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Topic: Non-floral centerpieces (red/nature theme)  (Read 6357 times)
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« on: August 30, 2007 05:35:06 AM »

I'm hesitant to post these as I don't have any of the true "action shots" back from the wedding photog yet, but I'm also anxious, so here goes... Grin  I'll add better action shots later, if we get any.

I wanted non-floral centerpieces and something with red.  Our wedding colors were red/black/silver, we were married outdoors in a rose garden and our reception was in a metro park lodge, so something red and nature-inspired seemed perfect.  My inspiration was 100% http://www.rachaelraymag.com/content/33107/

Here are some pictures of one of them on our mock table setup (I laid out a tablecloth, dishes, silverware and centerpiece on our living room floor to see if they would look all right for the big day - yes, I am that crazy - shush).








Supplies for the easiest centerpieces ever:
Branches (Don't run out & hurt live trees.  Take branches from fallen trees.)
Spraypaint (dark red in my case)
Birdies
E6000 glue

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I peeled most of the bark off before I painted mine.  I don't think it was really necessary, but it made me happy.  Spray, flip, repeat.


Hot glue decorations, if desired:
(my hubby picked out the dragonfly - how could I say no?...hehe):




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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2007 05:38:06 AM »

Very cool idea!
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2007 05:52:35 AM »

Thanks!!
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2007 06:22:19 AM »

Those turned out just great!!
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2007 06:23:52 AM »

Thanks, Batty!
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2007 06:56:16 AM »

they look beautiful! I always love these types of centerpieces. They look very delicate and classy
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2007 07:19:17 AM »

Where did you get the birds?  Love this idea!


Lawn looks like a murder scene though, huh? Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2007 07:20:54 AM »

The birdies are all from Michael's.  The cardinals come in packs of 8, I think.  The colorful lil' guys are sold individually.

Ha ha about the lawn!  I sprayed one in the front yard and Shocked, so I did the rest in the side yard by the neighbor's house.  They couldn't help but ask what on earth I was doing.
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2007 08:51:24 AM »

those turned out amazing!  if we end up using long, rectangular tables I may have to use this idea...   Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2007 08:53:19 AM »

those turned out amazing!  if we end up using long, rectangular tables I may have to use this idea...   Grin

Thanks!  Can't wait to see what you come up with, too!
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