Another wedding post. You were warned this topic would take over the blog previously.
I have been working hard on the table centerpieces. I have already bought lanterns (various colors: white, grey, blue, brown) and my future mother in law found multiple vases of different types at various Goodwill stores that I will spray paint using a mercury glass technique. The vases will be filled with white and blue hydrangeas and babies breath. I also bought plastic pumpkins which I spray painted white and silver.
Here is a picture of lanterns similar to what I am using and my pinterest inspiration for the pumpkins.
Anyway, after all of these items, I was seriously close to the decor budget limit (which was later imploded by the other decor needed) and needed to skimp on table numbers. I had already pinterested and fallen in love with these numbers.
But there were seriously over budget. Even the wooden version that I could add sparkle myself to was still expensive. DIY time!
I found this great tutorial on pinterest for using plastic animals for table numbers.
Hmmm, don't I already have plastic pumpkins? Boom!
I followed the above tutorial to the letter. I ordered these alligator clips and these wooden dowels. I did make sure the dowels would fit in the hole in the pumpkin and the ends of the alligator clips. I still had some difficulty fitting in some of the dowels - some twisting was required.
Once I attached all of the dowels and clips, I spray painted the dowels silver. This technique also seemed to help keep the dowel in place.
Lastly, I found these glitter numbers on Michaels ON SALE. DONE. Budget saved.
I cannot wait to show you the full centerpiece!