Here is an idea for a party or wedding that could be hung as garland, used for a photo booth, behind a desert table, or anywhere you see fit. It is easy to make and adds a huge impact!
You will need: Folds of crepe paper, scissors & tape
Step 1: Cut the roll of crepe paper in half.
Step 2: Take the roll of crepe paper, with another persons help, and pull until most of the stretch is gone. Then, fold the paper together.
Step 3: Begin cutting fringe halfway through the fold, leaving some space in the middle.
Step 4: Turn over and begin cutting the other side of the fringe, making sure not to cut all the way through.
Step 5: Using tape, attach one side to the ceiling letting the other side fall to the ground. Twist the bottom to create twists in the crepe paper… and you’re done!
Click on the following link for the original DIY with step-by-step pictures: Oh Happy Day
Photo Credit: Alison Conklin via 100 Layer Cake-let
This is a great idea if you are having water (or wine!) on the tables. The bottles can double as the table numbers.
Photo credit: Ashley Davis Photography via Style Me Pretty
A windowpane seating chart gives a unique twist to your average escort board at your wedding reception, and is quick and simple to make!
You will need: An old window pane found at a junk yard, or a new one found at Home Depot/Lowes (which you can then paint and sand to give it a roughed up, vintage look.) and a paint marker.
Write the table numbers followed by the guests to be seated at that table on each windowpane. To do this you can use your best handwriting, or print out what you want each window pane to say in the font you want and tape it to the back of the glass. You can then trace over the words with your paint marker. Thats it! You have your fabulous wedding reception seating chart.
Brides- you could use this windowpane idea for your signature drink sign also!
Photo Credit: Grooms Sold Separately
What a perfect way to decorate the bride and groom’s chairs with this glittery Mr. and Mrs. chair banner, that you can make yourself!
You will need: Scissors, a craft knife, think core board, white glue, craft brush, whole puncher, glitter, ribbon, and print the pdf from here
- Print out the pdf template on regular paper, and cut it out.
- Using the template as a guide, trace and cut onto the thin foam core board.
- Paint on the glue and sprinkle the letters with glitter, allow to dry
- Punch holes in the letters to thread the ribbon through
- Tie the ribbons throught the holes to attach the Mr & Mrs, and hang on the back of the bride and groom chair!
Brides- What other DIY chair banners have you come across?
Photo and original DIY instructions from The Ellie Blog
Mercury glass makes for such beautiful centerpieces filled with flowers or candles. Believe it or not, the mercury glass look it is also easy to make yourself! All you need is: Krylon Looking Glass spray paint (found at Michaels or other craft stores), various glass containers, vinegar, a spray bottle, water, and paper towels.
Step-by-Step Instructions for DIY Mercury Glass Containers…..
1. First, your spray bottle mix one part vinegar with one part water and shake to combine. Spray a fine mist on the outside of your glass object.
2. Almost immediately, follow up with an even layer of Krylon Looking Glass spray.
3. Allow to dry for just a minute and then follow up with another layer of the vinegar/water spray (there should be fine beading creating variations in the looking glass spray).
4. Allow to dry for about 2 minutes and blot the beads of vinegar/water with a paper towel.
5. Repeat until you get the look you want and let dry!
Brides – are you planning on using any mercury glass accents for your wedding? If so, are you going gold or silver?
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