Hello new feature: the Monday Makerie! (wedding diy)

Happy Monday everyone! Hopefully you’ve got a little spring sunshine where you are, but if not perhaps I can add a little cheer to your day. It’s time for something a little new and different (for me!), and in tune with what the focus of the English Wedding blog, this is all about creativity and gorgeous weddings.

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Introducing the Monday Makerie on English Wedding

The Monday Makerie is all about making things. It’s for brides and grooms who want to have fun and perhaps save a little money too – but it’s more about fun than finances. The Monday Makerie is a new weekly feature on wedding crafts and ideas, where I’ll show you my favourite things from around the web each week – all to inspire your wedding diy projects.

If you haven’t tried making anything for your wedding yet, don’t be scared to have a go. Crafting is fun – and I’ll try and include links to ideas for all levels of craftiness in this slot. Trust me… as a calligrapher I spend many a happy evening having gold-leafed my glasses and painted my elbows purple by accident. It’s brilliant!

Ruffled blog diy-modern-wedding-ideas-10Magical wedding “lanterns” from Ruffled blog – play with balloons, glue and spray paint to make these! You could always stick a little flower or butterfly on too!

glitter writing wedding table names from Jonny Draper photography blogI love the wedding table names from this wedding on photographer Jonny Draper’s blog – the glitter writing is quirky and different. This would work with a glue pen (from zig markers) or glitter glues (but I’d try glue, then glitter sprinkled on top for better coverage).


Wedding Save The Date badges from Twenty Seven StationeryTwenty-Seven have designed these lovely little Save the Date badges I had to share with you – how cute?!!! I love how they’re presented too – the ribbon and card set makes them even more special.


Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



  • Kate
    9 years ago

    Gorgeous! I love the new feature and will look forward to Mondays so much more now!

  • sally
    9 years ago

    What a fab idea! Right up my street, I’ve been DIY-ing all week ha, I can’t wait to see what else you find to share 🙂 x

  • Tony Staggeredface
    9 years ago

    Great posts (as ever). Please do one about bread and call it a bakery makerie!1! Or one about how to create your own Oasis puppets and call it the Shaker Maker Makerie!!!!ONE!!!ELEVEN.

  • Steve
    9 years ago

    Good info, great images, interesting site.

  • I love DIY items at weddings, they are so personal and current trends are soooo pretty!

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