Here are some of the things that I’m doing.
I’ll be starting a thread with all of my pictures of complete projects… soon. But most things aren’t all the way finished (most things need a ribbon here or there lol).
For my centerpieces I’m doing a 1″ thick slice of a log with 3 different sized mason jars on top of it. (I had a different centerpiece but wound up with a last minute venue change and ffil is making me the wood slices so I don’t have a finished picture, but here are the jars)
(crappy cell phone picture. I’ll have a better bow obviously on the twine jar, lol I’m terrible at bows. I’m getting a different (ivory) lace for the big jar too. The picture is double sided, in oil.)
Up next, I’m doing a cookie bar.
Here is my inpiration:
Here is one of my jars:
(Side note, thats not the sign that will be on it, just a prototype)
I’ve made some burlap bunting (I did square because it was much easier to cut the burlap into rectangles, then fold them over than to do triangles which were making me looney)
So far I have ‘Just Married’ ‘Thank You’ ‘Love is sweet’ & ‘Milk N Cookies’ (probably won’t make more because this was very labor intensive imo, I wound up having to cut all the burlap squares, then having to use hem tape around them, including adhering them to the string so they don’t slide, then painting… it just took a lot of time)
I have made 27 of these:
All in different sizes, I’m hanging this behind the head table which is outdoors so I’m hoping the light catches nicely. I’ll have pictures of mine up in a different thread later once I put on my ribbons. They do spin a lot, so its a good thing they look good behind. This DIY was very easy and I used one old lace cutain to get 27, and the hoops were around 1.70 each.
Additionally we are going to have strings of lights even though its a day time reception, mostly because they are already up at the venue (old ranch in a small town).
I purchased a bunch of old mirrors and photo frames from thrift stores and pulled them apart, painted the frames all with ivory spraypain and the glass all with chalkboard paint to make very nice chalboards to put up… everywhere.
I painted my own thumbprint tree
I’ve also wrapped twine around several jars/bottles that will be everywhere in the decor (old hotsauce bottles, wine bottles, etc.)
I purchased some little ceramic birds I love that I’ll use. Some old books here and there too (because I’m nerdy).
I’m also going ot borrow FFIL’s wood ladder to make this for our welcome:
I have tons of ideas and keep in mind that I’m a very budgeted bride but I am making sure that my theme goes throughout the wedding, not just the center pieces. My favors are burlap bags with coffee beans, I’ll have tons of babies breath everywhere, and I’m going to have a 3 inch thick piece of wood cut from a log for the cake stand. I probably left stuff out, but hope this helps with your inspiration, an Sorry for the huge pics and general adhd-ness of this post!