DENVER, Colo. – It's wedding season! And if you're a bride-to-be on a tight budget, Goodwill Industries of Denver has got you covered! We have a handful of budget brides on the Goodwill staff who are busy planning their own weddings—saving you the trial and error.
Brides looking to cut costs are probably debating how many DIY projects to take on. Have no fear, Lacey Blair is here! One of Lacey’s many wedding DIY projects was her centerpieces. She used frames she found at Goodwill for the table numbers, and mason jars she collected in the wares section of several Goodwills for her flower vases.
Things you’ll need:
- A small frame for each table number
- Spray paint in your desired wedding colors
- Thin paintbrush
- Burlap and lace for the backdrop (or any assorted fabric to complete your customized look)
- Number stickers
- Disassemble picture frames.
• You may need to use acrylic paint to touch-up the crevices and creases with a paint brush, depending on how elaborate your frames are.
- Let frames dry.
- Secure adhesive numbers to the glass of your frames.
• There are a couple alternatives to this step. You can print your numbers onto fun patterned paper, or use an iron-on transfer to apply the numbers to fabric.
- Reassemble your frames with your desired fabric (or printed numbers!)
For Lacey’s centerpieces, she had a friend chop her own wood chips saving her even more money! She’s using a burlap-lace combo for her table runners, the mason jars filled with baby’s breath, a couple tea lights and her DIY table numbers. Lacey is a pro at achieving simple, rustic elegance without breaking the bank!