Tuesday, July 13, 2010
more wedding accessories
these lovely things i made as table decor for our wedding. wanted something tall to offset the little glassware.
i bought two diffrent bases, both inexpensive terra cotta from home depot. used pots and saucers, covered holes in bottom with scotch tape before filling with quick dry cement (simple to use, never used before but was very easy to work with). i got diffrent kinds of twigs and branches from michaels and the backyard (another good reason to live in the middle of nowhere!) and shoved them into the cement as it was drying. once dry, i spray painted base of twigs, top of cement, and base itself with primer then with a chocolate/woodsy spray paint.
the birds i made out of ivory cardstock. each bird is two pieces (body & wings). before connecting peices, i ran the paper through my cuttlebug and enbossed with french script to give texture. once embossed, used scrapbook tape adhesive to connect wings to body, poked hole in through where the two were connected, and used fishing wire to sting up on the twigs.
once the cement was dry, i used hot glue on top of cement around base of twigs and stuck moss to base for the "natural" feel.
of all the things i made for our wedding, i think these were my favorite!