(Closed) Creative ideas?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Frames were my first thought when i saw the photo, they would look awesome. Do you have an IKEA nearby? I saw gorgeous golden baroque frames at my Ikea three days ago and they were really inexpensive. They are not listed on their website though, so it might be worth a visit. You could paint them with silver or eggplant spray paint.

Or how about some faux mercury glass candle holders or vases of different sizes and shapes? Something like this:

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1440&bih=760&tbm=isch&tbnid=8EOrksdqgUAc-M:&imgrefurl=http://designedtothenines.com/featured-content/trend-watch-mercury-glass&docid=43fRWUrEfawERM&imgurl=http://designedtothenines.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/fh10-everyday-mercury-glass-big.jpg&w=484&h=329&ei=3mYRT6yIHsjotQakpKUn&zoom=1

 

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1440&bih=760&tbm=isch&tbnid=9KJAS0gkRE25gM:&imgrefurl=http://birgitkerr.blogspot.com/2010/10/faux-mercury-glass-3-tutorials.html&docid=pPymZYtIDPOEIM&imgurl=http://lh3.ggpht.com/_sPbRIok3zhI/TLM8uWZuR2I/AAAAAAAABKQ/GCEVbrFru14/MercHur13.jpg&w=380&h=380&ei=3mYRT6yIHsjotQakpKUn&zoom=1

 

http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=1440&bih=760&tbm=isch&tbnid=L20LuYAtuFgdoM:&imgrefurl=http://kimberly-crawford.blogspot.com/2010/11/12-trendy-days-of-christmas-day-one.html&docid=CTQFgDpfHFEruM&imgurl=http://lh6.ggpht.com/_pw0HLC3DGJc/TPMDla5tZrI/AAAAAAAAFx8/8Bxc-wXNCvk/MercuryGlassPotteryBarn2.jpg&w=383&h=344&ei=3mYRT6yIHsjotQakpKUn&zoom=1

 

They are an easy DIY, here is a tutorial:

http://arttisbeauty.blogspot.com/2011/12/homemade-mercury-glass-decor.html

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Also an idea for frames: THRIFT STORES!! I have found gorgeous frames for $1 or less each time. It might take a few trips to a few different stores, but I bet you could find them.

I would mix your ideas together– the frames and vases– to create a unique look.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I totally third the frame idea and say go to a Dollar Store and spray paint some frames! 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think the picture frames would look great but the cost can add up even for inexpensive frames.

1. You could cut foamcore to the exact size of the opening and spary paint it the color of your choice. Spray glue the back of a copy of your favorite pics and center it on the foamcore. Slide it into the opning – push it right to the back.

2. If you are allowed to use candles, you could place a votive candle  in each niche.

3. You could use a simple vase with the same gorgeous flower in each niche.

 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Definitely check out the thrift stores.  I bought a big frame for less than $5.  I’m just going to buy some spray paint and paint it in one of my wedding colors.  I plan on doing the same for smaller frames to put on the guest table!  I think you could totally pull it off if you’re willing to do some digging around!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I liked the fancy frame idea, and definitely hit the thrift stores, dollar stores & home decor stores! Look online for coupons as well for the home decor stores- those can really help! You may not be allowed to have REAL candles, but how about the electronic flickering votives? No real flame, but you’d still get the romantic glow.

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