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My new favorite website has to be iDIY. Seriously, this website is like wedding DIY jackpot, among other things.  The lovely Luzel started the site after she was done planning her wedding.  During her planning process, she corralled a ton of DIY info and thought it would be a great idea to put it all in one place for brides-to-be and anyone else who loves a good DIY project.  As a fellow bride who is planning on doing a ton of little craft projects her site, I definitely think this site is towards to top of one of my all time top spots for ideas.

Not only does Luzel and her team provide some great ideas and tips, but they also provide a TON of free templates and images to use.  It’s like DIY without the hassle of trying to design something in Illustrator or Photoshop for your not-so-savvy design program brides.

One of my favorites includes these wrap-around label templates.  I have had my eye on wrap-around labels for quite some time and think these would be fantastic for Save The Date envelopes or your invitations.  It’s a twist on an old stand-by.


I also really love the DIY Wish Tree, which she found via Here Comes The Guide. I’m not a fan of the traditional guest book and think this would be adorable in place of one. Guests write down wishes or words of advice for the bride and groom and then place them on the tree. It’s definitely a great way to “spruce” up the guest book gift table (Sorry for the pun, this one was not intended. Promise).


If any of you use the Wish Tree idea, please take pictures and send them to me. I think it is a fantastic idea and I love how that one looks.  It’s tres chic. Swoon.

Enjoy your Monday inspiration!


  1. I wish I were crafty! That site has some fantastic ideas!

  2. landlockedbride
    9:11 am on August 3rd, 2009

    I found it back when I first got engaged and completely forgot about it until I stumbled upon it again a few weeks ago. It’s a great resource!

  3. Oh man, I looooved iDIY when we were doing wedding craftiness. I still love her stuff, but need to come up with good excuses to use it now that the wedding is over!

  4. landlockedbride
    9:15 am on August 3rd, 2009

    I know! She does have a ton of ideas that could easily be re-used for everyday life!

  5. kate
    4:43 pm on August 4th, 2009


  6. landlockedbride
    4:50 pm on August 4th, 2009

    You totally should. I think it would be cute at your wedding!

  7. I heart the wish tree! You should definitely do that :).