Monday, September 19, 2011

Wedding Centerpieces

  I had a blast this weekend at a Family Party and wedding reception. My Nephew Patrick was married in August in New York, and the Illinois reception was yesterday.  I was able to  participate by helping with the table centerpieces.
 This is one of the Center pieces we made- this one has gold sprayed webbing on it.

   This box uses creative Inspirations Gold paint dabbed on- then was sprayed with Glimmer Mist.

 Another box with webbing.  The bride and Groom selected pictures of themselves and their families throughout the years, and it was fun to go from table to table to see all of the fun pictures.

                    Here is what we did to make these:
First, we painted all of the boxes with an off white/cream colored acrylic paint. (2 coats actually).

 We sprayed Gold webbing on 1/2 of the boxes, and dabbed on Gold Creative Inspirations Paint on the other 1/2. You can see the 'dabber' I used to apply the paint.  Once dry, we sparyed on Glimmer Mist.

                       Here is a closer look at the paint dabbed on the box.

 You can see in this picture, we also painted ~ 1 1/2-2 inches of the inside of the box.  We took a piece of styrofoam about an inch less than the height of the box , about an inch wide and approximately 3 inches long and hot glued it into the boxes.  
 For the inside, we used plastic garbage bags or tissue paper and set it inside of the box.  We put a piece of tissue paper over the skewer and tucked it into the sides.  Oh- the center stick is a wooden skewer covered with glitter. 
 We used removable 'Zots' to attach the pictures back to back- many of the boxes had a 'his' on one side and a 'hers' on the other side.  It was so sweet to see the pics of Pat and his Dad and Kristi and her dad, next Pat and his siblings and Kristi and her siblings (he is from all boys, and she is from all girls)......  I also liked their first dance (at my brother Shawn's wedding) and their first dance married at their wedding.

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Spyder said...

These are amazing, and so lovely to see the making of them! Great idea.
thank you for joining Quirky Craft's Challenge this time round.Don't forget to come back on Friday evening through to Saturday evening, to vote for your favourites!

Tammy said...

Absolutely beautiful and what a wonderful creative idea!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Shelly lovely shape and the gold makes it so glamorous

Emily Keaton said...

These are fantastic, Shelly!!

JeanFB said...

Oh wow, what a fabulous idea for centerpieces! They came out beautifully - lucky nephew you have there. :)

Debbie said...

What a clever table decoration idea ... thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

Nicola said...

Beautiful table decorations, so different and I love the techniques you used!
Thanks for playing along with my Alter/Recycle challenge this week at Allsorts and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

2amscrapper said...

Great project!

jimlynn said...

Great idea for centerpieces and they're GORGEOUS!!! So pretty, Shelly.

Anne Temple said...

Fantastic idea for a centerpiece. I bet they were the hit of the reception. Glad you shared them with us for the 3D/decoupage challenge at Stamping with the Dragon this week.

Stampin and More said...

Wow this is a great Project....

Hugs, Heike

nessy said...

what a gorgeous idea for those centre pieces!!~AMAZING!
thanks for joining us on CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS!
vanessa xx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation and love the presentation so beautiful, thank you for sharing with us at Stampin with the Dragon
Hugs Kate xxx
PS I have candy if you are interested

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Oh how creative are these! You all did a great job, beautiful

Juliet A said...

This is so smart! The photos make it meaningful, and there is a ton of shimmer without being a ton of money!

Merry said...

What fantastic centrepiece...pretty papers used and great idea adding the photos. Saw you on Make it Monday.

Cyndi said...

Very nice centerpieces! So creative! Thanks for joining us this week at Lollipop Crafts!

Lisa Minckler said...

Stunning centerpieces and your pictures are wonderful! Great job on this. :)
Thank you for sharing with Make It Monday!
Lisa xx

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Fleur said...

These decorations are lovely, love the paint effect.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

purple_pea_fran said...

What a fantastic project! So beautiful. Thanks joining us at The Shabby Tearoom

Sandy said...

Popped in from Make It Monday for a closer look at your lovely wedding decorations, They're lovely, good luck in the challenge