Craft Bits — DIY Wedding Cakes, a Dress Made from Books and a Vintage Wedding Fair

Posted by on May 10, 2011

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Love is in the air on the crafty internet realm and we have the wedding invites to prove it. From vintage wedding fairs to one dress we guarantee no other bride will have, couples of all stripes have never had so many options to express themselves on their special day. But first, let’s talk cake. There’s murmurs of a trend in homemade wedding cakes. As in, brides and grooms (along with their families) making cakes in their own kitchens.That’s some scary stuff. Do you think you could handle the pressure?
Read more about the DIY wedding cake trend from the Bellingham Herald.

upcycled tote bag
Something Old Now Something New

Loved this write-up about TerraCycle, one of the top companies specializing in upcycled goods. Think totes made from candy bar wrappers (see left) and park benches made from yogurt cups. Genius.
Read more about TerraCycle’s upcycling business in the Vancouver Sun.
vintage-inspired wedding dress
Something Borrowed

Seattle residents, we are so jealous of you right now. On Saturday, May 14th, there will be a whole big vintage bridal fair right in your city. Think refashioned gowns, retro hair and makeup artists and vintage lingerie.
Find out more about Seattle’s Vintage Wedding Fair at NWSource.
golden book dress
Something Blue

… and orange, red and purple. This fabulous dress is made from old Golden Books. The skirt is composed of book pages, the bodice from the gold book spines.
Take a closer look at the Golden Book dress at Lost at E Minor.
atm keypad
And, Um, Something Ew 

Hate to burst the fun-wedding bubble, but this deserves a mention. There’s been some PIN pad tampering at Michael’s craft stores in the Chicago area, putting customer security at risk. If you’ve shopped at one, take a moment and make sure your accounts are in check.
Read more about the Michael’s security breach at the Technolog.

Image credits from top: Thinkstock,, Rosemary Wagner Photography, Ryan Novelline, Featurepics

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