I hope everyone had a great weekend! I am so excited about this week's posts, as I have finally collected all of your DIY projects, have chosen my favorites to go up on the blog and now we can start the show! If yours didn't make it up, don't worry...we will be saving all of them for our next DIY contest.
So, let's get right to it! I wanted to start the contest with one of my personal favs...these adorable table numbers housed in glass hurricane vases and adorned with the cutest, rustic touches!
Glass Apothecary and Bell Jars (one for each table - for the bell jars I also purchased metal plates to go under them)
Gold (or silver) address numbers
Black Spray Paint
Hot glue gun and glue
Additional Adornments (ex. Feather butterflies, old keys, peacock feathers)
1. Hot glue a bamboo skewer to the back of each address number. Wait until dry.
2. Spray paint numbers and skewers black. Wait until dry. Apply second coat if necessary.
3. Use sandpaper to "antique" the numbers, allowing some of the metal to show through.
4. Cut a piece of floral foam small enough that it will fit in the apothecary jar of choice with a 1" clearance when placing in the opening of the jar.
5. Use the hot glue gun to attach river rocks to cover the foam on the sides and part of the top.
6. Use the hot glue gun to fill in the cracks between the river rocks with moss.
7. Cover the top of the foam with moss.
8. Place a small bed of moss in the bottom of the jar. This moss will cover the bottom of the foam so that it is not visible from beneath.
9. Place the rock and moss covered foam in the bottom of the jar.
10. Cut the bamboo skewer attached to the address number to the proper height and insert into the floral foam through the moss on top.
11. Attach an additional adornment (such as a feather butterfly) to the base.
12. If desired, on the day of the wedding (or using silk), place a stem of orchids into the floral foam adjacent to the number.
We are posting DIY projects throughout the day for the next five days, so make sure to check back often!