Good morning bloggers! I hope you are all starting off your Friday in a great positive way! I have some fun news to share! Since we have been talking about engagements this month, I wanted to find a fun giveaway for all my followers to go with our theme! I did some research and I reached out to Etsy owner Bernadette from EVENTEES who has agreed to allow Okskinny Followers a chance to win this adorable “Future MRS 💖 or Wifey 💖 T-Shirt” of your choice. Bernadette is so sweet for doing this. Please go and check out her other adorable items like these group bachelorette party tanks!
So are you excited to win? The rules are pretty simple:
Leave us a comment with your wedding date or possible date/year and make sure you either subscribe here to the blog page or like our Facebook page (link to the right of this page). I will announce the winner next Friday, June 26 , so please check back so that I can contact you and get your mailing information for our friends at Eventees so they can ship your t-shirt as soon as possible! 😀 Deadline- Thursday, June 25, 2015-11:59pm (ET).
In addition to our Giveaway today, check out our first DIY Friday: From Vintage Ikea Mirror to Chalkboard Welcome Sign! About a year ago, my close friends and I threw one of our friend’s a Vintage/Lingerie Themed Bridal Shower. We had been on Pinterest for a long time getting some awesome ideas and I found a chalkboard welcome sign that I saw. I thought it would be perfect. So I did some research and I realized to actually buy one, was going to cost SO much money and I thought maybe I can just make one?
I went on Youtube and I found a video and fell in love with this Ikea Mirror. I put a little spin on it just so it would be different and go with the theme we were looking for. The overall cost of the sign was under $50. The mirror itself was $25, the chalkboard spray paint was $10 at Walmart. The roses and the pearls were samples that we received from Etsy stores and Craft stores I believe; so they were either free or under $10 total and the chalk I found also at Walmart for about $5.
At the time of my friend’s shower I lived in an apartment building so I wasn’t able to do this outside and then leave it there, so what I did was ➡️ I put some newspapers on the floor and placed the box that the mirror came in on top. ➡️ I removed the mirror from the plastic vintage covering and I prayed the mirror part with the chalkboard spray paint one full coat. ➡️I let it dry overnight and the next day I did a second coat just to be sure it was thick enough to write on.➡️ The cleanup was fast and easy with no mess and paint did not seep through whatsoever onto my hardwood floors. ➡️ I then waited for the second coat to dry and a few days later, found my awesome friend who has amazing hand writing to write our welcome sign message. The end result was absolutely beautiful and inexpensive! Everyone loved it including the bride and groom to be. This chalkboard is great for any type of party and can be reused over and over!
Have any of you done any DIY Wedding Projects? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to enter the TShirt GIVEAWAY! Deadline- Thursday, June 25, 2015-11:59pm (ET).