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Wedding Reception Decoration Ideas

Wedding Wednesday:7 Wedding Reception Decoration Ideas on a Budget

The planning of wedding reception is a big stress, especially if you’re trying to stick to a strict budget. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to save money on fun, elegant, and memorable decor. Here are seven inexpensive wedding reception decoration ideas:

If you’re a bookworm and have a big collection of books, you can use some of your books to decorate your wedding reception.

Wedding favors can be used on the table to act as decorations. Make a centerpiece out of favors so each of your guests can take home part of your wedding decor. Just look at these cute heart shaped spoons!

An elegant wedding birdcage for your cards. Give your guests a fun spot to place their wedding well wishes with this splendid Birdcage Card Holder.

Wishing trees are pretty, bright and sparkly and fun to make — you don’t have to be an expert to create it. Ask your guest to leave their wishes on tree leaves. You can collect them and make a storybook wedding album later.

Fill a gorgeous little wedding bomboniere or favor box with some sweet candies, lollies, almonds and other fillers for your wedding day. You can even create a bomboniere yourself!

Glue lace doilies around jars to add a touch of vintage class to your wedding tea-lights, lanterns and vases. They will light up your wedding reception!

Simple and cute idea to decorate your wedding reception. And most importantly, it’s affordable for everyone.

Do you LIKE these ideas? Can you share any tips for inexpensive decoration of  wedding reception?

Welcome Spring with 10 DIY Decor Projects

7 Affordable DIYs to Make Your Backyard Heaven

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Summer is right around the corner, so it’s officially time to get your backyard in order. These ideas will make your outdoor space a true oasis. You’ll want to spend every spare second sipping lemonade and relaxing in your yard after implementing them!

1. Adorable cinderblock bench

All You Need:

  • 12 cinderblocks (6 for each side)
  • 4 pieces of 4″ x 4″ x 10 ft. lumber
  • concrete adhesive (to keep the cinderblocks grouped together)
  • cushions
  • Paint for the cinderblocks

(Credit: Buzzfeed)

2. Buried pot garden

All You Need:

  • Ceramic pots with a wide brim
  • Your choice of plants
  • Mulch, gravel or stones to fill in the space between pots
  • Rosemary to edge the garden

(Credit: Apartment Therapy)

3. Glow-in-the-dark planters

All You Need:

  • Planters of your choice
  • Glow-in-the-dark spray paint (you’ll want to do two coats of this)

(Credit: Buzzfeed)

4. Outdoor waterbed

All You Need:

  • Painter’s plastic (10×20)
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Parchment paper
  • Duct tape

Directions:

  • Turn your iron on to its hottest setting.
  • Roll out the plastic and fold it in half.
  • Take a two-feet long piece of parchment paper. Fold it in half, length-wise and draw a line about 2-inches out from the fold. This will be your guide of how far into iron. Begin with the edge of plastic opposite of its fold, starting at the corner. Open up your parchment and place your plastic inside, aligning it to the fold of the parchment. Then, fold the parchment back over.
  • Use the iron to melt the plastic together by running the iron across the line of your parchment. The iron should not touch the bare plastic.
  • Let cool for a few seconds before removing the parchment.
  • Continue to seal all of the edges, overlapping a few inches to make sure there are no holes. After sealing the end opposite of the fold, work from the sealed edge toward the fold. Everything will align perfectly! Now, carefully cut a small slit in the folded end of the plastic, near the corner.
  • Place the hose in a few feet, and prop the corner up so that the water does not spill out while you fill your water blob.
  • Seal off with duct tape.

(Credit: Homemade Toast)

5. Wine Bottle Tiki Torch

All You Need:

  • 1 empty and cleaned wine bottle
  • 1 Tiki Torch wick refill (thick)
  • Tiki Torch citronella lamp oil
  • 3/8″ diameter metal washer (or adjust washer size if bottle opening is larger/smaller)
  • Decorative glass rocks or beads of your choice

Directions:

  • Place the decorative rocks/beads in the bottle.
  • Feed the wick through the opening of the washer, leaving about a 1/4-inch of the wick sticking out of the top.
  • Pour the oil into a bottle, using a funnel, enough to cover half of the wick.
  • Feed the longer side of wick into the bottle.

(Credit: When the Pigs Fly)

6. Inflatable pool fountain

All You Need:

  • Measuring tape
  •  String
  •  Battery operated floating pool fountain
  •  Scissors
  • Waterproof vinyl adhesive or pool sealant
  • Towels
  • Batteries
  • Water

Directions:

  • Measure the fill depth of the baby pool by extending a measuring tape to the interior base from 2 inches below the rim.
  • Tie a string to the base of the floating pool fountain and extend it out to the measured fill depth plus one inch before cutting it off.
  • Glue the last inch of the string to the center of a dry baby pool using a waterproof adhesive. Allow the adhesive to fully dry according to the individual product instructions.
  • Place towels around the perimeter of the fountain prop to catch any over spray from the fountain. Load new batteries into the floating fountain.
  • Place the floating pool fountain in the center of the pool and pour in water until the string is almost fully extended. Turn the floating fountain on and adjust the height of the spray so the majority of the water falls into the baby pool.

(Credit: eHow)

7. Fire pit

All You Need:

  • Concrete mix
  • One extra-large bowl for exterior mold (ours was 17″ diameter)
  • One large bowl for interior mold (ours was 15″ diameter)
  • Non-stick cooking spray, or vegetable oil and paint brush
  • Large bucket for mixing
  • Medium-duty masonry trowel
  • Heavy objects such as exercise weights (or you can use the rocks below)
  • Sandpaper or sanding pad in coarse and fine grits
  • Gel fireplace fuel canisters
  • Replacement grill grate (ours was 14 1/2″ diameter)
  • Fire safe decorative stones

Directions:

This one’s a little more complicated! Find the step-by-step directions, plus handy advice on ManMade.