Monogrammed Champagne Flutes with Cricut

I’ve mentioned we’re in full blown wedding season, right?  Luckily it’s nothing like last year, but we’ve had some fun spring weddings and I’ve loved being apart of different events for all of them!

My friend Kali hosted a brunch the morning of Liz’s wedding asked for help with monogrammed champagne flutes – done.  I had been wanting to use this fun chrome gold that really catches the light so it was the perfect project.  These turned out better than I could have imagined and are a great DIY gift for a bride’s new initials!

Monogrammed Champagne Flutes

What you’ll need:

I wanted the monograms to be style of the drink spikers I did for Liz’s bachelorette weekend so followed the same steps creating them.  Then I imported each png monogram file into Design Space as cut files.

Now you have a bunch of monograms!  Once all the monograms you need are imported, cut them on your chrome vinyl with your Cricut on the vinyl setting.

Once all the monograms are cut on the vinyl, cut them out individually.  Then use the weeder tool to weed the excess vinyl away.  The chrome vinyl is a little more sensitive to bends, so be careful as you pull the excess away.Now your monograms are ready to apply to the glasses.  Cut pieces of the transfer paper to cover the monogram and use your scraper tool to get it on well.Then peel the paper backing off the monogram and place the vinyl on the champagne glass where you want it.  Press it on well and slowly remove the transfer paper. Voila – monogram applied!Finish applying them on the rest of the glasses and you’re all set! Bridal party is ready for a champagne brunch 😉 I loved how these turned out with that chrome vinyl so I decided to make one for Callee’s wedding day with her new initials the week of her wedding. These are definitely a gift idea I’ll keep handy for future bride friends and their wedding days!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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Debordieu + First Anniversary

We just enjoyed a fun weekend in Debordieu for our friend’s wedding and then celebrating our own anniversary!

After a busy day at work on Friday, I headed an hour up the coast to Debordieu for Liz & Blake’s wedding.  I had never been so was looking forward to exploring a new area!

Right after getting in, we went to dinner at Frank’s Outback with Catherine and Jim. The place was so cute – like a big covered patio with lots of plants.  I loved the tuna nachos appetizer and my meatballs and farfelle and everyone else enjoyed their dishes too

After dinner we headed back to their beach club for a cocktail welcome party.  It was nice seeing friends and parents before the wedding. Saturday morning the guys played golf while Catherine and I lounged and Lauren was doing bridesmaid things.  We met the guys for lunch at the Grill House (the pretzel sticks were bomb) and then the rain came.  Lots of it. Unfortunately they had to move the ceremony inside, but eventually the storm passed and we were able to enjoy the veranda and dance floor in the tent outside.  We all had lots of fun dancing, eating and catching up with everyone!

Sunday was our one year wedding anniversary – I can’t believe it’s already been a year!  Since we had the wedding Friday / Saturday, we decided to have a little staycation in Charleston on Sunday night and take Monday off from work.

We stayed in the cutest inn off King Street, Fulton Lane Inn.  The inn has complimentary breakfast brought to your room, plus a wine & cheese happy hour so I knew it’d be a winner. We checked in and them headed out to grab some appetizers and watch basketball and golf at Charleston Place’s new sports bar, Meeting at Market.  We ordered their jalapeño bacon (duh) and then a cheese board to snack on plus some craft beers. The bacon had a serious kick to it!

My good friend from college, Kristen, and her husband, parents and new lil baby were in town for her birthday and Mother’s Day so they stopped by after dinner so we could meet Griffin!  He’s such a lil babe and it was cool seeing my friends as parents now.  

We wandered around the city afterwards and went to another patio to have a drink and hang outside. It was fun being a tourist in our own city for a change!
We came back to the hotel and were surprised with some champagne and a sweet note from the hotel to commemorate our anniversary!Honestly, the best treat was being able to sleep in on Monday morning.  We enjoyed breakfast, laid around and eventually checked out and walked around King Street for a little bit.  We grabbed lunch in Mt. Pleasant and relaxed at home the rest of the day, plus I got a lot of crafts done with the spare time.

All in all it was a wonderful long weekend celebrating friends and enjoying our own anniversary!

Favorite DIY Projects for Our Wedding

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since we got married!  I was so excited for our wedding weekend last May that it seemed like it took forever to get there and now it’s a year later!

One of the fun things for me about remembering that weekend was thinking of all the DIY projects I included.  It wouldn’t have been our wedding without a lil Coastal Kelder flair!  I knew I didn’t want to overwhelm myself by doing everything, but had a nice balance of things I made versus things I designed or outsourced to others to produce.

As a fun wedding Wednesday post, I wanted to look back at my favorite DIY projects from our wedding day.

Greenery Wreath

This wasn’t something I expected to make, but when I realized our cocktail hour would be in front of the house at the Island House, I knew the door needed a wreath.  I bought a few types of faux greenery and put a wreath together.  Perk: It’s great on our front door year round.

Directional Sign

The only thing I “built” was this directional sign to let guests know where the different parts of the wedding were, since everything was at one venue.  I was big into ombre at the time (and still now), so used different shades of blue and painted the letters on as well.

Pillows

I was just getting into making pillows when our wedding was coming up and wanted to make some for the rocking chairs that matched our koozies.  Hunter’s grandma loved them so much she took one home 🙂

Oyster shell ring dishes

You had to expect the original Coastal Kelder project to be at our wedding.  I brought my silver one for our rings and gave monogrammed ones to my bridesmaids in their day of gifts with pearl earrings.

Save the Dates & Programs

I had a whole vision with a blue watercolor design for our save the dates and invitations and loved creating the save the dates, thank you notes and programs myself and working with Lindsay to make the invitations.

 

Life as of Lately

Spring is always a busy time filling orders for wedding season, making crafts for friends, working in our own yard and enjoying the beautiful weather!  Here’s what’s been going on in our life lately..

Skinny Dip Charleston is officially open! Some of my wonderful friends came with me to the grand opening party in early April to enjoy some rosé and see the store. You can find my pillows, jewelry dishes, wine glasses, and canvases at the location on King Street!

Photo: Mary Beth Thomas

I’ve been busy with orders and these are some of the latest to go out the door. You can also check out my Instagram story for behind the scenes look into all my crafts & everyday life.Our friends are getting married, so I’ve been wrapping up little goodies for them like making some hangers for the bridesmaids.  I also got to see the drink spikers in action thanks to friends taking pictures of them down in Rosemary Beach.  I liked them so much I bought some in pastel colors and now have them in my shop!
The end of April brought Callee & Devin’s wedding and I was honored to be in it!  Had a lil scare with tree nuts at the bridal luncheon, but it didn’t kill me so we’re good! The wedding was beautiful and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect.  Congrats to the newlyweds!Occasionally I have time to make stuff for us and I wanted a new pillow for the rocking chair in the living room.  I’ve been loving everything pineapple lately, so made a pineapple “Welcome, Yall”pillow!  The pineapple is in a bright gold glitter too – who knew I’d love that??I also found these CUTE pillow covers with tassels on them and knew I had to get them. I’ve played around with designs for them, but started simple with just ‘Cheers.’  Have any other suggestions for what I should put on them?

The most exciting news lately is that 2 of my items were featured in Charleston magazine’s May issue!  They wanted to spotlight some local products for Mother’s Day gifts and asked for some of mine.  I totally flipped when I saw the feature (Hunter can confirm this) and it made me so happy to see some hard work pay off!Hope everyone has been just as busy and loving the springtime as much as I have! I have a feeling it’ll be one to remember..

Personalized Bachelorette Sunglasses

We’re definitely in bachelorette & wedding season, and now I’m sharing another DIY bachelorette project for the year, with a beach theme!  My friend is having her weekend in Rosemary Beach and although I can’t go, I definitely wanted to be involved… so I helped with bachelorette goodies!

I made my first sunglasses last year for my bachelorette weekend in Savannah.  They turned out to be a fun gift to give everyone since we stayed on the beach, so  I thought it would be a good item to include for Liz’s beach bachelorette too!

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Bachelorette Sunglasses

What you’ll need:

I ordered some teal sunglasses on Amazon and bought a white pair for Liz.  I decided to put everyone’s names on the side and then also do ‘Bride to Be’ on the other side of Liz’s.

Open up Design Space and type out all of the names.  The side of sunglasses aren’t very big, so you’ll need to measure the side and figure out how long and tall the names can be.  I believe mine could be 1/2″ tall and 1 1/2″ long.  Then adjust the size of the names to fit in those parameters.  For a cohesive look, I kept them all the same height.  I also did the names in all uppercase to make it easier when weeding such small words from the vinyl.

I wanted to add a little something extra to Liz’s “Bride to Be” side, so found a clipart image of a diamond ring to import.

Click “Upload image” on the left menu, find the file on your computer, choose ‘Simple Image’ and continue.
Next, click out anything you don’t want included – I had to get rid of the white background.  Save it as a cut image, and then add it to your design, sized appropriately next to ‘Bride to Be.’ Since the sunglasses were teal, I cut all the girls names in white vinyl.  Cut each name out of the vinyl with your Cricut and weed the excess out using the weeder tool.  Go slowly – the letters are small and require a little more attention to detail.After their names were cut, I cut Liz’s out in teal vinyl and then cut the ring out in a silver vinyl.

Cut out transfer tape the same size as the names, put it on top, and use the scraper to made sure the vinyl is adhered to the transfer tape and any air bubbles are gone.  Then remove the back paper, apply the vinyl to the sunglasses and slowly remove the transfer tape.

Repeat for all of the sunglasses & you’re done!  I like how Liz’s turned out, even the diamond ring on the side (that ring was really tedious to weed). I love the teal & white color combination. Can’t wait to see them on the beach this weekend!

PS – Find all bachelorette crafts & adventures here, and my Cricut projects here!