If you want to be able to save money on your wedding reception, it is best to make as many of the decorative elements on your own that you can. A great way to make unique centerpieces to use on the tables at the reception is to use inexpensive wallpaper to create matching décor. Use the guide below to learn how to make inexpensive centerpieces for your wedding quickly and easily.
Purchase Wallpaper that Matches Your Color Scheme
The first thing you need to do is you need to choose the wallpaper that you want to use. You want to be sure that the colors in the wallpaper will complement the color scheme that you will be using for your wedding. Likewise, be sure that the pattern on the wallpaper adds an elegant look to the table, rather than creating a busy or overwhelming look. You can look online to find a great selection of decor to use to create the exact look you want to create.
Cover a Long Plastic Flower Box with the Paper
Scuff up the side of a plastic flower box with a piece of sandpaper. This will make the surface rough, so that the wallpaper glue will be able to attach to it better. Measure and mark the wallpaper to the exact size of the box. Apply glue to the sides of the box and apply the wallpaper. Be sure to make the wallpaper go over the edges of the top of the boxes so that it will have a seamless look when you are done.
Add Floral Foam to the Box
Next, you need to get a piece of floral foam and cut it to the exact size of the box. Apply some permanent glue to the bottom of the foam and then push it inside of the flower box. Be sure to apply pressure so that the foam sticks to the box.
Add Flowers to the Foam to Make an Arrangement
Poke holes into the floral foam with a nail. You can then feed flowers into the holes that you created easily without causing damage to the flowers. Be sure to plan how you want to arrange the flowers before you start putting them into place to ensure you do not have to pull them out of the foam again and again to create the look you want to create.
When finished, the box will have a very elegant look and match your color scheme perfectly. No one will be able to tell that the flower boxes are made from plastic when everything is said and done.