APW Presents: Lazy Girl DIY, The Outtakes

Well. After all those lazy girl tutorials (recap below, because well, it’s been a long spring) we thought you might want to find out what the APW team and the puppy were up to behind the scenes. Basically, because I was paranoid of accidentally creating one of those styled shoots, or as I call them “pretend weddings with models” that make me crazy, it became the running joke. So we improvised. By which I mean that we kept saying, “Line up the tomatoes from lunch! STYLE THEM.” or “Sit down at the table and pretend you’re talking to the other guests! Brilliant!” or “Puppy, take a nap.” (Just kidding, he does not need instructions to take a nap.) So here, my friends, is a few days in the life of the APW team. Outtakes style. Don’t get too envious though. This is NOTHING like our normal life. Other than the puppy. This is pretty much exactly like his normal life.

The Things We Made While Goofing Around:

A Trader Joe’s Wedding Bouquet
A Wild Flower Wedding Bouquet
A Simple Tulle Bridal Veil
A Sparkly Fascinator
Super Easy Place Cards
Watercolor Place Cards
A Kraft Paper Table Runner
An Ombre Table Runner
A Recycled Water Color Jar Centerpiece
A Lush Floral Centerpiece
A Stylish and Basically Free Tablescape
An Awesome But Affordable And Only Sort of Crafty Tablescape

And yes, we’re totally bringing you more tutorials starting next week. Some of them are crazy exciting on-site projects (APW goes to Brooklyn), and some of them are the madness we shot yesterday at a pony farm. (Pony farm! Maddie lives on a pony farm!) But till then, all of us and the puppy are taking our bows. (Bows, bows, bows, bows, PUPPY.)

A huge thanks to the team: Photos by Emily Takes Photos, Crafting by Elizabeth of Lowe House Events and APW Editor Kate, Graphic Design by Michelle Edgemont


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  • This makes me feel better about chatting with my own invisible party guests.

    • Also, I think I’m going to wrap myself it tulle every day from now on. I look so good.

  • I loved all these projects, and I KNOW you ladies helped instill confidence in many a person!

  • Jessica Schilling

    Aw, love the behind the scenes look at these awesome projects. Looks like you all had a great time! And yes, Emily, the tulle looks great and should be incorporated into your very day look!


    You ladies are freaking hilarious. <3

  • More puppy!

    • meg

      Nope, now we’re on to ponies. Sorry about that. Pony Bomb is the new Puppy Bomb.

      Live with it!

      • Paranoid Libra

        I am excited for Pony bombs, but honestly you can never have too many puppy bombs….or any cute animal bombs for that matter. Just look at how proud he is that he won.

        Also derranged Meg looks like she’s about to eat someone.

      • Well I suppose I can get excited about ponies. They are pretty cute as well.

        Apparently one lives on my street, actually.

  • blimunda

    I really loved this how-to series! Can’t wait for more! Also, I kinda love the tomato shoot ;)
    (that wine comes from my city. it’s so funny to see it over there! an ocean apart!)

  • thursday

    Okay, I feel way more comfortable about my decor budget now.

  • I somehow convinced myself this was going to be the end of the How To series, and I’m so glad I was wrong! It’s actually keeping me wedding-sane. Every time I start to freak out about planning this beast of a wedding, I go take a look at the simple tablescape and repeat “you can do this with old jars and kraft paper, you can do this with old jars and kraft paper…” Totally soothing.
    (also: PUPPY!)

  • catherine

    Ah ha, but where oh where is the lovely white dress with metallic polka dots from? I need to find it!!

    • meg

      You can’t. It’s vintage (and mine).

  • I loved this series! The adorable pup was my favorite part :-) I can’t wait to tune in for ponies.


  • Class of 1980


    Next stop, the Mad Hatter’s tea party. You’ll fit right in.

    And I say that with love. ;)

  • Hannah

    Where in Brooklyn???

  • Brittany Lee

    Lazy Girl Tutuorials were my favorite! thanks so much for doing them every week!

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  • I love this! My question is…Where did you get the white strapless dress with silver polka dots???I absolutely love it!!!!

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  • Ellen

    What kind of dog is that? He looks exactly like my puppy!