Evan’s Wedding DIY

Herro there! I’ve been up to my earlobes in wedding crafts lately. All. Up. In it. Last week I shared some DIY watercolor votives I tried, and Monday we shared our long overdue DIY marquee letters. But today’s post is about a couple wedding DIY projects the future hubs tackled himself :)

He was inspired by all the paint-“dipped” stuff that I’ve been showing him on Pinterest lately:

4f4a78efdcb0ab9bab648e10f38e3442 We weren’t sure if gold would fit our style, but silver was right up our alley. So Evan took a couple of our cheap votives and taped them off so that he could spray paint the bottom with some silver Krylon spray paint.

Evan's Wedding DIY

Evan's Wedding DIY

Hi did another with the middle of the votive taped off (instead of the top) and when he was done we added them to our collection.

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The modern, geometric design is quite the juxtaposition to my artsy organic paint. We like how these turned out a lot, but again we aren’t sure if they’ll have a place in our wedding or not. All four of these have a place in our home though! Like on our office built ins:

Evan's Wedding DIY

Evan's Wedding DIY

And on our dining room built ins:

Evan's Wedding DIY

Evan’s wedding DIY did not end there though. He remembered this awesome wood+paint art installation he had seen by Holton Rower. We thought it could be really cool to make wooden platforms for our centerpieces to sit on that were done in that style.

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So he grabbed a piece of scrap wood, some watered down acrylic paint, and got to work.

Evan's Wedding DIY

This is what happened. It totally didn’t flow like it does in the installation. Probably because we were using far less paint, and I think they use a special thinner (we just used water).

Evan's Wedding DIY

It was a little busy with all that color, so Evan busted out his finger painting skills and swirled it around til it made a light gray. Then he added lines of white and pink, turning the board and letting gravity do it’s thing, creating drips.

Evan's Wedding DIY

Evan's Wedding DIY

He kept adding more paint doing the same dripping technique, til eventually he was left with this. It’s pretty cool and marble-y looking but we both agree that it’s not gonna be in the wedding decor. we’re afraid it would make things way too busy. Though maybe we can come up with a simplified version, because we still think the idea is fun.

Evan's Wedding DIY

Ultimately, we aren’t sure we’ve found anything that’s gonna make the wedding cut, but it’s been fun crafting! If anyone has any ideas for simple and cheap crafts that could be incorporated into wedding decor, we are all ears!

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2 Responses to Evan’s Wedding DIY

  1. Yvonne @ Sunnyside Up-Stairs August 17, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    Great to see you two creatively testing the water together. :)

  2. Katelyn Shibley August 17, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

    We try! And sometimes fail. Haha

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