Our very own queen of craft, Emma Jewell Crafts recently got married! Naturally, Emma created lots of decorations for her wedding. From personalised jackets to celestial-themed invites!
Emma shares with us her handmade wedding pieces that she created for her big day. Read below to find out more!
Emma Jewell Crafts
I recently got married in a small registry office wedding in Stratford Upon Avon followed by pizza at our favourite pizza place.
Although it was a small wedding, (we’re following it up with a big wedding party in a couple of years’ time) I wanted to go big on the crafted personalised elements and make as much as I could with my Cricut machine.
We went for a subtle 'stars and moon' theme, as we love everything space and it meant I could go wild with everything glittery and holographic.
Here are all the projects I created:
As I only had 16 invites to make, I knew I could go extra fancy and do something that was a bit special.
I had an idea in my head to have something that rotated, so started making tests out of scrap paper, then recreated the project in Cricut Design Space using shapes and elements from the Design Space Library.
I used Glitter gel pens for all the detail and wording, the debossing tool to add the detail to the moons and stars as well as 5 layers of card and acetate.
Click the link here to my project in Cricut Design Space if you want to make them yourself!
PJs and Mugs
My best friends, Kelly and Holly, stayed over the night before the wedding for a little sleepover. So obviously, I had to make some personalised bits for us to make it extra special.
I created matching pyjamas by buying matching PJ shorts then customising plain T-shirts with 'Bride', 'Maid of Honour' and 'Bridesmaid' on the back. On the front, the T-shirts said, ‘After this we’re getting pizza’ as we were heading to a pizza restaurant after the wedding ceremony!
See the project on Design Space here.
I also added vinyl to some plains mugs for us to have our morning teas and coffees in whilst we get ready (before we opened the prosecco!).
I knew from the moment that we were getting married that I wanted to customise denim jackets for us (any excuse to use iron-on!).
I bought cheap plain denim jackets and added iron-on to the backs. My husband Mike and I had “till death do us part” on ours, and my bridesmaids had "bridesmaid" on the back.
I used an image from design space for the starry background, which I cut out of white glitter iron-on. Then, I used lilac iron-on for the writing using the Agincourt font in Design Space.
Check out my jacket project on Design Space here.
I made patches from felt and iron-on for our jackets to add some extra personalisation.
I looked at buying embroidered patches then thought, I can make this kind of thing myself with felt and iron-on!
Mike and I had Bride and Groom patches for our jackets, then I created patches to go on the sleeves of everyone’s jackets with the moon and star images to match our invites and the date of our wedding.
I then ironed on the iron-on designs with my Easy Press Mini™ and added Heat and Bond to the back of the patch to secure it to the denim jacket.
I knew I wanted my bouquet to be made on my machine, as it was super important to me to be walking down the aisle with something I had made. So I went all out!
I started by pulling cardstock out of my stash that went with the colour scheme of pinks, purples and holographic. Then set to work cutting a mix of flowers on my machine.
In the end, I made about three times the number of flowers I thought I needed.
I secured each flower to a piece of wire, then purchased a bouquet base which I then pushed the flowers into.
I wanted it to look wild and big, so we added paper fans and some big holographic leaves cut from party foil. For a finishing touch, I also added some tissue paper tassels to fill give the bottom more volume.
Scattered amongst the flowers were sprays of diamantes, holographic moons, which I cut and debossed on my Cricut Maker machine, stars and mini-disco balls to make it as sparkly as possible.
The great thing about it is that I get to keep it forever!
For my bridesmaids, I made smaller bouquets with the same flowers and disco balls as my bouquet. I finished them off with a trail of ribbons.
For my mini bridesmaid, I made disco ball wands, as paper flowers might have been a little delicate for my tornado-like nieces!
The groomsmen didn’t escape the sparkle either! I made buttonholes for all of Mike's groomsmen, the dads and brothers, with a disco ball, two paper flowers and a holographic leaf. I added a badge back to these so they could easily be pinned onto jackets on the day.
I added permanent vinyl to the bottom of my shoes with the date and our initials as well as the moon image that I had used across the wedding.
We gave little thank you gifts to our wedding party - a crystal we had chosen for each person. I customised little canvas bags for these with iron-on and made some matching tags that were drawn and cut on the machine.
Congratulations Emma and Mike
We have loved sharing with you Emma's handmade wedding decorations! With a Cricut machine, it is so easy to create beautiful handmade projects, personalised for you. Emma really did put her machine to good use for her big day.
Emma, we wish you and Mike all the best as you start your married lives together, and we're sure we're not alone in thinking you looked absolutely amazing!