I created these 1.5" flip-flop tags using a program at work, printed them on white cardstock, punched them out (with a round punch from a craft store), used a hole-punch at the top of each, then tied them to bamboo beach mats we bought for everyone.
On the back, they said "Let's Go! Love, Us"
My favorite project (probably because I got to think about food) - our custom menus! To make these, I tri-folded cardstock, and covered them with four different patterns of fabric. I printed the menu text on white cardstock, and used craft glue to adhere it to the fabric. Then, I printed the "menu" text onto ribbed ivory ribbon, and glued the ribbon around the top of the menus. Once I got to Hawaii, I used craft glue to adhere one small sugar starfish to each menu. Starfish purchased from www.qualityshells.com
I purchased our initials (about 6" high) at a craft store, and glued sheet moss to all sides. Then, I nailed small picture hangers to the top back of each, and attached grey ribbon to the hangers, to hang the letters to each of our chairs at our reception.
Because I didn't already have enough to do....
I created a fun little cross stitch of us in our wedding finery, along with leis to symbolize our Hawaiian wedding.
I cut cardstock into triangle shapes, then covered the shapes with the same material used for the menus, as well as other fabric scraps I had.
These garlands hung behind our drink area (pictured on "Reception" page)
I didn't want anyone doing anything crazy with shaving cream to our rental car (!), so I made this sign in advance. It's two pieces of cardstock glued together for more sturdiness, and then letters were cut out, and strung together/glued on jute twine.
We wrapped pillar candles in the same sheet moss used for the chair initials, and then wrapped them with jute twine for our centerpieces. The shorter candles, we wrapped only with jute twine
This was DH's project from start to finish! He purchased a coconut at the grocery store, sawed it in half, hollowed it out, and then carved - with a Dremel tool - our initials on one side, and a heart on the other. He lined it from the inside with vellum paper, and on our wedding day, placed a light inside so that it glowed slightly. On the top, he covered thick paper with the sheet moss, and tied the rings to it all using jute twine.