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Cover image: Crepe Paper Ombre Garden Roses by Lia Griffith (www.liagriffith.com). Turn to page 53 to find the instructions to make them yourself!

Welcome! Every bride-to-be dreams of a wedding filled with unique and memorable touches, designed to leave friends, family and, of course, the happy couple buzzing from the warmth of the day. And there are plenty of easy ways to do this with Handmade Wedding showing you how. Bursting with gorgeous, easy-to-do DIY ideas, here’s all the inspiration you need for a wedding day with a real difference.

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These tin c o Grouped together in on-trend themes s lanterns are e! such as classic vintage, rustic k a easy to m botanical, festival and colour pop, there are beautiful, simple projects with step-by-step instructions. Check out the hessian ‘Mr & Mrs’ bunting (p10), vintage teacup candles (p30), stunning bridal hairband (p62) and show-stopping paper rose bouquet (p53).

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We also have real-life weddings, packed full of imagination, individuality and character – a wonderful taster of all the joy in store for you! Happy handmade wedding!

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80 classic vintage 10 Just married Personalise your big day the cross stitch way! 12 More than words A gift for the groom 15 Love birds Pretty place cards 16 Delicate beauty Make a stunning beaded hair vine 19 Wedding belle A gorgeous loral sash 22 Wash of colour Tap into the watercolour trend with stationery

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26 Breezy bunting! Sew fabric decorations 28 Shop the look Get the vintage style 30 Love & light Elegant teacup candles 32 Vintage corsage Pretty wrist blooms 34 Showered with love Make confetti cones with antique sheet music 36 Sweet treats Bake tasty macarons 38 Fizz with a twist! Jelly for grown-ups!

rustic botanical 46 Put a ring on it Make an unusual moss ring pillow for your special day 48 Chocoholic bliss No-one can resist Black Forest fancies! 50 Pretty pansies Crocheted napkin rings 53 Rustic beauty Make our cover star – a stunning bouquet of crepe paper roses 56 Shop the look The perfect rustic dÊcor for your wedding day

58 Have a heart Spread the love with an easy-to-make hydrangea and rose decoration 60 Desert blooms Plant succulents and cacti in antique china 62 Romance blossoms Craft the most delicate lacy headband 66 Flower power Pretty up jam jars to display wild lowers 68 The statement lower Make your own dainty lower corsage to wear in your hair


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86 Shop the look The best festival props

110 Blooming lovely A cheery stationery set

70 Real wedding: rustic Al & Hannah’s big day

88 Festival of light Illuminate your venue

114 Bright & beautiful Recyle tin cans and plant with cacti

98 Real wedding: festival Jason & Page say ‘I do’

78 Do me a favour! Treat your guests with ombre cake favours

90 Bunting stationery Papercraft, festival style!

80 Fresh as a daisy Wear lowers in your hair

94 Bold blooms Hook an everlasting posy

120 Real wedding: colour Meet Gemma & James

116 A trile lovely… A classic English dessert for your guests to enjoy

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84 Feelgood favours Spread good fortune with these cookies

106 Coming up roses Pretty cake toppers

6 Why we love handmade 10 reasons to get crafting for your wedding!

85 Hearty treats A sweet treat on a stick

108 Shop the look Brights for your bash

40 Real wedding: vintage Steal Sarah & Rick’s style

82 Daisy, Daisy Crochet sweet bunting

128 Techniques Master cross stitch and crochet 130 Stockists Where to buy all the products in this issue

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our wedding is the ideal opportunity to take the glue gun out and get creative, filling both the run up to the event and the day itself with a host of unique, handcrafted items. The good thing about a handmade wedding is that you can take on as many projects as you’re comfortable with, as it will look equally good whether you have just a few crafty touches or indulge in an all-out DIY fest. Not that we think you need any more convincing (you’re reading this magazine, after all), but we’ve put together our top ten reasons to embrace a handmade wedding.

can personalise your day 1You and make it unique There are some elements of a wedding that have to be included – the vows, the food, the embarrassing dancing. The rest are up to you, and adding some DIY touches is a fantastic way to ensure you get everything you’ve always wanted, just the way you want it. You’ll also end up with a celebration that’s as unique as you and your partner are.

save money as most 2You’ll projects cost pennies

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Weddings have a reputation for being expensive, but crafting can really help to keep the cost down. The watercolour invitations on page 24, for example, start from as little as 70p, while the tin can lanterns on page 88 cost a few pence.

can make it 3 You eco-friendly There are lots of ways to upcycle objects and make them Instagram-worthy decorations for a wedding – check out the mini teacup garden on page 60 that uses old china, and the cacti planters on page

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make your guests 8 You’ll feel relaxed Walking into a venue that’s decorated with pretty upcycled glass jars and paper flowers will immediately set the tone for the day, and let your guests know that this is going to be a fun, relaxed celebration that they’re going to love!

p66 114 that are made from tin cans. If you’re a regular crafter then a lot of the projects are also ideal for using up scraps from your stash, such as the bunting on page 26 and the paper flowers on page 53.

can get family 4 You and friends involved Some of your loved ones will be aching to be asked to be a part of the day, so getting them to help you with crafting bits and bobs is a great way to involve them. We guarantee that you’ll find a lot of skill among your friends and family, too, which will help you achieve fantastic results.

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You can make the day more meaningful to both of you

Crafting is a great way to add touches to your day that celebrate your relationship. If you have a special song, use it as the sheet music to make the confetti cones on page 34. If there’s a book that has significance to your partner, take a quote from it to make

the cufflinks on page 12. There’s so much scope to ensure the day is a true reflection of everything that’s special to you both.

can learn a craft to 6 You enjoy after the wedding Whether you’re new to the crafting game, or have always wanted to learn a particular skill, wedding projects are a great way to try things. If cross stitch is something you’ve always been intrigued by then opt for the bunting on page 10, and if you’ve not picked up a crochet hook before, the napkin rings on page 50 are a great project to try.

create some 7 You’ll fantastic memories When you look back on your wedding, as well as the details you’ll also have memories of the fun you had in making things for it. If you get friends and family involved, it’s a lovely way to make some shared memories – especially if you enhance the crafting fun with a glass of fizz or some cake!

make it stand out 9You’ll from the rest Your guests will remember your wedding for all the right reasons, not just because your Great Uncle Sidney drank too much prosecco and started throwing some dubious shapes on the dance floor. Whether it’s because they helped you to make the centrepieces, or because they think that the Black Forest fondant fancies (page 48) are the best cake they’ve ever eaten, your celebration will be memorable for everyone who attends.

have fun and get 10You’ll so much satisfaction! Creating special items for what will be one of the best days of your life is a really enjoyable process. You’ll also experience a fantastic glow of achievement when you look around your venue or wedding space and see the things you made yourself, or have a guest compliment you on all the little touches. It’ll make you almost as happy as marrying the love of your life!

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Classic vintage y Mr & Mrs bunting

Just married! Burlap decorations are a big trend for weddings this year, so hang up this bunting to add to your vintage-rustic styling. By Sarah Heys This beautifully simple bunting uses squares of hessian and a pared-down colour palette to create a folksy banner that’s perfect for a laidback wedding theme. The cute bride and groom ladybird at either end of the letters are a sweet touch if you’re nature lovers who might be planning a woodland wedding or an outdoor day! If you’re want something other than hessian, try stitching the lettering on plain or coloured aida or evenweave instead. If you’d like a longer string of flags, add different motifs at the ends, or even try adding some patterned squares and different coloured ribbon. This bunting would make a wonderful hanging above the cake or top table.

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HOW TO MAKE THE BUNTING Step 1 Cut approx. 12cm (4¾in) squares from the hessian fabric. Find the centre of your chart and fabric by folding in half in

both directions. Start stitching from this point. Carefully follow the chart and key. Step 2 Trim to 11 x 11cm (4¼ x 4¼in), although this size may differ if you have chosen different count hessian. While cutting, make sure the motif is central and leave 5cm (2in) seam allowance at the top. Step 3 Fray the side and bottom edges of the hessian squares by removing one or two strands around the edges using the tip of a needle to separate the strands. Step 4 To string the flags together you can either use a length of matching or contrast ribbon, or make your own cord by twisting two pieces of the thread that you used to stitch the design together. Step 5 Turn over the top edge encasing the cord and, using running stitch, sew along the top 1cm (¼in) from the edge.

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HOW TO MAKE THE CUFFLINKS Step 1 Select an area of text for the cufflink. This can be from an actual page from a book, or you can scan the page and print it out. Printing onto good quality paper will give you a better finish. Choose an area of text that includes the words ‘love’, ‘cherish’ or ‘adore’. Favourite song lyrics or text from a much-loved book would also work well.

Cufflinks make a great thank you gift for the men in your wedding party and these attractive designs with little snippets of literature can be adapted Step 2 Carefully stick the clear epoxy to suit the recipient. Browse sticker onto the text so that it is in your local charity shops and line, smoothing out the text on find text from a romantic the reverse to remove any Tr y newspa novel or poem – these pesky air bubbles. Cut out p print or she er cufflinks are created from the text, keeping as close to music for a et a love poem by John the edge of the sticker as fun quirky look , Donne. They are really you can. easy to make as you can buy self-adhesive epoxy Step 3 Measure and cut a 16 x resin squares that simply stick 16mm (¾ x ¾in) square of paper onto the text. This is much easier than for a template. Lay it onto the grey board trying to keep the cufflinks flat while and cut out two pieces. you wait for liquid resin mix to set! Find them at jasminstudiocrafts.com in all Step 4 Apply a small amount of strong shapes and sizes. jewellery glue (such as E6000) to the

cufflink setting and stick one piece of grey board into the cufflink. Step 5 Ensure the swivel bar on the cufflink is horizontal. Add glue over the grey board, insert the epoxy resin square and push into the setting. Leave to dry. Step 6 Repeat the process to make a second cufflink. Leave both to dry for 24 hours then package them in a box.

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Classic Vintage y Place cards

Love birds Choose your own pretty paper to make our beautiful place cards, they’re super-quick and so easy. By Annie Bellamy

Stick the patterned paper to the card using the spray adhesive (on one side only for the wings and on both sides for the body). Carefully cut out the body and wings from the card using the templates on page 124. 1

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2 Write the name on the wing using a calligraphy pen. Stick the bottom of the wing to the body and lightly bend the wings out a little to add visual texture. Perch on a wineglass to display.


Delicate beauty Show a little understated sparkle with a gorgeous hair vine. Perfect if you’re planning a vintage theme for your big day. By Dorothy Wood

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Ethereal hair vines are such simple, understated bridal accessories and will really come into their own for summer weddings. The pretty combination of wire and beads creates a delicate headdress that can be worn with or without a veil. The twisting technique used to make the vine has three levels of difficulty so if you’re a beginner, then just add beads and pearls as single strands or learn the more advanced, three-leaf motif to create the fabulous design you see here. To make adding the beads as easy as possible, buy your seed beads by the hank and ivory pearls in strings. Once you’ve mastered your own hair vine you can experiment with variations to make them for your bridesmaids too, and of course you can try all sorts of different beads too – just remember that they need to be small and light! HOW TO MAKE THE STAR Step 1 Cut two 2m (2Ÿyd) lengths of 0.4mm gold-plated wire. Pick up 216 seed beads onto one length of wire. It’s easier to string beads straight from a hank, feeding the wire through the beads alongside the carrier thread. Alternatively, you can pick up by hand or use a bead spinner. Step 2 On the second length of goldplated wire pick up alternate 4mm and 3mm pearls, adding a single large pearl and then three small pearls. Repeat eight times. Twist the ends of each wire into a small loop to prevent the beads falling off. Step 3 Hold the two wires together with all beads on the right-hand side and with the 4mm pearls to the left of the smaller pearls. *Twist both wires together for about 1cm

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to make a group of three pearls and a 1cm (½in) stem. Twist, holding the pearls to make the stem. Twist both wires together for 1cm (½in) again, finishing with the seed bead wire on top. Step 6 Drop nine seed beads down towards the main vine. Fold the wire over so the seed beads are evenly around the bend and the untwisted stem is 1cm (½in). Cross the wire tail over about 0.5cm (Ÿin) from the main vine. Twist to make a leaf shape, only twisting the wire together for 0.5cm (Ÿin) below the leaf.

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Step 7 Drop another nine seed beads towards the first leaf. Fold the wire over so that the seed beads are evenly around the bend and the untwisted stem is about 0.5cm (¼in). Twist to make a leaf shape and short stem. Make a second leaf shape. Step 8 Repeat step 7 to make a third leaf with a short stem and then hold all three leaves and twist to twist the short main stem down to the vine. Repeat from * (in Step 3) until you have eight groups of leaves with pearl stems in between. Turn the wires around and pick up 189 seed beads on one wire. Step 9 Pick up the pearls on the other wire, beginning with three 3mm pearls and a 4mm pearl. Repeat six times. Make a second length of vine in the same way. Hold the vines together so that the groups of leaves are staggered and twist together. Step 10 Arrange the leaves so that they are flat out at each side and the pearls are standing up randomly down the middle. Fold the tails over at each end and twist leaving a loop for the ribbon. Trim all wire ends and add a 1m (1yd) length of ribbon to each loop to finish.

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If you’re a crafty bride, then this gorgeous sash will be right up your street! It’s a beautifully stylish way to customise a hand-sewn wedding dress, or a plain one bought from the high street. Dorothy shows you how to make two types of flowers from organza and satin ribbons – a simple twisted rose, softened with tulle, plus stunning Kanzashi flowers made using a Japanese folding technique. The textures of flowers made from organza and satin ribbons look quite different and give you lots of opportunity to make each design unique. As well as making one for yourself, you could also sew sashes in complementary shades for your bridesmaids or flower girls.

HOW MAKE THE CORSAGE SASH Step 1 To make the roses, cut 50cm (19¾in) lengths of cream satin ribbon and tulle. Tie the two different ribbons together with an overhand knot. Cut two 4.5cm (1¾in) circles of felt and snip a small hole in the middle. Tuck the tail of the knot into the hole. Step 2 Twist the two ribbons together, wrapping them around and around to create the rose shape. Stitch the ribbons down as you go (alternatively, you could use a hot glue gun). Secure the ends of the ribbon on the reverse side. Make a second rose. Step 3 To make the Kanzashi flowers, cut the 5cm (2in) wide grey satin ribbon into 14

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organza ribbon petals in the same way as the grey satin ribbon flowers making nine petals for each flower. Make three Kanzashi flowers. You may want to apply iron-on interfacing to the ribbon sash length at this stage.

flowers to soften the outline. Sew crystals to each Kanzashi flower centre to hide the stitching and embellish the roses with pearls.

Step 8 Arrange the flowers over 20cm (8in) of the 4cm (1½in) wide grey satin ribbon, starting in the middle. Sew in place. Attach a few pieces of lace edging between the

You could also use these lowers to embellish a plain metal headband for you or your bridesmaids to wear.

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• Invitation: 9cm high x 10.5cm wide with ‘Invitation’ printed at the bottom. On both panels, you need to remember to leave at least a 3cm gap at the top so that you don’t lose any wording when you punch the holes. If you print on a landscape layout, you should be able to get two guest information panels or two invitation panels on each sheet. Step 2 Cut a piece of matt A4 white card measuring 21x10.5cm. Cut a piece of watercolour paper 17x10.5cm.

Wash of colour Pre-printed watercolour paper is the secret to this stunning stationery set, which is perfect if you’re planning a vintage theme. By Imagine DIY Delicate watercolours are perfect for creating a vintage vibe, and preprinted papers mean you don’t have to break out the paints yourself! From your ‘save the date’ cards to favour boxes for the reception, it’s possible to create a totally co-ordinated look with very little effort – all the projects here are quick and simple to make. And to make things even easier, all the supplies can be bought from imaginediy.co.uk, so there’s no need to hunt around for your tools and materials.

check book invites You will need FOR EACH INVITATION: 1/3 SHEET OF MATT WHITE CARD 1 SHEET OF WHITE LINEN PAPER 1/3 SHEET OF WATERCOLOURS PAPER 1 FOLK HEART BUTTON 2 SILVER EYELETS (NOT ESSENTIAL BUT THEY ADD A LOVELY FINISHING TOUCH) ABOUT 60CM OF HEMP CORD IN LIGHT PINK. PAPER TRIMMER HOT MELT GLUE GUN PACK OF DL ENVELOPES HOLE PUNCH AND EYELET SETTER IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE EYELETS

HOW TO MAKE THE INVITATIONS Step 1 Print your wording on the white linen paper and cut down to size. The sizes should be as follows: • Guest information: 21cm high x 10.5cm wide with ‘Guest information’ printed at the bottom

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Step 3 Place the guest information wording on top of the white card. Put the invitation panel on top and then lay the watercolour paper over all three sheets. Line up the top edges of all four pieces so that you can see the titles of the guest information panel and invitation panel showing below the watercolour paper. Step 4 Use your hole punch to punch two holes at the top of the invitation, about 1cm from the top and 2.5cm in from each side. Use your eyelet setter to secure an eyelet in each hole. Step 5 Cut off about 40cm of hemp cord. Starting at the back, keeping about 5cm of cord in your hand, thread one end through the eyelet. Thread back through the other eyelet so that it’s at the back of the card again. Repeat this two more times so that you have three lines of cord running across the front of the card. Carefully tie a double knot at the back of the card and cut off any loose ends. Step 6 Cut off a piece of hemp cord about 15-20cm long. It’s useful if you cut it at an angle so that the cord has a pointy end. Take your heart button and thread one end of the cord through one of the holes; thread the other end of the cord through the other hole. Tie a neat bow in the front of the wooden heart. Step 7 Trim the loose ends of the bow so that you have a nice neat bow sitting on top of your heart. Use your hot melt glue gun to carefully glue the wooden heart in to place on top of the hemp cord at the top centre of your invitation.


Classic vintage y Watercolour stationery

Place card You will need FOR EACH PLACE CARD: 1/8 SHEET OF WATERCOLOURS PAPER

bow so that you have a nice neat bow sitting on top of your heart. Use your glue gun to stick your button in to place in the middle of the patterned paper – take a look at the photo (above left) so that you can see exactly where it should go.

1/4 SHEET OF WHITE A4 CARD 1 FOLK HEART BUTTON

LIGHT PINK

favour box You will need

PAPER TRIMMER

FOR EACH BOX:

ABOUT 15CM OF HEMP CORD IN

SCORING BLADES

1/2 SHEET OF WATERCOLOURS PAPER

GLUE GUN

1 PEARLISED WHITE FAVOUR BOX

TAPE RUNNER

(BUT YOU CAN WRAP WHATEVER SMALL ITEM YOU WANT)

HOW TO MAKE THE PLACECARDS Step 1 Cut a piece of white card measuring 9x14cm. Score and fold it in half. Step 2 Cut a piece of Watercolours paper measuring 9 x 5cm. Stick this to the top of the card using your tape runner. Step 3 Cut off a piece of hemp cord about 15cm long. It’s useful if you cut it at an angle so that the cord has a slightly pointy end. Take your folk heart button and thread one end of the cord through one of the holes. Take the other end of the cord and thread it through the other hole. Step 4 Tie a neat bow in the front of the wooden heart. Trim the loose ends of the

1 FOLK HEART BUTTON ABOUT 1M OF HEMP CORD IN LIGHT PINK PAPER TRIMMER TAPE RUNNER

HOW TO MAKE THE FAVOUR BOX Step 1 Assemble your blank favour box and fill it with the items of your choice. Put the lid on and you’re ready to go. Step 2 Measure your box and cut a piece of paper that’s about 1cm larger than double the width and long enough to wrap all the way around your box. (If you choose to use one of Imagine DIY’s favour boxes you will need to cut a section of paper about 13x21cm, but you’ll need to take your own measurements for any other boxes or items that you’d like to use.)

Step 3 Place your box face down in the centre of the paper. Run a line of tape along one edge of the paper and wrap it around until it covers the box and the paper is stuck together along one edge. Step 4 Turn the box to one of the sides that’s currently open. Pull the bottom of the paper up towards the top of the box and hold it in place. Fold in each side of the paper until it touches the box. Make a crease along the paper so that you have a point that can be folded down and stuck in to place. Repeat this process on the other open end. Step 5 Cut off about 1m of hemp cord. Starting at the back, holding the middle of the cord, wrap both ends around and around the box four or five times, each time crossing it at the top and bottom. Pass the loose ends back to the top of the box. Step 6 Cut the loose ends of the hemp cord at an angle so that it has a slightly pointy end that will easily thread through the wooden button. Take your folk heart button and thread the top end of the cord through the top hole of the button. Take the bottom end of the cord and thread it through the bottom hole. Tie a neat bow in the front of the wooden heart. Trim the loose ends of the bow so that you have a nice neat bow sitting on top of your heart. See the photo above for an idea of what the finished box should look like.

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envelope invitation You will need FOR EACH INVITATION: 1 1/2 SHEET OF IMAGINE DIY WATERCOLOURS PAPER 1/4 SHEET OF WHITE LINEN PAPER

Step 4 Cut a piece of matt A4 white card measuring 10x10cm. Use your tape runner to stick the A4 white card into place in the middle of your patterned paper. Stick the invitation wording on top. See the photo above for what the invitation should look like at this stage.

ABOUT 150CM OF HEMP CORD IN LIGHT PINK.

Step 5 Close your envelope so that the two sides are folded closed first. Then close the bottom, and then finally the top flap.

PUNCH BOARD TAPE RUNNER A RULER

Step 6 Cut off about 150cm of hemp cord. Starting at the back, holding the middle of the cord, wrap both ends around and around the invitation four times (each time crossing it at the front). Pass the loose ends back to the front of the envelope.

HOW TO MAKE THE ENVELOPE INVITATIONS Step 7 Cut the loose ends of the hemp Step 1 Cut a piece of Watercolours paper cord at an angle so that they have a slightly measuring 21x21cm. Use your pointy end that will easily thread envelope punch board to make through the wooden button. a square envelope (the Take your folk heart button y tr t o n y h instructions are provided on and thread the top end of W k n a th g in the board). the cord through the top mak a in s d r a hole of the button. Take the you c ? le ty s g Step 2 Fold your envelope bottom end of the cord and matchin in place. Open it back up and thread it through the bottom measure the inside square. Cut hole. Tie a neat bow in the a piece of Watercolour paper front of the wooden heart to 3mm smaller than the square. Stick this securely close your envelope. in to place using your tape runner. Step 8 Trim the loose ends of the bow so Step 3 Print your wording on to the white that you have a nice neat bow sitting on top linen paper and cut down to size. The of your heart button. All finished and ready finished size should be 9.5x9.5cm. You to send! should be able to fit four per sheet if you lay it out carefully.

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1/6 SHEET OF WATERCOLOURS PAPER 1/2 SHEET OF WHITE A4 CARD 1/4 SHEET OF WHITE LINEN PAPER

ABOUT 15CM OF HEMP CORD IN LIGHT PINK. PAPER TRIMMER SCORING BLADES

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FOR EACH CARD:

1 FOLK HEART BUTTON

1/4 SHEET OF A4 WHITE CARD 1 FOLK HEART BUTTON

save the date card You will need

GLUE GUN DIE-CUTTING MACHINE SIZZIX CIRCLES FRAMELITS DIE SET TAPE RUNNER A RULER

HOW TO MAKE THE SAVE THE DATE CARD Step 1 Cut a piece of white card measuring 10.5x12cm. Score and fold it in half. Step 2 Cut a piece of Watercolours paper measuring 10.5x6cm. Stick this to the top of the card using a tape runner. Step 3 Print your ‘Save the date’ wording onto your A4 white linen paper and cut it down to size. The finished size should be about 9.5x9.5cm. Use your tape runner to stick this to the inside of the card so that it’s the first thing you see when you open it up. Step 4 Print your ‘Save the date’ panel on to a sheet of A4 white card. The wording should be about 2.5x2.5cm. Once you’ve printed this, cut around it, leaving a border


Step 2 Print your ‘Order of service’ panel on a sheet of A4 white card. The wording should be about 3.5x3.5cm. Once you’ve printed this, cut around it, leaving a border of about 2cm all the way around. Step 3 Set up your die-cutting machine and place your order of service panel on the cutting mat, facing up. Place the best-fitting circle die face down on top of the order of service panel, making sure that the wording is central to the circle. Use the die-cutting machine to cut the circle.

of about 2cm all the way around. Step 5 Set up your die-cutting machine and put your save the date panel on the cutting mat, facing up. Place the smallest circle die face down on top of the save the date panel, making sure the wording is central to the circle. Use the die-cutting machine to cut a circle. Step 6 Use the next size circle die to cut a slightly larger panel of Watercolours paper. Stick this into place in the centre of your card with half the circle on the top and half on the white panel underneath. Use your tape runner to stick the save the date panel on top. Step 7 Cut a piece of hemp cord about 15cm long. Take your folk heart button and thread one end of the cord through one of the holes. Take the other end of the cord and thread it through the other hole. Tie a bow in the front of the wooden heart. Trim the loose ends of the bow so that you have a nice neat bow sitting on top of your heart. Step 8 Use your glue gun to stick your button in place on top of the save the date panel – check the photograph (above left) to see where it goes.

order of service You will need FOR EACH ORDER OF SERVICE: 1/2 SHEET OF WATERCOLOURS PAPER 1 1/8 SHEET OF WHITE A4 CARD AT LEAST 1 SHEET OF WHITE LINEN PAPER (AS MANY AS YOU NEED FOR THE WORDING ON THE INSIDE) 1 FOLK HEART BUTTON ABOUT 25CM OF HEMP CORD IN LIGHT PINK 1 SILVER EYELET (OPTIONAL) PAPER TRIMMER SCORING BLADES GLUE GUN DIE-CUTTING MACHINE SIZZIX CIRCLES FRAMELITS DIE SET TAPE RUNNER HOLE PUNCH AND EYELET SETTER IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE EYELETS LONG ARM STAPLER

HOW TO MAKE THE ORDER OF SERVICE CARD Step 1 Score and fold your white card in half. Cut a piece of Watercolours paper measuring 21x13.5cm. Stick this to the front left of your card using your tape runner.

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Step 4 Use your hole punch to make a hole in the top centre of the order of service circle panel. If you choose to use an eyelet (which is a great finishing touch) use your eyelet setter to set an eyelet in to the hole. Step 5 Cut a piece of hemp cord about 10cm long. Thread through the hole of the eyelet. Matching both sides of the cord together, glue them in to place on the centre of the cover, about 3cm from the top, leaving a loop of about 3cm for the tag to dangle from (see photo). Step 6 Cut a piece of hemp cord about 15cm long. It’s useful if you cut it at an angle so that the cord has a slightly pointy end. Take your folk heart button and thread one end of the cord through one of the holes. Take the other end of the cord and thread it through the opposite hole. Tie a neat bow in the front of the wooden heart. Trim the loose ends of the bow. Step 7 Use a glue gun to stick a button in place on top of the loose hemp cord that the tag is dangling from. Step 8 Using your computer, set up your wording so that it prints in a booklet format onto A4 sheets. Once you’ve printed it, use your paper trimmer to trim about 0.5cm off each edge of the paper. This will help it fit inside the cover neatly. Step 9 Once you’ve printed out the order of service sheets and cut them down, you can use a long arm stapler to secure them in place. Alternatively, you can punch holes in the crease and hand tie them in place using hemp cord.

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Classic vintage y Fabric bunting

%Uæ]\EXQWLQJ Jane Tooze’s reversible fabric bunting is a classic wedding decoration, whether strung indoors or outside

YOu will need 1M (40IN) COTTON GINGHAM 1M (40IN) COTTON WOODLAND PRINT 5M (16½FT) GREEN BIAS BINDING 2M (80IN) COLOURED RIBBON GREEN COTTON THREAD TEMPLATE (SEE PAGE 125) SEWING MACHINE TAPE MEASURE SCISSORS PINS IRON AND IRONING BOARD

Bunting is a great way to easily and quickly decorate your wedding venue, and instantly gives a vintage-style vibe. While Jane has used a cute woodland theme fabric backed with gingham checks, the possibilities are endless and you can mix and match as many different prints as you wish. Best of all, this is one wedding decoration that can definitely be reused for of parties or to brighten up Use offcuts er th o your garden, and when fabric from help you see it again it’s sure projects to wn to bring back a host of o keep costs d happy memories of your big day! HOW TO MAKE THE FABRIC BUNTING Step 1 Using the flag template (page 125), cut out 20 red gingham flags and 20 woodland-print flags. Draw around the template on the wrong side of the fabric. When cutting out, add on another 1.5cm (½in) seam allowance all the way around the flag. Step 2 Pin together one gingham and one woodland piece of fabric, right sides

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facing, and sew around the two sides of the triangle, leaving the top edge open. Repeat until all flags are sewn. Step 3 Trim off the excess seam allowance and snip across the bottom point to make turning easier. Turn the flags right sides out and press. Step 4 Fold the bias binding in half along the length, and press, creating a channel to

pin in the flags. Pin the flags at 3.5cm (1½in) intervals. Sew in place and press. Sew a length of ribbon to either end of the bias binding for hanging.

7RSWLS Short on time? Omit steps 2 and 3 and use just one piece of fabric, cutting it out with pinking shears for a pretty edge.

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Classic vintage y Shopping

Vintage Paris

INSPIRED BY LOVE

Antique French details and delicate pinks and blues combine to create the most romantic of looks

ROMANTIC RIBBON STRING NAME CARDS ON PALE PINK RIBBON FOR A SWEET TAKE ON THE TRADITIONAL TABLE PLAN www.pearlandgodiva.com GO CRACKERS GET THE PARTY STARTED WITH THESE VINTAGE-STYLE TABLE CRACKERS COMPLETE WITH MOTTO AND SNAP! dotcomgiftshop.com

INTRICATE DETAILS PRETTY, LASER-CUT BIRDS PERCHED ON THE EDGE OF GLASSES MAKE THE PERFECT PLACE NAMES gingerray.co.uk

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FLOWER GLASS HERE’S A CHARMING TRIO OF PASTEL POSY VASES TO ADD A WASH OF WATERCOLOUR TO YOUR TABLES livelaughlove.co.uk


OOH LA LA MACARONS IN FONDANT SHADES ARE THE INSPIRATION FOR THESE OH-SO PRETTY FAVOURS OR TABLE DECS www.notonthehighstreet.com/ poshtottydesignsinteriors

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STRAIGHT TO THE HEART UNFOLD THE PRETTIEST PAPER HEARTS TO DRESS UP YOUR VENUE talkingtables.co.uk

FLOWER GIRL MATCH THE COLOURS OF YOUR BOUQUET WITH A SMALL BUT PERFECTLY FORMED RIBBON CORSAGE folksy.com/shops/Douceleur

PERFECTLY PARIS THESE ETCHED GLASS BOTTLES MAKE SWEET FAVOURS, OR USE THEM AS TINY FLOWER VASES livelaughlove.co.uk

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ALL BOXED UP USE STAMPS AND STICKERS TO PERSONALISE YOUR FAVOURS WITH A VINTAGE LOOK www.weddinginateacup.co.uk

BLANC DE BLANCS A FRESH TAKE ON A TRAD WEDDING CAKE, WITH A CASCADE OF SUGARPASTE WILDFLOWER BLOOMS, PEARLS AND GREEN TENDRILS amyswanncakes.co.uk

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Classic vintage y Teacup candles

Love and light Transform pretty china teacups into trendy, shabby-chic tealights that will definitely set the scene for love… By Claire Watkins

YOu will need VINTAGE CUPS CONTAINER CANDLE WAX WICK METAL WICK TAB COLOURED DYE SAUCEPAN DOUBLE BOILER INSERT OR A HEATPROOF BOWL SCALES OLD SPOON FOR STIRRING WAX SCISSORS PLIERS MEASURING JUG PENCIL BLU-TACK

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Add touches of vintage magic to your wedding space with these simple-tomake tealights that will dazzle your guests. They make such beautiful table decorations and can be personalised with a special scent. If you’re making a lot, it might be worth a small investment in a double boiler and don’t forget to ask friends and family if they have any old teacups hidden away – hairline cracks or minor chips are fine! You might find a selection on eBay, or build a collection from carboot sales and charity shops. After the day, refill with wax and give as sweet gifts, or recreate that romantic warm glow at Warmly home, just the two of you.

cup. Push the wick into the wick tab, leaving a small tail sticking out at the bottom. Close the smaller metal hole with pliers. Trim the wick on the bottom of the tab. Step 5 Pour a small amount of wax into the bottom of the teacup and pop the wick tab into it, making sure it’s upright and central in the bottom of the cup. This fixes the tab in place. Once this small amount of wax has dried (this usually takes about 15 minutes), pull the wick upright, being careful not to pull too hard and dislodge it.

Step 6 Blu-Tack a pencil across the rim of the cup, fix some e more Blu-Tack on the middle welcom point of the pencil and ur guests to yo a secure the wick to it. This is h wedding wit lay the simplest way to hold the HOW TO MAKE THE p stunning dis VINTAGE TEA LIGHTS wick upright and in place Step 1 Work out how much while you pour the rest of your wax you’re going to need for wax into the teacup. Once this is your candle. To do this, fill the ready, pour the wax into the cup to teacup with water and pour into a about 1.5cm (½in) from the rim. Leave a measuring jug. The amount of water in the small amount of wax behind in the bowl. jug, minus 10% from this measurement, will This will enable you to make a second pour tell you the amount of wax you need to for a more professional finish. make a candle to fit your cup. Step 7 Leave your candle to set for around Step 2 Put the wax into your double boiler 2-3 hours, then make your second pour, or heatproof bowl and place over a re-melting the remaining wax and adding it saucepan of water, and begin to heat to a to the cup. Trim the wick to about 1cm (½in) low temperature so it starts to ‘steam’ the and leave to set for a day before lighting. wax. Never place the wax directly into a saucepan as it may catch fire! Step 3 Once the wax has melted, add the dye of your choice. A 10p size piece of dye is enough for 100g of wax. Stir this into the wax and add scent, if using. Step 4 Now prepare the wick. Wick thicknesses will differ for the size of your container, so check a candle-making website for the correct gauge. Dangle the wick into the teacup, and cut it to measure about 6cm (2¼in) higher than the rim of the

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Classic vintage y Wrist corsage

9LQWDJHFèVDJH So pretty and delicate, this floral fabric corsage is perfect for dressing up your outfit for this very special occasion! By Emma Read

YOu will need A SELECTION OF DIFFERENT SCRAPS OF FABRIC: PINK AND CREAM SATIN AND CHIFFON, LACE AND HESSIAN. USE SOME SYNTHETIC FABRICS THAT WILL MELT, AND SOME NATURAL FABRICS THAT WILL FRAY HEAT TOOL (SUCH AS THE SORT USED FOR HEAT EMBOSSING) PEARL BEADS OR BUTTONS CREAM THREAD FELT

This sweet wrist corsage has been Step 4 Use an iron to create a crinkled look lovingly made out of fabric scraps, by scrunching up shapes into a ball, hessian and pearl beads. Incredibly ironing, and then rubbing them between simple and great fun to make, you can your palms to fray. Continue with all layers be really creative with the colours, and arrange on top of one another until you textures and the beads you choose, as are happy with the way it looks. well as adapting the size for your requirements. Best of all, there’s no Step 5 Pin together the layers and secure pattern needed. We’ve given it a rustic with a few stitches in the centre. Sew a feel by using a heat tool to gently melt cluster of pearl beads or buttons in the fabric and crunching and ruffling the centre. up the edges. It would look beautiful on the bride and bridesmaids, and also Step 6 Turn the flower over and attach a be a sweet alternative to a lapel length of lace ribbon to the back, long corsage for the mothers of the enough to tie around your wrist. Glue bride and groom. With no set a circle of felt over the back pattern, no two flowers will approximately 4cm (1½in) in ever be the same – diameter to make the eat This is a gr g making it ideal for a corsage comfortable n stash-busti up handmade wedding! to wear. use

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HOW TO MAKE THE WRIST CORSAGE Step 1 Roughly cut out four circles of fabric measuring 10cm (4in) in diameter. Continue to cut out rough circles of fabric lace and hessian in different colours and textures, in slightly smaller sizes until you have around 18 layers of circles going from large to small. The last small circle should be approximately 3cm (1½in) in diameter. Step 2 Now take a circle of fabric made of synthetic fibres and hold it down with a long metal object such as a pair of scissors or long tweezers. Use the heat tool to gently heat the fabric in places to lift and crinkle it. Don’t stay in one place for too long or it will create holes in the petals. Step 3 Continue with all of the synthetic layers. Now take a natural fibre circle and scrunch up and roll it between the palms of your hands, quite vigorously, until the edges are frayed and the fabric is crinkled and scruffy looking.

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Classic vintage y Confetti cones

6KRZHUHGZLëORYH Wendy Massey’s cones and matching confetti from antique-look sheet music are a great way to sprinkle the vintage theme into your day

YOu will need THIN A4 WHITE AND RED CARD HEART-SHAPED PUNCH SMALL CELLOPHANE BAGS COMPUTER AND PRINTER

If music be the food of love, play on! Throwing confetti on the happy couple is an Italian tradition that has become a firm fixture at weddings, and these music-themed cones are a lovely way of presenting it to guests. If you plan to throw confetti after the ceremony, we advise checking with your venue first to make sure that it allows it, as not all do. If this card-type of confetti isn’t permitted, then you can fill your cones with rose petals instead, or forgo throwing it and sprinkle it over the tables. The cones would also make great favours for your guests, as you can fill them with sweets or sugared almonds, and then have them at each place setting or in a vintage Choose a suitcase for guests to as song that h r collect as they’re fo e c significan ple saying goodnight. u o

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HOW TO MAKE THE CONFETTI CONES Step 1 Source a copyright-free image of sheet music. A lot of vintage sheet music is now free from copyright as well as being free to download, but check any permissions carefully. Ours was sourced from www.thegraphicsfairy.com. Step 2 Using a graphics programme on your computer such as InDesign or Photoshop, or free downloadable software such as PicMonkey, darken the image with the Colours settings to age it, and scale the image to make it fit a sheet of A4 card.

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Step 3 Print the image onto both sides of the card. Trim any white edges. Wrap the card diagonally to create a cone and stick the edges in place. Step 4 To make the confetti, print the music pattern onto both sides of a piece of card. Punch tiny hearts from the sheet music and red cards. Place the confetti in cellophane bags and tuck a bag inside each cone.

Top tip! Source punches in different shapes so you can have a selection of confetti. Stars and lowers will work really well.

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Classic vintage y Choc-orange macarons

6ZæWWUHDWV Impress friends and family with Jess Sharp’s melt-in-the-mouth macarons – present them in pretty boxes as cute favours

YOu will need FOR THE ORANGE MACARON SHELLS 110G (3¾OZ) GROUND ALMONDS 200G (7OZ) ICING SUGAR 25G (¼OZ) GRANULATED SUGAR ¼ TSP SALT

Delicate, sophisticated and moreish, your guests can take these light-as-afeather confections home to enjoy with a cuppa, or tuck into immediately if they can’t wait that long! Package in pretty tissue paper and boxes, or wrap in cellophane and tie with a ribbon to display the pretty colours.

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FOR THE CHOCOLATE MACARON SHELLS 110G (3¾OZ) GROUND ALMONDS 200G (7OZ) ICING SUGAR 25G (¼OZ) GRANULATED SUGAR ¼ TSP SALT 3 LARGE EGG WHITES 1 TBSP COCOA

HOW TO MAKE THE MACARONS Step 1 Place the ground almonds in a food processor and mix for 15 seconds or until very fine. Add the icing sugar (and cocoa, for the chocolate shells) and ding Make a wed rons process again before sifting a cake of mac n a the mixture into a large d e display o d! bowl. Line a baking sheet n pyramid sta with parchment.

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FOR THE ORANGE BUTTERCREAM 75G (2½OZ) UNSALTED BUTTER, AT ROOM TEMP 150G (5OZ) ICING SUGAR A FEW DROPS OF ORANGE BLOSSOM WATER 1-2 TBSP MILK ORANGE FOOD COLOURING

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Step 2 Stir the granulated sugar and salt together in a bowl. Place the egg whites in the clean bowl of a freestanding mixer. Whisk the egg whites on a low to medium speed until frothy. Still whisking, gradually add the sugar and salt by the teaspoonful. Beat until soft peaks form, then increase the speed of the mixer to high, and whisk the mixture until it is very shiny and stiff peaks form. Add a few drops of food colouring and beat briefly mix it in.

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Step 3 Take a third of the almond/sugar mix and fold into the egg whites using a rubber spatula. Fold in the remaining dry ingredients. Maintain the gentle folding motion until the mixture falls off the spatula in a thick ribbon. As soon as it reaches this stage, the mix is ready.

MAKES: 15 MACARONS

7RSWLS Macaron-mad? Try coconut, pistachio, vanilla and raspberry fillings and experiment with different food colourings and extracts.

Step 4 Use a little of the macaron mix to stick each corner of the parchment to the baking sheet. Spoon the macaron mix into a piping bag fitted with a round tip, 7mm wide. Pipe circles onto the parchment. Step 5 Set the macarons aside until they are no longer sticky to the touch (about 30

minutes). Meanwhile, pre-heat the oven to 170°C, 150°C Fan, Gas Mark 3 and put a shelf near the bottom of the oven, and one near the top. Place an empty baking sheet on the top shelf to prevent the macarons from over-browning. Step 6 Place the macarons on the lower shelf in the oven and bake for around 18 minutes, until they have risen and have a frilly foot. Remove from the oven and leave them to cool. Step 7 To make the buttercream, beat the butter until very soft. Gradually incorporate the icing sugar, then add the milk, orange blossom water and food colouring and beat for a few minutes until very fluffy and pale. For the chocolateorange buttercream, melt the chocolate and leave it to cool before incorporating it into the buttercream. Step 8 Spoon the buttercream into a piping bag with a large round tip. Pipe small amounts of filling between pairs of macaron shells (one chocolate and one orange) and sandwich together. The macarons will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

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)L]]ZLëDWZLVW Everyone loves jelly, and Will Torrent’s grown-up spin on a childhood classic is perfect for a wedding

YOu will need FOR THE JELLIES 100G CASTER SUGAR 2 LARGE SPRIGS OF FRESH MINT PEEL OF TWO LIMES 7 SHEETS OF PLATINUM-GRADE LEAF GELATIN 750ML BOTTLE OF PROSECCO,

What could be more appropriate for a wedding than a dessert that’s flavoured with Prosecco? You can serve these delicious jellies in flutes as pictured or give your sweet treats a vintage twist by putting them in mismatched teacups. The secret to keeping the bubbles is to give the mixture a quick whisk before you pour it into the glasses.

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carefully pour the jelly mixture into the flutes. Arrange on a tray and chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours until set. Step 7 To make the lime and mint foam, pour the lime juice into a small pan along with the caster sugar and mint sprigs. Set the pan over a low heat to dissolve the sugar, bring to the boil, simmer for 30 seconds, then remove from the heat. Cool at room temperature for 1 hour to allow the mint to infuse with the syrup.

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Step 2 Add 100 ml of water and set the pan over a low heat to dissolve the sugar. Bring to the boil, reduce to a gentle simmer and continue to cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and leave the infusion to cool and infuse at room temperature for at least 2 hours. Step 3 Soak the gelatin leaves in a large bowl of cold water for 10 minutes until they are softened. Step 4 Strain the lime and mint infusion through a fine mesh sieve into a clean pan. Bring back to the boil, then immediately remove from the heat. Squeeze out any excess water from the gelatin and add to the hot syrup. Stir until melted and smooth. Step 5 Carefully open the bottle of Prosecco. Pour the gelatin mixture into the large measuring jug and very slowly, pouring down the inside of the jug, add one-quarter of the Prosecco. Mix to combine, then slowly (to prevent it fizzing up) add the remaining Prosecco.

Step 8 Soak the gelatin leaves in a bowl of cold water for 10 minutes until softened. Bring the syrup back to the boil, remove from the heat, strain into a clean jug and make the liquid up to 200 ml with extra water.

Step 9 Squeeze out any excess water from the gelatin and add to the hot syrup. Stir until melted. Leave to cool completely or stand the jug in a bowl of ice-cold water and, using a bar mixer or hand whisk, beat the syrup furiously until it cools and foams up into clouds of minty lime bubbles. Step 10 Spoon a little foam on top of each jelly and return to the fridge to set for about 1 hour before serving.

$QGëHUHÐVPèH This recipe is taken from Afternoon Tea at Home by Will Torrent with photography by Matt Russell (Ryland Peters & Small, £19.99). To buy a copy at the special price of £14.99 including postage and packing, call Macmillan Direct on 01256 302 699 and quote the reference GJ5. For more visit www.rylandpeters.com

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A VERSION OF THIS FEATURE ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN PERFECT WEDDING MAGAZINE, WWW.PLANYOURPERFECTWEDDING.COM.

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Classic vintage y Sarah & Rick

Sweet moments The fields surrounding their venue were the perfect backdrop for Sarah and Rick’s romantic wedding photographs.

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Labour of love It took Sarah and Rick almost a year to make all of their beautiful wedding details! Smile, please A photo wall was set up in the barn so people could hang Polaroids from mini pegs.

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Classic vintage y Sarah & Rick Sewn with love Sarah made all of the bunting, table runners and tablecloths, which were edged in lace. On the tables Jars of lowers were wrapped with hessian, lace and string, and each place setting had a bag filled with guests’ favourite childhood sweets.

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Rustic Botanical Go green and create a natural wonderland of flowers and foliage that you can prepare well in advance of the wedding

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Rustic botanical y Ring pillow

Put a ring on it This verdant ring pillow makes a fresh change from a traditional cushion and is the perfect accessory for a flower-filled wedding. By Marie Parry

YOu will need OASIS FLORAL FOAM MOSS WAX FLOWER VIBURNUM BERRIES TWINE OR RIBBON FOR TYING MOSS PINS OR PEGS FLORISTS’ WIRE

The giving of rings is an important and Step 2 Carefully work out how much moss sacrosanct part of the wedding you’ll need to cover the Oasis and tear a ceremony, and this beautiful soft moss layer of moss large enough. Wrap the moss ring pillow will appeal if you want around the Oasis and secure in place something a little different on your big using moss pins. Trim any edges that day. Simply made, the moss is fixed to need tidying. a circle of Oasis with a small sprig of flowers and berries and a delicate Step 3 Tie a length of twine or ribbon ribbon. Its pretty simplicity is an around the moss pillow in a cross ideal background for the star formation, as shown, as if you of the show, your rings! were wrapping a parcel. Finish Create it in advance and as it with a bow that can easily This is an long as it’s kept moist, it be untied to slip the t for ideal projec r will still be fresh on the rings on just before a beginne big day – you’ll just need the ceremony. to tackle to add the flowers. HOW TO MAKE THE MOSS PILLOW Step 1 Cut a piece of Oasis floral foam to the size you would like the ring pillow to be. Soak the Oasis in water for about 10-20 minutes, but don’t push it into the water as this will cause air bubbles to form.

Step 4 Wire a small bunch of wax flower and berries together by simply wrapping wire around the top of the bunch of stems, then wrap with twine to cover the wire. Attach the bunch to the pillow using a moss pin. Make sure the stems sit snugly in the moss to keep them watered.

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Cherries and chocolate are a marriage made in heaven, so treat guests to these delicious Black Forest cakes


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YOu will need FOR THE FANCIES 150G (5¼OZ) BUTTER, SOFTENED 100G (3½OZ) CASTER SUGAR 100G (3½OZ) SOFT LIGHT BROWN

If you’re planning to serve afternoon tea at your wedding, then along with scones and finger sandwiches, fondant fancies are an absolute must. This version has been given a Black Forest twist with the addition of chocolate, cherries and Kirsch.

SUGAR 3 EGGS, LIGHTLY BEATEN 1 TSP VANILLA EXTRACT 200G (7OZ) PLAIN FLOUR ½ TSP BICARBONATE OF SODA 1 TSP BAKING POWDER A PINCH OF SALT 40G (1½OZ) COCOA POWDER 3 TBSP WHOLE MILK 5 TBSP CHERRY JAM 100G (3½OZ) MARZIPAN 50G (1¾OZ) WHITE CHOCOLATE, MELTED, TO DECORATE

FOR THE VANILLA AND KIRSCH BUTTERCREAM 125G (4½OZ) BUTTER, SOFTENED 150G (5¼OZ) ICING SUGAR 1 TBSP KIRSCH 1 TSP VANILLA BEAN PASTE

FOR THE CHOCOLATE FONDANT 500G (17½OZ) FONDANT ICING SUGAR 3 TBSP COCOA POWDER

A 20CM (8IN) SQUARE CAKE PAN, GREASED AND LINED WITH BUTTERED BAKING PARCHMENT 1–2 DISPOSABLE PIPING BAGS

HOW TO MAKE THE BLACK FOREST FANCIES Step 1 Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/ Gas Mark 4. Step 2 Cream the butter with the caster sugar and soft light brown sugars in a stand mixer for 3 to 4 minutes until pale and light. Scrape down the bowl with a rubber spatula and gradually add the beaten eggs, mixing well between each addition. Add the vanilla extract and mix again until the mixture is well combined. Step 3 Sift in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder, and add the salt. Mix the cocoa powder with 3 to 4 tablespoons of boiling water, then add to the mixture with the milk, and beat until smooth. Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake pan and spread level with the back of a spoon. Step 4 Bake on the middle shelf of the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the pan, then turn out of the pan, peel off the baking parchment, turn the cake the right way up and leave to cool completely on a wire rack. Step 5 To prepare the vanilla and Kirsch buttercream, beat the butter until very soft, pale and light. Gradually add the icing sugar, mixing well between each addition and when it has all been incorporated add the Kirsch and the vanilla bean paste. Mix well again. Step 6 Using a serrated knife, slice the rounded top off the cake to give it a totally flat and smooth top, then cut the cake in

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half horizontally. Carefully lift the top half of the cake off and set aside. Using a palette knife, spread half of the buttercream in a smooth layer on the bottom cake layer. Top the buttercream with half of the cherry jam and replace the top cake layer. Gently press together, then spread the remaining cherry jam on top. Step 7 Lightly dust the work surface with icing sugar and roll out the marzipan to a 20cm square. Carefully lift over the cake, covering the jam. Using the serrated knife trim the edges of the cake, then cut the sponge into 16 squares. Step 8 Spoon the remaining buttercream into one of the piping bags and carefully pipe a small mound of buttercream on top of each square. Step 9 To make the chocolate fondant, sift the fondant icing sugar and cocoa powder into a mixing bowl, and whisking constantly, add enough water to make an icing that coats the back of a spoon. Step 10 Taking one square cake at a time, spear it onto a large fork and spoon the fondant over the top and sides of the cake allowing any excess to drip back into the bowl. Gently tap the fork on the sides of the bowl to allow any excess icing to run down the sides, then carefully slide the cake off the fork onto a wire rack set over a sheet of baking parchment. Repeat with the remaining cakes, then leave them to dry for around 1 hour. Step 11 Drizzle the melted white chocolate over the cakes and leave them to set before serving to your guests.

$QGëHUHÐVPèH This recipe is taken from Afternoon Tea at Home by Will Torrent with photography by Matt Russell (Ryland Peters & Small, £19.99). To buy a copy at the special price of £14.99 including postage and packing, call Macmillan Direct on 01256 302 699 and quote the reference GJ5. For details visit www.rylandpeters.com

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3éHWW\SDQVLHV Show off your yarn skills with these easy crochet pansies – just tie around your napkins with twine for a natural look. By Kirstie MacLeod

YOu will need CASCADE ULTRA PIMA COTTON (100% COTTON, 100G/200M), 1 SKEIN OF EACH: CHARTREUSE (3746), BUTTERCUP (3748), DELPHINIUM (3706), REGAL (3708), PERIWINKLE (3726) A 3.5MM (US E/4) HOOK TWINE

MEASUREMENTS 5.5CM (2¼IN) DIAMETER

Forget napkin rings – these soft yarn pansies and garden twine ties are the perfect way to add rustic loveliness to your table settings. Enjoy an afternoon of crochet with your crafty friends and watch the pansies pile up! We love the cool blues and lilacs, but you can adapt the design to any colours you choose and use satin ribbon rather than twine if you like. Pair with a plain napkin to let these cheerful little flowers take centre stage. NOTES Make 1 Pansy for each napkin ring, using the following choice of shades: Yarn A Chartreuse or Buttercup Yarn B Regal or Periwinkle Yarn C Periwinkle or Delphinium

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ch-2, ch1, tr into the next st, htr into next 4 sts, dc into next st, ch1, ss into top of next ch-2, ch1, ss into the first ss. Do not fasten off. BASE PETALS With RS facing and working behind existing petals, ss in the back of a Round 1 dc before the first small petal. Row 1 (RS) Ch3, dc in back of Round 1 dc between the small petals, ch3, ss in back of Round 1 dc between small and large petal on the left-hand side, turn. [2 ch-3 sps] Row 2 (WS) (Ch2, 2htr, 4tr, 2htr, ch2) into the first ch-3 sp, ss into the dc, (ch2, 2htr, 4tr, 2htr, ch2) into the next ch-3 sp, ss into next ss, turn. Row 3 Ch1, dc into top of each ch-2 and st on the first petal, ss in between petals, dc into top of each ch-2 and st on the second petal, ss into base of petal. Fasten off. TO MAKE UP Cut a length of twine long enough to go around the napkin and attach a pansy to the centre.

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Rustic botanical y Inspiration

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SAY IT WITH FLOWERS Work your favourite blooms into every aspect of the big day, from bouquets and buttonholes right down to a wow-factor inish to your wedding cake. We think these clever chalkboard toppers and stickers will add the perfect lower-illed inishing touch. Blossom & Brogues theme by www.talkingtables.co.uk

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Rustic beauty Make a statement with a bold bouquet of crepe paper roses. So simple to make and so stunning. By Lia Griffith

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Handmade paper flowers are enjoying the limelight right now and these showstopping crepe roses are perfect for styling all-out romantic, natureinspired weddings. They’re sure to wow your guests, plus they’re a real joy to make as florist crepe paper has lots of body that holds its shape well, perfect for forming the rose petals. We adore the girly pink shades, but if this doesn’t fit your wedding theme, just pick a different colour, vamp it up with black flowers, or dye white crepe yourself and embellish how you want. To make one on-trend oversized rose, just enlarge our template. HOW MAKE THE BOUQUET Step 1 Using the template on page 125, trim all petals and leaves. Use a pink ombre paper for the petals, and shades of green for the leaves. Step 2 Stretch the centres of the petal shapes to form cups. Step 3 Bend the tip of a wire down 25mm.

Step 4 Wrap the smallest petal around the wire and glue it into place. Step 5 Glue the other small deep pink petals around the centre. Step 6 Next, glue the next five petals around the bud. Step 7 Glue the next six petals around the base of the flower. Step 8 Glue the final six pale pink petals onto the stem. Step 9 Gently pull the top edges of the petals to ruffle the edges. Step 10 Glue the green base (forming the calyx and sepals) around the wire. Step 11 Starting at the base of the calyx, wrap the florist tape around the wire stem for about 25mm. Step 12 Add two leaves into the florist tape wrap, as shown in the photograph.


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Step 13 Cover the wire with florist tape and arrange the leaves. Step 14 For extra leaf stems, glue two leaves at the top of the wire. Wrap with florist tape and add the third leaf. Step 15 Ensure all the stem is covered with florist tape. And you’re done! Repeat all the steps until you’ve made enough roses for a beautiful bouquet. Enlarge or decrease our template to make roses of differing sizes to get a glorious, natural effect.

/LD*ULIàë',<GHVLJQHUDQGKDQGFUDIWHGOLIHVW\OHH[SHUW It all started when demand for her unique paper lower tutorials led DIY queen Lia Griffith to launch her handcrafted lifestyle blog in 2013. Her amazing designs are now featured in over 30 publications. Members of liagriffith. com can access her library of over 600 felt and fabric patterns, printable paper goods and images. Every month, over 40 brand new project downloads are added, giving plenty of

daily DIY inspiration. Along with wedding ideas, you’ll find holiday, home, stationery and kids’ crafts. Monthly membership costs $5 per month and annual is $55. Lia is leading the crepe paper revival (#crepepaperrevival) by launching her own line of extra fine crepe papers in a colour palette inspired by nature. Available via Amazon from 15 May 2016. For more info, visit liagriffith.com

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Rustic botanical y Hydrangea heart

Have a heart Spread the love around your wedding venue with Marie Parry’s beautiful hanging hydrangea decoration

YOu will need 12 X 11.5IN OASIS HEART 5 STEMS OF PINK HYDRANGEA THREE PINK ROSES RIBBON MOSS PINS

Combining the soft, pink-tipped flower heads of hydrangea with three roses in complementary shades is a match made in floral heaven! This heart-shaped hanging is super easy to make, and you can easily have one finished in an afternoon, even if you’re new to floristry. We think it would look gorgeous when hung over the ceremony table, so there’s a heart above you as you say your vows. You could also craft several and use them to adorn the ceremony or reception space. Best of all, this is a floral decoration e that can keep on being Use the sam s e used, as hydrangeas still s colour ro look great when the ve in that you ha et flowers have dried – so it your bouqu won’t just be a shortlived romance! HOW TO MAKE THE HYDRANGEA HEART Step 1 Give your hydrangeas a really good drink. Soak the Oasis heart by dropping it into a sink or bucket of water and allow it to absorb the water for around 10 mins or so. Do not push the Oasis into the water as this will create air pockets inside the material and prevent some stems from getting water. Step 2 Remove the Oasis from the water and round off the edges by rubbing gently or trimming with a sharp knife. Attach a loop of ribbon to the reverse of the Oasis heart using a couple of moss pins.

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Now fill in each quarter of the heart with more hydrangea, placing the clumps close together to give it a really full look. Continue until the heart is filled with hydrangea and the green Oasis is completely hidden. Step 5 Trim three pink roses so their stems are around 2.5cm (1in) long. Push them into the Oasis in a cluster in the top left side of the heart as shown, to finish.

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Rustic botanical y Teacup garden

Desert blooms Succulents are all the rage right now – plant them in vintage china and they’re certain to be your guests’ cup of tea! By Marie Parry

YOu will need VINTAGE-STYLE TEA CUPS AND SAUCERS WITH A 10CM (4IN) DIAMETER AT THE TOP POTTING COMPOST ACTIVATED CHARCOAL A VARIETY OF SUCCULENTS AND CACTI IN DIFFERENT COLOURS AND SHAPES GRAVEL

Combining pretty succulents and roots of the plants. You can use gravel for cacti with delicate china is a match this, or bits of broken terracotta plant pots. made in wedding heaven! Scour charity shops and car boot sales to find Step 2 Add a thin layer of charcoal on top teacups and saucers – choose a colour of the drainage layer to keep the soil fresh. palette of three or four shades, or go Now add a layer of compost, deep enough for an eclectic mix and match feel. Your so that you can make a hole in which to teacup garden can be made in advance plant your plants. of the big day, and then kept fresh with occasional watering and Step 3 Plant the succulents or lots of light. On the day, it cacti into the teacup. Add soil won’t take long to group to secure them in place, then Tie a label to rn water. Plant them in a them in clusters on the to tu the handle ving tables as centrepieces random formation, so you these into li that will set your have plants of different place tags botanical tone beautifully. colours, heights and You could also plant textures next to one another. individual ones as favours for your guests. Step 4 Use a teaspoon to add a HOW TO MAKE THE TEACUP GARDENS Step 1 As the teacups don’t have holes in the bottom, you will need to create a drainage layer to prevent damage to the

layer of gravel evenly over the top of the soil. Use a soft make-up brush or a small paintbrush to brush away any stray specks of soil from the leaves of the plants for a neat finish.

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Turn heads in this utterly romantic, nature-inspired lace crown, made by milliner Ann-Marie Faulkner in conjunction with Most Curious Wedding Fair. Choose lace with big floral motifs that are easy to cut out, then all you need are some basic sewing skills to create this wonderfully lightweight accessory, perfect for a bridal starlet on her special day! As the headpiece is too beautiful to keep hidden away after the wedding, you could still carry this off at your next bash – just dye it or add some embellishments to give it a refresh. HOW MAKE THE HEADBAND Step 1 Pick out your lace. We used guipure lace because of its bold pattern, but you could also use corded lace – just make sure it’s heavy enough to cut out and hold its shape well. Step 2 Cut out your chosen part or parts of the lace pattern using small embroidery scissors. You can choose the size and shape you wish.

Step 3 Mix up your fabric stiffener according to the pack instructions. Step 4 Lay your cut-out lace on a piece of plastic or paper and, using your paintbrush, generously apply the stiffener to the lace. Step 5 Leave the stiffener to dry as per the pack instructions. Step 6 Once dry, give the lace a quick iron on the reverse to further stiffen the fabric edge only, using whipstitch and matching natural white thread. Step 7 Arrange the lace on the alice band. Hold in place using pins and remember to check how it looks on yourself in the mirror. Keep adjusting the lace pieces until you’re happy with the arrangement, then pin. Step 8 Once you’re happy, sew into place using matching thread, making sure to keep your stitches really small and almost invisible for a professional finish. Step 9 Now let’s add some beading.

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Scatter a few small bugle beads over some of the lace, highlighting elements as you wish, and stitch into place. Step 10 As our motif is floral, we decided to add some beaded stamens – to do this, secure your thread in the centre of a flower then sew through the middle of a long bugle bead. Step 11 Take a seed bead and sew through the centre. Now go back down through the centre of the long bugle bead and back through your fabric. Make sure your thread is pulled all the way through securely. The seed bead will hold your thread in place as well as holding your bugle bead up vertically. Repeat all over your lace, or in selected areas, until you have a finish you’re happy with. Step 12 Carefully check your piece over for any loose threads or untidy pieces of lace and trim anything that needs neatening up. Wrap your beautifully crafted headpiece in tissue paper to protect it until your big day.

Ann-Marie Faulkner When she’s not working, Ann-Marie can be found in Hackney cooking and hanging out with her boyfriend and French Bulldog, Porkpie. In 2014 Ann-Marie set up her sister bridal label AM Faulkner Bridal which specialises in headwear for fashion forward, modern brides. For more information visit www.annmariefaulkner.co.uk

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Rustic botanical y Decorated vases

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DIY jam jar wedding decorations look fantastic, cost pennies and are quick. So raid your stash and get started!

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Step 1 Wrap the washi tape around the jar slowly, keeping it even all the way round.

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Step 2 You can keep it simple like we have or go to town and cover the whole jar. For a ‘confetti’ effect cut tape into small pieces. You can also add buttons, using handy glue dots or a glue gun, or you could just use a piece of ribbon – simply tie it round and fasten in a bow. If you want to secure it, pop a little glue at the back or another glue dot. Step 3 Fill with your favourite summer flowers from your garden or local florist. Mix up different blooms or go for a single oversized one in a jar on its own. Step 4 Gathering several jars together makes a statement display on your table or mantelpiece. Don’t forget to keep the flowers fresh by trimming the stems and changing the water before the big day.

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Rustic botanical y Hair corsage

7KHVWDWHPHQWáRZHU Adorn your tresses with Emma Read’s fancifully lovely and super-sized ivory bloom – it ticks all the right boxes for a bridal belle!

YOu will need 11CM X 40CM (4¼ X 15¾IN) OF IVORY THICK MATTE SATIN 11CM X 40CM (4¼ X 15¾IN) OF IVORY THICK SHINY SATIN OR SILK 6 VINTAGE-STYLE PEARL BEADS IN VARIOUS SIZES 18 X 2.5CM (7 X 1IN) PALE BLUE VINTAGE RIBBON SCRAP OF VINTAGE LACE FOR LEAF BLANK SILVER HAIR CLIP 5CM (2IN) CIRCLE OF WHITE FELT

Stand out from the crowd in this striking, luxurious hair flower which will give any wedding outfit a unique, individual flair. We love the understated super-chic ivory, but if you’re after a eclectic look assemble your flower from colourful fabrics, beads and even sequins! It’s really easy to make, just follow our instructions below and if you’re in the mood for more, why not try creating a sash, bag charm or brooch? You could even make smaller ones to decorate gift boxes for thank-you goodies to your wedding helpers.

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HOW TO MAKE THE IVORY FLOWER Step 1 Take two different types of fabric in the same colour, and using the flower templates on page 125 cut a total of four large flower shapes and four small flower shapes for your corsage. Step 2 Lay the two large flower shapes in the same fabric on top of one another alternating the angle so there are no gaps. Step 3 Next lay the two remaining large flowers in different fabric on top of one another, again alternating the angle so there are no gaps. Step 4 Lay all four smaller flower shapes on top of the large shapes in the same way. Hold all layers together with a pin. Sew a circle in running stitch in the centre of the flower, going through all layers.

can’t be seen to stick petals together. Continue through all petal layers until you’re happy with the flower shape. MAKING UP THE HAIR CLIP Step 1 Using a hot glue gun, glue the vintage-style pearl beads to the centre of the flower, being careful not to overload on glue. Make sure you use a range of sizes to add to the eclectic vintage style. Step 2 Cut 18cm (7in) of 2.5cm (1in) wide blue ribbon and lay it in an upside down ‘V’ shape. Using some vintagestyle lace, cut a leaf shape, again arrange ribbon and lace together to create a leaf shape with ribbon at the back. When you’re happy with the shape sew it to the centre back of the flower.

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Step 3 Using the template on page 125, cut a circle of white felt and glue to the back of the flower. Glue the hair clip in place on the back of the felt. To cover the messy glue area attach a small rectangle of white felt. Your delightul hair flower is finished!

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Rustic botanical y Hannah & Al

Country capers Hannah and Al’s DIY garden wedding was the ultimate handmade celebration, from the stationery to the bride’s dress!

Team wedding “The more of your friends and family that get involved the better,” says Hannah. “I had craft evenings where we drank wine and made paper roses!”

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Sitting pretty Long tables decorated with plant pots worked well within the marqueeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s space. Quirky details Raffia ties around vintage plates from charity shops made great place settings.

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Drink up! Guests helped themselves to drinks to save on bar costs. The beer tent’s leaf canopy created a fantastic focal point and looked amazing. Sweet treats The DIY sweet table had fudge, cake pops, shortbread and strawberries displayed on tree stumps and decorated with paper roses.

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Hannah & Al’s best ideas and contacts PHOTOGRAPHER Helen Cawte Photography (www.helencawtephotography.com) DRESS Hannah’s wedding dress was made by her mum using raw silk BRIDESMAIDS’ SHOES by Irregular Choice (www.irregularchoice.com) GROOMSWEAR Topman (www.topman.com) STATIONERY Envelopes were made out of wallpaper samples, and invites were printed at home and featured hand-painted lower garlands CATERING The couple used their own wedding as a trial run for their company, The Cauldron (www.thecauldron.org.uk) DECORATIONS Hannah made fabric-bound wire hearts, with rafia ties around an assortment of vintage plates from charity shops and auctions.

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Handmade y Festival

Festival Create a free-spirited and carefree mood with a memorable wedding that’s bursting with playful, boho touches

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Festival y Flower girl headband

YOu will need OLIVE GREEN FELT MEASURING 20 X 30CM (8 X 11¾IN) BABY PINK, DUSKY PINK, BURGUNDY, PURPLE AND LILAC FELT: THREE PIECES IN EACH COLOUR MEASURING 20 X 10CM (8 X 4IN)

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You can’t go wrong with felt for a handmade wedding. It’s easy to work with, is super thrifty and comes in gorgeous colours. With just a few snips we show you how to transform pink, red and lilac felt into stunning roses, pom-pom blooms and spiky flowers. Fix to a hairband and ta-dah! A little girl magically becomes the sweetest flower princess for your special day. Tempted to make one for yourself too? Do it! HOW TO MAKE THE HAIRBAND Step 1 Use the templates on page 125 to cut all the headband pieces from felt in the colours indicated on the templates. Pin the oak leaves either end of the band and arrange the remaining leaf shapes as you like. Create the leaf veins with a running stitch, using this stitch to keep them in place on the band.

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rose to go in the centre; stitch the mini rose in place in the middle of the petals. Position the flower in the centre of the band and stitch securely in place.

Step 2 To make the roses, A single ros Step 4 For the spiky flowers, trim the spiral shape, as e a n d leaf make cut slits into the felt to make indicated by the swirl lines a cute corsa s a fringe as shown. Roll up on the template, into the g for a page b e and fan out the spikes. Stitch felt using sharp scissors. oy. the pearl bead branch wires Roll the spiral from the inside inside the bottom of the flower out, holding the middle to to hold them in place. Stitch all create a rose shape. Stitch four flowers onto the band. NB: The bead through the bottom to hold the layers branches are optional and not a good idea together, then stitch the roses randomly for young children. onto the band.

Step 6 Cut the three lengths of ribbon in half and place either side of the band on the reverse side. Pin the undecorated band onto the reverse side of the decorated band to hide the stitching and catch the ribbons. Stitch a running stitch over the ribbons, then blanket stitch around the edges of the band to hold it all together.

Step 3 To make the pom-pom flowers, cut slits evenly along the felt, as indicated by the lines on the template. Fold over and

Step 5 Stitch the four burgundy petal shapes together, then follow the instructions for step 2 to make a mini felt

7RSWLS Try these fab variations on the rose shape: use pinking shears, or cut a wavy-edged circle and spiral. Make it quirky!

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Festival y Mini ombre cakes

Do me a favour! Jessica Sharp’s ombre cakes in mouthwatering pastel hues are one favour that definitely won’t get left behind!

YOu will need FOR THE SPONGES 2 X 350G (12½OZ) SELF-RAISING FLOUR 2 X 350G (12½ OZ) CASTER SUGAR 2 X 350G (12½OZ) BUTTER, AT ROOM TEMPERATURE 12 EGGS 4 TSP BAKING POWDER 4 TSP VANILLA EXTRACT PINK FOOD COLOURING GREASEPROOF PAPER

FOR THE WHITE CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM 700G (1LB 9OZ) ICING SUGAR, SIFTED 300G (10½OZ) BUTTER, AT ROOM TEMPERATURE 1 TSP VANILLA EXTRACT 200G (7OZ) WHITE CHOCOLATE

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These delicate little cakes are a feast colouring the divided mixture two deeper for the eyes as well as the tastebuds – shades of pink to make the darker layers. we defy anyone to resist their charm! Once all eight sponges are cooled, wrap in Ombre cakes are a big trend in the cling film and tin foil and leave overnight world of baking, and the pretty pastel to firm. colours of these buttercream creations means that they’ll look great on the Step 4 For the buttercream, break the tables as favours. The jam jar chocolate into pieces and place in a packaging instantly adds a heatproof bowl. Melt the chocolate vintage charm, and you can over a pan of simmering water. buy bakers twine in a Set the melted chocolate s variety of shades to match aside to cool slightly. iend Ask your fr save Meanwhile, beat the butter your colour scheme. The to and family jars wooden fork is a and vanilla together until m all their ja ject thoughtful touch, making soft. Slowly add icing sugar, for this pro this a great on-the-go beating all the time until the snack, but we bet that most mixture is pale and fluffy. of your guests won’t be able Whisk in the melted chocolate. to resist tucking in straight away! Spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a star-shaped nozzle. HOW TO MAKE THE MINI OMBRE CAKES Step 1 Preheat the oven to 180ºC/160ºC fan/Gas Mark 4. Line the bases of four 20cm (8in) sandwich tins with parchment paper and grease the sides of the tins. Step 2 Put 350g (12½oz) flour, 350g (12½oz) sugar, 350g (12½oz) butter, six eggs, 2 tsp vanilla and 2 tsp baking powder in a bowl and beat with a whisk for a couple of minutes until they are combined. Halve the mix and colour each with small amounts of food colouring, to make the two palest layers. Divide the mix so you have two tins of each colour. Bake for approx. 25 minutes, or until the sponges are risen and spring back when touched. Cool in tins for 5 minutes, transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Step 3 Repeat with remaining ingredients,

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Step 5 To assemble the cakes, trim the sponges to approx. 1.5cm (½in) deep. Use a 5cm (2in) round cutter to cut out seven circles from each sponge. Take a circle of the palest sponge and place it cut-side down on a chopping board. Pipe a swirl of buttercream on the surface facing you, then top that with a circle of the secondpalest sponge, cut-side down. Continue, with two darker sponges. The bottom-side of the darkest sponge should now be on top. Pipe a small amount of buttercream onto it to help it stick to the jar. Take a metal spatula, slide it under the cake, place the jar over the top and flip it over. If the cake is off-centre, use a metal skewer to push it to the middle. Top the cake with a swirl of buttercream and screw on the lid. Tie a wooden disposable fork to the jar using bakers twine. Repeat for all cakes.

Top tip! Instead of using them as favours, these bakes in a jar could double up as place tags and pudding – just add a label to the twine.

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Festival y Daisy headband

)éHVKDVDGDLV\ Enjoy crocheting our wild daisy headband and rock the carefree summer boho look perfectly at your wedding

YOu will need CASCADE ULTRA PIMA COTTON (100% COTTON, 100G/200M), 1 SKEIN OF EACH: SPROUT (3740), BUTTERCUP (3748), NATURAL (3718) A 3.5MM (US E/4) HOOK SILVER RIBBON (1M/39IN)

MEASUREMENTS FLOWER AND LEAVES SECTION: 28CM (11IN) LONG WILD DAISY: 6CM (2¼IN) DIAMETER

Indulge your wild and free side and create this stunning floral crown – it’s just the ticket for a natural goddess on her special day. You’ll have it finished in no time – just crochet the daisies and leaves then sew them to a length of silver ribbon. Bare feet optional… WILD DAISY (MAKE 4) With Buttercup, ch5, ss to first ch to join into a ring. Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st), 8dc into ring, ss to first dc to join, change to Natural. Round 2 *Ch7, dc in second ch from hook and each of next 2 ch, htr in next 3 ch, ss in back loop of next st from Round 1; rep from * Add sparkle r around. lo [8 petals] with cr ysta the in Round 3 Rep Round 2, silver beads tres working in the front loops of flower cen the Round 1 sts to make 16 petals in total. Fasten off. ROUNDED LEAF With Sprout, ch9 Row 1 (WS) Dc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. Round 2 (RS) Tr in first st, 2tr in each of next 2 sts, tr in next st, htr in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, ss in last st, ch2, ss in beg ch-1 of first row, rotate to work in other side of foundation ch: ss in first st, dc in each of next 2 sts, htr in next st, tr in next st, 2tr in each of next 2 sts, tr in last st, ss in base of leaf. Fasten off and weave in ends.

in each ch to end, turn. Round 2 (RS) Htr in first st, 2htr in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, ss in next st, ch2, ss in end of leaf, rotate to work in other side of foundation ch; ss in first st, dc in each of next 2 sts, 2htr in next st, htr in next st, ss in base of leaf. Fasten off and weave in ends. TO MAKE UP Position the four flowers along the centre portion of the ribbon, with spaces in between for the leaves. Sew in position.

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Festival y Daisy bunting

Daisy, daisy… Spruce up simple tablecloths with our pretty daisy bunting for an easy ‘fields and festivals’ vibe. By Anne MacGregor

YOu will need CASCADE ULTRA PIMA COTTON (100% COTTON, 100G/200M), 1 SKEIN OF EACH: SPROUT (3740), CHARTREUSE (3746), BUTTERCUP (3748), NATURAL (3718) A 3.5MM (US E/4) HOOK

MEASUREMENTS OUR BUNTING MEASURES 140CM (55IN), BUT IT CAN BE MADE TO THE LENGTH REQUIRED. LARGE DAISY: 8CM (3IN) DIAMETER LONG THIN LEAF: 6CM (2¼IN) LONG

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Top tip! Whip up a few extra daisy chains to style up your marquee or barn. Or why not loop them around the trees for al fresco partying?

You can never have too much bunting at a wedding and for yarn-loving brides this is the ultimate daisy chain! Crochet the daisies and leaves, sew to a knitted cord then attach to your tablecloth for a glorious homespun look. Whether you go for natural white daisies or a fiesta of rainbow colours is totally up to you. Don’t forget to keep the bunting after the event to bring it out (with all the associated happy memories) for many more celebrations to come.

LONG THIN LEAF Make 7 with Sprout and 7 with Chartreuse, as follows: Ch11. Round 1 (RS) Dc in second ch from hook and next 2 ch, htr in next ch, tr in each of next 2 ch, htr in next ch, dc in each of next 3 ch, ch1, rotate to work in other side of foundation ch, dc in next 3 sts, htr in next st, tr in each of next 2 sts, htr in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts, ss in end of leaf. Fasten off.

LARGE DAISY (MAKE 7) Using Buttercup, make a magic ring. Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 10dc into ring, ss to first dc. [10 sts] Round 2 Ch1, (1dc into next st, 2dc into next st) 5 times, ss to first dc. [15 sts] Round 3 Ch1, (2dc, 2dc into next st) 5 times, ss to first dc, change to Natural. [20 sts] Round 4 Ch1, (dc in next st, ch12, skip next st) 10 times, ss to first dc. [10 petals] Round 5 Working behind existing petals and into unworked sts from Round 3; (dc in next unworked st from Round 3, ch12, skip next dc from Round 4) 10 times, ss to first dc. Fasten off.

BUNTING CORD With Sprout, chain loosely the length required. When measuring a chain, stretch it a bit to give an idea of the finished length; ours measured 140cm (55in). Row 1 (WS) Dc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, change to Chartreuse. Row 2 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st), skip first dc, *(dc, htr, dc) in next dc, skip next dc; repeat from * to end. Fasten off. TO MAKE UP Place each Large Daisy on top of one leaf in Sprout and one leaf in Chartreuse. Sew each flower and leaf group at even intervals along the Bunting Cord. Weave in ends.

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Festival y Fortune cookies

)æOJRRGIDYRXUV Put your psychic powers to the test and bake homemade fortune cookies to get the party off to a cracking start! By Jessica Sharp

YOu will need FOR THE COOKIES 100G (3½OZ) PLAIN FLOUR 1½ TBSP CORNFLOUR 50G (2OZ) CASTER SUGAR 1 TSP SALT 3 TBSP VEGETABLE OIL 3 EGG WHITES 1 TSP WATER 1½ TSP VANILLA EXTRACT ½ TSP ALMOND EXTRACT

FOR THE DRIZZLE 50G (2OZ) DARK CHOCOLATE, MELTED

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT NON-STICK BAKING SILICONE BAKING MAT

MAKES: 24 COOKIES

Chinese fortune cookies are a fun way to get tables talking, and making your own will not only produce delicious vanilla biscuits, but also the chance to write personal fortunes for each guest! Or how about titles for charades?

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HOW TO MAKE THE FORTUNE COOKIE Step 1 Preheat the oven to 170°C, 150°C fan, Gas Mark 3. Line a baking tray with the silicone mat. Write fortunes on pieces of paper about 6 x 1cm (2½ x ½in), or download and print them from the internet. Step 2 Sift the flour and cornflour into a large bowl then add the sugar and salt and mix well. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the oil, egg whites, water and vanilla and almond extracts. Place scant tablespoons of the mixture onto the silicone mat and use the back of the spoon to spread the mixture into 10cm (4in) circles. Leave space between each cookie as they will spread a little during cooking. You will get about

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four cookies onto the baking tray so will have to cook them in batches. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, until the outer edge of each cookie has turned a light golden brown colour. Step 3 Remove from the oven and, working quickly while the cookies are still pliable, fold them as follows: place a fortune in the centre of the cookie and fold the cookie in half over it. Next, gently fold the cookie in half again by pulling the two corners of the semicircle together. Step 4 Place the cookie in an egg cup or shot glass, with the two corners you just folded together facing downwards. Leave to set while you bake the next batch of cookies. If any of the cookies cool too much and become too brittle to fold, place them

back in the oven for 1-2 minutes until they become pliable again. Step 5 Once the cookies have set, you can decorate them with the melted chocolate mixture. Hold the cookie by placing your thumb and forefinger either side of the central fold, then drizzle the back of the cookie with chocolate. Place the decorated cookies in the fridge for a couple of minutes to set the chocolate. Leave overnight or package straight away in recycled jars topped with craft tape, or ribboned boxes.

7RSWLS Remember to work with quick, nimble fingers to fold your cookie and slip in the fortune before the dough hardens.


Festival y Cherry pie pops

Hearty treats! Love is definitely heart-shaped, so what better way to celebrate yours than with these cute cherry pie pop favours? By Jessica Sharp

YOu will need FOR THE PASTRY 250G (9OZ) PLAIN FLOUR 125G (4½OZ) COLD BUTTER, CUBED ZEST OF 1 LEMON 1 EGG YOLK

FOR THE FILLING 1 X 425G (15OZ) TIN PITTED CHERRIES IN JUICE 2 TBSP SUGAR

FOR THE GLAZE 1 EGG YOLK, BEATEN WITH 1 TBSP WATER 4 TBSP GOLDEN CASTER SUGAR

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT HEART-SHAPED CUTTER, 5CM (2IN) IN DIAMETER LOLLIPOP STICKS CELLOPHANE BAGS AND RIBBON TO PRESENT

MAKES 18 PIES

If you’re looking for a fun favour idea, these sweet tarts make the perfect loved-up bake. With flaky, buttery pastry filled with oozing cherry centres, they’re guaranteed to be a winner! HOW TO MAKE THE CHERRY PIE POPS Step 1 To make the pastry, put the flour in a large bowl and rub the butter into it using your fingertips. Once the mixture has reached the consistency of coarse breadcrumbs, add in the lemon zest, egg yolk and enough cold water (about 4-5 tbsp) to create a dough. Knead the dough briefly, wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for at least an hour or overnight. Step 2 To make the filling, drain the cherries (reserve the juice) and place them

hearts facing in. Position a lollipop stick in the centre of each heart, ensuring it comes up about three quarters of the way into it. Press the sticks down lightly so they stick into the pastry. Spoon ½ tsps of cherry filling into the centre of each heart, then brush the edges of the pastry with cold water. Top each with another heart of pastry and Tr y chocola press the edges down salted caramte, lightly. Take a fork and press Step 3 Remove the pastry jam or cinn el, it around the edges of the from the fridge, 30 minutes amo fillings too! n pies to crimp them together. to an hour before you are Brush the pies with the egg ready to assemble the pops. yolk mixture before sprinkling Line two baking trays with with golden caster sugar. greaseproof paper and preheat the oven to 200°C, 180°C Fan, Gas Mark Step 5 Bake in the oven until the pies are 6. Dust a clean surface with flour and roll golden (approximately 15 minutes, but the pastry to approximately 3mm thick. start checking the colour after 10 minutes). Remove the pies from the oven and allow Step 4 Cut out heart shapes of pastry and to cool completely before packaging in lay out a row of them along the long sides cellophane bags and ribbon. of the tins, with the pointed parts of the in a saucepan. Add the sugar and 2 tbsp of the reserved juice. Cook over a moderate heat for five to ten minutes, using a wooden spoon to squash the cherries against the side of the pan, until the fruits have broken down into smaller pieces and there is little liquid left. Set aside to cool (can be made and refrigerated up to two days in advance).

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Festival of light Transform the humble baked bean tin into stylish industrial-chic lanterns in our easy step-by-step guide

YOu will need TIN CANS CLOTH WHITE SPIRIT SAND PAPER AND PENCIL

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STICKY TAPE FABRIC BAG FILLED WITH SAND MASONRY NAILS HAMMER SMALL MOLE GRIPS WIRE COAT HANGERS SMALL BOLT CUTTERS RING-BENDING PLIERS NEWSPAPER SPRAY PAINT

These simple yet effective lanterns will instantly add atmosphere to your venue, whether they’re strung up across a marquee or clustered on a table. The sky’s the limit when it comes to the design you use – you could make a monogram of your initials, pick out a motif from your invitations or keep it simple with geometric shapes. Just add a battery-operated tealight or real candle to complete. Cool beans! Step 1 Remove the label and any blobs of glue from the can. Pack the can with sand, top up with water, and freeze overnight. Step 2 Draw your design on a piece of paper to fit the size of the can. Tape in place. If you’re drawing your own design, ensure that the gap between holes is at least as large as the diameter of each hole. Step 3 Place the can on the sandbag. Punch holes in the can. Place the can in the freezer for about 30 minutes after each 10 minutes of work to ensure the can remains solid. If you’re making several lanterns, work on them in rotation.

Step 4 Once your design is complete, punch a pair of holes opposite each other 1cm (3/8in) below the top of the can for fitting the handle. Remove the sand. Step 5 Cut a piece of coat hanger wire slightly longer than the final handle size. Use ring-bending pliers to make a tight curve in the middle of the length of coat hanger wire. Use your hands to bend the ends into gentle downward curves. Put to one side. Step 6 Fill the can with newspaper and spray-paint it evenly. Make sure you work in a well-ventilated area or outside. Step 7 When the can is dry, bend the wire ends of the handles at right angles and trim these to about 3mm (¹/8in) with a small pair of bolt cutters. Squeeze the handle to

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Festival y Bunting stationery

String out ëHEXQWLQJ For summer party fun, you can’t go wrong with a bunting theme. By Imagine DIY

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Who doesn’t love bunting? The sight of it is enough to turn your thoughts towards a party, so what better way to get your guests as excited as you are about your special day than with this oh-so jolly wedding stationery? We’ve chosen complementary papers from the range available at Imagine DIY. However, bunting is so versatile you can mix and match any offcuts that you have to hand. Choose particular patterns and textures to suit your wedding theme or give each guest their own unique invitation, using papers that you know they’ll love. We’ve shown designs here for an invitation and order of service, but you can easily adapt them to create savethe-date cards, thank you notes or even place names.

Invite You will need FOR EACH INVITATION ½ SHEET OF MATT WHITE CARD SOME SMALL OFFCUTS OF PAPER

Step 1 Cut a piece of white matt card measuring 10.5 x 21cm (4 x 8¼in). Score and fold in half.

(WE USED POLKA PINK LINEN, EVELYN LINEN, JOSIE LINEN DAMASK, BEATRICE LINEN AND MINT JOSIE LINEN DAMASK)

Step 2 Use your alphabet stamps to stamp ‘invite’ on to the top right of the card. It’s worth practising on some scrap paper first.

invitation, we used the following ratios for our triangles: 2.5cm (1in) across the top and 3cm (1¼in) for each side. Once you’ve cut enough different patterned triangles, use your double-sided tape to stick them in place along the line you’ve just drawn. Trim any overlap at the sides of the card.

½ SHEET OF JOSIE LINEN DAMASK APPROX 15CM (6IN) JUTE CORD (AVAILABLE IN GARDEN CENTRES)

OTHER THINGS YOU MIGHT NEED PAPER TRIMMER & SCORING BLADE

Step 3 Draw a very light pencil line across your card where you would like your bunting to be. It’s nice if this has a slight downwards bow rather than a diagonal straight line.

SCISSORS HOT MELT GLUE GUN DOUBLE-SIDED TAPE PENCIL ALPHABET STAMPS AND A BLACK INK PAD (WE USED THE INKADOO LOWERCASE TYPEWRITER STAMPS)

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Step 4 Take your offcuts of paper and cut bunting-shaped triangles. It’s good to make an initial template from card and then use this to make sure that all the other shapes you cut are more or less uniform. The top of the bunting shape should be smaller than the two sides – for our

Step 5 Use the glue gun to stick your cord in place over the top edge of the triangles. Then cut off any loose edges at the side. Step 6 Print your invitation wording on to the Mint Josie Linen Damask and cut to size. The finished size should be 9.5 x 20cm (3¾ x 7¾in), with the wording set to the middle right of the sheet. Fold in half so that you have a booklet shape and the wording faces you as you open up the booklet. Use double-sided tape to stick your wording inside the invitation.


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Step 3 Draw a very light pencil line across your card where you would like your bunting to be. As the order of service is larger than the invitation, it looks great if you create a zigzag (going across the card and then back the other way).

Favour box You will need FOR EACH BOX 1 WHITE FAVOUR BOX SOME SMALL OFFCUTS OF PAPER

Step 4 Take your offcuts of paper and cut bunting-shaped triangles. As with the invitation, it’s a good idea to make an initial template from card and then use this to make sure your triangles are the same size. The top of the bunting shape should be smaller than the two sides. For our order of service card, we used the following dimensions: 3cm (1¼in) across the top and 3.5cm (1½in) for each side.

order of service You will need FOR EACH BOX 1 SHEET OF MATT WHITE CARD SOME SMALL OFFCUTS OF PAPER

Step 5 Once you’ve cut enough different triangles, use your double-sided tape to stick them in place along the lines you’ve just drawn. For the design on our order of service card, work from the right to left of the card, starting on the bottom line and then working across the top line. Then trim off any overlap at the sides of the card.

(WE USED POLKA PINK LINEN, EVELYN LINEN, JOSIE LINEN DAMASK, BEATRICE LINEN, BUTTERMILK POLKA LINEN, BLOSSOM BLUE AND MINT JOSIE LINEN DAMASK)

Step 6 Use the hot melt glue gun to stick your jute cord in place over the top edge of the triangles. Cut off any loose edges on the left side.

1 SHEET OF JOSIE LINEN DAMASK APPROX 30CM (12IN) JUTE CORD

OTHER THINGS YOU MIGHT NEED PAPER TRIMMER & SCORING BLADE SCISSORS HOT MELT GLUE GUN DOUBLE-SIDED TAPE OR TAPE RUNNER PENCIL

Step 7 Print your wording for the inside of the service card on to the Josie Linen Damask and cut to size. The finished size should be 13.5 x 28cm (5¼ x 11in), with the wording set in two columns so that you get half on the left side and half on the right side when folded. Fold in half so that you have a booklet shape with the wording on the inside.

ALPHABET STAMPS AND A BLACK INK PAD (WE USED THE INKADOO LOWERCASE TYPEWRITER STAMPS)

HOW TO MAKE THE ORDER OF SERVICE Step 1 Cut a piece of matt white card measuring 14.5 x 29cm (5¾ x 11½in). Score and fold in half. Step 2 Use your alphabet stamps to stamp ‘order of service’ on to the top right of the card. To get the feel of how much pressure and ink to use with your stamp, practise on some scrap paper before you start.

Step 8 Use double-sided tape to stick your wording inside the order of service cover. If you have lots of wording (more than will fit onto the two inside pages of the card), print it on to matt white paper, cut it down to size and use a long arm stapler to secure it inside the cover to give a professional finish.

(WE USED BLOSSOM BLUE, MINT JOSIE LINEN DAMASK AND PINK POLKA LINEN)

OTHER THINGS YOU MIGHT NEED SCISSORS DOUBLE-SIDED TAPE

HOW TO MAKE THE FAVOUR BOX Step 1 Assemble your favour box, making it yourself, or them in bulk. Step 2 Take your offcuts of paper and cut bunting-shaped triangles that will fit on to the lid of your box. As before, you can make a template from card so your triangles are the same size. The top of the bunting shape should be smaller than the two sides. For our favour box, we used the following dimensions for our triangles: 2cm (¾in) across the top and 2.5cm (1in) for each side. However, depending on the size of your box and lid, you may need to adjust the size accordingly. Step 3 Once you’ve cut enough triangles, stick them in place along the top of the box lid using double-sided tape. Make sure each side has a line of bunting (at least three on each side). There, it’s as easy as that! Why not get your friends involved to help make more of these sweet stationery sets? You’ll have them done in no time!

AnGëHUHÐVPèH… These projects are courtesy of Imagine DIY, who provide everything you need to create your own gorgeously on-trend wedding stationery. Visit their site and be inspired by their range of stunning products, including laser-cut stationery, crystal and pearl embellishments, backing papers and much more. www.imaginediy.co.uk

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Festival y Crochet posy

Bold blooms Why not grab your hook to make your own beautiful bouquet? It’s sure to last as a wonderful keepsake from your special day

YOu will need CASCADE ULTRA PIMA COTTON (100% COTTON, 100G/200M), 1 SKEIN OF EACH: PINK SAPPHIRE (3702), DELPHINIUM (3706), PERIWINKLE (3726), CHARTREUSE (3746), LIPSTICK RED (3755), BUTTERCUP (3748), NATURAL (3718), REGAL (3708), SPROUT (3740) A 3.5MM (US E/4) HOOK HALF A POLYSTYRENE SPHERE GREEN FELT PEARL-HEADED PINS GREEN PIPE CLEANERS TWINE

MEASUREMENTS ROUNDED LEAF: 4.5CM (1¾IN) LONG DOGWOOD: 7CM (2¾IN) DIAMETER SMALL ROUNDED LEAF: 2.5CM (1IN) LONG CLEMATIS: 6CM (2¼IN) DIAMETER FORGET-ME-NOT: 4CM (1½IN) DIAMETER LARGE DAISY: 8CM (3IN) DIAMETER PANSY: 5.5CM (2¼IN) DIAMETER VIOLET: 4.5CM (1¾IN) DIAMETER

Top tip! Make smaller posies in the same colours or in shades that match your bridesmaids’ dresses – they’ll feel really special!

A crocheted posy makes a beautiful handmade wedding extra personal, and, of course, it won’t wither or fade! It’s the details that make this gorgeous bouquet really stand out – you’ll create dogwood, clematis, forget-me-nots, pansies, violets, daisies and foliage. We love the bright colours and fresh white daisies, but you can easily adapt it to your wedding scheme. A large bloom or cluster of small ones will also look fabulous as a matching wrist corsage.

Round 1 (RS) 5dc in 2nd ch from hook. Round 2 Dc in each st around. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Thread the tail through the stitches of the last round and pull tight to create a domed shape.

PETAL (MAKE 4) With Natural, ch10. Round 1 (RS) Dtr in third ch from the hook, dtr in next ch, work a dtr in next ch but leave the last 2 loops of the dtr on the hook, work a tr in the next ch up to the point POSY where you have 3 loops on the hook in Make a selection of flowers and leaves from total, yrh and draw through all 3 loops (this the patterns below, using the photograph is a dtr and tr worked tog as a decrease st), opposite as a reference. tr in next ch, htr in next ch, dc in each of Cover the polystyrene dome with the next 2 ch, ch1, rotate to work in other side green felt and pin the flowers and leaves on of foundation ch: dc in each of first 2 sts, htr the top. in next st, tr in next st, work a tr in next st Bind several pipe cleaners with garden leaving last 2 loops on hook, work a dtr in twine and secure to the underside next st up to the point where you of the dome to form a stem-like have a total of 3 loops on the handle. hook, yrh and draw through all a tr For an informal posy, you 3 loops (tr and dtr worked Make ex y la p could attach each flower to tog), (2dtr, htr, ss) in next st. flowers to dis s a pipe cleaner and wrap g Fasten off, leaving the in vintage ju with twine to form a firm remaining stitch unworked. on the tables stem. Then tie up the bundle To make up, overlap 4 petals of stems with twine. in the centre and sew them together, then secure the Flower ROUNDED LEAF Centre on the top to finish. With Sprout or Chartreuse, ch9. Row 1 (WS) Dc in second ch from hook and SMALL ROUNDED LEAF in each ch to end, turn. With Sprout or Chartreuse, ch6. Round 2 (RS) Tr in first st, 2tr in each of next Row 1 (WS) Dc in second ch from hook and 2 sts, tr in next st, htr in next st, dc in each of in each ch to end, turn. next 2 sts, ss in last st, ch2, ss in beg ch-1 of Round 2 (RS) Htr in first st, 2htr in next st, first row, rotate to work in other side of dc in each of next 2 sts, ss in next st, ch2, ss foundation ch: ss in first st, dc in each of in end of leaf, rotate to work in other side of next 2 sts, htr in next st, tr in next st, 2tr in foundation ch; ss in first st, dc in each of each of next 2 sts, tr in last st, ss in base of next 2 sts, 2htr in next st, htr in next st, ss in leaf. base of leaf. Fasten off and weave in ends. Fasten off and weave in ends. CLEMATIS DOGWOOD FLOWER CENTRE FLOWER CENTRE With Buttercup, ch11. With Chartreuse, ch2. Row 1 (WS) Dc in second ch from hook and

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in each ch to end, turn. [10 sts] Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st), htr in each st to end. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Roll into a spiral and sew together using the tail, so that you can work into the sts of Row 2 around the outside. PETALS Join Lipstick Red or Pink Sapphire in any stitch of Row 2 with a ss. Round 1 (RS) (Ch10, ss in st at base of ch) twice in each st around. [20 petals] Fasten off. FORGET-ME-NOT With Buttercup, ch4, ss in first ch to make a ring. Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 5dc into ring, ss to first dc, change to Periwinkle. Row 2 Ch1, 2dc in next st, turn and work back and forth in rows on these 2 sts: Row 3 Ch1, 2dc in first st, dc in next st, turn. [3 sts] Row 4 Ch1, dc in first st, 2dc in next st, dc in next st, ss into next dc of Round 1. Repeat Rows 2-4 to make 5 petals, ss in the first st of Round 1 to join. Fasten off. Shape the petals so you can just see the Buttercup centre. PANSY Using Yarn A, ch5, join with a ss into a ring. Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st), 10dc into the ring. Fasten off. Round 2 Join Yarn B in any st with a ss, *(ch2, htr) in next dc, tr in next dc, (htr, ch2, ss) in next dc; rep from * once more, (ch2, htr) in next dc, (2tr in next dc) twice, (htr, ch2, ss) in next dc. [18 sts, counting each ch-2 as a st] Fasten off. Change to Yarn C and join with a ss to the beginning of the first small petal. Round 3 Join Yarn C between the last petal and the first petal of the previous round, *ch1, ss into top of ch-2, ch1, tr into the next 3 sts, ch1, ss into top of next ch-2, ch1, ss into sp between petals; rep from * on the next small petal, ch1, ss into top of next ch-2, ch1, tr into the next st, htr into next 4 sts, dc into next st, ch1, ss into top of next ch-2, ch1, ss into the first ss. Do not fasten off.

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BASE PETALS With RS facing and working behind existing petals, ss in the back of a Round 1 dc before the first small petal. Row 1 (RS) Ch3, dc in back of Round 1 dc between the small petals, ch3, ss in back of Round 1 dc between small and large petal on the left-hand side, turn. [2 ch-3 sps] Row 2 (WS) (Ch2, 2htr, 4tr, 2htr, ch2) into the first ch-3 sp, ss into the dc, (ch2, 2htr, 4tr, 2htr, ch2) into the next ch-3 sp, ss into next ss, turn. Row 3 Ch1, dc into top of each ch-2 and st on the first petal, ss in between petals, dc into top of each ch-2 and st on the second petal, ss into base of petal. Fasten off. VIOLET With Natural, ch4, ss into first ch to make a ring. Round 1 (RS) 7dc in ring, ss in first ch to join, change to Regal. PETALS The violet petals are made by working back and forth in rows from the stitches in Round 1. Each petal is made separately and fastened off at the end, so you will need to rejoin the yarn for each petal. Make a petal in the first, second, fourth, fifth and sixth

sts of Round 1, skipping the third and seventh sts. Row 1 (RS) Rejoin yarn and ch1 (does not count as st throughout), dc in st of Round 1, turn. Row 2 Ch1, 2dc in st from Row 1, turn. [2 sts] Row 3 Ch1, 2dc in each st, turn. [4 sts] Row 4 Ch1, (dc2tog) twice. Fasten off and weave in ends. Loosely sew together the 3 bottom petals to make the shape of the violet. LARGE DAISY Using Buttercup, make a magic ring. Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 10dc into ring, ss to first dc. [10 sts] Round 2 Ch1, (1dc into next st, 2dc into next st) 5 times, ss to first dc. [15 sts] Round 3 Ch1, (2dc, 2dc into next st) 5 times, ss to first dc, change to Natural. [20 sts] Round 4 Ch1, (dc in next st, ch12, skip next st) 10 times, ss to first dc. [10 petals] Round 5 Working behind existing petals and into unworked sts from Round 3; (dc in next unworked st from Round 3, ch12, skip next dc from Round 4) 10 times, ss to first dc. Fasten off.


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Take the inside outside for relaxed boho style – think vivid-coloured scarves and fabric luttering in the breeze. Just add a retro lampshade, a dreamcatcher or two, and clever details like a sweet glass terrarium and feathers. Oh, and don’t forget wildlowers and your tambourine! www.somethingkindacute.com

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Merriment and music Marquees, music and green fields helped give Page and Jasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wedding a fabulous festival feel

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Team effort! Friends and family all did their bit to make the day a success, including supplying some dried rose petal confetti â&#x20AC;&#x201C; what a lovely surprise!

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Come rain or shine The field was ablaze with wellies, suits, dresses, rugs, shawls and brollies! Grub’s up! ”We had a buffet in the afternoon with all our favourite foods regardless of whether they went together or not!”

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Happy memories The bunting was created from fabric Page collected when they travelled from South Africa to Kenya in 2013. Some of it hangs in the couple’s living room now. Fun and games Page and Jason constructed their own outdoor games, which were a great icebreaker! Friends of the couple provided the music.

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Page & Jason’s best ideas and contacts FLOWERS & CANDLES Louise Avery (www.louiseaverylowers.com) PHOTOS Robert Eyres (www.roberteyresweddingphotography.co.uk), Jason Brooks (www.opticalism.com/jason) BANDS Rum on Tap (bit.ly/1MPGNwB), The Burning Glass (www.theburningglass.co.uk) HOMEBREWED BEER Robert Marchington CAKES Mel Kershaw & Elaine Connolly TABLES & HOME GROWN SALAD Edwin Brooks (www.facebook.com/edsveg) VENUE Swan Barn, National Trust Volunteer Centre, Haslemere, Surrey DJ Robin ‘Robotic’ Allison GROOM’S SUIT Sarah Poffa BRIDE’S HAIR Leslie Hook RECLAIMED ROSE PETAL CONFETTI Sarah ‘Fanny Hatstand’ Langley (www.fannyhatstand.com)

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Colour Pop Forget pastels – make your wedding extra special with a riot of colour. Choose bright materials for a feast for the eyes!

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Bright lights! Turn a piece of wood into a splendid tealight table centre and decorate with pretty gem-coloured homewares. By Pip Leyland

YOu will need STRAIGHT PIECE OF WOOD FINE SANDPAPER 38MM HOLE CUTTER 35MM FORSNER DRILL BIT CHISEL HAMMER TEALIGHTS

Set the scene for your wedding feast with this magnificent tealight table centre. Let your imagination run riot with how to dress it – pretty coloured glasswear, votives, flowers and shells will all look fabulous. Or, go all-out kitsch with retro figurines, found curios or ornaments from your childhood! Position your tealights randomly as we have, or in a straight line if you prefer.

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HOW TO MAKE THE WOODEN TEALIGHT TABLE CENTRE Step 1 Tidy up your piece of wood by sawing the ends straight and sanding down any rough areas. Keep in mind whether you want a rustic look or a neat finish to decide how much you should neaten it. Step 2 Arrange tealights along the length of one side of the piece of wood. Add more int tealights down the Why not pa ht ig r b opposite side, positioned the wood a xtra e opposite the gaps created colour for ? by the first tealights, so colour pop you get a jaunty effect. You can easily do this by eye, but if you like to be precise then measure the distance between each tealight. Draw around each tealight to Step 5 Give the piece of wood a good rub make light pencil circles. with fine grain sandpaper to remove any debris and pencil marks. Wash away the Step 3 Double-check that the 38mm hole cutter fits your tealights (it fits standard size dust with a damp cloth. tealights), then line up the edges with the Step 6 Rub two coats of clear beeswax pencil circles on the wood and cut down onto the plank to protect the wood and into the wood for 2cm (½in). Use the 35mm highlight the natural grains. Then pop the Forsner drill bit to make a hole in the centre tealights into the holes, to finish. of the circle you have just marked – make the hole just 2cm (½in) deep. You may find this requires a little elbow grease. Step 4 Use a chisel and hammer to knock out any extra bits of wood that are blocking the hole you’ve just created. Check your tealights fit the hole and adjust the size of the hole if they’re too tight.

Top tip! Try a darker beeswax or wood stain to create a different finish for your tealight holder. Or, paint and distress for a shabby-chic touch!

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Coming up roses Hot pinks and reds contrast with cool white – these rosy crochet cake toppers are seriously chic! By Hannah Cross

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MEASUREMENTS SMALL ROSEBUDS: APPROX 3.5CM (1¼IN) TALL LARGE ROSEBUDS: APPROX 4CM (1½IN) TALL SMALL PEONY: 3.5CM (1¼IN) DIAMETER LARGE PEONY: 4.5CM (1¾IN) DIAMETER

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The cake topper is a lovely way to show your love of handmade, and these sweet crochet rosebuds and peonies not only look fabulous but are easy to create. Why not make extra to scatter over the tables? Give them to guests at the end of the evening to take away as a happy memory of the special day. NOTES Make a selection of flowers using the patterns below and shades of your choice. Make some Rounded Leaf and Small Rounded Leaf motifs and combine with the flower buds. SMALL ROSEBUD Using Pink Sapphire, Lipstick Red or Natural, ch5. Round 1 (RS) Dc in second ch from hook, htr in each of next 2 ch, 4htr in last ch, rotate to work in other side of foundation chain, htr in each of next 2 sts, dc in last st, ss to first dc. [10 sts] Round 2 Ch3 (counts as st), tr in each of next 2 sts, (2tr in next st) 4 times, tr in each of next 3 sts, ss to end of petal to join. Fasten off. Make 1 petal of Round 1 only. Make 2 petals of Rounds 1 & 2. Coil the 2 larger petals around the smaller petal and sew at the base to form a rosebud. LARGE ROSEBUD Follow Rounds 1 and 2 of Small Rosebud, then work as follows: Round 3 Ch1 (does not count as st) dc in each of the first 4 sts, 2dc in each of the next 6 sts, dc in each of the next 4 sts. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Make 4 as above for outer petals. Make 1 centre petal, working just Rounds 1 and 2 of Small Rosebud. JOINING THE PETALS Curl up the centre petal and curve the other petals around, sewing each petal in place at the base of the rosebud.

SMALL PEONY With Pink Sapphire, Natural or Lipstick Red, ch20. Row 1 (RS) Dc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. [19 sts] Row 2 Ch3 (counts as tr), tr in st at base of ch, 2tr in each st to end. [38 sts] Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Roll up tightly and use the tail to sew together at the base. LARGE PEONY With Pink Sapphire, Natural or Lipstick Red, ch40. Row 1 (RS) Tr in fourth ch from hook and each ch to end, turn. [38 sts] Row 2 Ch3 (counts as tr), tr in each st to end, turn. Row 3 Ch3 (counts as st), tr in st at base of ch, 2tr in each st to end. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Make up in same way as Small Peony. ROUNDED LEAF With Sprout or Chartreuse, ch9. Row 1 (WS) Dc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. Round 2 (RS) Tr in first st, 2tr in each of next 2 sts, tr in next st, htr in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, ss in last st, ch2, ss in beg ch-1 of first row, rotate to work in other side of foundation ch: ss in first st, dc in each of next 2 sts, htr in next st, tr in next st, 2tr in each of next 2 sts, tr in last st, ss in base of leaf. Fasten off and weave in ends. SMALL ROUNDED LEAF With Sprout or Chartreuse, ch6. Row 1 (WS) Dc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. Round 2 (RS) Htr in first st, 2htr in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, ss in next st, ch2, ss in end of leaf, rotate to work in other side of foundation ch; ss in first st, dc in each of next 2 sts, 2htr in next st, htr in next st, ss in base of leaf. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Colour pop y Shopping

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WITH THANKS TO IVANA AND SEAN, RED MAPLE PHOTOGRAPHY

Mix and match brights and fluoros for a wedding day celebration to wow your guests – be inspired by our top finds

BIJOU BITES STENCIL AN ORNATE GOLD DESIGN ON BRIGHT ICED COOKIES OR CAKES TO ADD A TOUCH OF LUXE lindyscakes.co.uk

LITTLE GEMS WANT TO ADD JUST A DASH OF COLOUR? ADD A POM OR TWO TO YOUR WEDDING PARTY’S CORSAGES FOR AN EYE-CATCHING LOOK redmaplephotography.co.uk

RIBBON TRAIL TREASURE THIS RAINBOW BOUQUET FOREVER WITH ITS GLOSSY RIBBONS AND COLOUR POP PETALS folksy.com/shops/TheHoneyPot

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FLAG WAVING CATCH AN EYEFUL OF THIS REVERSIBLE COTTON BUNTING – PERFECT FOR A MARQUEE candleandcake.co.uk

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BE HAPPY PERFECT FOR CONFETTI OR TO SCATTER AROUND YOUR TABLES FOR AN INSTANT POP OF COLOUR talkingtables.co.uk

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STRIKE A LIGHT TEALIGHT HOLDERS IN JEWEL-BRIGHT SHADES WILL ADD EVENING SPARKLE TO YOUR DO dotcomgiftshop.com

ALL BRIGHT NOW MATCH RIBBONS, STREAMERS, FAVOURS AND BUNTING TO YOUR BOUQUET FOR A COORDINATED LOOK www.beckymalephotography.com

LIGHT UP OLD-SCHOOL PAPER LANTERNS WITH ECO-FRIENDLY LED TEALIGHTS FOR A RELAXED PARTY VIBE notonthehighstreet.com/lights4fun

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Blooming lovely Layer brightly coloured blooms for a fresh and vibrant style that will instantly set the tone for a fun-filled wedding! By Imagine DIY It wouldn’t be a wedding without flowers, and you can’t go wrong with a die-cut machine to magic up fabulous bloom-based stationery! It’s so easy to personalise this design to something completely unique for your special day, from the colours and papers you choose, to the flower design. Make each invite the same, or go for the thrifty approach and use up leftover papers in your craft box!

Place card You will need

HOW TO MAKE THE PLACE CARD Step 1 Cut a piece of matt white card measuring 14 x 10cm (5½ x 4in). Score and fold in half.

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Step 2 Use your Sizzix machine and die to make the following flowers: 1 large flower in cerise pink, 1 medium flower in turquoise, 1 small flower in plum. You can cut the card into squares slightly larger than the shape of each flower to maximise the amount you can get from each sheet.

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Step 3 Use your glue gun to stick the large pink flower to the top left of the card (you only need to put glue in the centre of the flower). Stick the turquoise flower on top and finish with the small plum flower. Add a self-adhesive lilac pearl to the centre. That’s it! Now simply handwrite your guest’s name on the card.


Colour pop y Flower stationery

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HOW TO MAKE THE INVITATION Step 1 Print your wording on to the matt white paper and cut to size. The finished size should be 12.5cm wide x 17.5cm high (5 x 7in). Keep the wording set in the top half of the page with the bottom half left blank – this is for your flowers. (You should be able to print two invitation panels on each sheet if you use a landscape format).

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Step 2 Use your Crop-a-dile Corner Chomper to punch rounded corners on each side of the invitation.

Step 4 Use your glue gun to stick and layer the flowers on the card until you are happy with the way they look. It’s often useful to arrange them before you stick them down. Step 5 Peel off various sized self-adhesive pearls and stick them in the centre of each flower. To add a lovely finishing touch, scatter a few of the pearls around the flowers. You can also use sequins, gems or any other sparkly embellishments that you have to hand. Your gorgeous invitation is now finished! ­

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Step 3 Use your Sizzix machine and die to make as many flowers as you can fit on to each sheet of coloured A4 card. As with the place card, to get as many flowers as possible, you can cut the card into squares slightly larger than each flower.

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Favour box You will need FOR EACH BOX ½ SHEET OF A4 CARD IN MATT WHITE 1

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Step 2 Use your Sizzix machine and die to make the following flowers: 1 large flower in cerise pink, 1 medium flower in plum, 2 small flowers in turquoise and one small flower in plum. As with the invitation, you can cut the card into squares slightly larger than the shape of each flower to maximise the amount you get from each sheet.

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Step 3 Use your glue gun to stick the large pink flower to the top left of the box (you only need to put glue in the centre of the flower). Stick the plum flower on top and finish with the small turquoise flower. Add a self-adhesive lilac pearl to the centre.

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Step 4 Tuck your small turquoise flower slightly under the bottom right of the pink flower to create an overlapping effect. Glue in to place and add a self-adhesive lilac pearl. Step 5 Stick your small plum flower in place next to the small turquoise flower and finish off with a self-adhesive lilac pearl.

HOW TO MAKE THE FAVOUR BOX Step 1 Cut your matt white card in Step 6 Fill up with delicious and half and use the Sizzix machine exciting treats and you’re all and Pillow Box die to make ready to start the next box! y tr t o n y h the box shape. Fold in to W nk shape and use your glue making tha a gun to secure it together you cards in ? le along the sides (leaving matching sty each end free). With hardly any effort and at very low cost, you should now have a lovely white pillow-shaped box ready to fill with goodies for your guests.

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Save the date card You will need

HOW TO MAKE THE SAVE THE DATE CARD Step 1 Cut a piece of matt white card measuring 21 x 10.5cm (8¼ x 4in). Score and fold in half. Step 2 Print your wording on to the matt white paper and cut to size. The finished size should be 8.5cm x 8.5cm (3¼ x 3¼in). You can print four invitation panels on each sheet if you lay them out carefully. Step 3 Cut a piece of pearlised plum card to 9 x 9cm (3½ x 3½in). Stick this to the


Step 2 Use your Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper to round the corners of the card. Step 3 Cut a strip of card 5cm wide x 23cm long (2 x 9in). Cut a second strip of card 4.5cm wide x 23cm long (1¾ x 9in). Use double-sided tape to stick the two pieces of card together at the centre but do not stick more than a 5cm (2in) width or it will pucker when you fold it.

inside of your card using double-sided tape. Stick the invitation panel on top. Step 4 Print your ‘Save The Date’ tag on to a sheet of A4 paper and cut to size. The finished size should measure 5 x 2.5cm (2 x 1in). You should be able to fit at least 20 of these tags on to each sheet.

Menu card You will need FOR EACH MENU CARD 2

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Step 5 Cut a piece of pearlised plum card to 5.5 x 5cm (2¼ x 2in). Stick this on to the front of your card at the bottom right using double-sided tape. Leave a border of about 0.5cm at the bottom and to the right. Stick your ‘Save The Date’ panel on top. Step 6 Use your Sizzix machine and die to make the following flowers: 1 large flower in cerise pink, 1 medium flower in turquoise, 1 small flower in plum and 1 in turquoise. As before, you can cut the card into squares slightly larger than each flower to get the most out of each sheet. Step 7 Use your glue gun to stick the large pink flower to the top left of the card (you only need to put glue in the centre). Stick the turquoise flower on top and finish with the small plum flower. Add a self-adhesive lilac pearl to the centre. Step 8 Carefully lift up the bottom right of the pink flower (the part that isn’t stuck down). Slide part of the turquoise flower underneath and glue in to place. Add a self-adhesive lilac pearl to the centre of the flower. Your lovely card is finished!

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PLUM 3 SELF ADHESIVE PEARLS IN PINK AND LILAC(VARIOUS SIZES) PAPER TRIMMER HOT MELT GLUE GUN SIZZIX MACHINE SIZZIX BIGZ DIE FLOWER LAYERS WITH HEART PETALS DIE SET CROP-A-DILE CORNER CHOMPER, ROUNDED (OPTIONAL – THIS CREATES THOSE LOVELY ROUNDED EDGES ON YOUR CARD)

HOW TO MAKE THE MENU CARD Step 1 Print your wording on to matt white card and cut to size. The finished size should measure 10.5cm wide x 21cm (4 x 8¼in) high.

Step 4 Hold your double strip of card across the middle of your menu, making sure that you have an equal overlap at each side. Fold the loose edges of the strip carefully around to the back of the menu and use double-sided tape to stick it together. Remember to glue the strip so that it forms a wrap but take care not to stick this on to the actual menu or you won’t be able to remove it. Step 5 Use your Sizzix machine and die to make the following flowers: 1 large flower in plum, 2 medium flowers in turquoise, 2 small flowers in cerise and one small flower in plum. As before, you can cut the card into squares slightly larger than the shape of each flower to maximise the amount you can get from each sheet. Step 6 Use your glue gun to stick the large plum flower to the top left of the wrap (you only need to put glue in the centre of the flower). Stick the turquoise flower on top and finish with the small cerise flower. Add a self-adhesive lilac pearl to the centre. Step 7 Tuck your medium turquoise flower slightly under the bottom right of the large plum flower to create an overlapping effect. Glue in to place, stick the small plum flower on top and add a lilac pearl. Step 8 Tuck your small cerise flower slightly under the top right of the medium turquoise flower to create an overlapping effect. Glue in to place and add a selfadhesive lilac pearl to finish.

AnGëHUHÐVPèH… These projects are courtesy of Imagine DIY, who provide everything you need to create your own gorgeously on-trend wedding stationery. Visit their site and be inspired by their range of stunning products, including laser-cut stationery, crystal and pearl embellishments, backing papers and much more. www.imaginediy.co.uk

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Colour pop y Tin can cacti

Colourful cacti Plant succulents and cacti into bright tin cans for a funky twist on a traditional floral centrepiece that’s sure to make your guests smile!

YOu will need FOR THE TIN POTS COLLECTION OF TIN CANS WITH APPEALING DESIGNS PRINTED ONTO THE METAL MASKING TAPE ELECTRIC DRILL AND DRILL BITS HYDROLECA OR GRAVEL

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PLANT LIST ALOE ARISTATA ALOE BREVIFOLIA CHAMAELOBIVIA ‘KAWINAI’ CHAMAELOBIVIA ‘ROSE QUARTZ’ ECHEVERIA AGAVOIDES ‘RED EDGE’ HAWORTHIA GLAUCA VAR. HERREI F. JACOBSENIANA PACHYPHYTUM HOOKERI REBUTIA SPECIES SEDUM ‘SPIRAL STAIRCASE’ STENOCEREUS DUMORTIERI

Give your wedding an instant fiesta feel with a collection of blooming desert plants in super-colourful tin cans. They’ll look stunning when grouped together as a centrepiece on each table, as well as being great to decorate other areas of the venue such as the cake table and gift area. These little plants can also double up as quirky favours for guests to take away as a fun memento of your special day. Step 1 Make sure you clean the tin cans thoroughly before using. Drill some drainage holes in the bottom of each can with an electric drill. You can wrap masking tape around the handle to prevent the drill slipping in your hands.

Step 2 Add a layer of drainage material, such as hydroleca or gravel, to the bottom of each can. Good drainage is vital so that the roots don’t sit in water and rot. Step 3 Mix up a free-draining gritty compost from John Innes No. 2 and horticultural grit in 3:1 proportions. Remove plants from their pots and gently break up the root ball, teasing out the roots and removing soil. Take care not to damage the roots. Step 4 Place plants on a layer of compost and then fill in around the root ball, working in the compost with a dibber to reduce air pockets. Tap the container on the work surface to distribute the compost evenly. Top with a layer of decorative gravel. Place on a saucer or similar if you need to protect the table surface. Step 5 After the wedding, repot the plants into large containers when roots start to show through the tin’s drainage hole. Repotting is best done in spring, and

watering plants a couple of days before keeps roots moist. Cacti and succulents need a sunny site and warmth to thrive. You can leave them outside in summer, as long as there is adequate protection and shelter from rain. Bring them inside during the colder winter months and place on a sunny windowsill in a warm room. The easiest way to water these plants is to place the tins in a shallow container of water, leave until the surface of the compost is moist, then lift out and leave to drain. Water regularly in the growing season – every 10 days or so – and add a diluted liquid feed to the water during spring and summer. It’s best not to feed or water the plants in autumn and winter.

$QGëHUHÐVPèH This project is taken from The Crafter’s Year, published by DK, (£14.99). For details, just go to www.dk.com

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Colour pop y Sherry trifles

$WULáHORYHO\Ø No one will be able to resist these pretty individual trifles, made with delicious jewel-coloured summer fruits

YOu will need 100G (3½OZ) AMARETTI BISCUITS, LIGHTLY CRUSHED 1 TBSP FREEZE-DRIED STRAWBERRY POWDER FOR THE STRAWBERRY COMPOTE 350G (12¼OZ) STRAWBERRIES, HULLED 100G (3½OZ) REDCURRANTS 100G (3½OZ) CASTER SUGAR 1–2 TSP ORANGE BLOSSOM WATER (OPTIONAL) FOR THE SHERRY CRÈME PÂTISSIÈRE 350ML (12¼ FL OZ) WHOLE MILK ½ VANILLA POD 3 EGG YOLKS 75G (2½OZ) CASTER SUGAR 2 TBSP CORNFLOUR 5 TBSP SWEET SHERRY FOR THE CARAMELISED ALMONDS 50G (1¾OZ) CASTER SUGAR 75G (2½OZ) FLAKED ALMONDS FOR THE WHIPPED CREAM 300ML (10½ FL OZ) DOUBLE CREAM 1 TBSP ICING SUGAR 1 TSP VANILLA BEAN PASTE

2 PIPING BAGS FITTED WITH A PLAIN 1CM (3/8IN) NOZZLE AND A MEDIUM STAR NOZZLE SERVES 4–6

A colourful wedding needs a vibrant pudding, so complete your wedding breakfast with these yummy trifles where a flurry of freeze-dried strawberries adds a pop of colour. They taste as good as they look, too, combining a strawberry and redcurrant compote with a topping of crushed amaretti biscuits and alcohol-infused crème pâtissière.

Step 4 To make the caramelized almonds, tip the caster sugar into a small, nonstick frying pan, add the flaked almonds and cook over a low–medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar has caramelised and the almonds are golden. Tip onto a sheet of baking parchment and leave to cool and harden.

Step 2 To make the sherry crème pâtissière, heat the milk with the vanilla pod in a small pan set over a low heat. Bring slowly just to the boil, then remove from the heat and leave to infuse for 15 minutes. Meanwhile beat the egg yolks with the caster sugar and cornflour until pale and light. Reheat the milk until just below boiling, then, whisking constantly, pour into the bowl with the egg mixture. Continue mixing until smooth, then return to the pan.

Step 7 Spoon the remaining whipped cream into the piping bag fitted with the star nozzle and pipe swirls on top. Top with the caramelised almonds and a dusting of freeze-dried strawberry powder to serve.

Step 5 To make the whipped cream, whisk the double cream with the icing sugar and HOW TO MAKE THE STRAWBERRY vanilla bean paste until it will hold & SHERRY TRIFLE S soft, floppy peaks. Add 2–3 Step 1 Slice 250g (8¾oz) of the tablespoons of the whipped strawberries and tip into a cream to the sherry crème Raspberr y small pan along with the pâtissière and fold in using ld u compote wo ell redcurrants and caster a large metal spoon. Scoop w work just as er ts into the piping bag fitted sugar. Cook over a low heat, s in these des stirring frequently with the plain nozzle and set until the fruit has cooked aside until needed. down to a jammy consistency. Add the orange blossom water, if Step 6 To build the trifles, divide the using, and dip a teaspoon into the mixture. strawberry compote between the serving Allow to cool before tasting, adding more glasses and cover with half of the lightly sugar if necessary. Leave to cool, then crushed amaretti biscuit. Pipe crème finely chop the reserved strawberries, add pâtissière over the top and top with to the compote and chill in the fridge. another layer of crushed amaretti biscuits.

Step 3 Stirring constantly, set the pan over a low–medium heat until the mixture has thickened and is very gently boiling. Add 2 tablespoons of the sherry and strain through a fine mesh sieve into a clean bowl. Cover the surface with clingfilm to prevent a skin forming and leave until cold.

$QGëHUHÐVPèH This recipe is taken from Afternoon Tea at Home by Will Torrent with photography by Matt Russell (Ryland Peters & Small, £19.99). To buy a copy at the special price of £14.99 including postage and packing, call Macmillan Direct on 01256 302 699 and quote the reference GJ5. For details visit www.rylandpeters.com

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GO POM-TASTIC! Dress up your day with a pop or two of colour – who says weddings have to be all-white affairs anyway? A bold mismatch of pretty poms is sure to add the wow factor: they’re easy to make or buy them readymade like these Decadent Decs from Talking Tables. www.talkingtables.co.uk

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Colour pop y Confetti pop holders

Pop stars! Bold, bright confetti is just the thing for showering you in colour on your big day. Use Debee Ruiz’ pops to decorate your venue tables, too!

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YOu will need COLOURED CARDSTOCK PAPERS IN A VARIETY OF SHADES AND TEXTURES (WE USED WHITE, FUCHSIA AND GOLD) PAPER PUNCHES IN DIFFERENT SHAPES (OPTIONAL – FOR EASIER PAPER CUTTING) REUSABLE ADHESIVE GLUE DOTS SCISSORS

THANKS TO MOLLIE MAKES MAGAZINE, WWW.MOLLIEMAKES.COM

FRINGE SCISSORS PLASTIC PUSH POP CONTAINERS CONFETTI ITEMS TO FILL IT WITH − GET CREATIVE HERE! WE USED SPRINKLES, SEQUINS, PAPER FRINGE, POM POMS, PLASTIC RIBBON, PAPER CONFETTI AND DIE CUT PAPERS

Get the celebrations off to a fun start with an explosion of sparkly confetti. Forget pastels and ivory, think a rainbow of colours and even neon! Play around with papers you have to hand – try packaging and magazines, too.

HOW TO MAKE THE CONFETTI POP Step 1 Decide which colours work better together by placing them in cupcake tins. Step 2 Here’s an easy way to make your own confetti. Take the same shimmery plastic ribbon used to tie balloons (from party supply shops) and cut into miniature squares using scissors. Step 3 Cut strips lengthwise from coloured paper. You can use a pair of fringe scissors to make it easier. Then cut the paper strips vertically along the fringe. Cut them as wide as you’d like to make smaller squares or longer, rectangular-shaped pieces. This makes wonderful confetti with supplies you may already have in your craft room. Use as many colours as you’d like. Step 4 Using a paper punch helps cut more shapes in a shorter amount of time. Pick

different shapes to create unique confetti – we used a polka dot circle and pretty gold shimmery paper. Remember that the papers don’t need to be the same texture, colour or thickness. Step 5 Now it’s time to fill up your push pop. Pack it in for extra fun! Step 6 Decorate the push pop with a paper punch and an embellishment using a glue dot. You can even personalise them if you have a themed wedding. Have fun!

'HEæ5XL] Debee Ruiz loves making pretty things for her shop, Inspire Lovely. Follow her on her blog www.debeecampos.blogspot.com or her Etsy shop www.inspirelovely.etsy.com

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Bright and beautiful!

A VERSION OF THIS FEATURE ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN PERFECT WEDDING MAGAZINE, WWW.PLANYOURPERFECTWEDDING.COM.

Gemma and James found that Ludlow Castle was the perfect blank canvas for the bright colour scheme and laidback vintage tea party feel they had in mind


Colour pop y Gemma & James

All hands on deck As Gemma and James were living in Australia they had lots of help from friends and family to create their country wedding with a twist!

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Colour pop y Gemma & James

Made with love James’ mum made 90 metres of bright bunting to decorate the marquee and a family friend did their beautiful loral arrangements. Let’s eat cake! Gemma’s mum made the amazing wedding cake.

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Colour pop y Gemma & James

Flower fiesta Gemma’s bridesmaids wore brightly coloured loral print dresses by Alice + Olivia. Splashes of colour ”Don’t be afraid to work your personalities into the day – you only do it once!” enthuses Gemma.

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Gemma & James’ best ideas and contacts PHOTOGRAPHER Eleanor Parsons shot the couple’s day (eleanorjane.co.uk) DRESS Gemma’s short, vintage-look dress was by Ivy & Aster (ivyandaster.com) SHOES by BHLDN, Anthropologie’s wedding brand (www.bhldn.com) HEADPIECE found on Etsy. BRIDESMAID’S DRESSES Alice + Olivia (www.aliceandolivia.com) VENUE Gemma fell in love with the medieval Ludlow Castle (ludlowcastle.com) ICE CREAM BICYCLE Barnaby’s Ice Cream on Wheels (barnabysicecream.co.uk) CATERERS Jenny’s Catering (jennys-catering.co.uk) The couple incorporated an Australian element in their menu, serving ‘kangarizo’, which is kangaroo chorizo with mini Australian lags! VINTAGE CROCKERY AND VASES Gemma’s mum and sisters trawled charity and antique shops for beautiful vintage crockery and vases.

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Handmade y Templates

Templates Copy, trace or print the following templates according to the instructions, then cut them out to make the festive projects in the magazine

Paper roses Page 53 Trace these shapes onto your crepe paper to make the parts of your roses

Fabric bunting Page 26 Enlarge the template onto card or paper and use to cut out the fabric shapes

PHOTOCOPY @ 100%

PHOTOCOPY @ 200% CUT 1 IN GREEN CUT 2 IN GREEN

GRAIN

CUT 4

GRAIN

CUT 6 CUT 6 CUT 5

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GRAIN

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Flower girl headband Page 76 Trace these templates onto the relevant colour felt to make your headband PHOTOCOPY @ 100%

LEAVES CUT 6 IN OLIVE GREEN

PETALS

ROSES

CUT 6 IN PURPLE

CUT 6 (ONE IN EACH FELT COLOUR)

OAK LEAVES CUT 2 IN OLIVE GREEN

BAND CUT 2 IN GREEN

SPIKY FLOWER CUT 1 IN BURGUNDY, CUT 1 IN PURPLE, CUT 1 IN LILAC, CUT 1 IN DUSKY PINK

POM-POM FLOWER CUT 2 IN LIGHT PINK, CUT 2 IN DUSKY PINK

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Handmade y Templates

FLOWER BASE

BODY CUT 1 FROM COVERED CARD

Hair corsage Page 68 Copy these three templates onto paper or card and use them to cut your petals and base PHOTOCOPY @ 100%

WINGS CUT 1 FROM COVERED CARD

Bird place names Page 15 Enlarge these shapes and draw round them onto card PHOTOCOPY @ 125%

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Get started Follow our simple step-by-step guides and you’ll be cross stitching and crocheting our projects in no time!

How to cross stitch

BEGINNERS START HERE...

It’s so easy to cross stitch – just follow these simple steps to make the bunting project on page 10.

WHERE TO START The dotted central lines on the chart should be matched with the centre of your fabric. Fold your fabric in half and then into quarters. Where the fold lines cross is where you start stitching.

READING THE CHART The charts are charted on a squared black and white grid. Each coloured square and symbol represents a different thread colour.

THE KEY All symbols that appear on the chart are listed in the key with their corresponding thread code alongside it. The key also tells you the different stitches used in the design.

COLOUR MATCH In the key (below), the closest column of thread codes listed next to the chart symbols is always the thread brand used in the cross stitch design. Similar colour matches are listed alongside it.

GETTING STARTED

CROSS STITCH

The loop method is the neatest way to start stitching, but can only be done with an even number of strands. Cut a 40cm (16in) thread length, then fold one strand in half. Thread the needle with the ends, forming a loop, and bring the needle up through the fabric. As you take it back down, pass it through the loop and pull irmly to secure.

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FINISHING YOUR THREAD

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You’ll need to make a whole cross stitch for each coloured square on the chart. Bring the needle up at the bottom left corner of a square and down at the top right corner. This is called a half cross stitch. Bring the needle up again at the bottom right corner and back down at the top left to inish off the whole cross stitch.

LADYBIRD DMC Anchor Madeira Cross stitch in two strands k 310 H T t 9 z

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2400 1713 601 513 1404 2605

Backstitch in two strands 310 403 all outlines and details

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kk kk kkkk HHHH HHHHHH HHHHHH tttttttt ttttHttt tHttttHt tttttttt tttttttt tttHtttt tttttt tttt

Our design has been stitched on 11 HPI (22-count evenweave) Design stitch count 15 high x 13 wide This design was stitched using DMC stranded cotton

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Backstitch is shown by a coloured line and is added to stitching to create detail. Work the backstitch over individual blocks on aida, or pairs of threads on evenweave. Bring the needle up through the fabric at 1 and take it down at 2, up at 3 and so on, so that you are working back on yourself.

Once you’ve inished stitching, inish off your threads by running your needle through the back of several stitches that you’ve already completed. Snip off the ends neatly with a sharp pair of embroidery scissors, as close to your fabric as possible.


Handmade y Techniques

How to crochet How to count chains

CHAIN STITCH (CH) Use this stitch to make your foundation chain

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Hold the hook in your right hand, and both the yarn end and the working yarn in your left hand. Move the hook under and over the yarn to wrap it around anti-clockwise.

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Pull the hook towards the slip knot, catching the yarn in the hook, and pulling it through the slip knot loop. This forms your irst chain (ch) stitch. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to form a chain.

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This is what your row of chains will look like. Hold the chain with your left hand near the hook, to keep the tension. Keep going until you have the number of chains stated on your pattern.

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Each chain or loop counts as one stitch. Never count your first slip knot or the loop on the hook (called the working loop). So that you can be accurate, make sure the chain is not twisted and that the front is facing you.

DOUBLE CROCHET (DC) One of the key stitches in crochet, doubles are simple, compact stitches that form a dense fabric

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To make a double crochet stitch, insert the hook under the top two loops of the next stitch on the previous row.

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Wind the yarn around the hook (yrh).

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Pull the yarn through the stitch, giving you two loops on your crochet hook.

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Yarn round hook again, then pull the yarn through both loops. There’s your double crochet made and you’ll have one loop left on the hook ready to do the next stitch.

HALF TREBLE CROCHET (HTR) A stitch that’s between double and treble crochet in size

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To make a half treble crochet stitch, work to where you want the htr and then wind the yarn round the hook (yrh).

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Insert the hook under the top two loops of the next stitch in the previous row. Wrap yarn around the hook again (yrh).

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Pull the yarn through the stitch only (3 loops on hook).

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Yarn round hook again, pull the yarn through all 3 loops. You’ve made a half treble crochet. Continue working htr into next and following sts to the end of the row.

TREBLE CROCHET (TR) One of the most popular stitches in crochet, this simple stitch is twice as high as a double crochet stitch

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To work a treble crochet, start by winding yrh and then insert the hook under the top two loops of the stitch on the previous row.

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Wrap the yarn around the hook (yrh), and pull the yarn through the stitch only.

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You will now have 3 loops on the hook. Yrh again, and draw the yarn through the irst 2 loops on the hook.

For more crochet tips, visit www.simplycrochetmag.co.uk/category/tutorials/

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You will now have 2 loops on the hook. Yrh again, and draw the yarn through the remaining loops on the hook. Your treble crochet is complete.

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Handmade y Stockists

Where to buy If you want to discover more about the products in Handmade Wedding, order items or find your local stockists, just look online AllFullOfLove www.etsy.com/shop/AllFullOfLove

Luck & Luck luckandluck.co.uk

Something Kinda Cute www.somethingkindacute.com

Ann-Marie Faulkner www.annmariefaulkner.co.uk

Lindy’s Cakes lindyscakes.co.uk

Talking Tables www.talkingtables.com

A Most Curious Wedding Fair www.amostcuriousweddingfair.co.uk

Lights4Fun notonthehighstreet.com/lights4fun

The Graphics Fairy www.thegraphicsfairy.com

Amy Swann Cakes amyswanncakes.co.uk

Oh Squirrel www.ohsquirrel.co.uk

The Honey Pot Gifts folksy.com/shops/TheHoneyPot

Artwork by Angie Spurgeon folksy.com/shops/artworkbyangie

Pearl & Godiva www.pearlandgodiva.com

The Oak Room www.oakroomshop.co.uk

Bead Workshop www.bead-workshop.co.uk

Posh Totty Designs Interiors www.notonthehighstreet.com/ poshtottydesignsinteriors

Wedding in a Teacup www.weddinginateacup.co.uk

Becky Male Photography www.beckymalephotography.com Candle & Cake candleandcake.co.uk Dorling Kindersley www.dk.com/uk DotComGiftShop www.dotcomgiftshop.com Doucefleur Design folksy.com/shops/Douceleur Eat My Flowers folksy.com/shops/EatMyFlowers Etsy www.etsy.com Flutter Designs folksy.com/shops/lutter2me Ginger Ray gingerray.co.uk Handmade by Charlie Deighton www.charliedeighton.co.uk HipTwist hiptwist.co.uk Imagine DIY www.imaginediy.co.uk Inspire Lovely www.inspirelovely.etsy.com Jewellery Maker www.jewellerymaker.com Kyleigh’s Papercuts notonthehighstreet.com/ kyleighspapercuts Lia Grifith www.liagriffith.com Live Laugh Love livelaughlove.co.uk

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Red Maple Photography redmaplephotography.co.uk Ryland Peters and Small www.rylandpeters.com

WedFest notonthehighstreet.com/WedFest Wildflower Favours wildlower-favours.co.uk


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