(Closed) Let me see your low cost, big impact decorations!

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 62
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My DIY upcycled dessert/cake stand made from an old brass chandelier.  I’ll have a two tier white chocolate cake in the center, and plates of yummies on the eight “arms” & LED candles/lights all around. Cost was around $25 for paint, dowels, crystals, & decorative papers. Chandelier was free (a friend’s discarded light).

I hope it makes an impact…I am trying to get away with a less expensive cake but still have some “wow.”

 

 

 

Post # 65
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Honey bee

My mom rocked the crap out of my wedding decor. She is so talented! Biggest impact item would be the burlap curtains she made for the barn doors. I think they cost about $200, but I’ve already rented them out once re-couping the costs!

I also think my card box turned out pretty cool. I bought a beat up vintage box for $20 on etsy and spray painted the outside and decoupaged paper on the inside. I was able to find a vintage post card of the park where we got engaged, so i placed that in the center as well.

Post # 66
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MrsKady:  it was really very simple. You’ll need to determine how tall you want it and how wide you want it. Google instructions for PVC PHOTO BACKDROPS and you should find some ideas. I used two 8 ft long PVCs across, 2 3.5 ft long pieces joined with a straight joint for the sides (attach the top with an elbow and the second pipe with a t joint for stability in the middle), then I used 2 2.25 ft long pieces with a t joint for the feet.

I bought 5 pieces of 10 ft long 1/2″ PVC (wish I would have bought 1″), two end stoppers, four t joints, and two elbow joints. And a ratcheting PVC cutter. 

Post # 67
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

LOVE-LOVE this thread….following!!! I’m such a DIY chick! 

Post # 68
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@littletigers:  Thank you! Will you take it apart and it back together on site?

Post # 69
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

*following*

Post # 70
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MrsKady:  yes. Right now the pipe with the streamers attached is rolled up in a king sized sheet. Rolled like a cinnamon roll so it will be easy to unroll. We will transport all the pieces to the ceremony site and put together on Friday evening and the planner and assistant will move it out into the garden on Saturday mid morning. It’s very light – just awkward due to size. 

Post # 71
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Everything was DIY at our wedding.  I was so worried during the planning process that all the looks were not going to come together or look cohesive at the wedding.  It was so rewarding and exciting to see all of our hard work on our big day!

 

 

Post # 72
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@bunnyharriet:  Girl, I tried that and it did not work! haha but I’ve found flour and water instead of glue works much better! I also used those punch balls instead of regular balloons as I couldn’t find round balloons anywhere! Good luck!

Post # 73
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We went minimalist with our decorations. The venue was a restaurant on the beach, and we didn’t feel the need to compete with the view! The linens were all ivory then I added pops of color with felt pomanders on wooden candlesticks, really simple. I didn’t think they would make the impression that they did! Guests kept commenting about them to me, and I could see one table talking about them at one point based on their gestures, haha. 

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