First Sale on Etsy After 2.5 Months

After 2 and a half months of getting our Jenn Makes it Cute etsy shop up, I am happy to say we got our first etsy sale. Yay!

And it was my seahawks inspired paper mobile for a nursery, kids room or wherever you see fit.


It has been a little discouraging to know that etsy is basically like a blog and it requires a lil more work than just posting your items and hoping you get a sale. You need to keyword your titles and descriptions and the more favorites/views you get, the better your listing will rank in the search.

I hope this means my work is paying off and that many more sales are to come.

Thank you for looking and possibly even buying. Just remember we can do custom orders as well.

Jenn Makes it Cute


I’m Crafty, Sort of… Go Check Out My Etsy Shop!

I’m reblogging this over here from my more personal blog since crafting is a fun little side gig of mine that I thoroughly enjoy. Read it over, give us a follow if you wish and leave us some comments if you’d like to see anything added or if you have an idea in mind. After all, we’re good at making it cute!


So whenever I have a little free time, I have been using it to put together these paper mobiles with a friend of mine who’s also “Jenn”. I originally started one for my sisters baby shower since I thought it was creative and cute. The first one took forever since we were just starting out, but now that we got another method down it doesn’t take too long once we get into rhythm and keep baby occupied at the same time (thank god for gigglebellies on youtube)

We don’t just make paper mobiles though, we do button animals/shapes/letters on canvas, banners for birthdays, baby showers, weddings, kids rooms/nurseries, paper cupcake toppers, typography on photo paper and more. If we can think of it, we’ll probably do it.

I have so many DIY crafty designs running through my head, but don’t want to get too ahead of myself here until we start making some sells since there’s no point in having all of these items sit around with no one to buy them.

Which is why I am posting and sharing here; we need to get our name out there, if you’d like, please go give us a favorite on Etsy, we’d really appreciate it.




We can do custom designs as well, so if you have something in mind and want to work with us, let us know in the comments or you can send us a message over on our Make it Cute Facebook page. Once we reach 100 likes on Facebook we’ll have a fan discount.

10 Frugal Wedding Decorations

10 Frugal Wedding Decorations

If you haven’t already gathered by the numerous wedding invitations you have received; summer is wedding season. We have 2 to go to and one happening this weekend, so it seemed fitting that I do a post on frugal wedding decorations, you know, for the slackers who wait til the last minute to get their wedding decor figured out.

frugal wedding decorations

Frugal Wedding Decorations: Pom Poms


These are the easiest, cheapest things you could make to decorate your wedding, depending on what color you need, how many you plan on making, and what size. You can get a packet of tissue paper at the Dollar Store which is as cheap as you’re going to get it, but unfortunately, there are limited color options. But white always goes with everything and it gives it a classic and elegant look. Head on over to the Exclusively Weddings Blog for a step-by-step tutorial.

tissue poms

Photo copyright: Exclusively Weddings

Frugal Wedding Decorations: Submerged Flowers in Vases


We all know flowers aren’t cheap. You could potentially use fake flowers at any craft store or dollar tree and get it looking pretty darn close to the real thing. Look for the 40% off coupon at JoAnn’s for maximum savings or purchase your flowers at a local grocery store; usually, they will clearance them down after they’ve been sitting a little while. Buy the clear vases, votives, and beads at the Dollar Tree. You’ll have yourself a pretty, yet inexpensive table setting. Add food coloring to the water in your choice of color if you want to skip the flowers.

wedding decorations

Photo copyright: Chloe Atnip photography

Frugal Wedding Decorations: Paper Rosettes


These are another simple and cute idea that makes pretty inexpensive decor, especially if you already have construction or scrap paper lying around that will go with the theme. Broke-Ass Bride provides an easy step-by-step tutorial over on her blog, go check it out.


photo copyright: luminaire images



Frugal Wedding Decorations: DIY Cakestand


You probably wouldn’t guess you could make this for $2, would you? That’s right, only $2! You’ll probably pay around $20+ for this at any department store.  An Exercise in Frugality shows you how she created this by purchasing the 2 items at the dollar tree.


photo copyright: TonySouPhotography


Frugal Wedding Decorations: DIY Cake Crown Topper & Paper Towel Garland


If you want to get super creative with paper towels and tissue paper again, head on over to Wedding Chicks and check out their tutorial. This would probably work best for those having an early 1900s themed wedding.



photo copyright: weddingchicks


Frugal Wedding Decorations: Bride & Groom Chair Sign


WeddingChicks have another great decor piece for the back of the bride and groom’s chair, AND it is 100% free! You can even change the colors to match the ones similar to your color scheme. Download and print on to card stock or photo paper, your choice!


photo copyright: weddingchicks


Frugal Wedding Decorations: Chalkboard Sign


Have an old frame laying around the house that you have no purpose for? Buy some chalk spray paint (around $4 a can) and spray the glass. You’ll have your very own unique entrance piece. Photo from TheSavannahWeddingPlanner.




Frugal Wedding Decorations: DIY Photo Backdrop Stand


You’ve probably seen these at your friend’s/families wedding at one point or another and thought it was a good idea. Well, how about I tell you that you can make this PVC pipe photo backdrop for only $10. Use a white sheet you have at home or any other inexpensive fabric and wa-la, your very own photography stand to take goofy photos in front of. You could probably find a decent amount of props at the Dollar Tree or even at Target in the 1 dollar bins.  Go check it out over at Happiness is Homemade.


photo copyright: happiness is homemade


Frugal Wedding Decorations: Funny Comic Bubble Photo Props


These are on Etsy for $13.95 for a pack of 16 for the image files, which may or may not be worth it to you. But don’t worry, you can easily make these over at PicMonkey with your creativity, and print the images on 8×10 card stock paper or print them on regular paper and glue them onto thicker paper. After that is all done, attach some sticks or foam board to them.



photo copyright: redline studio wedding designs


Frugal Wedding Decorations: Wedding Favor: For Richer, For Poorer


How cute is this idea of having a card with a coin attached and a lottery ticket inserted? And it’s not too expensive depending upon however many guests you have.

wedding favor

photo credit: Laurel McConell Photography, post by MyWedding

And if you need creative templates or mockups that you can design and do yourself for decorations, check out

Plus, you can even create a wedding quote, print it off, and stick it in a fancy frame and the couple will love it! I did that for quite a few weddings using the pixelied website.


There you have it guys, 10 Frugal Wedding Decorations to help make your day super special. I hope at least some of these ideas have helped steer you in the right direction or gave you some inspiration.

If you have any other ideas you’d like to recommend or share, leave us a comment below and if you liked this post, share the wealth. Thanks! 🙂