so, we're on a pretty tight budget and i've been perusing the internet for ideas for beautiful and cool things to do. i'm a teacher, and our motto is pretty much "beg, steal or borrow" so i have no qualms about it!
i have found SO many cool ideas, just in the last week or two for DIY centerpieces. some of them are cool enough that i'll probably keep them in a file for future entertaining ideas. we plan to host people in our home quite often, so i am anticipating needing ideas for beautiful and inexpensive decor!
here are 10 of my current favorites (it was hard to limit the post, so there may be another post or 3 of these before october!)
(clicking on the picture will take you to the original site.)
harvest centerpiece -- definitely appropriate for our october date!
these candles are STAMPED. genius. another tutorial on the same site uses vellum paper
morrocan is not our theme, but these were too cool not to include (i would make sure to wrap wire at the top to hide the obvious lid grooves if i were doing it...but that would be easy to do with copper wiring and copper paint instead of gold!)
LOVE this "chandelier" made with varying heights and styles of taper holders. gorgeous.
we likely will not use flowers in our centerpieces, but if we DO, this would be a fun way to incorporate a few.
our reception site ceiling isn't low enough for this one, but how COOL is it?! if i ever host a crafting party...
another relatively inexpensive way to use florals
if we were having a winter wedding...but i can TOTALLY see myself making this for a dinner party in mid-january...
it's a little overwhelming to find so many GOOD ideas! i definitely have some thoughts running through my head of what i envision on our tables, but i'll have to play around with it some before i announce it here :)
what did you do? or what do you think you'll end up doing when that time rolls around?