OVER the past year, Stacey Solomon has become our go-to celeb whenever we’re in need of crafting or home organisation inspiration.
From a stunning dreamcatcher which took her “mind off the world” during lockdown to the genius way she uses tension rods in her kitchen cupboards, the star now boasts a whopping four MILLION followers on Instagram thanks to her easy DIY tips.
And with this in mind, it’s hardly surprising that Stacey is incorporating her love of crafting into her wedding day.
Since Joe Swash popped the question on Christmas Eve, Stacey has revealed the couple have already found their “dream venue” and are planning on tying the knot this year.
Here Fabulous takes a look inside Stacey’s DIY wedding preparations – from bargain coasters to a sweet guest book.
Earlier this month, the mum-of-three revealed how she’s made a headstart on her wedding favours with these gorgeous handmade coasters.
Posting on her Instagram Stories, Stacey explained how she bought some “make your own coasters” which cost £13 for 20 on eBay.
She wrote: “These coasters are from eBay – I just typed in ‘clear round coasters to fill’.
“They cost me £13 for 20 so about 65p each. But I’m sure you can buy them in bulk for even cheaper.”
Giving fans a step-by-step tutorial, Stacey began by cutting her fake eucalyptus plant into small sections and placing them in the middle of the clear plastic coaster.
She then added an assortment of dried flowers so every coaster was slightly different and pondered whether to add her and Joe’s initials to the top.
To begin with, Stacey only filled 13 of her coasters as she’s not sure how many people she’ll be allowed to have at the wedding due to coronavirus restrictions.
She added: “I just bought a few to see if they’re nice and […] then people can take them home as a wedding memory.”
She might not know how many people she’s allowed to have at her wedding – but Stacey is determined to still have a guestbook for her loved ones to share their happy memories of the day.
Throwing herself into the project on an uneventful Saturday night in lockdown, Stacey began by unscrewing the globe from the base and spray-painting it gold.
Next, she carefully cut into the globe to remove the plastic map and covered the cracks in TipEx.
After reattaching the pristine white globe to the base, Stacey added the ‘forever begins today’ labels she’d bought online.
She showed off the finished product, which also lit up like a lamp and said it made her “heart feel full” to look at.
Sharing the finished globe, Stacey wrote: “I actually feel really teary, it’s so ridiculous.”
Fans quickly flooded her DMs with messages, with Stacey adding that she “got goosebumps” from one in particular that read: “The equator line is yours and Joe’s families coming together.”
She thanked her fans, adding: “You have no idea how your messages brighten people’s days. I love reading them.”
Wedding decorations less than £1
Stacey hasn’t revealed much about what her and Joe are planning for their special day – but she has treated fans to a glimpse of her bargain decorations.
This week, the star revealed how she’d bought 63 personalised stickers from SweetBackFlip for £6 – which cost just 10p each.
Meanwhile, Stacey also bagged some push pops for only 50p each on Amazon and had filled them with petals from the company Luxury Petals.
What’s more, the star revealed she’d also added some flowers from Joe’s romantic proposal into her decorations too.
“The white petals I’ve dried myself,” she said. “I got some lovely white flowers after we got engaged and so I saved the petals and dried them.”
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