DIY Centerpiece

posted 2 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Styrofoam or ornaments?
    Styrofoam : (2 votes)
    17 %
    ornaments : (10 votes)
    83 %
  • Post # 2
    346 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I voted for ornaments since they are already “painted/decorated.  I’m not that crafty so I would be worried if I painted them and they didn’t turn out how I envisioned it 

    Post # 3
    9526 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Hm, I like the idea of using ornaments, but you’d have to be very careful that they don’t look Christmasy. What are your colors? Have you found ornaments in those colors? You could also use ping pong balls!

    Post # 6
    42135 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    11mikesgirl21:  Are you committed to the idea of filling the cages with balls? Is the purpose of that to bring in your other colors?

    Post # 8
    42135 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Flowers can really add up and play havoc with a budget.

    If you are open to other ideas, I would suggest using branches inside the cage (which you can likely get free) and place a couple of lovebirds on the branches. It will be light and airy and fit your theme. You can spray paint the branches purple if you want.

    For the lovebirds, you can use anything that works for your budget, depending on how many you need. You can buy lovebird salt and pepper sets, which would be perfect spray painted turquoise.

    8734FC Lovebird salt and pepper shakers

    or you could paint wooden cutouts from the craft store.

    Bird Cutout Crafts or Gift Tags Ornaments Laser Cut Birch Wood Various Sizes, Style 15

    Post # 9
    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lubeznik Center for the Arts

    I think that the ornaments will probably look sort of Christmas-y. I know this isn’t what you want to hear, probably – but its that little area where you attach the hook that will give it away.

    These paper mache balls seem like you could paint them and they would look less Christmasy, IMO –

    Best wishes, whatever you choose!

    Post # 11
    1214 posts
    Bumble bee

    Painted eggs could be cute.  Not the cheap candy filled eggs.  There are lots of different kinds out there.  My mom has some pretty pastel crystal cut (plastic) eggs and some vintage looking eggs.  Branches and a little nest with eggs and your feathers.  Awww.

    Also, be aware some styrofoam can not be painted with regular paint. I would test it first before you buy a lot of product.  Good luck! 

    Post # 12
    337 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I really like the idea of the birds in the cage it is very whimsical and fun

    Post # 14
    851 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    11mikesgirl21:  have you already bought your birdcages? Cause Michaels is having an unreal sale on Ashland stuff right now! I bought all of my vases for the wedding at 4 different Michaels stores! LOL.

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