Today we have more fab ideas for wedding projects shared by one of my readers, Gemma, who writes Blossom Bells.  Gemma created these sweet ‘save the dates’ inspired by a tutorial she saw in the July issue of Sew Hip magazine, written by Lilipopo.

Gemma, who is currently planning her wedding, decided to make these hanging fabric ‘save the dates’ from linen and a pretty back (that you can’t see) from organic cotton from the Cloud9 range.  You can also buy organic fabrics from Organic Cotton.

Gemma designed a heart and bird shape, but also did a bat because both her and her husband-to-be have wildlife-related jobs – a fun way to incorporate your interests into your wedding.

Next Gemma stamped their wedding date onto the plain linen side using a custom stamp from The English Stamp Company with a water based screen printing ink.  Another lovely touch from Gemma is making the hanging tags from ribbon with their wedding website link on it.  That way your guests can find out details about your upcoming wedding.

Depending on how many ‘save the dates’ you have to send out, these could take you a while.  But I think they are really sweet and fun, and could be made with vintage fabrics or off-cuts and in all kinds of shapes.  If I was making them for our wedding, I would have made them bunny shaped.


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