I must confess, I have not made any of these DIY projects. I have just collected a LARGE amount of neat ideas and the links to the tutorial. ~ Enjoy ~
Hundreds of Ideas… I can’t even name them all… Check out this site!
DIY your own Runner:
– 36″ wide cotton muslin in length and color you desire.
– A cardboard tube that’s at least 38″ long.- Iron-on adhesive tape
– At least 4 yards of satin ribbon to use as pull cord
– Clear Packing Tape
DIY – petal bumper- petal ribbons
– search ebay “1000 petals” for inexpensive petals from China
or purchase from Petal Happy
DIY – Dye your Crinoline
– Make sure it is made of anything BUT Polyester
how to links: http://www.weddingbee.com/2009/01/10/dyeing-your-crinoline-a-complete-guide/ or
DIY – Garter
DIY – ruffled chair sashes
They are made by cutting a circle of fabric into a spiral. Try it out with a scrap piece of fabric in various sizes until you get the length and fullness you want. More Details on how to create them http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/help-bees-how-can-i-make-these-awesome-038-cute-chair-sashes#axzz2dQPQA0Hh and http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/need-help-ruffled-chair-tie#axzz2qIQQmPie
DIY- Wine Glass Candle Lamps
Buy vellum and print a pattern or use a decorative hole punch to create a pattern. Or buy on-line.
DIY – colored Mason Jars
DIY – Unity Candle
DIY – Cork Ball
created by CherubinoCrafts
DIY – String Ball Centerpieces
DIY – Doily Lanterns
– I suggest using a punching balloon (very round) Hold it shut with a twist tie, deflate, remove and re-use. Don’t know why she would buy so many balloons/balls and pop them
DIY – Doily & Burlap Mason Jar Tea lights
DIY Tissue Paper Mason Jars
sold by usedandabused on Etsy
Tissue Paper Mason Jars using wax paper and leaves
Tissue Paper Mason Jars using Mod Podge
Tissue Paper Mason Jars using a Xyron Machine
DIY Vase – Found objects – Empty Jars
brides.com – Ideas for Every Season
Card stock around any jar
Martha Stewart centerpiece ideas
Dollar store vases and crepe paper
Any empty glass jar, string, and paint
DIY – Paper and ornament centerpiece
Book from dollar store, ornaments from dollar store – plus glue = $2 per
The size of the wreath itself is appx 28-36 inch in diameter.
(need apprx 120-140 page per wreath may vary based on how large the base is – example is 10 inch diameter)
To use as a table centerpiece, I would recommend hot glueing a round mirror as a base in the center instead of ornament and decorate around the mirror. You can also place a round vase then place your favorite column candle in there. Can use wrapping paper instead of book pages, for a different look.
* example made by tram n.
check out tram’s full post
Tutorial for the rose
DIY – Paper towel roll Wreaths!
Some have coffee filter carnations – Some have paper roses
– check out tram’s post – http://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-forums/want-to-share-my-latest-project-with-you-ladies-and-tip-to-save-pic/c707654418893743.html
DIY – Coffee Filter Pomanders – Coffee Filter Roses
by Heather Gerrity
DIY – Coffee Filter Peony Pomander – Kissing Ball
by – holiday-crafts-and-creations.com
DIY – Coffee Filter Carnation Pomander
Tips / adjustments:
Using the “staple & big corsage push-pin” method was NOT working. INSTEAD: Use T-pins – No stapling required. Push the T-Pin in the center of the coffee filter, hold the bottom part of the pin that is exposed and with your other hand, slowly squish the filter up and together. Repeat this with 2 more filters on the same pin, for a total of 3 filters per “flower bunch”.
Colored flowers – create a paint bath using acrylic paint, water & a disposable pie tin. Use about a table-spoon of paint – filled the rest of the pie tin with water – mixed it – longer they soak/darker the color
DIY – Crepe Paper Roses
created by Olivia Kanaley of A Field Journal.
crepe paper rolls and some beads!
DIY – glitter heels!!!
Here is the DIY youtube tutorial – for glitter heels
DIY – Glitter Soles
by Francesca-Restyle Restore Rejoice
DIY – Tinsel wands.
DIY – Build a Photo Wall Backdrop
created by Laura
Different instructions – more tips – another example
DIY how to build a fake wall with pvc pipes
DIY photos onto canvas
– with White tissue paper & Mod-Podge!
Check out Cydney’s example! http://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-forums/my-diy-photos-onto-canvas-using-my-first-look-pics/b1f27501cd22296d.html
FREE ~ Printable Photobooth props !!!!
More Decoration Ideas for a Bride on a budget
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