Pin #2 – Camping Style Party Signs

We wanted our wedding to have a very relaxed, fun vibe to fit the outdoorsy setting, so when I saw this camp party sign idea, it got me thinking.

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With the help of the incomparable Sarae Hope (if you’re not following her boards, you really should) and my now-husband, we came up with the types of direction signage that we’d need for wedding. Click the picture above to find the step-by-step instructions on how to make your own.

Our DIY Version of Camp Inspired Party Signs (photos courtesy of Amy Callahan)

Wood stain, leftover plywood and spray paint can go a long way.


Pin – #1 Rustic Bottle Yard Stakes

Pinterest was a major source of inspiration for our wedding in the fall of 2011. Since we were getting married in a meadow opening, we needed to find some way to add a little flair to the aisle decor without distracting from the natural setting, so when I found these Single Bottle Yard Stakes on Pinterest, I was pretty stoked.

Bottle Yard-Stakes

Bottle Yard-Stakes

What I wasn’t so excited about was the $49 price tag for a tree branch, glass bottle & twine. So we went the DIY route and made our own. Throughout the summer I collected downed branches after storms and had my friends saving every clear bottle they could get their hands on. We sharpened the bottoms so they’d drive into the grown easier, used a couple of rubber bands to keep the bottles snug to the branches and covered them with natural colored raffia.

How’d it turn out? Not too shabby…

DIY Rustic Yard Stakes

Rustic bottle stake lining the aisle

Since we reclaimed all the materials except the rubber bands and raffia, we made all of these (about 10 – 12) for probably a grand total of $7.