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Shae's DIY Centerpieces, Favors, Swizzle Sticks & Escort Cards


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#1 shae

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    Posted 27 February 2010 - 09:51 PM

    hi ladies! just wanted to share my diy stuff...

    :: centerpiece ::
    inspiration :: instead of using river rocks as a filler i'm going to use beach sand so it's one less thing to bring to mexico and i'll save money! i might buy a few artificial flowers or purchase single stems at a florist in mexico.

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    i bought these wooden planters at ikea which are about $5 each. i might tie a ribbon around it. i'm not sure if i should paint them white or if i should leave them raw for a more natural, beachy feel. not sure yet. thoughts?

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    since real sea fans won't pass through customs i'm going to buy artificial ones and maybe paint them or leave as is since red is one of wedding colors.

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    :: favors ::
    set of magnets :: clear top tin canister from specialtybottle.com $0.63 each. clear glass marbles from michael's (sale price $1/bag). magnets from michael's about $5? for pack of 50. designed and printed the graphics myself on laser print paper.

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    :: swizzle sticks ::
    used bamboo skewer sticks that i already have at home. used wraphia for top that i have at home too! designed and printed graphics myself on laser paper.

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    :: escort cards ::
    this is just a mockup so it got a little roughed up :P

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    inspiration

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    #2 damaris

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      Posted 27 February 2010 - 09:56 PM

      Wow you did a real good job. I think you should leave the boxes natural, I love that look
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      #3 march132010

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        Posted 27 February 2010 - 10:13 PM

        everything looks great

        #4 DWbridetobe

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          Posted 28 February 2010 - 12:05 AM

          I LOVE your rock magnets. How did you put them together?

          #5 vlynnw

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            Posted 28 February 2010 - 01:01 AM

            Looks great, and I agree with leaving the boxes natural, it gives a great beachy feel to it!
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            #6 YIweddings

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              Posted 28 February 2010 - 01:28 AM

              love, love these! great idea using the natural surroundings (beach sand) rather than shipping more items.
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              #7 wendyjd

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                Posted 28 February 2010 - 01:32 AM

                everything looks great. depends on your colors and the look you want, I'd probably paint the boxes but natural looks good.

                #8 bridej9

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                  Posted 28 February 2010 - 01:37 AM

                  I like the boxes natural. The magnets are adorable!!!

                  #9 PaperBagPrincess

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                    Posted 28 February 2010 - 01:39 AM

                    Looks really great!!! I like the wood boxes natural, then with the red sea fans, very sharp. Plus paint them white and they might get scuffed on the trip down.

                    I've made the magnets before, really great craft to do while watching an old movie. I've also seen them sell at a store here for 4 for $12!!!
                    Here are the instructions I used.
                    not martha — to make: marble magnets
                    To dress up the back/hide the paper try some sparkle glue.

                    I love this DIY section. So many crafty ladies on here, watch out Martha Stewart!

                    #10 KarenM

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                      Posted 28 February 2010 - 01:48 AM

                      Everything looks great! Your centerpieces are going to look really cool - I agree, I would keep the boxes natural. And the magnets & placecards are adorable!




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