The DIY Bride Crafty Countdown: 40 Fabulous Projects to Make in the Months, Weeks & Hours Before Your Special Day

by Khris Cochran

The Taunton Press | December 5, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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Today''s average wedding costs $20,000, so the appeal of doing it yourself has never been greater. And crafty and creative brides-to-be need look no farther than this hip, budget-friendly wedding planner. Khris Cochran, author of The "DIY Bride" and creator of DIYBride.com presents 40 original, affordable, and time-saving projects in the popular countdown format that brides on a deadline just can''t live without. You''ll find everything from edible, save-the-date cards and hand-stamped cocktail napkins to bead-and-lace bridal slippers, a feather boutonniere for the groom, and a super-cool "Just Married" sign. In her trademark straightforward style, Cochran carefully leads readers through each project and supplies spot-on tips and shortcuts. Four-color, step-by-step illustrations, easy-to-read templates, and pattern guides take the mystery out of creating these wedding keepsakes. Helpful sidebars provide time estimates, so savvy brides-to-be can plan out their projects and count down confidently to their special day.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 9 × 9 × 1.61 in

Published: December 5, 2013

Publisher: The Taunton Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1600851193

ISBN - 13: 9781600851193

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The DIY Bride Crafty Countdown: 40 Fabulous Projects to Make in the Months, Weeks & Hours Before Your Special Day

by Khris Cochran

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 9 × 9 × 1.61 in

Published: December 5, 2013

Publisher: The Taunton Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1600851193

ISBN - 13: 9781600851193

About the Book

Crafty and creative brides-to-be need look no farther than this hip, budget-friendly wedding planner to find original, affordable, and time-saving projects. Four-color, step-by-step illustrations take the mystery out of creating wedding keepsakes.

Table of Contents

IntroductionThe Basics: Tools & TechniquesProject Countdown for the Big DayProject Planning Sheet12 Months - 9 Months To Go!Engagement Invites, Save-the-Dates & Thank YousEngagement Party InvitationBridal Party CalendarS''mores Save-the-DateTropical Save-the-DateMagnet Save-the-DateHeart Thank You Card8 Months - 6 Months To Go!Invitations and KeepsakesWood Laminate InvitationDestination Wedding Invite BookletPlayful InviteWatercolor InviteDry Embossed InvitationLace Flower Girl BasketMemorial CandleWire Bird''s Nest Ring Pillow 5 Months - 3 Months To Go!Accessories with Your Sense of Style Bridal TiaraVintage Button Hair PinsBridal Shoe MakeoverMaid-of-Honor ShawlFeather BoutonniereDay Spa Bachelorette Party Invite 8 Weeks to 4 Weeks to Go!Setting the Scene for the Wedding Wall Monogram DecorationChurch Door MonogramSewn ProgramBeach Glass CenterpiecesOwl Cake Topper 3 Weeks to 1 Week to Go!Crafting a One-of-a-Kind Reception Memory Lane Table MarkersStamped Cocktail Napkins Magnetic Clothespin Seating ChartJust Married BannerPost-Wedding Brunch Place Settings 6 Days to 2 Days to Go!Sweet Send Offs to Mark the Occasion Cupcake in a JarMilk & Cookies FavorWater Bottle LabelsVineyard Charm & Truffle Favor 1 Day to Go!Forget-Me-Not Details Carnation PomandersAsian Rock CenterpieceGourmet Popcorn Buffet Six Hours To Go!Finishing Touches for the Special Day Lily Bridal BouquetLime CenterpieceDIY Photo BoothResourcesIndex

From the Publisher

Today''s average wedding costs $20,000, so the appeal of doing it yourself has never been greater. And crafty and creative brides-to-be need look no farther than this hip, budget-friendly wedding planner. Khris Cochran, author of The "DIY Bride" and creator of DIYBride.com presents 40 original, affordable, and time-saving projects in the popular countdown format that brides on a deadline just can''t live without. You''ll find everything from edible, save-the-date cards and hand-stamped cocktail napkins to bead-and-lace bridal slippers, a feather boutonniere for the groom, and a super-cool "Just Married" sign. In her trademark straightforward style, Cochran carefully leads readers through each project and supplies spot-on tips and shortcuts. Four-color, step-by-step illustrations, easy-to-read templates, and pattern guides take the mystery out of creating these wedding keepsakes. Helpful sidebars provide time estimates, so savvy brides-to-be can plan out their projects and count down confidently to their special day.

From the Jacket

Open any bridal magazine or visit any wedding website and a bride-to-be is sure to encounter the well-known wedding countdown list--when to mail the save-the-dates, buy the bridal jewelry, choose the centerpieces, order the favors, send the thank you notes, and everything else in between. Khris Cochran, the author of The DIY Bride and creator of DIYBride.com, knows that her hip and crafty readers need an entirely different type of run-up to their big day. The DIY Bride Crafty Countdown is a 224-page four-color book packed with 40 brand new, fun, affordable, easy-to-follow, time-saving craft projects for a one-of-a-kind wedding. Brides will find chic special touches and sweet, unique keepsakes that elevate a wedding with a personal touch and that are also super affordable. Text will include the popular price comparison box so brides will know how much they are saving with each project by doing it themselves, a new budget section that shows bride what they can expect to spend on each project, and new sidebar on the time needed to complete each project.

About the Author

The author of "The DIY Bride" and founder of the award-winning DIYBride.com, Khris Cochran has been sharing crafty ideas with hands-on brides-to-be since 2000. Cochran also teaches craft classes in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Editorial Reviews

This planning guide, which includes ideas for up to a year before the wedding, has easy craft projects for invitations, decorations, and accessories. Supplies are easily found in craft stores with a bridal supplies section. Similar to Linda Kopp''s recent "Crafty Ideas for the Bride on a Budget", Cochran''s ("The DIY Bride") latest has less emphasis on wedding food and includes projects for more small but necessary items that add up fast when purchased ready-made. Prospective brides and their friends will find many good ideas here.--"Library Journal "

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