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4 Super Simple DIY Wedding Décor Projects with a Beach Theme

These four inexpensive projects can add a lot of glam and pop to any party scene. Use them as inspiration with your own color scheme and elaborate as much as you like to fit your theme or style.
Ribbon Chair Decor--Image Found Here

Project 1
Cut some strands of satin ribbon and tie them to the back of guests’ chairs. In this image they chose only to do the back row of chairs at a fun beach ceremony. I bet they were oh so pretty blowing in the breeze! You could cut them all the same length or in multiple lengths. You could tie more ribbons for a fuller look, use less, or tuck flowers into the knot. Get your friends to help out or suggest this idea to your wedding coordinator. On we found 50 yards of 2” Satin Ribbon for only $5.50! You may need to buy more than one depending on the number of chairs and your vision for the finished product.
Silver Dollar Seating--Image found here

Project 2:
Order sand dollars in bulk for this playful beach-themed seating chart. Purchase some sharpies to write your guests’ names and arrange them on trays labeled with the table number or name. We found 10 pieces of 2”-2 ¼” Florida Keyhole Sand Dollar Sea Shells on ebay for $7.50 with free shipping.
Chalkboard Signs: Image found here
Project 3
Our third beach-theme project can be used at any wedding to showcase anything from menus to table numbers and fun messages to guests. You can purchase a picture frame with glass at a second-hand store or craft store, though larger–sized frames will definitely cost more new. Chalk board paint is very inexpensive and will go a log way. We found a 32oz can at Lowes for $9.98 (which is WAY more than you will need for this project). You can paint directly on the glass, let it dry, and you are done! Chalk markers are great for writing your message $3.49 at JoAnn craft stores.
Flower centerpiece: image found here
Project 4
Flower centerpieces don’t have to break the bank. These charming arrangements can be made with a little effort and the smallest of budgets. We suggest choosing a flower with a nice, full bloom like the peony in the image above. Once you select the type of flower you like, you can choose a simple glass vase that is wide enough to display it. Michaels and many other craft stores often have glass vases/candle holders like the ones pictured above on sale (usually ranging in price from $0.99-$5.00). You can choose to arrange more than one vase for your centerpiece with votive candles set around it or create arrangements with vases of varying heights. Sand is very cheap (10lb bag of Playsand for $5.99 at Ace Hardware) so you don’t have to steal it from the beach or playground (ick!). The most important feature of this project is the one you don’t see—floral tubes are buried under the sand to keep your flowers hydrated and help them last longer. You can get these in bulk from floral suppliers like Michaels Floral Supply for around .10 each (Aquatube 3” clear—100/Package $9.99).

Whew! So much inspiration, so much money saved, and so very very beautiful! 


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