Monday, 3 March 2014

Mollie Makes: Weddings Book review & giveaway!

One of my favourite wedding trends over the last few years is the rise of the crafty DIY wedding. I've never been a fan of the 'conveyor belt' wedding, so even the tiniest bit of DIY or a little handmade something really brings the personal touch to a couple's day. I love hearing from our arbee brides & grooms about the crafts they're planning to add to their wedding!

If you're a crafty bride or groom, or want to add something handmade with love to a friend or family member's big day, then the brand new book from the hugely popular UK craft magazine 'Mollie Makes' will be right up your street.

'Mollie Makes: Weddings' published by Anova Books

'Mollie Makes: Weddings' published by Collins & Brown (RRP £11.99) is a collection of 20 handpicked projects from some of their favourite designer-makers. Projects include: Save the Date garlands, bridal bouquets, table decorations & centre pieces, napkin rings, place settings, wedding keepsakes such as cross-stitch samplers, photo album covers, ring pillow and good luck charms.

The book is beautifully illustrated throughout with gorgeous photographs of the finished projects, easy-to-follow instructions, and very pretty design and layout throughout the book. It's a gorgeous craft book just to browse through for ideas too!

Easy to follow instructions for each project throughout the book

The projects do vary in skill-level required, and some of the crafts would take a little time but would be a lovely ongoing project made with love in preparation towards the wedding. You never know, you could be creating a very special wedding keepsake for future family weddings!

My favourite project is the lace embossed wedding favours, little brown paper bags, tied with lace & doilies with the most perfect, delicate little clay embossed personalised tags. 

Lace embossed wedding tags on favour bags - I love these!

I could see me making these for birthday presents all year round - many of the projects in the book are starting point of inspiration that go beyond weddings too! Many of the projects are very colourful too so aren't just 'run of the mill' wishy-washy wedding projects, and the pages are just filled with inspiration. The perfect book for the crafty engaged couple.

And best of all, the lovely people at Collins & Brown have given us one copy to give away to one lucky person! 

To enter:
Either leave us a comment below 
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Open to UK & Ireland readers only (sorry rest of the world!) and entry closes on Friday 7th March 2014.

Good luck everyone!

Rachel @ arbee cards x