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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.
There are so many ways to get creative with your wedding decor. If you are a gal who enjoys a good DIY project or has a love for attention to detail, then get out there and show your personality. All of these table numbers are easy to recreate and give your decor a little something extra.
For photo-lovers | A table number with pic of you and your future hubby is a great way to show off some of your cutest moments together. Add an interesting tid-bit like “this is from our trip to the beach where Sarah beat John in 6 rounds of mini-golf. It’s simple, personal and gives your guests something to read at the table. Let your guests have an inside track on your relationship with numbers that represent important dates in your couple history. These are easy to print. The hard part is coming up with significance for each number.
Love a good board game? | Whether your Scrabble aficionados or just looking for a clever concept, this one is entirely unique. Definitely better for smaller sized tables, make sure the game pieces can be easily seen and are not blocked by your centerpieces.
What’s better than a multi-functional centerpiece? | If you already have a beautiful centerpiece, why stand in the way? Add a number to one of the flower vases or place your flowers in a wooden crate and paint a number (as seen here).
Frame it! | Now a days we are seeing a lot of our couples take picture frames from the local dollar or discount store, a can of gold/silver spray paint from the local hardware, some fabric or scrapbook paper from your local craft supplies store and turning into something unique for their wedding day. Its a great alternative to spruce up your centerpiece. One rule to go by though… make sure the size of the frame does not overpower your centerpiece. The longer the table, then we say, yeah go for those 5×7″ but for round tables, we suggest nothing bigger than a 3×5″ if you can manage it. More modern than vintage (or a little bit of both)? Than we love the idea of these simple ikea frames below and using a printable that is consistent with the rest of the stationery from your wedding!
All-in-one | Want to have a table number and a menu all in one without having to sacrifice space? We love this idea because tables can end up being overcrowded with all of the sugars, coffee cups and sauces, bread and butter plates, so why take up more space than you have to.
Sparkling water or wine enthusiast | so you love kicking back with your honey after a long day of work (or wedding planning at that) and taking in a glass (or two, or three, or more – we wont tell!)… so why not take your love and recycle those bottles and use them as table numbers. Better yet, take a full bottle and give it aways to an unsuspecting guest at the end of the evening!
knock knock, hello are you there? | so this idea may not be door knockers, but they let your friends and family help to find where you live. Again sourcing your local hardware store, use house numbers as a way to lay flat on the ends of your tables if you have long family style tables, or consider using these in the scaping to your centerpieces. A new use for an old item. And oh yeah, this really is just a number (ignore our post header – you didnt read anything!)