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DIY Wedding Décor
You want the wedding of your dreams but on a budget. We hear this all time from brides and decided to pass along tips for some do-it-yourself projects for related to wedding décor. Below are only a few suggestions offering ways to incorporate color or special details into the table décor.
Table Cloths, napkins and table runners
One way to dress a table on your own is to make napkins, table runners or table cloths (We don’t suggest all three at the same time). Regardless of if you know how to sew or not, there are several ways to create your table dressing with a bit of recycled or purchased fabric. If you can’t sew, then use pinking shears to finish the edges if the fabric allows. Some fabrics such as burlap can have a slightly unfinished edge which adds a rustic feel to tables and makes it an easy to use option. You can choose to use solid color fabrics or an eclectic mix of patterns. For a low cost vintage fabric, recycle old sheets found in thrift stores. Other options include creating your own design using block printing with fabric paint for a custom print or using dye to create an ombre effect on the fabric. These can be a bit more time consuming but the results may just be worth the extra effort. The options are endless.
Keeping with the table theme, consider creating your own custom colored flatware by dipping or spray painting the handles of inexpensive purchased or second-hand flatware. You can paint to match your color scheme as well as use it for an added a pop of color. Just be careful not to paint the part of the utensil used for eating since most paints are toxic. Only the handles should be painted for health reasons.
Menu Napkins Wraps
Finding a unique way to display a menu on an already crowded table can be daunting. Make it a quick DIY project by creating a menu that serves a dual purpose. A napkin wrap with the menu printed on it makes a pretty presentation on the table and gives you an easy, practical way to display the menu to all guests. There is no need for guests to search the table for a menu because it’s right in front of them and it won’t clutter the table. Choose to add a unique detail by using a decorative punch border or by adding ribbon.
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I went to my local hardware store and picked up some Rustoleum Metallic Spray Paint in Gold, Silver, Copper, and of course in Black (in Halloween spirit), and then some Frog Tape painters tape (which would be used to tape out the chevron pattern). Outdoor firepit blazing, glass of wine in hand, and of course a big piece of cardboard, I went to town and enjoyed a Saturday evening to myself with a few cans of spray paint (and of course some girlfriends as well!). I have to admit, the chevron pattern around the pumpkin was a little bit of a pain, but I am super excited for the turnout! I have recieved a lot of compliments from our neighborhood trick or treaters, and of course from fellow Facebook friends who seem to be taking this trend and using it for next year! In the mean time, enjoy my photos and let me know what you think (or share any pointers!).
Starting at th ebottom of the lantern, use small squares of tape to being attaching tissue paper disks around the hole, overlapping them. You will use approximately 70 of the 5″ tissue paper disks, depending on the size lantern that you choose to use.
Working toward the top, continue sticking and overlapping disks to cover the lantern.
Tip: You may find it easier to rest the lantern upside down before you start sticking the circles from the bottom up.