DIY: Homemade apothecary jar

The good thing about these jars is that they’re easily adaptable to any kind of decoration. You can use them in the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room… awesome, right?

Before, the apothecary jars were just used by druggists to hold pharmaceuticals but nowadays you can use them to hold things like makeup, candles, flowers, candies, it depends on you and your imagination.
We’re going to show you how you can make one out of things that you probably already have at home.

Materials: Drinking cups (different sizes) and decorative rocks.

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First, add some of the rocks, one layer.

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Then, add a second layer with another color.

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Finish it with a last layer. You can always mix the colors, add more, use just one, whatever you want.

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Use it to put your makeup or pens.

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If you want a taller apothecary jar just glue two cups together.

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Enjoy your apothecary jar! Remember that you can adapt them to decorate any part of your house.

Toys as Decoration for Weddings

Merged Intro Photo

 

Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, Lego bricks, Video Games, and all sorts of geeky toys and gadgets – these are certainly not your everyday wedding decorations. But they can be. Toys are the hippest things in the history of pop culture. With just a few touches of fun glam and a bit of quirky imagination and you’re on your way to a fun wedding decked out with toys.

Barbie and Ken

Barbie and Ken

 

Barbie-and-Ken themed weddings can go from Hollywood glam to beach vibe feel. The bride can dress up like Barbie in a princess ball gown embellished with crystals on the neckline and waistline – and her bridesmaids can dress up like the other Barbie dolls bridesmaids. You can don the same dress and the same flower bouquets. You can choose pinkish blush and icy blue lighting. The flower girls can also dress up like Barbie’s little sister. Barbie and Ken can be used as adorable table centerpieces. Add some pink and pearl white balloons to make the place like dream story land. Use back-lighting with a tinge of blue to create a dream-like feeling.

Stuffed Toys

Stuffed Toys

 

Cute wedding teddy bear stuff toys come in different sizes – from the big huggable ones to the teeny keychain type. These cuddly stuff toys can festoon your wedding car, bedeck your table centerpiece, embellish your wedding cake and adorn your dessert table. Add some stuffed flower toys or fresh flowers to your decorations. Use pastel baby colors to add a sweeter appeal. Add some splashes of stuffed heart toys too.

You can also bring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in your wedding entourage. Use stuffed dolls and animals to come up with a stylish wedding cartoon bouquet – embellish it with fresh flowers or artificial ones. How’s that for a cute and cuddly wedding bouquet?

Metal Toys for the Man

Airplane

 

You can add toy metal airplanes to your wedding decorations to make the boy in your man happy too. Drape the wedding venue with hanging airplane and strings of flowers.

Fun Gadgets

Flower Girl Dress with LED light

Use toys for the big boys (and girls) to adorn your wedding. Integrate fun gizmos and gadgets in your wedding ensemble. Like a pair of functional USB cuff links. Or gold-tinted LED lights in your wedding gown – to mimic a candlelight glow. Try it in your partner’s tuxedo too. That is if he doesn’t fancy a spinning bowtie. A champagne bucket kitchen timer slash fridge magnet is an example of fun gizmo wedding giveaway.

Image Sources:

Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Lego Bricks Wedding

http://www.groovebricks.com

Barbie and Ken

http://www.bridalguide.com

Stuffed Toys

http://www.aliexpress.com

Airplane

http://www.historicfloridawedding.com

Flower Girl Dress with LED light

http://www.gbtimes.com

 

Prepping the Wedding with Paper Lanterns

Paper lanterns on your wedding day. Wow. Close your eyes and imagine a sea of lighted paper lanterns – on the ground or up in the air. It’s fairytale-like. Paper lanterns radiate a dreamy, magical feel to the occasion. And they’re pretty to look at – even when they’re not lit.

Elegant White Lanterns with Ribbons

 

Imagine strings of colored paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling. It’s like a grown up birthday party. Although it has a festive touch to it – it somehow gives a romantic feel to it as well.

Lanterns with Fairy Lights

Paper lanterns come in all shapes, sizes and colors. The popular ones are the round ones. Some paper lanterns even have a printed pattern on them. Paper lanterns can give splashes of color and life to a rather dull and solid background. They add a romantic soft feel to the place.

Printed Lanters

Paper lanterns will look great in places where there are high ceilings combined with woodwork and bricks. The super sized ones will look awesome in an industrial-looking place. Or even in a barn.

Lanterns on High Ceiling

Paper lanterns will work just great even when you use it as decoration outdoors. There are pretty paper lanterns that have intricate patterns – pretty much like a lace. Imagine how pretty they look like especially when they emit light. Paper lanterns can also do its magic touch when they’re used to prettify a simple outdoor wedding canopy.

Most paper lanterns are the hanging type. But there’s also a type of paper lantern, which can be popped up and then inserted with a metal frame to hold its shape – just like a regular lantern. You can put ribbons and play around with it. Putting LED lights on them is actually a great idea.

There are paper lanterns that can float on the water – they look like water lilies floating in a pond – except they’re prettier and more dream like because they’re glowing with lights.

Flower Lantern on Water

 

Some paper lanterns can be used to light the path – imagine a pretty line of paper lanterns with delicate cut-out designs. Definitely a showstopper – as you won’t be able to help but stop on your steps and admire the intricate design up close.

Lanterns with Cut-out Design

Choose a bright and bold colored paper lantern – preferably the round ones – when you want to decorate a place that is rather drab and staid. This will liven up the venue. Paper lanterns look great with fresh flowers or paper flowers too. They look even more awesome with a string of soft fairy lights with them. Or with paper parasols. They will look elegant and timeless with long white drapes.

Lanterns with Parasols

 

You can hang paper lanterns on the seats too – embellish it with colored ribbons and pretty strings. Illuminated paper lanterns with flowers will look definitely unique and beautiful as table centerpieces.

Lanterns on Chairs

Paper lanterns are versatile – depending on the shape and color, they can take on different kinds of look – formal, festive, dreamy, romantic. But nothing beats floating paper lanterns up in the air – it’s whimsical, festive, dreamy, beautiful, and yes, romantic.

Image Sources:

Lanterns with Parasols

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Printed Lanters

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Elegant White Lanterns with Ribbons

http://www.al-romance.com

Lanterns with Cut-out Design

http://www.idealbridemagazine.co.uk

Flower Lantern on Water

http://www.wishlantern.co.nz

Lanterns on Chairs

http://www.housewifeglamour.com

Lanterns with Fairy Lights

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Lanterns on High Ceiling

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Wedding Origami Decorations

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Sneaking in some elements of origami to your wedding is definitely an awesome idea. Origami is unique, lovely, unforgettable very personal. It’s something your friends and family will be talking about because it’s not everyday that one gets to see handmade paper flowers, decorations, invitations and favors on a wedding. There’s something whimsical and very personal about it.

Flower Power

Kusudama

 

Flowers are the first things that come to mind when a wedding is talked about. You’ll be surprised at how paper flowers can be just as equally pretty as the fresh ones. You can make paper flower bouquets, table centerpieces, hanging decorations, boutonnieres and even pretty decorations for the cake.

Paper flowers are called kusudama. You can start making your flower decorations or employ someone’s services. But where’s the fun in that? Kusudama can bring you to places you never thought were there – colorful kusudama balls that hang like cabbage chandeliers, bridal kusudama bouquets with hints of glitter and pearls, pretty little kusudama flowerets mingled with fresh leaves on your wedding cake, kusudama flowers set in a lovely glass vase. You will come up with more ideas that are fun once you get those creative juices flowing.

Paper Cranes

Paper Cranes

 

Paper Cranes

Cranes symbolize loyalty, fidelity and honor. Almost always, cranes are present in a Japanese wedding. Cranes are known to mate for life – so they’re perfect for any wedding. For some, they symbolize happiness too.                 Paper cranes make great decoration for your wedding. You can let them hang from the ceiling – you can string cranes together in varying lengths of strands and make a crane curtain. This is excellent for a stage set in the altar – or in the backyard or on a tree. The more cranes, the merrier and the prettier. Have fun and experiment with different colors. Paper cranes are great as wedding giveaways too. You can arrange them on a table as a lovely centerpiece.

Pretty Boxes

Origami Box

 

Origami boxes are a fun way to keep wedding giveaways – potpourri flowers, chocolate hearts, candies, fancy looking soap bars, little pretzel sticks, healthy nuts. And what’s more awesome about an origami box is it’s easy to fold. And fun too! Even for the first time paper folder, the box is a cinch to do.

Personal Photo Frames

Origami Frames

 

Origami photo frames are a great way to spruce up your wedding venue. And they can also double as wedding favors. Look for many other wonderful origami picture frame designs. Pick out the best and the easy ones. You can highlight you and your partner’s baby pictures, and all your pictures at different stages and milestones of your lives. You can display your photos as table centerpieces – they will make excellent conversation pieces for your guests.

Fancy Wedding Invitations

Origami Invitation

 

 

You can personalize your wedding invitations by adding origami items on your invitation. Check out many options – from butterflies to flowers to cranes and even to a bride and groom origami. You can put paper hearts in different colors too.

Image Sources:

Kusudama

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Paper Cranes

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Intro Photo

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Origami Box

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Origami Frames

http://www.u2robles.blogspot.com

Origami Invitation

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Plants as Wedding Decoration

Think of using something different for your wedding decoration? Potted plants are the way to go. Why? Because one, they’re pretty and pleasing to the eyes. Two, they’re unique, they exude a hippie vibe and they’re a fun alternative to pricey flowers, don’t you think so? Three, they’re inexpensive and practical – they can be used as your wedding decoration and at the same time they can be used as your giveaways. Or keep them in your future garden yourself. Can you think of anything cooler than that? And finally of course, four, but definitely not the least – potted plants are earth-friendly and an awesome way to love the earth by reducing the carbon footprint on your wedding day. Way cooler.

Here are some wonderful ways to sneak in those pretty greens into your big day so you can have a green and earth-loving wedding that people will be raving about long after they have gobbled down that heavenly slice of your green tea wedding cupcake.

Hang ‘Em Up

Hanging Plants

 

Hanging plants are great items to spruce up your wedding venue. They make the room look bigger as they draw the eyes up from the floor to the ceiling. There are a lot of pretty plants that can be grown in the pretty colorful hanging pots. Use the many kinds of houseplants with charming bending leaves – like the ivy or the spider plants or fern. The Boston fern and the bird’s nest fern with its wide beautiful leaves are great choices. Hang them by the altar, or hang them and line them up above the aisle. Hang them by the windows. Or if you’re having an outdoor wedding, hang them by the trees.

Leafy Table Centerpieces

Table Centerpiece

Put your potted plants in fancy containers – like baskets, carved pots, glazed pots, glass jars. Use different kinds of foliage – different colors, different kinds of leaves. Then put them on different heights of pillars or bouquet stands. This will add a touch of interest and warmness in your wedding. To add warmth and color, throw in some simple mums to your plants. Put in some birch branches and twigs to make it look more romantic.

Green Giveaways

Green Giveaways

 

Find cute small pots and put all kinds of cacti or herbs or add some small flowering plants. Put them together in one corner to double as a decoration while waiting to be given away. The cluster of small plants is fun and pretty to look at. To add a festive touch, use pastel-colored glazed pots that match your wedding color scheme. Or if you just want to maintain the rustic feel – just use the regular clay pots.

Bonsai Decorations

Potted Bonsai

 

You can use bonsai trees in different heights and sizes. Everything about the bonsai is beautiful – from the style of the tree to the bonsai pots – its height, its color – the way they are arranged. You can also use potted trees to line the aisle – add ribbons or a string of lights to make it more whimsical and romantic.

Image Sources:

Green Giveaways

http://www.imaginethatwedding.com

Hanging Plants

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Table Centerpiece

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Potted Bonsai

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