- 5 years ago
- Wedding: March 2013
Hi bees! Well…it’s alllll over. And the pictures are rolling in.
I just wanted to share my mom and I’s DIY projects that we did for the wedding. We wanted to make it as fun, sparkly and classy as possible, without looking like DIY! I was a bride on a budget!
Shall we begin?
Here is one of our first projects. The card box. We bought three cardboard shoe box like boxes offline ($8 with shipping), spray painted them black, and added hot pink satin ribon, and blingy emblems from Hobby Lobby. I believe the total cost for all materials ended up being $26.
which when turned on, looked like this:
For a set of 12 LED bases with the ostrich feathers it was $350. While this isn’t DIY, it was a “bargain” to me. The venue had mirrors to set them on, we assembled them, and we are re-selling them. So even if we got $250 back, that’s good in my book! They were a hit and they were something that I had wanted since I saw them years ago! Plus, floral centerpieces (while beautiful) were a huge budget smasher.
We did these for the remaining 7 (I think 7) tables. We ombre painted red wine bottles (2 per table), added the bling wrap previously seen on the card box around the top, and voila. For the clear wine bottles, we bought these little beads that when put in water, expanded into squishy marble-like beads and bling wrapped the top. For the middle, we purchased LED pink battery operated Christmas lights and put them in an upside down vase. We sat it on top of a silver sparkly gift box from the Dollar Tree. The LED battery pack was hidden underneath the silver box. Each of these table centerpieces totaled $14.75.
Favors- We had monogrammed cookies made from a local grocery store bakery. 69 cents a cookie. We made the little tags to go on them. Total favor cost- $89.70.
Programs- We made these. Paying $2.39 + per program on Weddingpaperdivas to match our invites wasn’t going to fly with me. Card stock, glue, and Microsoft Word, ya’ll. Total cost $7.
My cake stand! My FAVORITE PART! My mom did SO good. I had found this idea on Pinterest, of course. I looked online for pre-made stands. $250+. YIKES! So, she went to Lowe’s, got acrylic cut, used the bling wrap previously seen, and used the dangling crystals that we purchased online in the form of a beaded curtain. We bought square votives from the DollarTree and put LED lights inside of them.
Last but not least,
Our thank you sign for our thank-you cards. Total card stock and borrowing my mom’s Cricut. 🙂
Thanks for letting me share, bees!! I hope this can give you any sort of inspiration!