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I loved the fact that it added a personal touch to the ceremony decorand, bonus, it was a whole lot cheaper than flowers! Plus, I’ll admit, it made me a little teary to think of us walking through our history as we walk down the aisle. Ph

I loved the fact that it added a personal touch to the ceremony decor—and, bonus, it was a whole lot cheaper than flowers! Plus, I’ll admit, it made me a little teary to think of us walking through our history as we walk down the aisle.

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Photographed by Mustard Seed Photography / Via Bridal Guide

Did you guys use non-florals to decorate your ceremony? Anyone else got some crafting fail moments to make me feel better about myself?

 

  • 28 unfinished frames from Michaels. I bought up their entire stock during their Black Saturday sale, so I got them for $1.49 a pop! Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find the frames on their website anymore, but Save-On-Crafts has something similar at six for $10.20.
  • Yellow twill ribbon for $14.54. I spent an indecent amount of time searching for the “perfect” ribbon. Let’s not talk about it.
  • Rust-Oleum Wood Stain in Sunbleached, $4.90 at AC Moore with a coupon. In retrospect, I think I was picturing something less white and closer to driftwood when I bought this, but eh, I think it looks fine the way it is. If you were willing to spend a little more money and a little less time, you could obviously buy pre-finished frames, too.
  • Various wall hanging adhesives, including these sticky squares, free (I cheated and used some leftovers from our college days). This was Mr. Hammer’s engineering solution—I’d asked him for a way to sturdily attach the ribbon to the frames that would ideally be removable after W-Day so we could reuse the frames. I think you could use pretty much any strong adhesive you have on hand, though-hot glue and/or Super Glue would probably be fine.
  • And, of course, a bunch of 4×6 photos of us! I went through our parents’ old photo albums and picked out pictures spaced roughly three years apart. When we got to 2005 (the year we started dating), I switched to photos of the two of us together. And then…well, you’ll see what happened to my “perfect” photo timeline. I think the prints ran us ~$7.00 total.

I mean, how could I resist? We had matching bowlcuts!

…Not so fast. When I’d finished all the frames, I rechecked the notes I’d taken during our last meeting with our coordinator and realized that she said we’d need 14 rows of chairs for our guests, not 10. Ugh. Major derp moment. Lather, rinse, repeat eight more times. At least it was pretty painless this time around, since I knew exactly what to do and what not to do.

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A while back, I came across this photo:

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Next, I got to work! First, I took the frames apart and stained them. Originally, I followed the directions on the can exactly, painting on thin coats, wiping them down with a rag and letting them (semi-)dry between coats. I very quickly lost patience with this because of how translucent the stain was (probably because the color of that particular stain is so light) and instead slapped on the thickest coat I could manage and let them dry for a couple of days. I think this is probably a bad idea if you’re staining, say, furniture that you’ll use often, because I read somewhere that thick coats of stain tend to peel. But for these purposes, I figure it’s probably fine.

So, back in the fall,立博娱乐场欧赔, I set to collecting all the supplies I’d need to make these bad boys:

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Then, I attached the adhesives. I attached the ribbon to the “poster” side of the adhesive, first by peeling off the backing and using the adhesive itself, then by stapling the adhesive to the ribbon. Then, I attached the “wall” side of the adhesive to the frames.

In the end, I’m still glad we did this. It was a pretty simple project, and I think it’s a cute way to jazz up the ceremony space. Plus, at our coordinator’s suggestion, we’ll be recycling them as cocktail hour decor. So at under $70 for the whole project and fairly minimal effort (once I figured out the whole stain-fail situation), we got a double-whammy!

Finally, I popped the photos into the frames,香港天下彩报码徐才厚生命最后一年有多纠结?--一地秋白--凤凰网, and voila!

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