For Katie's bachelorette, we debated between embellished sashes or some sort of headpiece, but ultimately we decided to create some custom pins with girly ribbon and sequins inspired by this image. I designed the simple pink heart design and then we ordered 3" custom buttons through Zazzle. This was my first time using Zazzle and it proved to be completely painless- the shipping was free and the pins looked picture perfect for less than $3 each! I created a "bride to be" pin for the guest of honor and a "katie's final fling" pin for the rest of the group since we had a mix of bridal party members as well as good friends otherwise I would have done a "bridesmaid" option.
We picked up a mix of grosgrain ribbon, satin ribbon, lace, sequin strands and fringe in the fabric district of downtown Los Angeles. The bride's pin included some exclusive striped pink ribbon as well as white lace while the rest of the pins featured a mixture of light to bright pinks in the varying materials. We cut each of the pieces of ribbon/sequins about 6 inches long and hot glued them directly onto the back of the pin.
These were such an easy project and would lend themselves well to a variety of events- even if you are just making one singular pin for the guest of honor at a birthday or baby/bridal shower. Since there is no minimum order quantity on Zazzle, you can order one singular pin and the price/shipping does not change. How amazing would a simple version of these pins be as personalized place-cards for a wedding or dinner party?!?