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Friday, March 2, 2012

DIY Wedding Props (Part I)

As soon as Alma and Ivan booked us for their wedding portraits, I knew I wanted to use some props for their shoot.  I had seen these wedding prop signs online for sale, but why buy, when you can get your craft on? :]  When I was a kid, I loved art class and crafting...Now as an adult, I haven't crafted as much as I'd like to, so this was the perfect opportunity.

Here's what you'll need (most stuff I had around the house):

  • 1 Cereal Box
  • 1 Pair of Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Glue Stick
  • Ruler
  • Marker, Pen or Pencil (Either Will Work)
  • 2 Large Popsicle Sticks
  • Printer
  • Your Artwork for Your Signs...I created my signs in Photoshop, one says La Novia (Bride) and the other El Novio (Groom)

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First step, print out your artwork in black and white.  I made my artwork measurements as a 5" x 7" landscape printed on a 8.5" x 11" page, but you can make it any size you want.  Just be sure you leave a white border around your artwork so you know exactly where to cut.

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Secondly, cut out your artwork along the white border.  Third, use your cut out artwork, and trace around it on top of the cereal box.  Once your traced your 5" x 7" artwork (or whatever size you decide on) onto the cereal box, cut out the cereal box you just traced. 

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You'll then apply the glue stick to the back of your artwork entirely and place your artwork onto the cut out cereal box.  Make sure you stick it onto the inside of the cereal box where it's just cardboard...If you try and stick anything to the outside of the cereal box where the cereal's artwork is, the material is slightly glossy, and paper will not stick onto it as well.

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Once you have the artwork glued onto the cereal box, use your hot glue gun and glue on the large popsicle sticks and you're ready to go!  Super cute wedding props for your shoot that anyone can make, Brides, Grooms and photogs :]  It's quick and easy, and not expensive at all.  And here's a sneak peak of Alma and Ivan with their props.

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Stay tuned next week, I have another DIY prop used for Alma and Ivan's wedding portraits...Happy Friday!

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