Monday, January 30, 2017
QueensNYC Mom7:01:00 AMBrides, Budget, Ideas, savings, tips, wedding, Wedding DIY Ideas For Brides On A Budget 35 comments
You are getting married! Yay. Now comes the part when you have to decide what kind of wedding you want. Do you want it elegant, rustics, or simple?
Nowadays, brides pick a budget and stick to it. Some decide to go with whatever decorations the reception hall has and others decide they want to put their own personal touch. You can create your own centerpieces for your big day. That are cost effective and will not break your bank.
You can DIY (DO IT YOURSELF). Create a beautiful centerpiece for your reception. Once you have a theme and colors picked out you can get to work.
I am getting married this June and decided to do my own centerpieces. My theme is simple black/white elegance and additional colors are Silver and Pastel Pink. Those are my favorite colors. As I was searching for wedding decorations, I stumbled upon Oriental Trading.
Oriental Trading carries many items for weddings, parties, graduations, crafts and more. I knew I wanted to have a vase in the middle of my tables with my colors. I also wanted to incorporate lots of bling. I love things that are shiny and sparkle.
I collaborated with Oriental Trading for my centerpieces. I ordered the Square Vase. The quality of this vase is not flimsy. The glass vase is tall and the bottom is substantial so it will not tip over when filled with flowers. Now comes the fun part. How I dressed it up to reflect my style.
I have created several DIY ideas for centerpieces. All of them are easy to make and you can add your own twist to them. Below are the items that you will need.
- Square Vase
- Candle holder 2-sets
- Long-Stem Glass Tealight Candleholders- 3 set
- Glass Candle stick -1
- Round bowl -1
- Ribbon -
- Rhinestone/Bling (ribbon or metal bracelet)
- Crazy glue or E6000 glue
- Double-sided tape
- Glue gun
- Glue sticks
- Measuring tape
- Clear Plastic Pearl Water Beads
- Submersible White LED Candles
- Flowers (real or fake)
- Square glass mirror plate
Clean vase with soap and water and wipe dry.
Place Candle Holder upside down and another right side up. Crazy glue both bottom to each other. Alternative double-sided tape to the bottom of each other.
Measure and cut your ribbon for your vase. Next, cut strips of the double-sided tape and place on your vase.
Measure and cut your ribbon for the candle holder. Next, take your glue gun and hot glue ribbon to the candle holder wrapping it around. The alternative, use double-sided tape to the metal where you see the opening.
Place your ribbon over the tape until it is wrapped around the vase and candle holder smooth the ribbon edges down with fingers.
Place the white LED candle turned on into the vase at the center bottom of it.
Place one white LED candle turned on to the bottom of the candle holder on the square mirror plate and another one on top of the candle holder.
Place the flowers into the vase. Next spread the flowers and baby breaths or leaves for a natural look.
Place a rose ball onto the top of the candle holder.
Pour the water beads into the vase little by little. Rearrange the white LED candle inside if it shifts. Place the vase on top of the square mirror plate.
For the 3 Long Stem Tealights you can place a bow on one stem, next you can wrap a ribbon around the top part of the tealight with double sided tape. Lastly, you can place double sided tape and place the rhinestone bracelet around the top. Alternatively, you can use the rhinestone ribbon. Here you can make it to your taste in style. There is no wrong way.
Take your round bowl and clean it. Next, take your candle stick and measure your rhinestone ribbon and wrap it around the mid-section. Next you can add crazy glue or E6000 glue to adhere the bottom of the bowl to the top of the candle stick. Alternatively, you can use double sided tape. You can leave it as it is and place a rose inside and LED light. Or you can add the glass gems to the outer bowl. As shown in the video above and photos. Let it dry then place on candle stick on top and glue it in place. You can finalize it with a flower and LED light inside.
Bonus: If you want to add color, use mod podge and food dye color and mix together. Then you can chose which glass gems to color and let it dry. You can also add glitter. Next, take the mod podge spray to seal it in. This design is simple to do.
Lastly, place onto your reception tables that has been decorated with your unique style. Stand back and admire your work.
For more wedding supplies visit Oriental Trading
The above setting is at my venue. It is a sample of what my table will look like. I will not be using the brown paper and am still on the look out for a table runner that matches my colors. I will be adding the black and white tea light sets as accents and a few other things to the table. I will be posting the final table design in June.
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