Hey, Creatives! It’s wedding week at the Barakat house and blog! Today more wedding DIY!!! My firstborn will be married on Saturday and holy cow weddings are a LOT of work! This girl is tired and while she is looking forward to the big day (especially all our friends coming into town) she will also be happy when Monday comes! (I see a spa day in the very near future – just sayin’!)
Onto more mixed media decorations…
Have you seen those little decorative wood frames at your local craft stores? They are really inexpensive, easy to decorate and will make for a great little accessory on the guest tables. I painted them all white with acrylic paint, sanded and painted the edges with gold paint. Use cardstock for the backing. I used Decofoil on top of word stickers (there were many different brands of these double-sided stickers from my stash over the years!) I wanted them to stand up by themselves so I glued gift boxes on the backs so they would stand up nicely by themselves. You can also find inexpensive frames in dollar stores and thrift stores. (Tip * if the surface is really slick use gesso instead of white paint.)
Each table will have a different word.
love, beautiful, kiss, always, love, adore, our wedding, cherish, xoxo, sweetheart, happy couple, together, heart, beautiful
love quotes, love scripture, bride and grooms names or monogram, wedding date, a pic of the couple…possibilities are endless!
I hope this inspires you- even if it’s not a wedding these would a great party favor, holiday gift for each guest, you could put their name on it and use it as a place setting. If you missed the other posts in this wedding series check out the two previous posts!
What ideas would you come up with? Please leave them in the comments below!
Rita Barakat is a Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator, Designer and Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacturer websites and magazines. She designs, teaches workshops and and freelances for a variety of manufacturers. Not anywhere near a local event? Sign up for her newsletter and receive a Top Secret Mixed Media Class in your inbox!
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