Blogging From A to Z – 2018 – W is for

Welcome to the letter W in the A to Z Challenge for 2018.  I am making my way through the alphabet as seen in Michaels Arts and Crafts.  Today is W for Wedding and my favorite, Washi Tape.

First is weddings.  Michaels has a pretty good selection of do-it-yourself wedding ideas.

Beginning with the Save the Date notifications

and the invitations.

Celebrate it is the brand for a lot of these things.  They even have fancy seals and sealing wax to prettify the invites.

There are fun things for the bridesmaids and the pre-wedding parties.

We don’t have wedding dresses but the garter and tiara can be found.  David Tutera is the brand for these things.  I am not planning any weddings so I am not sure if he is a special maker or not.

The flower girl’s basket is there as well as the ring bearer’s pillow.

Cake cutting tools as well as props for picture taking and other decorations.

Candles and other things to make the day special.

Bubbles to blow

And finally, the thank you cards.  

I can’t see spending a ton of money on something that I can do myself.  If I was planning a wedding, I would try to do as much as I could to make it simple and easy.  After all, it’s not supposed to be about the things, it’s supposed to be about the love, right?  

Speaking of love, the next W is for Washi tape.  Washi tape, for those who may not know, is decorative tape that you can use in all different kinds of ways.  They come in all different colors and styles and themes.

Some have words on them and some are just plain.

This was a huge sale as these tubes normally are $15!  Plus my employee discount – SCORE!

As you can see, this is another thing that Michaels has a large selection of.  

Ummm, this is my collection.  I’m not sure how many I have (I’m afraid to count), but these rolls cover my table top which is about 3 feet by 2 feet.  I think I’m in love with washi.      
I use these in my scrapbooking projects and to decorate the envelopes that coordinate with the cards I make, to name a few things but there are books on the subject of Washi tape and what you can do with it.  
Have I covered weddings and washi tape enough for you?  Are you surprised by the amount of things you can get at Michaels?  3 letters left.  Make sure to stop by the other W participants and come back tomorrow for X!
(Note:  I decided I should add a disclaimer to these posts because I certainly don’t want to give the idea that I am being paid by Michaels to do this or that they are furnishing me with material.  All pictures used in this blog series were taken by me at local Michaels stores, or are my personal pictures and every Michaels store may not have everything shown.)

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11 Responses to Blogging From A to Z – 2018 – W is for

  1. Ally Bean says:

    I’ve seen washi tape, but never used it for anything. HOWEVER, if I need some I now know where to go to buy it. Very pretty.

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  2. I love washi tape too. I don’t have as large a collection of them as you do but I am a fan and have quite a few. Weekends In Maine

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  3. Wendy says:

    Five years ago we had to do everything ourselves for my daughters’ weddings. The next year Michaels went wild with wedding stuff.

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  4. Janet,

    Michael’s has washtub load of wedding stuff. I remember when we got married. There was only one store in our area that had things like a guest book, ring bearer’s pillow, wedding knife, … Today, couples have so many more resources with craft stores and online sources. If I could do it all over, I’d just skip the big (it was really small) ceremony and elope. Weddings are overrated and a huge expense. I say, ask the parents for the money to start off life with instead of 15-minutes service and reception that follows (another chunk of money down the tubes). Great info to know!

    ~Curious as a Cathy
    A2Z iPad Art Sketch ‘W’ Water Glass

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      My first wedding was a little bigger than my second, but only because my parents felt they had to do something the first time since they had done big weddings for my older sisters. In retrospect, it probably looked tacky but I was so happy that day I didn’t notice it. When DH and I got married, we went to Lake Tahoe and married at a vista point overlooking Lake Tahoe. It was a magical beautiful day and there were only 10 people there including us.


  5. I would think Michael’s would be the first stop for a wedding planner.

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