Sunday, August 22, 2010

Create Beautiful Wedding Decor on a Budget

Helllllooooooooooooooo!  How are you all doing?  Fab?  Super fab?  I hope so!  We have been busy collecting supplies for my daughter's wedding that is coming up October 2nd.  Last weekend I did not create anything, I was busy garage sale shopping on US HWY 12 in Michigan, a giant affair that stretched all the way to Detroit from the western edge of Michigan.  We didn't go that far, but we did go several towns over.  We got boatloads of loot, the majority of it great stuff to use for my daughter's wedding.  She came over this weekend and we got to work creating some things.  Here is a pic of what we accomplished so far ~

How do you like it?  We love it so far.  First, we took the bargain beautiful champagne glasses that I found at a garage sale for only $5.00.  Little story about the glasses ~ the lady having the sale was so kind, she only had 2 new boxes of 4 glasses each in the sale (8 glasses total).  My hubs and I were hesitant to buy them since we needed 10 for the bridal party.  She ran in her house and grabbed 3 out of her cupboard, and sold us all 11 glasses for only $5, can you believe it?  That was SOOOO nice of her!   OK, back to the creating.  I took some brown and gold thick wire and decoratively twisted it around the stems of the glasses.  Meanwhile, my daughter strung some beads that we picked up at half off at JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby (part of our shopping expedition from earlier in the week).  Once she had them strung, I wrapped them around the base of the glasses and secured them with additional fine gold wire.  Then I topped it off with an ivory organdy ribbon bow.  Here are a few close up pics ~

Next we did the cake server and knife in a similar fashion.

We started working on the table arrangements, but just briefly.  We picked up boatloads of clearance sparklie stuff last January, and will be incorporating it into the table arrangements with the half off stuff we picked up at JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby last week.  Here is one more pic where you can see the table arrangement a bit ~

We are also doing some mirrors (two per table, and the catering hall is very kindly letting us borrow her stock so we don't have to purchase any, isn't that AWESOME???). We will put glass vases, bowls, and assorted vessels on each table and have burnt orange floating candles (picked up for 30 cents each during a Hobby Lobby clearance sale in January WOOO HOOOO), ivory votive candles (purchased on sale), and lots of the sparklie glass stones, also purchased on sale.  The catering hall is letting us use her glass bowls and vases as well, isn't that kind?  I also picked up a BOATLOAD of assorted glass bowls, vases, and containers that we will be using as well.   We have lots of pretty little votive holders too, we will show you pics of those in another post.  I will be making aqua table mats out of the spaklie satin (shown above, not stitched yet), and table runners out of the sparklie copper brown organza.  As you probably guessed, the wedding colors are ivory, brown, aqua and burnt orange.  Since it is fall, we are using lots of fall type decor, such as sunflowers, pine cones, leaves, berry stuff, and more.  Kind of a vintagy chic look is what we are going for.  What do you think?  Like it?  I'll keep posting pics as we create more things.  We are on a serious budget, but want to have a beautiful wedding.  Hopefully we will accomplish our goal.  :) 

As to other creative endeavors, this week I will be working on some vintage ATCs for a swap at Red Lead, (going to use some glitter, yippee!) and some projects for Zutter.  I also have a guest blog post coming up somewhere soon, I will let you know when and where the first part of September.  I am super excited, it is one of my very fav places!  Hope you stop in and say hello. 

Well, I am off to Erica's Craft and Sewing Center, my fav, fav, FAV fabric and pattern designer will be there today signing copies of her books.  I am meeting friends, since there are lots of Nancy Halverson fans.  Check out out her newest pattern book at Erica's.  It is loaded with darling projects! 

Have a wonderful week!  Happy creating ~ Pam


fairyrocks said...

Looks like it will be a beautiful fall wedding. Love the color pallet.
Make sure and take photo's of the whole affair set up!!!
Congrats to your DD

Suzanne said...

Whoa! Those are seriously BEAUTIFUL! Love those colors! :-)

Cris said...

Wow Pam...everything looks fabulous! All those sweet little touches, and I love your color scheme. Can't wait to see the wedding photos!

Marif said...

Hi Pam,
This is going to be one gorgeous wedding!! The colours and textures are amazing.
Thanks for your nice comment on my blog, I'm glad you like what I do...
Now all you have to do is learn to digiscrap so you can do a wedding photobook for your daughter...
I'm thinking of creating a pdf "how to" to teach people the basics of digiscrapping with the Gimp. If and when I get it done, I'll let you know ;)

Mel said...

Really pretty stuff Pam! A fall wedding will be so beautiful:)

2amscrapper said...

Looks like you're very busy--beautiful project for the wedding. Thanks for taking time to leave on comment on my blog during the Pages In Time blog hop.

How did I come up with Pam's Eclectic Stuff?

Pam- that is me. :)

eclectic --adj.- selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
*Since I like a huge variety of arts and mediums, this seemed perfect, we will talk about the best of various styles or ideas.

stuff- The noun stuff has 7 senses -
1. material, stuff -- (the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread")2. whatchamacallit, stuff, whatsis, sundry, sundries -- (miscellaneous unspecified artifacts; "the trunk was full of stuff")3. stuff, clobber -- (informal terms for personal possessions; "did you take all your clobber?")4. stuff, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycock -- (senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff")5. stuff -- (unspecified qualities required to do or be something; "the stuff of heros"; "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine")6. stuff -- (information in some unspecified form; "it was stuff I had heard before"; "there's good stuff in that book")7. stuff -- (a critically important or characteristic component; "suspense is the very stuff of narrative")

*What more needs to be said? I really thought about using Pam's Eclectic Sundries, but I thought that might be tough to remember. :) Stuff is easy and conveys a variety of meanings. I like the definition- miscellaneous unspecified artifacts. I also liked whatchamacallit, but that is a lot of typing. :)

So there you have it!