现场, the fact is, I cry at every wedding. I don’t even have to know the couple, which I found out when I was searching for a videographer and crying at all the sample videos. I love the profound emotions that are flowing on a wedding day, and I get all the feels.
Despite the fact that my tears are basically a foregone conclusion, I almost universally forget to pack tissues as a wedding guest. So when I saw pictures like this…
Vintage hankies on the program table / Image credit: Evantine Designs
…I knew I wanted to provide our guests with safeguards against happy tears, just in case. I briefly explored the vintage-hankie route, but in the end it seemed like a lot of cost (or effort if I made new hankies) for something so small.
Then I thought, what about tissues?
At my Christmas Tree Shop I found mini-packs of tissues at eight for $1. There were a couple types available when I was shopping—some dinosaur pattern and a bright floral design. Since none of the existing wrappers fit, I considered wrapping the packets or placing the tissues in glassine envelopes (which I have since learned is a popular option for this craft project),http://www.57775777.info/jiulongzhongte/201503/14.html,http://www.55548.info/www_55548_info/201503/6.html, but Mr. Crab suggested that this might create trash and crinkling noises during the ceremony. As an alternative, I decided to tie a few tissues together with a little tag and put them out for people to use if they wanted to.
This process is so simple, it can hardly be called a DIY, but since it requires some assembly I’ll call it a (semi) DIY.
Crab’s (semi) DIY happy tears packet / Personal photo
I laid out the tags in PowerPoint and created the tag using some of the fonts we used for our wedding. With a little trial and error I got the tags to be just the right size (0.75″ high x 3.25″,六合论坛; wide).
I found that by laying some sections of gold foil cupcake liner together behind the tag it created a little deco-flare and reinforced the strength of the hole I punched using a standard hole punch. (If you wanted to get fancy you could use an eyelet to reinforce the hole or a fancy hole punch to create a different shape,香港六合资料.)
Then I unwrapped the mini-packs,http://www.383688.info/383688_com/201503/11.html, being careful to leave the tissues folded,http://www.222918.info/www_222918_info/201503/13.html, and tied four tissues together with some gold string elastic, making sure the tag laid flat. I taped the ends of the elastic to the backs of the tag. I didn’t worry about the back of the tag, although I suppose I could have lined the backs with paper so that the seams and ends of the elastic didn’t show at all.
The one downside to using the elastic string was that pulling the elastic to tie it resulted in a little puckering of the tissue stacks. If I were to do it again, I would use a non-elastic tie like ribbon or twine.
I figured this would be a thing that only a few,香港马会开奖结果,http://www.673344.info/www_673344_info/201503/9.html, if any,香港天下彩报码, guests took advantage of, so I only made a few. I used one eight-pack of tissues, which cost $1. The gold foil cupcake liners were $1 for the pack, and I only used a couple liners for the project. Once I got the hang of the first one, it took me about the length of an?American Horror Story episode (read: an hour) to complete the entire project. The project yielded 20 packets of tissues, which would have been enough for about 10% of our guests.
Happy tears packets in their cut glass tray / Personal photo
I gave them to our venue coordinator during our drop-off appointment and explained what they were. The plan was to lay them out on these little cut glass trays Mamma Crab picked up at a yard sale. I didn’t see any evidence of them at the wedding,http://www.7k80.info/www_7k80_info/201503/15.html, nor have I seen any photographic evidence of them since. Still,http://www.38636.info/xianggang6hecai/201503/7.html, even if they didn’t get used,http://www.577588.info/577588_com/201503/7.html, it wasn’t a huge loss.
I was really happy with how they turned out, and I think providing tissues to your guests is an inexpensive and easy way to add a special (and somewhat practical) touch. When I was brainstorming about this project my thought process immediately went to tying together little individual packets,http://www.74772.info/liuhemianfeixinshuiluntan/201503/9.html, but now that I think about it there could be a few different (all super easy) ways to offer tissues to your guests at the ceremony.
For example, you could wrap up a tissue box in your wedding colors (or maybe you have a tissue-box cover you like in your home,www.810kh.com, or you can find a box that’s already been pre-printed in a color/pattern that goes with your color scheme) and put out a sign (on the box or in front of it) that says “For Your Happy Tears.” You could also forgo the wrapping stage and just buy a few mini-packs of tissues and put them in a container with a sign.
What do you think? Will you consider offering tissues for happy tears at your wedding? Would you take advantage as a guest?Tags: decordiyphiladelphia BLOGGER Mrs. Crab Birthday: July 10 Occupation: Post-Doctoral Fellow,http://www.tm0149.info/www_tm0149_info/201503/14.html, Criminal Justice Research Venue: Atrium at the Curtis Center --> PREVIOUS POSTBridal Shower Part Deux NEXT POSTNarwhal Save the Date Reveal! Related Posts Mini Decorative Monkey Fist Knot Balls10/20/14 @ 3:49 pm Crab’s Guide to Vintage Stamps11/20/14 @ 6:33 am Beach Bachelorette Gift Bags12/01/14 @ 7:54 am Friendor Florist11/25/14 @ 6:39 am(责任编辑：admin)
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