Now what?!! The person of your dreams just asked you to marry them and you're flooded with emotions! And if you're anything like me, you have to plan things in advance! You've ran out to your local bookstores and have grabbed all of the hottest wedding magazines, you've gone online and started looking up ideas, and you've done it....you've created a Pinterest board!
Dang you Pinterest! Now you've got over 500 pins for THE perfect wedding. But wait......you think to yourself, " I have a budget, there's no way I'll ever be able to afford everything that I want thanks to Pinterest!".
We love to hate Pinterest boards! While it gives us tons of inspiration, it also gives us false hopes, especially if what you want is not feasible financially.
However, there's always light at the end of the tunnel, especially if you're a DIY kind of bride. I'm here to tell you that you can recreate a lot of what you see on Pinterest and keep it within your budget. (I know, I know....I'm a wedding planners worst nightmare right now. But guess what?! I am a wedding planner! Have been for several years now, A Day To Remember Wedding & Event Planning, LLC).
Unless you have an unlimited budget or an extremely high budget, doing things yourself can definitely pay off so you can put more of your budget in to other things needed for your wedding. Here's an easy DIY centerpiece project.
You can collect old vases, mason jars, votive holders, wine bottles, or any other container to hold flowers in. The amount you will need will vary depending on how many tables will be at your reception.
-Glitter - lots of it, preferably fine glitter in any shade you want, I used shades of gold.
-Newspaper -it's going to get messy (when we sold our house, I was still cleaning up glitter - 7 months later!)
-Clear coat in spray container
Clean the containers out with soap and water, then dry them out.
Place container on top of newspaper and start covering it with mod podge using the paint brush in even strokes. Once it is covered you can start sprinkling the glitter.
An easy tip: hold container at an angle while sprinkling and turning at the same time.
Let dry completely before sealing with the clear coat, otherwise loose glitter will fall and create a huge mess!