I found a great site that has several Do-It-Yourself projects by Mathew Mead. Some of the Do-It-Yourself projects are low budget and can be incorporated into any special event. Below are a few projects that we found inspiring and can be used as a center piece or even wedding favor.
Ikea Lanter (top left)
Start with a plain black lantern and choose white, beige, or a pastel spray paint. Add our downloaded papers for a look that you won’t soon forget. Use two sheets of paper back-to-back against the outside of the glass. Double-sided tape will hold things in place. Paper all four sides of the lantern, including the door. Hang multiple lanterns over a dining table, spread around a great room, or place strategically on a porch for just the right amount of romantic ligh
sweet treat bags (top right)
Make delectable summer party favors using our downloadable tags and wax paper bags. Fill these with cookies, candy, salt-water taffy, and other yummy summer treats. Give to guests at showers, tea parties, weddings, etc. Cut the edges with pinking shears for an heirloom feel or use other shaped scissors for an innovative decorative edged look.
paper beverage carrier (bottom left)
Instant picnic! What a great gift! Leave this on a coworker’s desk as a special treat or make up two and invite a friend to join you in the park. There will be happy memories galore to create when you make and give this nifty carrier. Best of all, it’s so simple and inexpensive. Recycle a paper beverage carrier using paper and a tag from our download section. We used double-sided tape to attach the paper. Our version includes a soda, a sandwich, an apple, a flower, and silverware. A cloth napkin adds an elegant touch to this literal “lunch-to-go.”
light up the night (bottom right)
Add some crystal sparkle to your summer evening with this precious candle holder. Purchase colored jars at the craft store and make handles for them from bailing wire. Next, adorn the handles with beaded garland in your choice of hues. Add sea glass in a coordinating color and a glass votive, and, voila! You now have a beautiful candle holder to brighten your party or give as a gift.