Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wedding Decorations

Ok... So I am getting married in June, and I was having such a hard time finding cheap, but nice decorations for the church and reception site.

Flowers are gorgeous, but cost so much!

Christmas lights are nice, but give off a load of heat, and for a June wedding... not a good idea.

Fabric swags seemed like a way to go, cost is ok, but its been done so much, I wanted something different.

Then I found something that I truely fell in love with. Chinese white paper lanterns. I loved them... they look great, are pretty cheap, and they give a great feel to the room if you hang them right. I only had one problem. Again they are the hit of the season, so everyone is doing them.

I decided to put my own little spin on them. Since it will still be daylight outside during my reception I needed something that caught your attention, but didn't make the room look overwhelming. I started out with trial and error. I tried papper mache (the glue and water kind) with strips of paper trying to make something like this.

That I could spray paint white and hang from the ceiling.

Well of course, I failed at first, just making a ball of paper in the end. So my mind switched to something more string like, Yarn! I said. So I tried with yarn, and this time switching to a flour and water mixture. It worked, but did not spray paint well... So I decided to use some old twine I had left over from a few years ago. Eureka! It looked great! It spray painted wonderously and cost me nothing! Now I just need to make a few (thousand) more.

After I make a few more I will post pictures here, and maybe put a little tutorial up for other DIY Brides out there.


  1. Hi! That sounds like SUCH a brilliant idea! I would LOVE to see some photos and read your DIY instructions, please keep me updated!

  2. yes i also wanted to create something exactly like this! would you mind sending me some photos and instructions that worked for you? my email is thank you!

  3. That’s looks so nice your posting.
    Everything looks good in your posting.
    That will be necessary for all. Thanks for your posting.


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