Posted by elizabeth waldmann on October 2nd, 2013
After creating the tin can lantern for the recycled/green wedding décor project with Rachael Grace Photography, I wanted to do something else with tin cans. The idea of being able to place something in the recycling instead of the trash at the end of the night was so appealing. As a wedding planner, the end of the night can be a little sad. Not only is the big event over, we also have to throw away so much décor. With tin cans, you can just throw it in the recycling. Much better! To make these cans only took about 10 minutes. Wrap it with your wedding colors in lace or ribbon and voila! You have a green, recyclable vase!
Posted by elizabeth waldmann on September 5th, 2013
For the recycled/green wedding décor project with Rachael Grace Photography, I wanted to incorporate something that would be beautiful at your wedding and then could be tossed into the recycling afterwards. That led me to the tin can lantern. To make it I peeled the label off, filled the cans with water and froze them. This helps to keep the can intact when you are punching the holes. Take the tin can out of the freezer and just start punching. You can make a pattern with paper and wrap it around the can if you choose. When you are done, you can spray paint the can with one of your wedding colors. Next, you place a candle inside and the room will glow with your recyclable creation.
Posted by elizabeth waldmann on August 17th, 2013
Picture frames are always a great find at thrift stores. If you are like me, you have a collection of them. When Rachael Grace Photography and I were thinking about recycled/green décor ideas for a wedding, I wanted to incorporate them somehow. Tables need numbers and I needed a place to put the picture frames. Perfect. Table numbers in the picture frames! Adds a special something to the table and best of all, you can put your favorite wedding photos in them to remember that special day.
Posted by elizabeth waldmann on June 24th, 2013
Guestbooks have evolved so much since the standard book that people sign. Now people sign photos of the happy couple, stones that will go along the path to the couple’s happy home, even Jenga pieces. When Rachael from Rachael Grace Photography asked me to start this recycled/green wedding details, I knew I wanted to include a creative guestbook. I thought it would be a cute idea if in your invitation you indicated to everyone that you wanted a triangle piece of fabric that they sign and send it back with the RSVP. When you get those triangles, make a flag garland with them. Then you can hang it up and use as decoration at the wedding reception. After the wedding, sew it into a quilt for your first child. Your child will then be warmed by the well wishes of your closest family and friends for years to come.
Posted by elizabeth waldmann on May 14th, 2013
There are so many things you can do with what some people would consider ‘trash’. At a wedding this summer, a disregarded window became a beautiful display for a seating chart. I absolutely love this idea because, after they wedding, you can actually hang it up on a wall in your house. As you can see from the second picture, I have a personal love for these frames. Not only is it a cute display at your wedding but also in your home. Win Win!