PROJECT ~ DIY Fabric Coasters in Metallic Gold! Plus: Mom, You Just Made a HUGE Mistake. Oh and Bambino.

Hi everybody!  Alison here.  It’s the latter half of Tuesday — that’s elitist for ‘Tues. evening’ — and I just got off the phone with mi madre… who has informed me that she knows what it is I go through season after season, “recapping that Bachelor show” and so she wants me to know that she’s officially going to watch it this season (for the first time ever).  She wanted me to know that I can avail myself of her, should I ever have any questions or need input.

So congratulations, Mom!  You finally got yourself to that Number 1 position on my speed dial.  And all it took was selling your soul.  I cannot say that I am not impressed.  But I can say with certainty that you have made an egregious error.

Welcome to Hell, mother.  Welcome to Hell.

In other more-relevant-to-weddings news, you may have noticed it over the last week, but we’re taking a pretty exciting shift here on the TKB blog, and I feel you’re gonna be the opposite of dismayed.  Because that shift involves doing the same thing you guys are used to, but adding gads more DIY projects to the rotation.  wooWOO!  Supa chic, supa creative, supa fly, supa dupa fly, DIY projects.  Projects that will run the gamut as far as ease/difficulty, but that will all most likely be simple enough for even a dog to undertake, at least without significant frustration.

But– umm…  well, I guess I should probably mention that I am specifically referring to my dog, Bambino McPuppypants III, Esquire, who is very good with his hands.  Like, the guy curates a lot of the more well-formed boards on our Pinterest page (did you think I do ALL OF THIS myself??).  In fact, Bambenis is constantly DIY’ing random things around the house.  Ex., through the power of DIY, just the other day he transformed his braided toy rope into “a woman’s wig comprised of a tangled mess of thousands of strings.”  And over the course of one month during his INFANCY he repurposed what was a new beige couch into “a raised couch-like door matt for wiping outdoor dirt off of your body while relaxing in a seated position watching television.”  Miracles, both.  And yes while we hate both of these DIY projects, we understand that not all geniuses start out making masterpieces, and we trust that his strength for choosing projects we can all enjoy will only improve.  But so yeah– he’s not your normal dog.  So please don’t go and make your pet feel bad about the fact that Bambino can accomplish DIY projects with ease.  That’s pretty mean of you.

Alrighty, so the amazing Andrea of Gray Harper Event Maker is back again today (!!!), with another fab DIY that anyone who gets a kick out of gold, spray painting, personalizing, drinking, and all the trappings thereof will thoroughly enjoy this project, SON.

Take it away, Andrea!

Hey y’all!  I’m really loving the look of negative prints lately, and I love gold spray paint… 

Who doesn’t (am I right?!)?  So I thought up this super easy and fun DIY that is sure to wow your guests!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. fabric (cut into 4”x4” squares)
  2. letter stickers
  3. spray paint

How To Make Them:

1. Place sticker letters where desired on fabric and spray with the spray paint.

2. Wait for paint to dry, then gently pick off the stickers.  I got a few uses out of the same ones before having to use another sticker batch.

3. That’s pretty much it!  Did I say these were easy, or what?!?

oh hey– speaking of Bambino, here he comes now!  My little MacGyver.

I bet he’s off to DIY something out of a tennis ball, hanging mouth drool, and a toilet.

Andrea again!  So, do let us know– would you say these would be a fun way to cute-up a wedding?  And what other color-combos do you think you’d suggest?  

Thanks, everyone!  I truly hope you enjoyed this project!

xoxo  - Andrea

Gray Harper Event Maker is member of TKB’s Vendor Love. You can explore more of Gray Harper Event Maker in our guide!

{all images of project taken by Izzy Hudgins Photography}

Label(s): Andrea, {DIY + Freebies}

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  1. Marie on May 22, 2012

    Lovely idea! Would be super cute with an ampersand too. Wonder what it would look like on a deep purple with the gold. Pretty! I also really, really, really want that goblet since I have it’s older sister in the perfume bottle form that I use for a bud vase. So it was sort of meant to be.

  2. Alison on May 23, 2012

    Marie – I love the gold + deep purple idea. I would so wanna see the finished product of that!

  3. Dina on May 23, 2012

    I’m excited to attempt this. Fingers crossed I can make them as nicely as these were made! I’m not much of a DIY-er but I dig these so I have to at least try, right?

    Thanks for the tutorial! And for including more Bambino pics! love him :) xxoo

    • theknottybride on May 23, 2012

      Dina – absolutely! I think you’ll like how this one turns out :)

  4. Katie Jayne on May 23, 2012

    Love this idea!

  5. Megan Dandeles on May 23, 2012

    Love this idea! So cute! :)

  6. Courtney on May 23, 2012

    Kind of love this idea for party favors/place cards!

    • Alison on May 24, 2012

      Me too! And I wonder if something could be done to put to use the now-goldified letters!

  7. breeze decorators on May 23, 2012

    very nice images thanks a lot

  8. Wedding Flowers Co on May 23, 2012

    super cool idea! thx

  9. Lena on May 23, 2012

    I’m in love. With the idea of the return of Bachelorette recaps, with the idea of knowing your mother is sharing and reading and enjoying them too, with Bambs’ magnificent DIYs, and with this adorable project.

    • Alison on May 24, 2012

      Can you tell I’m having a very difficult time launching into my recaps? A part of me dies every time I write another paragraph in the recap I started three days ago.

  10. Savannah-Bellagala on May 24, 2012

    Love the DIY coasters, such a cute idea! Especially the colors! And LOVE Bambs!

  11. Tim Duncan on May 25, 2012

    These are awesome!!

  12. Suknie on May 29, 2012

    Love this idea! I will use it on my best friends wedding!


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