In 2013, UK couples spent an average of £20,500 on their wedding and that’s not even including the honeymoon! This is why we at Wedding Ideas love to help you as much as possible to get your dream day for less, and we love a DIY wedding!

Rust-Oleum knows that by using a little imagination and spending a few hours crafting, anyone can create beautiful personalised wedding decorations which show individuality. From personalised glasses and wedding favours to beautiful yet inexpensive centrepieces, the possibilities are endless.

To demonstrate just how easy, and cheap, it can be to DIY your dream wedding, we’ve got them to show us how to create gorgeous table decorations with everyday items from the home and garden – upcycling bottles and branches to produce inventive and inexpensive displays fit for any big day… Over to you, Rust-Oleum!

Rust-Oleum Wedding Bottle Table Arrangement

Bottle arrangement centrepiece

We spray-painted a selection of glass bottles and a plate with Rust-Oleum Metallic sprays and dressed with flowers and candles to produce rustic centrepieces.

What you will need:

  • Rust-Oleum Metallic in Bright Gold
  • Rust-Oleum Metallic in Gold
  • Rust-Oleum Metallic in Copper
  • A selection of glass bottles/jars
  • A large plate
  • Flowers/candles to dress

Top tip: For added detail, cover up sections of the glass bottles using masking tape to create a striped effect!

Instructions:

  1. Move the object(s) to be painted to a well-ventilated area and place on top of newspaper or a dustsheet. Protect the surrounding area with additional dustsheets or newspaper
  2. Ensure surfaces to be painted are clean and dry, and mask of any areas you do not wish to be painted
  3. Using your selected colour, hold the can approximately 30cm from the surface of the object(s) and spray in a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping with each stroke. For best results, whilst spraying ensure the can remains the same distance from the surface and keep the can in motion. Apply several light coats a few minutes apart
  4. Once dry, arrange the bottles upon the plate and dress with flowers and candles

Rust-Oleum Wedding Branch Arrangement

Metallic branch centrepiece

We spray-painted a large glass bottle, plate and twigs with Rust-Oleum Metallic sprays and dressed with flowers and jewels to create shabby chic centrepieces.

What you will need:

  • Rust-Oleum Metallic in Bright Copper
  • Rust-Oleum Metallic in Bright Gold
  • Rust-Oleum Metallic in Chrome
  • A large plate
  • A large glass bottle
  • Twigs
  • Flowers/jewels to dress

Instructions:

  1. Move the objects to be painted to a well-ventilated area and place on top of newspaper or a dustsheet – protecting the surrounding area with additional dustsheets or newspaper if necessary.
  2. Ensure surfaces to be painted are clean and dry
  3. Using your selected colour, hold the can about 30cm from the surface of the object(s) and spray in a steady back and forth motion, slightly overlapping with each stroke. For best results, whilst spraying ensure that the can remains the same distance from the surface and keep the can in motion. Apply several light coats a few minutes apart
  4. Once dry, arrange the bottles upon the plate and dress with flowers and candles

Like we said, we do love a DIY wedding, so that means we’ve got tons of ideas and inspiration for you. For more do-it-yourself ideas, have a look here, and to see some DIY weddings in action, head to our real weddings!

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