(Closed) Anyone done DIY photo luminarie centerpieces?

posted 9 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

They sound super awsome can you post a link.  It doesnt sound like it would be to difficult and if you are a crafty person it probably would be easier. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yea! Can you post a picture of it??

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Here is a picture from Marth Stewart. I am using these for my centerpieces.  I have only tried making one so far, but it turned out well. I painted the frames and I am going to pair it with more candles and a few rose petals on the table. I should look nice but be quite cheap. In the frames I am going to put pictures from similar periods in our lives. I am hoping that it will get people to move around and mingle.

I am planning on getting the picture frames from Ikea, as you can get 3 4×6 frames for $1.99 and 2 5×7 frames for $2.98. I am going to mix up the sizes on the tables.

Happy planning! 

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Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2009

how will you exactly be making these?! They sound wonderful!!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I did these for fun. We are probably going to incorporate them into the wedding somehow, but I am not quite positive yet. If you want to see how they turned out, check this out:

 

http://mrsbuckingham.blogspot.com/2009/03/photo-centerpieces.html

 

They really are super easy and I think they turned out great! 🙂

 Good luck!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

That’s a fantastic idea!  I’m going to attempt that as well! 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I did these for an annivesary party for my Grandparents.  I used photo mattes instead fo frames.  It was easier and cheaper and they looked FANTASTIC. 

I taped each picture to the matte and then taped 3 mattes together.  We made some with 4 and made a square (to allow for bigger candles)

 

Good luck.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Here’s the direct link to the DIY..I love this idea!  I think it’d be a great money saver and a cute centerpiece (with candles and tealights and some small flowers) for a rehersal dinner..or displayed on a cake table!

What a cool suggestion!  Thanks Lindseylou!

http://www.marthastewart.com/article/photo-centerpiece

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

I made those for Smartypants’ surprise birthday party last year!  Let me tell you, they were a hit!  I used simple black frames from Michaels in 4"x6" and 5"x7".  I collected the frames over a few months because they are frequently on sale for 40% off.  I didn’t paint mine.  I saved the glass and backs and now use them around the house as photo frames.  Instead of the cloth tape, I used black photographers tape that I picked up at Pearl. It did the job!

It was fun to secretly collect photos of Smarty from his friends and family that were flying in for the party.  His mom LOVED the luminarias and picked her favorite one as a keepsake.  It’s on display in her guestroom.

I’ll dig up a photo or two for you!  :o)

 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

What a great idea… thank you for sharing! I have been trying to think of non-traditional centerpieces since we don’t want to spend a fortune on flowers.  

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I haven’t embarked on these yet, but I want to use them for table numbers, too! They’re so cute!!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

@lindseylou:  I used a few little tealights in each one.  They come in small glass cylinders that you can find at Marshalls in long packs of 20 or so.

One other tip that comes to mind is, when I was converting the photos to B/W, I adjusted the contrast and brightness slightly.  It helped the images show better when printed on the vellum.  (I printed them on a laser printer.)

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