Even if your budget is limited, there’s no reason your creativity should be. In this half, we’re taking on more common place items in a new, crafty way.
Corkboards: cover the cork in fabric and use a frame to hide the “upholstery”, then set on an easel and tack your place cards to it. Alternatively, you could do the same fabric covering and framing and use it as a place to let loved ones leave messages for you if you prop it with pens and paper pieces, or it can be used for pinning gift envelopes against so they’re not lost during the celebration.
Glass Vessels or Apothecary Jars: they’re not just for candy buffets any more! Pack in some rocks for drainage and succulent soil and start planting your own little succulent terrarium for great centerpieces or cocktail hour decor. Fill partially with food dye-colored water and float candles in them for evening weddings. For beach weddings, fill partially with sand, mix in small, polished rocks, and add shells or starfish to complete the “jar-scape”.
Cake Stands: particularly if they’re whiteware, cake stands can be used in creative ways without much fuss, but can always be dressed up with a little ribbon. Use them as a platform on which to hold favor boxes if you’d prefer to present them as a group rather than on each guest’s place. Tier different sizes of the same stand style and place votive candle holders around the outside to create a dramatic illuminated architectural decor piece.
Ribbon: purchase different shades of solid ribbon in your wedding theme colors; cut and weave together and frame. Punch two holes in a guests placecard and thread a sample of the ribbon through to act as a navigational device when paired with the woven ribbon “artwork”.