Thursday, March 22, 2012

Magazine Page Flowers- DIY Party Decorations

The thought of dropping a bunch of cash for bridal shower decorations that would go in the trash at the end of the day didn't sit well with me.
It didn't support the "reduce, reuse, recycle" and "spend less, save more" I'm going for these days.
 I decided to look around and use what I had to make my own decorations.
A stack of Bridal magazines the Bride-to-be had left in the trunk of my car seemed like a good place to start, very "bridal".
I could save money, recycle and create something special for the Bride (Win-Win-Win).

Going through each magazine, I tore out any pages with a neutral color scheme.
After cutting the pages into flowerish shapes, I grouped them together by size and color.
I attached them by poking a pipe cleaner through the centers.

Painted Jars

Because I'm obsessed with
jars, paint and repurposing...
this is what happened to my old (mostly pasta sauce) jars.
I made stencils for the bird and feather from contact paper.
The lavender jar is painted on the inside and wrapped in twine.

These small jars are painted on the inside.
I twirled the jars around a bit with paint and a little water inside them.
Then left them to dry upside down.
These are painted in color on the inside.
Then spray painted in black matte over contact paper stencils. 

The raised dots were made by applying puffy paint before the jar was spray painted.