DIY Wedding Reception Decor

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My lovely friend recently got married, and I was privileged to coordinate the decorations for the reception.  The funny part of this story is that I wasn’t fully aware I was doing all of the decorations until 2&1/2 weeks before the ceremony!  Panic ensued, followed by many deep breaths…and then a plan.  The reception was in a church multi-purpose gymnasium, so I knew it was a huge and not-so-beautiful space to begin with.  I thought I would share how we pulled it all together for roughly $60!  That’s right-$60 for table coverings, decor, centerpieces, candles, banners, etc. It came together quickly and it was absolutely beautiful.

Centerpiece  Each centerpiece had six tissue poms hung  from twigs and they were stabilized in antique, quart-sized jars.

centerpiece close-up   Small hearts were cut out of the pages of an old book, and hung with twine.  The hearts added just the right finishing touch to the centerpieces.centerpiece jarcenterpiece with jars I used clear and teal pint sized jars, wrapping them with scrap-book paper.  I cut hearts out of the paper.  "floating candle" jars A small amount of water was placed in the jars, and  floating candles were added to the jars.  The heart cut-outs were lovely, allowing the candles to softly glow.jar closeup I made three buntings with scrap-book paper and old book pages.bunting for the gift tableI layered the different papers and book pages, and then wove the ribbon through holes in the top of the bunting.
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The bunting for the Bride and Groom’s table was stenciled with “Mr. & Mrs.”

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reception My friend was so beautiful!  I just had to have a quick pic taken of us!

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DIY: The Last Minute Bunting

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This past weekend my little girl celebrated her birthday with her friends.  Her theme was friendship & hearts.  I threw together this cute little bunting in a matter of minutes, using scrap-book paper and hearts that I cut from the pages of an old book.  It turned out delightfully cute, so I thought I would share it with you!  It can be done in any color scheme or shape, so I hope you enjoy experimenting!  Please share with me your results-I would love to see what you come up with!

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This cute little heart bunting was the perfect back-drop for the party, and we are going to use it over her window treatment in her room-because it was too cute to toss!