Failed DIY Project: Saved!

Apparently this weekend revolves around reviving wedding projects that I started ages ago. It may be a good thing that we’re having a 20 month engagement after all. This is a project that I started working on last December, involving repurposed wine bottles. I spray painted a bunch of bottles pink, decided I didn’t really care for them & meant to throw them out ages ago, but never got around to it. Instead they stayed in our basement until a week or so ago, when I brought two of them upstairs & decided I was going to figure out something to do with them.
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Labor Day Project #2: Centerpieces

I began working on our centerpieces last year, so it’s definitely time to finish these up. I have enough mason jars for 20 tables, but only 10 spray painted vases. I’ve been looking on & off for more vases that are this size & shape — I’ve heard rumors of them existing at the dollar store, but I haven’t had any luck finding them so far. At this point, I kind of just want to be done with these things, so I decided to come up with a Plan B.
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Ow ow! Garter Time!

Today I found out my winning streak has continued (I haven’t even mentioned the birdcage veil or stationary I’ve won in the past few weeks either… Seriously, if you’re not entering wedding related giveaways while you’re engaged, get started now!). Today I found out I won a $25 etsy gift card & I knew exactly what to do with it.
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Bridesmaids, beware!

While Jason slept in this morning, I got sh*t done. Bridesmaids, you’re only allowed to see this next paragraph or so, then you need to stop reading or else you’ll ruin some of your surprises!

I began the day with spray painting my remaining chairs — I’m hoping to have the 5 remaining chairs polyurethaned by the end of the day so that we will have actual dining room chairs at our disposal again. It will be next weekend before I work on reupholstering these chairs, but at least they’ll be completely spray painted & ready to go.

After that, I got to work on wedding projects… Finishing up the other 50 pack of thank you cards then moving on to putting together a ribbon & lace back drop for our dessert table using ribbon & lace I had around the house left over from other projects. Excuse the quality of theses pictures — as I said, Jason was still asleep so in order to see it hanging, I had to hang it in the bathtub… With the shower curtain behind it, which sort of hides since a lit of the ribbons are light pink & white lace. Still, I love it in real life & am glad that it was such a quick & easy project.

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All right, bridesmaids, it’s time for you to get on out of here — love you, but I want you to be surprised when you get your presents next year!

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Lace & Mason Jars

A few days ago I started the simplest of the decorating tasks I want to do for the wedding. Over the summer I had a collective birthday party for all of my friends with summer birthday parties. For that party I stockpiled quite a few Mason jars of various sizes. Throw in a signature drink (something wine based in this instance) and some cute paper straws & you’re good to go! After the party the Mason jars were cleaned & banished to the basement…
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