Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Preparing for the Ng-Chan wedding - wands

What's a Harry Potter theme wedding without wands . I searched Pinterest for this instructions. At first I thought it was going to be tedious but soon I got the hang of it and started to breeze though the whole process !

All you need is -
Glue gun and glue sticks . Glue gun is quite expensive from popular . Daiso used to sell them at 2$ . Glue sticks from Daiso.

Beads of different sizes . All from Daiso.

Wooden chopsticks , which are also from Daiso. There are different types of chopsticks. I chose this because of the tip and its thickness.

Acrylic paint . The ones at the back were from Art Friend and the smaller one is from Daiso.

You are ready to create your own wands!

Glue gun your designs ! Don't worry if the beads look messy when you stick them on. You have to paint them afterwards and no one can see the mess! Plus, there is no such thing was a perfect wand. The wand chooses it's wizard! 

My make shift holder . I paint them and placed them like this to dry them. Sometimes you will have to give them a second coat , depending on how you want your wands to look like.

White colour is super hard to paint . I gave up even after multiple coats and painted brown over .

Black ones look so death eater! 

The end product . Different shades of brown for variety. You can play with any colours you want to. Just remember there is no such thing as perfect . Some of my glue popped out because it was too thinly spread on to the chopsticks. Instead of plucking them out , I kept them in to give some effect.

Something like this . 

Go on have fun with this project! Show me photos if you decided to try your hands on this super fun DIY ! 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Preparing for the Ng-Chan wedding - Theme

I like theme parties, I always do . I also enjoy planning parties of all sorts, from birthdays to birthdays to birthdays! I love going online , searching for the good cheap deals and trying my hands on DIY stuff . 

This time it's special . It's different from all the other birthday plannings. I decided to make a series of how I planned this wedding cheaply yet it doesn't look cheap, I hope? Let's start w the theme!

It wasn't hard to decide on it . We could either go away with it or do it once and do it good . Since we had to have a Chinese wedding because of my dad and his "oh you are my only daughter" threats, I decided to do it once, do it good . After all, it is going to my only Chinese wedding. 

This guy brought us together. Blue paper flowers from qoo10, hearts post-its threaded together w sewing thread, free printables banner from the Internet. 

We had a rather nice ROM which was what we both dreamt of. Nicely placed chairs at the side of the room with close friends and relatives , bride walking down with her dad in hand, saying our vows and exchanging rings at the end. Decorations were mostly from qoo10 and free printables from the Internet. I didn't thought to record any thing related to my ROM on here because it was easy to decorate . Food was from Neogarden. Everyone loves it . There was no leftovers, possibly because I order 60pax for 80pax. This is to make sure that I don't have to deal with unfinished food. I had the same caterer for CNY. Ordered 30pax for 40 and I had 50% leftovers.

Anyway back to the theme, we were Potter fans and we did our pre wedding shoot way before we settled on anything else. Our pre wedding shoot has some flying shots so it was a no brainer to go for a Harry Potter theme. Besides, which wedding guest doesn't like to be told to be dressed in black?