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DIY Wednesday: Repurposed Wine Bottle Centerpieces
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself, Reception

By: Danyelle Mathews

Wanting to make your wedding a little more green? Up cycle wine bottles to create these eye catching centerpieces.

Supplies: Wine bottles (Start saving ’em or call around to local restaurants and offer to pick up empty bottles) • spray paint (Choose a combination of satin and glossy paint to add more interest) • primer • gold metallic paint • round paint sponges

Step One. In a well ventilated area, paint your bottles in light even coats. Don’t apply the paint too heavily or you’ll end up with drips. If your bottles are dark colored glass like brown or green, use primer first.

Step Two. When the bottles are dry gather your metallic paint and sponge brushes. Pour a small amount of the metallic paint onto a paper plate.

Step Three. Lightly dab one of the round sponge brushes into the metallic paint. Tap excess paint onto the paper plate.

Step Four.  Gently dab the round paint sponge onto the bottle. Repeat to create a pattern you love.

Step Five. Add water and flowers; then arrange a mix of taller and shorter bottles on the reception tables.

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DIY Wednesday: Chalkboard Napkin Rings
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself

By: Danyelle Mathews

Personalize your reception tablescape with this sweet and simple napkin ring DIY.

Supplies: wooden hearts • brass rings (size will depend on the thickness of your linens) • chalkboard paint • foam brush • glue gun • felt

Step One. Paint your wooden hearts with chalkboard paint.

Step Two. When the paint is dry add a dollop of hot glue to the backside of the heart.

Step Three. Let the glue set for roughly 5-10 seconds then attach the brass ring.

Step Four. Add more glue over the brass ring and cover it with a small pice of felt.

Step Five. Personalize your hearts with chalk.

Your heart napkin rings can also be used as place cards! Simply write your guests names with chalk.

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DIY Wednesday: May Day Seed Bombs
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself, Favors

By: Danyelle Mathews

Happy May Day!  If you’re looking for an out-of-the-box, eco-friendly wedding favor, you’ll be smitten with the idea of seed bombs. Seed bombs are an easy way to grow vegetation without having to till the land.  Bonus: they just so happen to be the perfect size to give to your wedding guests! These little cuties are also very simple to make and would be a great, get-your-hands-dirty project for you and your fiancé to tackle together.

Supplies: compost • water • wildflower seeds (native to your area) • clay (powdered-found at art supply stores) • fabric •  twine •  tag •  scissors • water • bowl or pail

Step One • To make seed bombs, you’ll be combining 1 part seeds, 3 parts compost and 5 parts clay. This step can be messy so you might want to do it outdoors. Begin by mixing the seeds and the compost. Once the seeds and compost are combined, add the clay. Next, slowly add water until the mixture is moist and holds the shape of a ball.

Step Two • Form 1 1/2 inch spheres out of the mixture.

Step Three • Allow the seed bombs to dry in the sun.

Step Four • Once they’re dry, gather fabric, twine, scissors and a tag to package them up.

Step Five • Place a seed bomb in the center of a fabric circle and secure with twine.

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DIY Wednesday: Wedding Day Sewing Kit
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself

By Danyelle Mathews

We’ve all heard horror stories of wedding day mishaps that could have been avoided with some simple planning. Things like a torn hem and missing buttons are easy fixes if you have the right supplies on hand. By creating an emergency sewing kit you’ll be ready for any wardrobe malfunctions that come your way.

To create a sewing kit you’ll want to gather basic supplies:

safety pins • sewing needles • buttons and thread that match the bride’s and bridesmaid’s dresses

Attaching these items to felt pieces will help keep them organized in your kit.

Don’t forget to add

sewing scissors • seam ripper • fray check • a stain wipe or two

Package your kit up in a little wooden box and have it handy on the big day!

Photos and Project by Danyelle Mathews of Dandee Designs

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