The Unbreakable Vow

     Posted by Brooke on November 16, 2016

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Brooke here!

It’s been pretty hectic - craft wise - in my neck of the woods lately with the wedding coming up and everything. I’ve basically only been working on wedding stuff because I’m DIY-ing almost everything…so I have a wedding-themed mini-project to show you today (and a little sneak-peek!).


We knew early on that we were going to write our own vows; we wanted them to be as personal and meaningful as possible.

Rather than pulling out plain old pieces of paper during the ceremony (the horror!), I’ve made little vow booklets that will be pretty and also be a keepsake after the big day.

I started out with an office manila folder which I cut and covered with some paper from an older Crate Paper line. Decorated simply with some chipboard, doilies, and a couple small embellishments, these booklets came together quite quickly.


I am a huge Harry Potter fan so I added a strip of paper cut out of a copy of The Half-Blood Prince from Chapter 15…The Unbreakable Vow on the first page of each of our booklets.

We will hand-write our vows on the pages which are just basic white copy paper.


The hardest part of this mini project was deciding how to bind the books. I wanted something simple, not bulky, and pretty.

It was actually very easy to bind them…I found this simple tutorial on Pinterest and bound them with gray thread.


{Click on the picture for the source!}

So there are our vow booklets! Now that I know a simple way to bind little books I want to make all kinds of mini notebooks! Maybe one for my planner!

And here’s a sneak-peek of my DIY bridal bouquet:


Newsflash: working with styrofoam is HARD.

That’s just the base. I’m nearly done and will of course share pictures of all of the wedding DIYs post-wedding!

Have a great day!

4 Comments so far

  1. Kim November 16, 2016 10:09 am

    Love Love Love the vow books !! I love all the personal touches you have been doing for your wedding !  Can’t wait to see the bouquet and everything else you have done for your wedding !

  2. Barbara November 16, 2016 12:52 pm

    Your vow booklets are lovely and what a great idea.  I wish you a wonderful day as your join your lives together.

  3. norine November 17, 2016 10:51 pm

    Such a cute idea Brooke!!  I can just picture the two of you saying your vows from these cute little books!!  And I can’t wait to see the finished bouquet!! ????

  4. Lori January 1, 2017 2:09 pm

    The vow books was the most adorable idea ever … what a precious keepsake.
    And your bouquet … there is not enough words to describe how much I like it.  Stunning, beautiful, detailed, gorgeous … etc. etc. etc.  LOVE

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