Trending Tuesday: DIY Online Classes for the Bride

Every bride has, at one point, visions of their day. Maybe it's candlelight all over the room for the reception, the sweetest little cookie favors for guests or the most perfect cover-up in the most perfect shade of blue to go with their wedding dress. Whatever your vision of those "perfect" details are, they all add up to money. DIY or "Do it yourself" has become increasingly popular and online classes are great for those busy brides since you can "take" them or listen to them at your convenience. We've found a few great online classes offered by Craftsy.com.  Check these and many others out!

Do visions of beautifully decorated cookies dance in your head? Check out this great online class features some great cookie pointers!
Sweet Elegance: 16 Cookie-Decorating Techniques with Amber Spiegel 

Are you looking for an activity to help beat stress and also help you eat better? How about vegetable gardening! Not only will you spend some time outdoors with nature but you can also grow your own salad to help you look your very best for your wedding day!
Vegetable Gardening: Smart Techniques for Plentiful Results with Doug Green 

We love this technique of lace knitting and think it would be a great way to DIY your own wedding day cover-up. If you get really good at it you can make them for all the bridesmaids as a gift!

Lace Knitting: Basics and Beyond with Eunny Jang

 

After the wedding, you can preserve your wedding bouquet by drying it or by PAINTING it! This online class shows you how to paint a bouquet using watercolors. And if you think you can't paint, remember what the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh said, "If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."

Watercolor Flower Bouquet with Mary Murphy

Do you want to have a luncheon or tea for your bridesmaids and want to master the art of French baking? Here is a great online class to teach you the art of making delicious little pastries!

Miniature French Desserts - Macarons, Madeleines & More with Colette Christian

 

What better way to say THANK YOU after your wedding than with a handmade thank you card! 

Cardmaking Essentials: Thank You Cards with Kimber McGray