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Book Review – Handmade Wedding Crafts by Betty Bee

January 31, 2013

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If your planning a wedding this year and your on a small budget or just want to make your own individual look, then this is a great place to start. Written by fabulous vintage style craft blogger Betty Bee, this is a lovely collection of do-it-yourself wedding chic.

The book has a very vintage and shabby chic theme with lots of pretty florals, lace trims and delicate china. I love the ribbon flowers (pictured below) in a glass vase and I think these would be perfect for a spring wedding.

Handmade Wedding Crafts (3)Each of the 35 projects come with easy to follow instructions and there are lovely pictures to guide you through. There is a useful list of equipment at the front and patterns and templates at the back of the book.

The book covers lot’s of different wedding ideas from invitations to table decorations to favours, as well as ideas to make a lace parasol and decorated wedding shoes for the bride. I love the cupcake candles below as these would make a lovely favour or decoration.

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Being already married I always look at wedding books for ideas that I could also use for my home, there ares several projects in the book that I think would be helpful to anyone crafty or for a bride once her wedding is out-of-the-way. I loved the china teacup centre piece and the cocktail glass cakestand (pictured below) which is now on my list of things to make!

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On the whole I think this is a great little book, mainly because of the variety of ideas, there is definitely something for everyone. I sometimes find that similar books all have the same sort of ideas and I feel that some of the inspiration feels a little recycled. Betty Bee on the other hand has some really individual ideas that I’ve never seen before. I just wish I’d got my hands on this before my wedding!

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Handmade Wedding Crafts is published by Cico Books,

Buy your copy on Amazon here

Visit Betty’s blog here

All book images are copyright Cico Books.

My photos may not be reproduced.

  • Reply
    Jessica Cangiano
    January 31, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    What a lovely review. The birdcage on the cover is so splendidly lovely! I’m a paper crafter myself, though I tend to concentrate more on scrapbook pages and cards, and would love to get a chance to pour of this beautiful new book. I’m really hoping our wee little local library will add a copy to their shelves.

    ♥ Jessica

    • Reply
      January 31, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      It’s a lovely inspiring book, and fortunately it’s all very easy for inexperienced crafters!
      I’ve always wanted to try paper crafts I’m a knitter/sewer myself, but I’d love to send handmade cards.

  • Reply
    January 31, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    I actually purchased a bridal magazine recently because I liked so many of the images in it, and thought I could find inspiration from it for some new projects. This book looks wonderful, and would give me some great ideas too!

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