DIY Scrabble Buckets

August 16, 2012 in Chloe Addlington - DIY, DIY by JenniBush

Hello lovely people,

I hope you’re having a good summer? Today I have a DIY project from Adore to share with you. I made these cute scrabble buckets to add some prettiness to my mantelpiece at home but they would make lovely table decorations too. I see lots of weddings with large table centres, which might look lovely, but they’re really hard for your guests to talk around and see each other!! So that’s today’s top tip… go for low height table decorations ;-)


These are really simple to make too… click here for all the instructions on my blog!


Have a lovely day,


Chloe x


Chloe Adlington

“Chloe authors one of the UK’s leading crafty wedding blogs, Adore By Chloe. Her blog is a must visit for fresh DIY ideas, creative and personal wedding inspiration and simple, delicious recipes!”

DIY – Rose Paper Streamers – Wedding Decor Ideas

June 18, 2012 in Decor, DIY, Jenni Bush - Accessory & Wedding Expert, Other, Themes by JenniBush

Here at the Bride Academy we are always looking for nifty & pretty ways to deocrate your venue.

We found this on pinterest and thought how simple it would be to make.

Simply, roll up paper flowers in colours to match your scheme and add to twine. (we love how this uses written pages and music as well as spots.


Source: via Zoe on Pinterest

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DIY Wedding Decorations… A Pretty Ribbon Frame

May 18, 2012 in Chloe Addlington - DIY, DIY, Other by Chloe


I’m Chloe, I blog about crafty weddings over on my blog, Adore By Chloe. I’m thrilled to be popping by The Bride Academy at least once a month to share a DIY project, answer any questions and hopefully inspire a little creativity?!

Let’s start with a project which makes a lovely backdrop for a guest book or sweetie table, a DIY ribbon frame…

To make it you will need an empty frame, a glue gun, fabric scissors and lengths of ribbon. (You can pick up vintage frames like mine at antique fairs or from ebay for a few pounds each!)

Step-by-step guide…

1. Start by laying your frame face down and measuring the height with a length of ribbon

2. Cut different colours and textures of ribbon to the same length until you have enough to fill your frame…

3. Now start gluing! Apply the glue to the back of your frame and stick down the end of the ribbon. Pull tightly to the opposite side and glue in position again.

4. Repeat until you’ve filled the frame, leaving a small gap in between each ribbon

5. Tidy up by snipping off any excess ribbon

And you’re done! Just prop up at the back of your table to add some pretty to your guest book or gift area…

You could even make a big one to use as a photo booth backdrop?

What do you think? What are you DIY-ing for your big day?

Happy crafting,

Chloe x

Choosing your Wedding Theme

April 29, 2012 in DIY, Planning, Themes, Wedding Tips by JenniBush

So the love of your life has popped the question and you’ve said yes. Woo hoo! This is one of the most exciting times of your life. Congratulations! You’ve called your Mum, you’ve considered your maid of honour and there’s not a bridal magazine on-sale in UK that doesn’t have pride of place on your coffee table right now. What next? The wedding itself of course! Your head must be spinning with visions of your perfect wedding day. We have a guide that will help you to choose your perfect wedding style and it’s broken down into 4 easy to follow parts – Choose a Theme, Set the Scene, Colour Scheme and Produce the Dream. So take a deep breath, get a cup of tea and let’s get started.

Vintage Wedding Theme - From Hedingham Castle Vintage Fair 2011

Part 1 ~ Choose a Theme

When we say ‘theme’ we’re not talking about fancy dress party themes. It doesn’t have to be Pirates & Indians or Harry Potter (unless you want it to be of course!). A theme is usually a certain style such as ‘vintage glam’ or ‘modern simplistic’ – a couple of words that sum up the overall look and feel of the day. It extends to every part of the wedding – the stationary, the centrepieces, the flowers, the food & drinks, the entertainment and even the dress.
It’s important to understand your wedding theme before you get started. If you jump right in and start buying things then you will find that your theme gets muddled and confused later on. Before you do anything, start a mood board. The very best and easiest way to do this is on We have Pinterest invites to give away so write on our Facebook wall to request one. Browse wedding boards on Pinterest, flick through magazines and follow real wedding blogs. When you see something you like, add it to your board. After you’ve collected 15 images or so, take a look and see if there are any reoccurring themes running throughout the images? We bet you there are!


look out for part two of Louise’s Post

Louise our decor expert from Wedding Decor Direct, where you can hire and buy table decor, centrepieces and more for a stylish wedding.

Three Top DIY projects for your wedding

April 22, 2012 in DIY by JenniBush

We love DIY, but think that when it comes to your wedding choose your DIY projects carefully make sure that you are not taking on more than you can handle. For example making a 6 tier wedding cake if you have never baked in your life before or taking on a DIY project to save money, don’t undervalue your own time – DIY needs lots of time, can be fiddly and stressful!

Anyway if you are still up for the challenge here are ten DIY wedding projects we love.

Source: via Crissy on Pinterest

Source: via Alexandria on Pinterest