Contrary to what everyone has told me, I am enjoying planning our wedding. I'm not sure my other half, the other A, is 'enjoying' the planning as such, but he is as keen as I am to get everything sorted as soon as possible. Saying that though, it seems that the more you tick off the mental list, the longer the list gets. This is probably not helped by the fact that we have started a series of DIY projects, which keep getting amended when we realise how much DIY projects can cost if you let them!
Project 1: Decorative String Balls
We decided we would like to hang some form of decoration from the beams in the barn, as currently the barn is simply an empty shell. At just the moment when we were deciding what to do, my sister (another A!) sent me a link to some small hanging pendant shapes made from coloured string around a balloon (here). I thought these were great, and after a further search found an even better (for what we wanted) take on the idea using natural hemp string around a ball here. The original idea utilised balloons which are easier to remove, but I preferred the spherical shape created using this second method. Using a ball also seemed ideal to me as it could be reused over and over and still be used as a ball, so less wastage and resources used. For full directions look here. I have summarised the main steps below: