The shower was being held relatively near my parents house. So, I arranged to leave a few days early so that I could spend time with them. Unfortunately, I ran out of time to create the signs before leaving. No worries. I just packed up my Cricut machine and brought it with me. But alas, the night before the shower, I discovered that I had forgotten the cord for my machine!
I still couldn't stop thinking about how cute these signs would be, so I woke up early the morning of the shower and created them without the machine.
My Dad was teasing me for asking to borrow his big paper cutter and a cutting blade. "I don't know what kind of plot you're hatching," he said. "First you ask me for a guillotine, then a knife. You might as well ask for a chainsaw next. I have several for you to choose from!"
Until I found this:
Wilderness Explorer Sash on YouandMie.com
Making the patches turned out to be incredibly fun.
For some of the badges, I looked to the ones from the movie.
Some badges were inspired by ones created for the movie but not used.
A lot of badges were specifically created for the bride.
White seemed the appropriate color for a bridal sash. Using white fabric that was already in my stash, I sewed a simple sash. (By hand...because it has been so long since I have used my sewing machine, I couldn't find the cord... I seem to have a problem with misplacing cords...)
I ordered bottle caps and resin from Annie Howes. The resin made the pins more durable, and it was very easy to use. Special punches made cutting out the soda circles and making holes in the caps a breeze.
Creating the mini adventure book was just a matter of cutting, scoring, folding, and punching. I loved the result.
The message inside was based on the quote from the following video.