Saturday, May 12, 2012

My Best Friend's Vintage Burlap Inspired Wedding Shower!

My best friend is getting married in a few months and I was so excited to be able to throw her and her fiance, Kevin, a wedding shower!  It was a perfect time for celebration because Kevin recently returned from serving in Kuwait.  I had so much fun planning this shower and putting together all of the decorations!  I wanted this shower to be very special for my best friend to show her how much I appreciate her and her friendship.  I will make another post about the games we played but for today I will just share some of the photos of the decor and the links to the "how-to" blog posts I used to create some of these decorations.

I made the burlap frame on the right using cardboard, burlap and wooden letter tiles I found at Hobby Lobby for $2.00! This adorable little frame only cost me about $1.50 + several hot glue gun burns! :) Here is the link for the tutorial to make the burlap frame!

I found the wooden suitcase at Hobby Lobby 50% off for $15! 

Looking for mason jars or a mason jar look alike?! Look no further! This mason jar look alike is actually a Ragu jar that I saved! {My husband gives me a hard time now because I have gotten into the habit of saving everything! But, I am sure he was very happy that I was able to save some $$ by reusing this jar instead of spending money on a mason jar! :) }.  The old books I found at a yard sale for $1 a piece!

Just another little tip: if you are looking for cheap old vintage junk {nice description huh?! :) } try looking at estate sales. I have found several cute items for decorating that has saved me lots of money!

These old bottles I found at a yard sale for $1 each!

For the shower favors, I bought packest of wildflower seed for $1 each. 

I had a lot of fun making this Kitchen Towel cake. I think it turned out super cute!  I used various kitchen necessities that she will need for cooking.  Here is the link to the kitchen towel cake tutorial.

I made this sign by doubling up the burlap and painting on the letters and hearts with brown paint.  So easy and so cute!

Now, pictures of the happy couple!!

I love them!

This one is a little blurry but too cute not to share :)


  1. I love this wedding shower a lot. The entire bash looks fabulous. The decoration work is also amazing. Well, I am also going to attend a destination wedding reception at one of prettiest outdoor Chicago wedding venues. I am so excited for this bash.