Budget Friendly Centerpieces
OK so the weather FINALLY was nice enough to me 3 days before the wedding. So I got cracking on getting the tutorial finished!
So we ended with the Goo Gone!
After cleaning the labels off the bottles there were a few that I still had to clean up some glue. So I broke out the scouring pad and Goo Gone. Putting on my gloves and scrubbing off all 100+ bottles took about 2 hrs. Then I had to wash the bottles again to make sure all the Goo Gone was off. I didn’t want that to kill my flowers!
Then setting up a cardboard box, I went to the store and purchased spray paint. Reading the labels carefully to make sure it would adhere to glass.
I chose Krylon, indoor/outdoor paint. I picked the colors for the wedding and wanted a bit of contrast between glossy and matte. Also picked up a super cool spray can tool, which saved my hand and finger! It also allowed for more even painting.
When spray painting, always remember to SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE, and continue shaking after each pass. Always start spraying before you hit the object you want to paint and continue in a steady sweep across and do not stop spraying until your past the object. This will allow for even coatings of paint and no drips.
Once I gave the bottle a coat of paint, I put it to the side and did the next one. After about 10-12 bottles, I rotated the bottles with one coat back into the spray box and gave it a second coat. Which made the bottle look amazing!
Once they were all completed, I packaged them back into boxes. Putting fabric or plastic bags between the bottles will keep them from clanking together and rubbing the paint off.
Once we transported them to the reception site. We were able to fill the bottles and space them on tables. I really think with the flowers, burlap runners, handmade garland and candles, everything came together beautifully. A very romantic setting for the night of our wedding!
I hope this inspires you to be creative with your wedding decorations. In all this set up cost me, $50 in paint, $3.00 for the spray paint tool, burlap 11 yards $56.00 and paper table cloth free from sister, candles and stones with clear glass (free, gift from momma), handmade garland $0.00 recycled all the extra save the date cards and invites. So for about 109.00 for 130 guests~ Super budget friendly for any bride with a little time and effort! Total hours in project, 12!
Have a brilliant Friday and keep on the look out for the next tutorial!! How to make handmade garland for your wedding super easy!