DIY Bridal Brunch Decorations
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that my friend Nikki and I were in charge of the decorations for my friend Katie’s Bridal Brunch on the day of her wedding. I am proud to report that both the bridal brunch and the wedding were beautiful and so much fun.
Here are a couple of our DIY Bridal Brunch Projects:
1. Candy Bar Wrappers
These little candy bars are Hershey’s Nuggets in milk chocolate. I used Martha Stewart’s Miniature Love Candy Bar template for the K and the hearts. For the yellow ones, I used some pretty wallpaper samples I had lying around. Since the template was meant for a different mini candy bar, I had to cut these down to fit the nuggets. Once they were all cut, Nikki and I used double sided tape to attach them to the bars. These took a little while to make but I loved the result.
2. Doily Table Runner
You may remember this beautiful idea from the crafty and talented Ashley Ann from Under the Sycamore which I included on my Bridal Brunch Inspiration Board. I raided my favorite local antique store Boardtown Trading Post for doilies of all sizes and shapes. Once I had all of my doilies, I followed Ashley Ann’s tutorial. We used the doily table runner to decorate the Mimosa table. I love this so much that I am now using it in my living room!
3. Tissue Paper Ball Decorations
For these decorations we used tissue paper balls leftover from my wedding and Martha Stewart’s Paper Hanging Globe Decoration tutorial. These tissue paper balls made the room look so much more like a party.
4. Tootsie Roll Candy Bags
The bride loves tootsie rolls, so we decided to make these cute little candy bags. I bought the tootsie rolls, plastic favor bags and raffia at Wal-Mart. I used these super cute free Garden Stripe labels from J.Bartyn. The font is Lauren Script which is free on Dafont. It is the same font I used on the Bridal Brunch Invitations.
I went to Lowe’s with my fingers crossed hoping to find pretty flowers for the brunch that were priced within our budget. As it happens Mums were in full bloom! I found the only two bunches of orange and yellow mums Lowe’s had left, which both had an ugly side to them. I showed the cashier and he smiled and only charged me $3 total for both bunches. Since I knew I would be putting them in vases, the ugly side didn’t even matter. I tied a piece of raffia around each vase and they were done! Oh and for the vases we used a combination of small vases and tiny jars from thrift stores.