Hello everyone! I am finally back with some wedding centerpiece content! I ended my last post on the centerpieces with some frames that need more painting and some pages and numbers that needed to be added to the frames. We finally started getting some spring weather so I was able to give all of the frames another two coats of paint to make sure they were fully covered. Once they were dry, I took some gold paint and dry brushed it onto the frames lightly so that some of the designs and patterns on the frames would be highlighted.
Then, I went ahead and added the pages in, making sure that the colors alternated. So table number one was in a red frame, two was in a blue frame, three was a red frame and so on. If you are doing a craft similar to this, I would highly recommend somehow keeping track of which piece of glass goes with which frame. Although these frames were all the same size, the pieces of glass are all a bit different so it was super fun to painstakingly try each piece of glass in each frame until I got the right ones. Once the pages were in the frames, I then hot glued the numbers and additional gold accent pieces to the front of the glass itself to provide some fun dimension to the frame. I am SO proud of these and love how they are a fun Harry Potter touch to the wedding without being in your face.
I also made a similar frame to go on Sean and I’s sweetheart table; we are just going to have a table for the two of us rather than a big, long head table so I wanted a sign that was similar in style to the table numbers. Since the table numbers featured some Harry Potter pages, I felt that it would be fun to have a nod to Star Wars in our own table sign as Sean is a big Star Wars fan. Over our years together he has been slowly converting me into a Star Wars fan while I have been doing the same to him with Harry Potter. For this sign, I just used an 8 ½ by 11 frame I happened to have and painted the frame, as well as some little decorations, gold.
I printed out a paper with some iconic Star Wars love quotes to put into the frame and aged it a bit with some brown paint as I had with the other pages. Finally, I painted a wooden R and S with some burgundy and navy blue and we were ready to assemble. This frame has a similar feel to the table number, but on a larger scale.
Finally, I have also been working on painting some small little risers that will be part of the overall centerpiece. I got these little wooden stands, which I believe are supposed to be individual cupcake stands, in the dollar section at Target and I just felt like they would be a nice touch if a vase or candle needed to be elevated slightly in the final centerpiece. I went ahead and spray painted them gold. Once they had dried, I felt that the spray paint was a bit too much of a yellow-ish gold as opposed to the champagne gold that I had been using to paint other things so I went ahead and sponged on a bit of the champagne gold paint onto the stands to mute them a bit. And here they are!
These centerpieces are really coming together! Let me know what you think in the comments below!
I am a 23-year-old crafter and baker from New Hampshire!