Little-bit Junky Wedding Table Decorations

July 16th, 2009 in member junk     
chippingcharm Laurel Putman, contributor
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My sister had seen a similar cake topper idea in Martha Stewart Wedding magazine.  We just junked it up a bit with a vintage plate and a less than perfect paint job :)
We spent the last few months cleaning our local thrift stores out of glassware...vases, glasses...anything clear and cylindar shaped.  We used double stick tape to randomly attach assorted paper strips and ribbons.  Super easy with a nice clean look :)
Another look...
(The little vases we found in sets of 3 in the Dollar section at Target around Valentines.  The little handmade paper flower idea was also thanks to Martha Stewart...Anna and Dan used these as little gifts for their guests.)
My sister had seen a similar cake topper idea in Martha Stewart Wedding magazine.  We just junked it up a bit with a vintage plate and a less than perfect paint job :)

My sister had seen a similar cake topper idea in Martha Stewart Wedding magazine.  We just "junked" it up a bit with a vintage plate and a "less than perfect" paint job :)

Photo: Kurth Photography, MN

My sister Anna was married in June...we put our heads together to come up with "Budget Friendly" decorating ideas for the her Big Day.  It was so much fun...


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, centerpiece, wood, cottage, glass, candle holder, white, black, dining room, brown, contemporary, traditional, letters, cream

Comments (12)

MimiToria writes: What a great post. Love what you created for your sisters wedding and the thriftiness is very cool as well. Looks so professional and expensive though. Cool ideas!
Gretchen Posted: 9:15 am on July 31st
RustyDiva writes: Absolutely gorgeous! I'm always amazed at people who don't dabble in "junk" and how they are amazed when you can create such simply beautiful things with it. Lani is right ~ you don't have to spend a lot of $$$ to have a beautful wedding or home. Job well done and I'll have to keep these in mind if I ever tie the knott again! Posted: 5:49 pm on July 20th
shabbychick writes: Your budget-friendly wedding decorations are just priceless!! The block cake topper is so sweet - and your thrift store lighting is very elegant! I'm sure everyone was in awe...

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 1:40 pm on July 20th
emw1203 writes: I love your ideas and what great prices. I am getting married next year and this is a simple yet beautiful cake top. The candles make a nice gift too. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing it. Posted: 1:29 pm on July 20th
fellowjunker writes: Laurel,
Gorgeous decorations!!! Well done!!
xojanis Posted: 12:44 pm on July 19th
junkermidge writes: Oh, I L-O-V-E it all! The block topper is so awesome. And the little vases -- beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
Midge Posted: 10:16 pm on July 18th
bluejean writes: I would call this simple elegance. It is very clean and pure. I LOVE the blocks painted white and used as a cake topper, simple, yet beautiful. Great job! Posted: 2:24 pm on July 17th
monakent writes: Such CLASSY junk!!!!! Truth be told, I would never consider any of this to be junk....it all looks brand new.

I commend you on your results and thank you for sharing the ideas and photos with us. Wedding planners could learn lots from you!!! gailmarie Posted: 10:44 am on July 17th
suewhitney writes: WOW...absolutely stunning! Look at yo go girl. Awesome, awesome job!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:04 am on July 17th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oh, this is just lovely! Your thrift store finds look phenomenal and are much more interesting than "regular" wedding props. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!

Thanks for sharing ~ Your photos are fab too!
Candy Posted: 9:46 pm on July 16th
alicemom writes: What a great job! I love the clean lines & elegant look.
I know your family was really impressed.
smiles, alice Posted: 7:00 pm on July 16th
CottageElements writes: Laurel, what a great job you guys did on these! See, you don't have to spend lots of $$$ on a wedding to have it nice. I'm very impressed!

Lani Posted: 6:39 pm on July 16th
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