Centerpieces

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I purchased the vases and stones from Dollar Tree, peacock feathers from E-bay, and ribbon and floating candles from Michael’s. I used hot glue to attach the peacock feather and ribbon. The centerpieces were quick and turned out pretty! They were set on the tables with purple tea lights, also from Michael’s, and the table numbers, as pictured above.

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DIY Toss Bouquet

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I used some of the handmade fabric flowers (see previous post on them!) to create our toss bouquet. To create the bouquet:

  1. Gather your fabric flowers. I used my previously made one, and bought a few from Michael’s.
  2. Hotglue wires to the back of each of the flowers- ensure the wire is long enough to create the length of handle you want.
  3. Wrap fabric tape around the wires, securely.
  4. Wrap a thick ribbon around the wires, and secure with dots of glue. I tied another ribbon in a bow at the top, and used a dot of glue to add a peacock feather.
  5. You’re done! In total, mine had 13 flowers in it and took about an hour to make (not including the time to handmade the flowers).

Hand Painted Table Numbers

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For our Peacock-Themed wedding, with purple and turquoise as our colors, I wanted to have unique, handmade table numbers.

I went on a trip to gather up my supplies, and I got:

  • A pack of small canvases (available at Joann’s or Michael’s- great to use a coupon on, or buy when 50% off)
  • I rounded up the paint brushes, and the bottles of paint in my wedding colors and in black, which I already owned from the chalkboard I’d painted
  • I also bought mini-easels at Joann’s, on sale, to sit the boards on each table

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To make them:

  1. Spread light layers of ink all over the canvas, and smear with a damp paper towel, until desired darkness and colors. I did a mix of turquoise and purple inks, and kept it light, wanting it to look like a watercolor painting.
  2. After the ink has dried, very carefully stamp your shape on top, with a good layer of ink.
  3. After the stamp has dried, use a sticker, template, or whatever you have, to outline the number on the canvas, and then paint the number
  4. Let dry, and you’re done!