Are you a bride looking for an affordable way to add some pizazz to your big day décor? You don’t have to break the bank to make the wedding bells ring. Take a look at some of our do-it-yourself, (DIY) ideas below. You can cut down your decoration budget while having fun in the process! And, call us biased here at ProTect Painters®, but yes, all of our craft suggestions involve paint!
Painted Mason Jar Centerpieces
- Clean, dry mason jar
- Chalk Paint, Spray Paint or Leftover Paint from Your Last Interior Wall Project
- Paint Brush (if not using spray paint)
- Flowers or Candles to Place Inside Once You Are Finished
Looking for a fun, new twist on the traditional? Adding a little paint to mason jars goes a long way! And, if you ask your mom or mother-in-law, they probably have some saved in the garage they will happily donate to the cause! Choose a completely opaque paint that will cover the glass’ transparency; chalk paint is a great option. The color is totally up to you! You can theme the jars to match your wedding colors, or to match the area where you’ll be placing them! These turquoise-colored jars matched the floral arrangements they held very nicely! Just add a few coats of paint, waiting a couple hours between each. Wait one day to be sure the craft is completely dry, and you’re good to go!
Need other inspiration? See two more fun ideas below!
Mod Podge, Painted, Wooden Hearts Centerpiece
- Small square wood post (My MIL actually made them from actual wooden fence posts)
- Dowel Rods
- Wooden heart (Again, MIL made from actual wood 2x4 or something, but I see you can buy wooden hearts online)
- Jute Rope
- Scrapbook paper – various designs
- Fabric Flowers
- Ribbon (whatever kind you want to go around the edge of the heart)
- Pattern Tape (this is for the four corners of the post – covered up the overlap in different scrap paper used)
- Metal Key and metal hooks
- Mod Podge Gloss Clear
- Wood Glue
- Drill (for inserting dowel in post and heart)
- Find/Make Materials
- Determine the desired height of the table decoration and cut dowel to meet that size
- Fit dowel to wooden heart and post, and drill hole big enough to fit in each
- Cut scrapbook paper to fit pieces to post and wooden heart
- Apply scrap paper to wooden heart and post with mod podge
- Apply pattern tape to edges to seal/cover the various scarp paper designs used on the post and ribbon around the heart
- Cut out scrap paper letters to create sayings, apply with mod podge and outline with marker/sharpie so they stand out
- Glue fabric flowers and hammer/glue key onto heart
- Use wood glue to adhere rope to the table display
DIY Chalkboard Wedding Sign
We got this awesome idea from this Pinterest pin, check it out!
- A design you can trace.
- Chalkboard Paint Pen or Marker
- First, you rub the back of your printed out design with graphite. This will make it easier later when you are tracing later.
- Then, stick down the design with tape, design side-up.
- Next, trace the outlines of your design with a pen or pencil through the paper. This will make the design show up on your chalk board, thanks to the graphite.
- Finally, fill in the graphite outlines on the chalkboard with a chalkboard paint pen or marker. This will give the real-deal chalkboard look you’re going for.
Tip: If you need a little bit more help, click here to see a how-to video.