Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Highlight Your Food Choices by Using Colorful and Unique Vegetables

Photo courtesy of: TheBearFootShaman

As an Etsy addict and a DIY bride, when I came across an Etsy store, TheBearFootShaman I saw a way to marry my love of gardening with gorgeous food presentation for a wedding or shower. At TheBearFootShaman they have heirloom seeds for sale for absolutely gorgeous vegetables! Take the time to browse the store for vegetables to brighten your wedding day food selections. Even if you aren't serving the food cooked, some of these would make a great part of a crudite or chesse display.

My favorite is the Five Colors Swiss Chard. These colorful plants are almost impossible not to grow! They will grow in places where there isn't enough sun or too much sun as well as where the soil grade is poor. You can cook them like spinach for a colorful side, after all, why serve ho-hum green beans with almond when you can highlight your plates with this gorgeous vegetable?

Purple Cauliflower from Sicily Photo courtesy of TheBearFootShaman

This gorgeous purple cauliflower is a great accent vegetable or perfect for hors d'oeuvres. Use it as a dip bowl by hollowing it out. Surround it with cheeses. The options are endless. And not to be a killjoy but it's also good for you!

TheBearFootShaman offers additional seeds from other heirloom varieties, so head on over. Even if you aren't planning a wedding the seed choices will jazz up dinner any night of the week. Visit the site at Etsy.com for lots of other choices like pear shaped tomatoes, chocolate color peppers and more!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

DIY Flower Baskets From Save On Crafts

You too can make this designer-look birdsnest bouquet.  Just go to http://saveoncrafts.com/ under the heading: Weddung DIY Decorations for directions as well as the products you need to purchase to make these for your bridal party.  It's simple, you can order everything you need from them (except fresh flowers), and you can put everything together ahead of time just adding the flowers on the day of your wedding.  I highly recomment this craft site for both your wedding DIY projects and any other projects, they're prices are great and the service in phenomonal.  Have fun! 

Envelope Template If You Are Making Your Own Invitations

Photo courtesy of http://www.spoonsisters.com

If you are creative or crafty you're probably making your own invitations. But you still need envelopes. This template, available for only $16.95 from http://www.spoonsisters.com/ makes envelopes simple and easy. It allows you to create envelopes that measure: 4.5 inches W x 6.4 inches W; the template measures 7.8 inches W x 11 inches H, W x 0.1 inches thickness. It is an International Standard Size, Format: C6 and suitable for content format: A6 (or A4 folded in half twice). If you invitation is an different size you should be able to adapt the template fairly easily. Because it's made of wood it will last so you can use it for other projects after your wedding (maybe some creative thank you notes?).