Saturday, December 31, 2011

DIY Manzanita Centerpieces and Wood Table Numbers

Hello blog world. Its's been awhile since I've posted. We've been busy with the holidays and moving to our new house (also pictures of that to come). I've been meaning to post some of the DIY projects and details from our wedding . . . so here's the first!

Doing a wedding on a limited budget definitely had it's challenges, but we had fun getting creative and using the things we had access to. And what we had access to was a lake and forest (and lots of helpful friends). For our centerpieces we cut 35 manzanita branches from behind my house (free, except for the scars from traipsing through the forest), set them in flower pots from Lowes (less than $2 each) and held them in with concrete ($40ish). We found the tea light lanterns online for $2.75. The table numbers (the date of our wedding shown below) were made from wood from my in-law's firewood pile. We sliced them, drilled holes, twisted copper wire from Home Depot in them, and used a stencil and a sharpie to color in the numbers. Easy! And lastly we covered the top of the concrete with bark.

We are selling the manzanita pots for $15 each in case you're interested. They make great jewelry trees if you trim them a bit. I think we have 18 left. Local pick up only (or you pay shipping). The wood numbers are also for sale individually. Let me know if you're interested or if you have any questions on more of the specifics on our projects!

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