Something Old, Something New….5 Cool DIY Wedding Craft Tutorials for You!

 

Although largely a British custom, the old English rhyme “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” connected to weddings is said to attest to the human tendency to value continuity and new beginnings, unity and separation. Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity. While various renditions of this tradition have been adopted into wedding ceremonies crossing both cultural and ethnic divides, it’s symbolic meaning has remained intact offering traditionalists and new-agers alike the opportunity to incorporate and make their special day as unique as the love the two of them share.

Speaking of the unique expression of love… when it comes to wedding gifts and decor, what’s more unique than doing it yourself (DIY)? Not only does it save money, but it usually warrants extra ‘kudos’ as the time and energy put in are often times reflections of  a heartfelt desire to bring smiles and express appreciation in one the lives of one another. This being said, here are a few handcrafted gift and DIY decorating ideas designed to add to the mix and even bring a creative ‘ twist ‘ to tradition!

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