Saturday, 8 March 2014

10 Thrifty Decor Ideas


1. Recycled fabric and paper backdrop
you can create some really stunning backdrops with strips of old fabric and string, raid the linen box and you're sure to find old table cloths and sheets or visit your local charity shop for supplies
{Shellie Teal - Broad Division Studios}
2. Willow Letters
These are practically free to make, using willow or twigs with wild flowers, pine cones, dried flowers and all the beauty of nature; then simply fasten together with a little garden wire
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3. Paper Chains
Not just for Christmas! recycle old cards or paper or even unwanted books or sheet music  (you need quite thick paper to make the best chains, newspaper won't cut it)
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4. Pallet Wood menu board
You can literally make anything form an old pallet check out this site for amazing inspiration. For your wedding why not use this free source of wood to make some awesome recycled signage
{www.weddingchicks.com}
5. Cow Parsley
This stuff is so pretty, it's totally free and grows literally on every roadside! It's also edible, why not get your caterers to throw a little into a wild food salad to accompany your starter?
{www.softgardening.com}
6. Recycled Books table numbers
Perfect for a bit of a bookworm themed wedding, snap up old books for pennies at charity shops and stack up as quirky table centerpieces, stencil on some numbers et voila!
{www.oncewed.com}
7. Simple & stylish table numbers
Use the things that you already have, vases, pretty bottles, raid your mums house (& your mother in law to be's) and see what pretty vessels you can nab for the day. Use a few minimal flowers and brown card with a white pen never fails, these would cost less than £1 each to make.
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8. Paper Doilies place names 
Get your maid with the fanciest handwriting to scribe names out on paper doilies for place names, you can pick these up at pound shops (about 100 for £1) you can often find them in different colours and shapes too. If you're handwriting is as dire as mine, get yourself some alphabet stamps and set aside a couple of hours
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9. Paper lanterns
Really boring as a lightshade but with lots grouped together they look pretty awesome, you can also paint them or dip dye them or even cover them in glitter!
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10. Brown paper table runner
I love brown paper, its so cheap and simple and looks so good. I love the idea of having a paper table runner too that you can just write guests names on, you could also put out crayons and pens for the kids (or the adults) to doodle away
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