engagement decorations


Along with the quotes, we also made floral ornaments. These plastic balls and double edged tape were the base for the ornaments.

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These white flower garlands [readymade fabric] for decoration and satin ribbons[blue, of course] for hanging them.

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After sticking the double edged tape all over the plastic ball, the garlands were carefully rolled over the shape along with the satin ribbon for hanging. It was tricky!

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I am not good at crafts, I get inspired to do something and start the project, the learning becomes part of the project! White glue was poured on a plastic paper and the floral ornaments were rolled over it[ I wore disposable gloves] messy business!

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The glitters of course!

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My nephew sticking small blue glitter balls on to the ornaments [more blue the better!]

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I saw a video and got the idea for this paper craft .This metallic paper was ideal to work this. The paper was cut earlier to make this hanging, the sticking part of the piece with glue stick by my nephew.

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All these were hung with strings and lights around the function hall by my husband, brother, nephew [elder one] cousins. We forgot to take a decent picture and this is the only one available.

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After working on the cloth hanger, the next idea was to have some decorations.
Blue was the colour theme.
The first part of this idea was to choose romantic quotes, print them on paper, decorate them and hang them on strings along with sparkling lights around the hall. The choice of quotes were made by the couple- Balaji and Charanya
These were the quotes-
1.Love is just a word until you gave it a meaning.
2.Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eyes.
3.It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
4. Only two kind of people will not mind what you say…
The one for whom you are nothing
And
The one for whom you are EVERYTHING…
5. The best gift you got in your life is “finding someone who knows all your mistakes and weaknesses and still thinks you are completely amazing…”
6.Boy: Can I hold your hand?
Girl: No
Boy: Why
Girl: Because it hurts when you leave it…
7. Lovely relationships not only depend on the spoken words but also depends on understanding the unspoken words…
8.Thoughts of love are too deep to be expressed and are too strong to be suppressed…
9.Night is longer than day for those who dream and Day is longer for those who make their dreams come true.
10. Memories are treasures that no one can steal..
11. an eye with an dust and A Heart with Trust Always Cries..
12. a meaningful silence is always better than meaningless words.
13. love is not maximum emotion, Love is maximum commitment.
14. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
15. If you want something you never had, you need to do something you have never done..
16. love is like a good cake, you never know when it’s coming but you’d better eat it when it does.
17. Difference of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our heart are open.
18. Gravitation is responsible for people falling in love.
19. A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
20. Health is the greatest gift..
Contentment is the greatest wealth.. and
Faithfulness the best relationship…
21.stop looking for love,, Start being lovable.
22.There is only one kind of love…
But..
There are many versions.
23. Love does not make the world go around. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
24.No man is truly married until he understands every word his wife is NOT saying.
25. love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.
26. He stole my heart and I am planning to take revenge.. I am going to steal is last name..
These  were printed –

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And cut in shapes to be hung-

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Blue glitter was scattered by my nephew[ very patient!] on the outline which was glued previously. these glitters were the cause of so much fun for us!

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Outlines with glitter-

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The decorated quotes are getting ready to be hung with paper doilies

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The second part of this idea was to make flowers balls to be  hung  along with these quotes. Details will be on my next post.

My nephew[ Bala] got engaged to [Charanya] a few weeks ago. I wanted to make handmade things to make the engagement more personalized for them. My nephew also worked with me on these projects.
The first project was to make cloth hanger.
In our community, writing and reading of the marriage invitation is done at an auspicious time at the engagement. This project was done with the idea of pasting the written invitation on to the hanger.
The cloth hanger [is called MADAL in our language] with the invitation-

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We did two pieces, one for the groom and another for the bride.
The cloth used was light weight velvet fabric in dark mejenta. The tassels-

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The fabric was folded and the tassels were stitched on to it.

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The border for the hanger-

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My nephew [the groom] cutting the double edged tape to the size of the border.

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First stage of attaching the border.

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The borders –

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The second part-
One feet long bamboo sticks and thick zari cord were used as hangers.

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The ends were sealed with molded craft m-seal and painted with yellow pearl paint.

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The painting is completed-

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Majenta stones were glued to the stick ends-

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The hanger is getting dry.

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The cloth hangers are ready for the next stage .

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The hanger looked different in sunlight.

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The two parts of the hanger are together with the help of double edged tape.

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This handmade paper was glued and sewn on to the hangers, the special sheet over which the invitation would be written can be attached to this paper during the engagement function.

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The picture of the cloth hanger with the invitation. This picture was taken by a photographer. The invitation was written in our language.

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