Getting Crafty Wedding

With my son’s wedding only two weeks away, my nerves are on edge.  Hubby and I are preparing to

host the rehearsal dinner.  It’s been a few month’s of preparation and for me, anxiety about the decor.

We went to the rental store last month to reserve linens and dinner ware.  We stuck with the bride’s

theme in our choice of linens.  I’ve searched Pinterest for weeks and weeks until I settled on some

decorations for the background in the banquet room.

This weekend, Hubby and I are working on them.  Since my natural gifts don’t include being crafty,

we have gone very slow through this process.  The craft materials are expensive, so I cut and place

them carefully.  Hubby did the cutting of the flowers, actually.  They have such thick plastic and

wires, too.  He had to get his man-tools….lol.

Our inspiration was found on Pinterest and I saw numerous designs that were similar. So, I thought

that I would try them.  They were tall and would add a little pizazz in the boring corners of the room.

Getting Crafty Wedding
Inspiration picture

Next, I took the “vase” we picked out.  It was a metal bucket type, because the wedding is a rustic
style.  I filled it 3/4 full with tightly packed newspaper.  Then, I added a square of floral foam.
Getting Crafty Wedding
I shoved it in, and it fit tight.

I unwrapped my package of little curly sticks and separated them carefully.  I picked the thickest one.

Getting Crafty Wedding
Getting Crafty Wedding

And, stuck it in the middle.  I stuck it in until it seemed solid and not wobbly.  Then, I added the other

sticks around it aiming them out slightly angled, but not too symmetrical.

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Then, I finished the other two in the exact same way.  So far, they look a lot like the picture online!!!
Getting Crafty Wedding
I failed to get a picture of Hubby cutting the flowers, but he cut them about about 6″ of stem.  We
angled the stems into the floral foam.  I added the battery-operated lights to use, because I will have
the lights dimmed at the rehearsal dinner.  I’m pretty pleased with the result of this arrangement!!!!
What do you think?  It wasn’t cheap, because these were spring silk flowers and weren’t on sale this
time of year.  But, I do love that they’ll match the bride’s colors!!!
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Then, I took 1 yard of burlap and sewed a hem.  This will cover our bar stool and we’ll set one of the
arrangement on each bar stool.  This is a very cheap way to make the arrangement tall and stand out.
Getting Crafty Wedding
Just a simple stitch.
Getting Crafty Wedding
This makes a neat bottom to the stool cover, because burlap is so stringy on the bottom.  I’ll try to
press out the middle seam to make it look neat.  Burlap is very, very easy to sew.  I can do it easily
with all my ring splints on!
@2015, copyright Lisa Ehrman
Getting Crafty for the Wedding

14 thoughts on “Getting Crafty for the Wedding

  • October 25, 2015 at 2:27 am
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    Thanks, Kathleen! I added my pin to your fun Pinterest Game. Thanks for the Invitation 🙂

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  • October 25, 2015 at 2:39 am
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    Wow, I'd say those came out great! I'd say you are more crafty then you give yourself credit! 🙂

    Thanks for linking up to the Weekend Wind-Down Party!

    Nicole =)

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  • October 26, 2015 at 6:17 am
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    What a great idea! They can be used for so many reason! An quite frankly, I love anything that has lights on it! Great job!

    Thank you for sharing your post on the Simply Sundays link up party! I look forward to reading more of your posts!

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  • October 26, 2015 at 11:31 pm
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    Thanks, Phyllis. Lights are great for everything!!! Thanks for stopping by from the Simply Sundays…it's such a fun party 🙂

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  • October 28, 2015 at 2:18 am
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    I love how you have added your personal touch to your sons wedding. You say you are not crafty, but this project turned out beautiful. We loved seeing your pin on #ThePinterestGame, I can't wait to see if it wins.~Jennifer

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  • November 5, 2015 at 12:30 am
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    How beautiful! Congrats to your son and best wishes for you all! Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week 🙂

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  • November 5, 2015 at 2:15 am
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    Thank you, Jennifer! And, thanks for the Pinterest Game. That's a great idea for a Link-up 🙂

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  • November 5, 2015 at 2:16 am
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    I'm glad to get to feature you this week! I hope I can get a post done to share, but with the wedding it may be next week before I get to link up again. I love your party, and will get there ASAP 🙂

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