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1.14.2009

Still ridin the mo' train...

And by "mo" I am of course referring to momentum. This week, I have crossed two more "little things" off my list! Anyone who reads regularly may remember the coloring books that I blogged about a while back. I needed a holder for the coloring books, so I made one that would match the basket for our programs. Here is the finished product:


This was a reeeeally easy project, but I think it will give a nice effect since it will match the program basket. I also finished my flip flop buckets, and the signs for these buckets. For anyone who is new to this idea, you basically offer flip flops at your reception to any women (or men, if you choose) who want to kick off their heels and boogie in something more comfortable! Here are some pictures of the flip flops, signs and finished product:





I wrapped each pair of flip flops in ribbon simply for the presentation. I think they look much more enticing that way! I also put the sizes on the toe area so that it would be easier to find your size, rather than searching through several buckets. Those tags peel right off. I love this idea not just for the functionality, but also for the extra splash of color. I really hope that the ladies at our reception will actually put these babies to good use!

28 comments:

jane in the waiting line said...

i have seen this idea before and i think its such a great idea! i always end up wearing shoes that i love, but don't always love my feet back! plus, the size tag is a great idea for easy pick up. they look great!!

Well I Do Declare said...

You are so crafty! I love seeing all of your little details :)

Always Organizing said...

Beyond cute!!!

ps. thanks for the tip on the Storage magazine, i will have to check it out!

Newport Nuptials said...

I love all your DIY projects! The flip flop baskets came out great!

Mrs.Preppy said...

Your guests will love the flip flops!

jessica lynn said...

all your little details are adorable! everything is coming together!! :)

Lynsey and Brian said...

I love all your DIY projects. They are all adorable and coming together very nicely.

Sarah said...

SO CUTE!!! Great job!

LovesPINKandPEARLS said...

great idea! and totally adorable! maybe you should help me plan my future, way future, wedding! haha!

Southern living at its best... said...

Oh my gosh! Your pink flip flop buckets are adorable!!

Jenny.Lee said...

Everything is so adorable!

Mackensie said...

I was thinking about doing this as well...where did you purchase the flip flops? Our wedding isn't until August so usually Old Navy has their flip flops on sale by then, but if you have a cheaper site I would love to look into it!

Adrienne said...

That is one great looking flip flop basket! I am planning to do this as well....where did you find the flip flops? Love the color!

The Bona Fide Preppy Bride said...

The flip flops I got from Target throughout last Summer. I think they were like $2 each? I also got some when they went on clearance for about $1.29 each. The bins are also from Target!

Kim said...

LOVE it! I'm a huge fan of flip flops for weddings, it's such a fun and useful touch!

Kate said...

I love the flip flop idea and basket!

Karen :) said...

The coloring books!! I've been a babysitter/nanny/baby nurse and also have a TON of kids in the family who I can't imagine not having at my wedding, and always thought having color pages and crayons would be a great idea to keep them happy!! Those are CUTE!!

The Pink Pineapple said...

Oh my... I think I see one size 10 in there... this mama's feet keep on growing... better hold them back :)
Also, glad the coloring books are done- since I have already informed Gracen about them :)

Lulu said...

I'm SO excited for you! These projects are so fantastic! Where did you decide to buy the flip flops from? I was thinking about doing the same thing, since we're having an afternoon garden reception. LOVE the look of everything!
xoxo,
Lulu

Dana said...

Where did you get the templete for the cooking books? Is there a website for them? I love the flip flops. I just love flip flops in general. I got some for my bridesmaids to have.I was thinking of doing something like this. They are great guest favors as well. Love reading about all of your DIY projects.

Bride Sophisticate said...

These look great! I love that you put the sizes on the front, great thought!

Leeann said...

You have such wonderful and creative ideas!! I have been following your blog since October when I got engaged!! I'm totally inspired and have already used your cookie idea for asking my bridesmaids!
Thanks!!

Polos & Pearls said...

I loveeeee all the things you have done, you are so so crafty! I wish I had one ounce of creativity like you. Should my "big day" every happend, I do have to admit I will be refering back to you blog! I am sure your day is going to be absolutely wonderful and amazing! How could it not be with all the pink around!

Once A Bride said...

Love the coloring books--great idea!!

Nikki Biallas said...

I love all of your great ideas! I especially love the font you used for the 'grab a pair and hit the dance floor' can you tell me what the name of that font is? Also, I am just starting up a blog and I had a few questions about how you added the large logo at the top of yours, etc...if you would be at all willing to answer some of my novice blogger questions it would be so much appreciated! Thanks, Nikki Biallas

Nikki Biallas said...

I forgot to leave a way to reply, my email is nikkibiallas@yahoo.com Thanks!

Chic Maps by Nikki said...

Thank you so much for sending over the info! I spent ALL day today working on the background and learning HTML, YIKES! But I'm getting there. Thanks and I can't wait to see whatever great things you have in store!

Katy said...

ok, I totally love your blog, you've already inspired like 4 new DIY projects for me. I have a question, though. Could you e-mail me the file for your coloring book, or at least the clip art on the front? It is way cute, and I'm working on mine but can't find a pic I like as much as yours. Thanks so much, and Congrats on your wedding. Wow, less than a week to go!