Easy Wedding DIY Project: Send-Off Bubbles!

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With my wedding seemingly right around the corner, my Mom and I have been working together every Saturday trying to tie all loose ends together. I thought it would be fun to share with you a DIY project I’ve been working on for the last couple of Saturdays.

At the end of every wedding, a grand exit is prepared for the happy couple as they leave the reception to start their new lives together. Traditionally, this is done by having the guests throw rice or flower petals on the two lovebirds as they exit the venue. More recently, you’ve probably seen many couples have their guests hold sparklers as they exit. What if you have a venue that is strict about what can be thrown around the property?

This happens to be the case with the venue my fiancé and I chose. Bubbles are a great alternative to rice, petals, and sparklers. No mess, no frills, and you can have your guests bring out their inner child by blowing bubbles your way as you head out.

These bubbles I made are extremely simple, but the decorations liven up the containers and give them some extra umph, if you know what I mean.

So how does one make these pretty lil’ things? Take a look:

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You will need:

A cutting mat,
a pair of scissors,
a ruler,
a pencil,
a scalpel/X-acto knife, and
a hot glue gun.

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Then of course, you will need some bubbles! I picked up a few boxes of these bubbles from Hobby Lobby.

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You’re also going to need some ribbon. I decided to go with two different colors of glitter ribbon from Michael’s to add some variety, as well as some lace ribbon to allude to my lace wedding gown.

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Each version of bubble container has the exact same repeatable steps. To begin, measure out a strip of ribbon by wrapping it around the container and cutting it where it overlaps. Place that strip aside for a second and place a dot of hot glue on one side of the container.

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Pat down the ribbon onto the container. The glue is hot to the touch at this point, so be careful!

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Flip it over and begin to glue down the sides (one side at a time!)

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And voila! Simple as that. You have your first glittery bubble container!

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If you’re not content with just the glitter, or just want to add a bit of variety, glue some lace ribbon on top. Again, you’ll just measure out the length you need by wrapping it around the container (alternatively, you can use an already cut piece as a ruler), place a dot of hot glue on one side, flip it over, and glue the sides down.

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Ta-da! There is version number two.

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Finally, for the last version you will measure out a strip (about 1/4″) of glitter ribbon and cut it out with your scalpel. Set it aside while you glue the lace ribbon to your container.

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Once the lace is securely attached to the bubbles container, glue on the thin strip of glitter ribbon.

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And there you have it! Now you’ll have a nice variety of bubble containers for your guests to choose from when they send you off to start your new life.

If you’d like to see me putting these babies together in live-action, check out my YouTube video below:

Are you planning a DIY wedding? What projects are you working on? If you’ve already had your DIY wedding, what fun projects did you do for it? Let me know in the comments!

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