My friend Abi is getting married in June. She has been planning and crafting so that she can keep her budget under $6,000. I am super impressed at how she's found ways to save money. In fact I plan on doing a post after all is said and done about how she's saved thousands of dollars. It's wildly amazing.
Recently she came over and we made these ring bearer pillows. It was so easy. Similar pillows bought at bridal shops can run $65....A PILLOW! That's $130 for two! Crazy. We made both of these for under $5. And PS, I like ours WAAAAY better than the David's Bridal versions.
And the really impressive thing about these pillows is that the satin tie and flower on top were made of clothing from her grandmother who recently passed away as well as the antique broach in the center.
To make these pillows just use this 5 minute pillow tutorial and make a larger version of the yoyos on day 10 of Embellish Your Knits Month. The diameter of your circle before you cinch it should be 18". Then use ribbon for the sash that wraps around the pillow or use the fabric that you used to make your giant yoyo. Hot glue or sew a broach in the center.
Check out her wedding site!