Another post featuring the craziness of DIY for my wedding. This weeks post deals with my wishing well sign.
But first – I’ve spoken to a few non-Australian friends and they have never heard of a wedding wishing well, so I thought i’d better explain :). Because a lot of people live together before getting married here in Aust, we already have a lot of the items you’d typically put on a wedding registry. Some couples choose to have a “Wishing Well” instead where guests put cards containing money and their “Well Wishes”. Some couples just have a gift registry, and some have both a wishing well and a registry to give guests the option.
I knew I didn’t want my wishing well to look like a traditional white well with flowers and doves. Quite a few couples use bird cages, and that thought did cross my mind because I thought it looked pretty cool, but I didn’t really want to buy an extra item that I’d have to re-home after the wedding. Instead, I used things I already had around my house to come up with this:
I’m really happy with how it turned out! I own a few vintage beauty cases that I use to store my accessories (scarves, sunglasses, belts, etc), so I just emptied out one of them to use as my wishing well. Then I cross-stitched the panel using a picture and an alphabet from this book. I stuck the panel to some cardboard with a bit of stuffing behind it so it wasn’t completely flat, then stuck the cardboard to a wooden heart.
Since my wedding, I haven’t actually found a new home for this……it just lives in the beauty case. If anyone has some suggestions I’d love to hear them!