6 party chandelier ideas

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One of the easiest ways to make a memorable impact on an empty space is to fill the ceiling. A chandelier is the perfect solution to filling this space. For a wedding, surprise your guests with something large and in charge. Here are some ideas:

  1. Floral chandelier 
  2. Pom pom chandelier
  3. Ribbon chandelier
  4. Paper tube chandelier
  5. Lace hoop chandelier
  6. Paper lantern chandelier 

by Brittany Jepsen of The House that Lars Built

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5 “Will you be my bridesmaid?” ideas

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Asking your dearest friends to be your bridesmaid is no longer a simple phone call. It’s turned into an event! A production! Don’t worry about the pressure though, because there are some simple and thoughtful ways to ask the big question.

  1. Create this cute DIY with hairins from Ban.do
  2. Create a kit and send it in the mail
  3. Or send a simple card!
  4. Send this balloon idea in the mail
  5. Or a sweet package with this printable

by Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

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DIY project: Paper tube chandelier

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I love how the simplest of materials can make a huge impact. For example, paper rolled into tubes can create a really cool chandelier. Use the colors from your wedding to create a modern decorative piece for your big day. I had seen this metallic version on Martha Stewart but thought it would be fun to mix it up with some colors.

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MATERIALS

Materials: paper (8 1/2 x 11″), stapler, two wreath forms in two different sizes, glue gun, fishing line, paint

Step 1: Paint the wreath forms white

Step 2: Roll the paper into tubes and staple at each end. You might need to reinforce it with two staples at each end.

Step 3: You’ll need about 40 tubes for both wreath forms.

Step 4: Add glue to the edge of the wreath and hold the paper tube onto it.

Step 5: Repeat the process affixing the tubes at different heights.

STEP-BY-STEPS

Step 6: Double strand the fishing line through each hole of the base wreath.

Step 7: String them through the next wreath. Tape each string at 7″.

Step 8: Add the second row of paper tubes onto the wreath.

Step 9: Tie all the strings together at the top.

You’re ready to go!

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project and photography by Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

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Top 10 fresh flower accessories

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There’s nothing like a flower to bring instant beauty. Try incorporating a few fresh flowers into your wedding day to complete your ensemble!

  1. Fresh flower corsage
  2. Peony corsage
  3. Fresh flowers on a handbag
  4. Fresh flowers in the hair
  5. Fresh flower necklace
  6. Fresh flower hair bow
  7. Fresh flower ring
  8. Fresh flowers on the back
  9. Fresh flower corsage
  10. Fresh flower headpiece

by Brittany Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

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Decorating with balloons

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Balloons are one of the happiest ways to decorate a party. Clump them together in various colors to add a fun look or on their own. There are so many options! Here are some of my favorite ways to decorate with balloons.

  1. Single oversized balloon–give it to the bride to hold!
  2. Balloons on a ladder–right outside the venue!
  3. Balloons throughout a room–perfect to dress up a boring reception venue
  4. Balloons on a stick–hand them out to your guests
  5. Balloons in a window–entice your guests with a fun balloon display in a window
  6. Balloons on a ceiling–douse the ceiling with hundreds of balloons
  7. Write words on a balloon–and have a flower girl hold them
  8. Balloon arch–perfect for picture taking or for the ceremony
  9. Balloons in various colors along a path–perfect for wayfinding in an outdoor space
  10. Balloon columns–a fun way to dress up a space
  11. Confetti balloons–don’t you just love the look?!

by Brittany Jepsen of The House that Lars Built 

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