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DIY Tutorial: Dip Dye Your Wedding

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Ombré and dip dye. I am obsessed. I’m not really sure what it is, but it makes me so happy! So when Elle, who owns the hire company Inspire Hire, sent me this shoot that she styled, complete with a DIY tutorial on exactly how they achieved this super gorgeous effect on the tablecloths and the dress, I knew you’d love to see it.

OK, over to Elle for the tutorial!

“For this shoot, we wanted to create a real WOW with colour”, she said. “I dip dyed cheap bed sheets as tablecloths and cotton napkins sourced on eBay for the table. I also customised some white Ikea plates with china paint to create a ‘dip dye’ effect. My fingers ended up an entertaining shade of blue afterwards!”

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Supplies Needed

♥ Natural fabric in a pale colour (we used cotton for the napkins and bed sheets and silk for the skirt)
Hand fabric dye in your choice of colour
Dye salt
♥ Rubber gloves
♥ Plastic bucket
♥ Wooden spoon or stick
♥ Warm water
♥ Cold water

Method

“The process is really the same what ever you are dying. However even if you are very accurate and always follow the instructions on the packet there can sometimes be an unexpected outcome. This is all part of the creative fun but you should do some tests first to see how you get on before embarking on something big like a dress!”

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DIY Tutorial: Pastel Gemstone Necklace

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I am a DIY clutz. I’m the kind of girl who would glue her fingers together and get more glitter in my hair than on the thing I was trying to bling (which, actually, might not be a bad thing…) So when Fran of Fall for DIY got in touch, asking if she could create this DIY post for Rock n Roll Bride, I gleefully accepted. I hope you enjoy this one, it’s a beauty!

“There’s no better way to thank your bridesmaids for (listening to) the months of planning, reassuring chats over bottles of wine and awesome hen party organisation than a personal gift they can treasure. Problem is, if you’re on a budget this can come with a hefty price tag. But why not create something truly unique and personal not only to your bridesmaid but also with the theme of your wedding? These gemstone pendants can be customised to the colour and shape of your choosing. Perfect for wearing on the big day and beyond.”

Supplies Needed

Gemstone Necklace Materials

Polymer modelling clay in a range of pastel colours (including white)
Jump Rings (two per necklace)
♥ Necklace chain
♥ Gemstone fondant mould
Letter stamp set

Method

Step one: Mix up your pastel colours using small amounts of colour with enough white polymer clay to fill the mould. Your clay will darken during the heating process, so mix it lighter than you want it.

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DIY Tutorial: Ombre Glitter Champagne Glasses

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When it came to planning how to style my recent champagne party, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to flex my creative muscles. Now I’m no expert, in fact I’m darn right rubbish at DIY projects, and I’m certainly not a professional stylist either. But I knew if I just kept things simple and threw glitter at it, it would probably work out in the end.

Luckily Sophie was on hand to help me and look at what we made! Pretty huh!?

Supplies Needed

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♥ Champagne glasses (I got mine from Morrisons for 60p each!)
Mod Podge glue
♥ Your choice of glitter in at least two colours
♥ Brush

Method

Step one: Use the brush to cover the stem and base of the champagne glass in Mod Podge. This is the best glue to use because it’s a glue, sealer and varnish in one, although I’m sure any old PVA would work.

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DIY Tutorial: Four in One Hair Bun

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This is the final DIY hair tutorial from my collaboration with Your Cloud Parade and 10.11 Make Up (you can see the previous three here). This one actually might be my favourite yet as it’s so simple… I think even I could do it!

I hope you’ve enjoyed these tutorials as much as I have sharing them. If you’ve tried any of them out, I’d love to see. Post a photo on Instagram or Twitter and tag @RocknRollBride in it!

Supplies Needed

♥ Hairspray (we used Kenra Volume Spray)
♥ Bobby and hair pins
♥ Backcomber (we used Tool Structure Tortoise Backcomber)
♥ Elastic hair band (we used Goody Ouchless Elastic Hair Bands)

Method

Step one: Gather all of your hair into a ponytail. You will want to position the ponytail based on where you would like the bun to rest on your head. The ponytail will be the center of where the bun will sit.

Once you have secured the hair, back comb it by taking sections of the ponytail and pushing the hair from the ends towards the scalp with your comb. Spray lightly with hairspray.

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Step two: Separate the hair into four sections. Twist a section of hair, form a circle, and bring the ends of the hair through the center as though you were tying a knot.

Do not bring the hair all the way through, and pin the knot, securing with bobby pins. Repeat these steps with the other three sections.

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DIY Tutorial: Low Twisted Bun

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Today’s DIY hair tutorial is actually quite a classic bridal hairstyle. But funk it up with your most fabulous accessories and it can be anything but! This is the third tutorial from my collaboration with Your Cloud Parade and 10.11 Make Up (you can see last week’s hidden braid and the previous week’s faux hawk here!)

Supplies Needed

♥ Hairspray (we used Kenra Volume Spray)
♥ Bobby and hair pins
♥ Curling iron (we used Hot Tools – barrel size may vary based on length of hair, just for adding texture)
♥ Texture spray (we used Kevin Murphy Resort Spray) or spray wax (we love KMS Hair Play spray wax)
♥ Backcomber (we used Tool Structure Tortoise Backcomber)

Method

Step one: Add some texture to the hair by adding some curl. Spray with some texturizing spray or spray wax.

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Step two: Section out the hair around the crown of your head, leaving out the front and sides- you will want enough hair on each side for braids, as well as any hair you want framing your face.

Backcomb/ tease the hair you have gathered at the back of the crown. Gather the hair around the crown and pin from each side creating an “x”. You can slightly push the hair up to create lift and volume prior to pinning.

Take one side of the hair you left down, leaving out any hair you want framing your face, and braid.

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DIY Tutorial: Half Up, Half Down, Hidden Hair Braid

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Today I’m sharing the second hair tutorial from my collaboration with Your Cloud Parade and 10.11 Make Up (you can see last week’s faux hawk here!) This is a elegant and ethereal a half up, half down hidden braid style would be perfect for boho or casual brides. And I promise it’s not as complicated as it sounds!

The best bit? It uses all the same supplies and products as last week’s tutorial so if you tooled up for that one you can now give this one a bash too!

Supplies Needed

♥ Hairspray (we used Kenra Volume Spray)
♥ Bobby and hair pins
♥ Curling iron (we used Hot Tools – barrel size may vary based on length of hair, just for adding texture)
♥ Texture spray (we used Kevin Murphy Resort Spray) or spray wax (we love KMS Hair Play spray wax)
♥ Backcomber (we used Tool Structure Tortoise Backcomber)

Method

Step one: Add some texture to the hair by adding some curl. Spray with some texturizing spray or spray wax.

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Step two: Add volume by sectioning out the hair around the crown of your head, leaving out the front and sides. You will want enough hair on each side for braids, as well as any hair you want framing your face based on the desired finished look you would like.

Backcomb or tease the hair you have gathered at the back of the crown. Start the backcomb about 3 1/2 inches from the scalp, pressing the hair down towards your scalp to create a cushion.

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