But first I must apologize for the quality of some of the photos. The operative word for this wedding was DIY and knowing I would be very busy decorating and DIYing on site at each venue, too busy to take photos, I didn't pack my DSLR camera. Nor did I pull my iPhone out of my purse so some of these photos are "borrowed" from guests.
DIY Wedding Centerpiece Trivets and Bridal Couple Flower Pots
Lets start with the...
Rustic Wedding Centerpiece Trivets
To give each board a rustic appearance, they were stained with Minwax Wood Finish in the color Dark Walnut and immediately wiped with a rag to achieve a stain wash rather than full coverage.
After the stain dried overnight I dry brushed each board with white chalk paint.
They were assembled like rustic Board and Batten Shutters using a brad nail gun. The middle board is 3 1/2 inches wide and the two outer boards are 2 1/2 inches wide for a total of 9-inches with the gaps and 20-inches long.
I really like how they looked on each table with the burlap runners.
...and especially with the DIY Rustic Centerpiece Boxes that we made.
Now that the wedding is over, I am going to repurpose the trivets into signs and sell them at an upcoming holiday market in November.
DIY Bridal Couple Flower PotsWe also made a couple of adorable Bride and Groom Flower Pots for the ceremony, which later flanked the doors of the hall at the reception.
I got the idea for the adorable Bride Flower Pot from Susan at Oh My Creative. I decided how cute would it be to add a Groom Flower Pot.
They were really quick and easy to make. Because the wedding was a 9-hour drive from our home, I used light weight plastic flower pots from Wal-Mart. I roughed them up with a sanding block first to give the paint some bite (not convinced this step was necessary).
Using Rust-oleum Painter's Touch in the colors Primer White and Canyon Black I spray painted several coats on each respective pot. Once the paint was dry I connected two inverted pots to another pot of the same size using E6000 glue.
How To Make The Groom Flower Pot
Before connecting the black flower pots together, make a reverse stencil by cutting out a bow tie, round buttons, and a lapel line with Frog Tape. Protect the black areas with newspaper taped to the inside and bottom of the pot. Spray paint the exposed area with Gloss White spray paint. Before the paint dries on the final coat of white paint, remove the frog tape. Voila, you have yourself a tuxedo!
How To Make The Bride Flower Pot
Cut a piece of white tulle double the diameter of the rim of the top flower pot. With a sewing machine or by hand, sew a basting stitch (longest stitch length setting) along the top of the tulle with a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Carefully pull the threads on each end to make ruffles. Once the ruffled tulle is the same diameter as the middle of the two pots, tie the threads from each end together. Attach the tulle to the pot using a hot glue gun.
Remove wide white satin ribbon from its spool and fold in half to find the center point of the strand. Starting from the center of the ribbon and the center point of the front of the flower pot, glue the ribbon over the seam allowance and around the middle of the two pots with a hot glue gun. Repeat for the other side of the flower pot.
Again using a hot glue gun, attach a narrow decorative ribbon in the middle of the wide ribbon for an added touch. To dress up the front you could embellish the belt with a cluster of white fabric roses (which I intended to do and completely forgot).
Tie the wide ribbon in a bow and leave the tails trailing down the back of the dress (like pictured above). Cut the hem of the tulle dress using a pair of sharp scissors. Voila, you have yourself a bridal gown!
I think they were an adorable added touch flanking the aisle as guests made their way to their chairs.
It was pouring rain the morning of the wedding and still sprinkling as the Groom and Best Man made their way to the front of the aisle. Just before the beautiful Bride made her entrance the skies parted and the sun started to shine. It was a beautiful wedding and I can't wait to share some photos with you next Tuesday.
In the meantime, if you missed any of the wedding décor posts over the last three weeks you can catch up here starting with the DIY Rustic Wedding Card Caddy, DIY Rustic Wedding Centerpiece Boxes, and the DIY Rustic Tiered Wedding Cake and Cupcake Stand.
I will be including updated photos of each of them at the wedding reception next week so be sure to stay tuned.
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