Tuesday, October 27, 2009

#680: the paper crafties.

i love crafting.

but i'm not the type who can REALLY craft. i mean. i love the people who can REALLY craft. like, the serious crafters out there who can REALLY create REALLY amazing stuff.

but i'm not one of those.

i'm more of a... wannabe crafter. you know. the kind of crafter that gets an a for effort.

that kind of thing.

but i guess i didn't care. because we still ended up with sort of a paper craft extravaganza...thing.

our card box and our programs:


uh huh. that's right. paper baggies for the pompoms:


our centerpieces:


part of our placecard table:


here are our placecards, appropriately blurrily photographed by a friend:

(remember way back when when they were just frosh? sigh.)

most of them ended up finding cozy homes as such (photographed by a friend):


the paper experience worked for us because...well, i love paper. and i love to craft. craft-extraordinaire-WANNABE i may be, but those jitters came second to just doing something i really enjoyed doing...so that the end result would be a personal, connected, and meaningful one.

which it was.

and that's the a's and z's of it, yo. simple, huh.

all photos by max wanger unless i said it wasn't.

16 comments:

Kerry said...

Those are so fun! I think they look great and they're more personal because they came from your own creativity.

Nicole-Lynn said...

Everything looked great. I'm the same kind of crafter.. a wannabe! :) haha

literarybride said...

So pretty! I'm a little leery of trying anything like this... I think I'm more of a wannabe crafter than you are! I'll get excited about something for one day and then get bored and never get back to it.

Anonymous said...

You are a way better wannabe than me. Love em. And love having you back in the blog world.
Cheers!

jessica lynn said...

wow! every last detail was beautiful!

talda said...

i love the way everything turned out! you definitely get more than just an a for effort!

honey my heart said...

i am also a wanna be crafter!! your details are so lovely and transition well with one another. especially love the paper flowers :) great job!

Miss T said...

Those trees are so cute! And I love the shot of the place card in someones pocket.

PlannedSpontaneity said...

wannabe spectacular crafters unite!

Pretty Things said...

OMG those boutonnieres are terrific! And how dare you say you aren't really crafty? You have such a creative style!

Kelly Merrill said...

I'm a wanna be too. I goccoed some STDs, did our flowers (in teapots & teacups!) and made a birdcage veil but nothing exceptionally good and properly crafty. I wish I was martha, but I'm so not!

Kenna Christensen said...

you are brilliant!!! I ADORE YOUR BLOG!

anna and the ring said...

Details are hot! You really inspire me to try!

Anonymous said...

I love your little paper flowers! Do you have directions for making them? Thanks!

aweddingofourown said...

I adore your programs! How did you make them?

Feather and Stone said...

Paper flowers = awesomeness