As far as wedding trends go, Vintage, Shabby Chic and Rustic are all really popular with our brides at the moment. And it’s really not hard to see why! If you’re one of many brides searching for a unique way to personalise your wedding with one of these themes , then it’s time to get comfortable with the concept of DIY and brush up on some of the tricks of the trade. This week we’ll be using chalk paint on miniature birdcage favours. This creates a distressed look on your product to really recreate that vintage worn out feel. Enjoy!
Satin Ribbon, coordinated to the colour of your chosen birdcage
A variety of flowers (up to you!)
Step by Step Guide
Step 1: Begin by painting your birdcage. If you’re using chalk paint you will need to use two coats to ensure a nice even finish. Don’t worry about a bit of the original colour still coming through, an imperfect look is what you want.
If you don’t want to use chalk paint, use spray paint instead. This will provide you with a similar look, with a slightly different finish.
Step 2: To add a touch of personalisation, hole punch a personalised streamer and tie to the top of your birdcage with ribbon.
Step 3: Cut the floral foam into a piece small enough to fit inside your birdcage and then insert floral stems. Insert your flowers from various angles, aiming for a full but loose finish. Have your flowers overflowing.
Step 4: Repeat steps 1 to 3 on as many birdcages as you need. For the Shabby Chic look, as featured in this tutorial, mix up your paint colours, sticking to pale pastels, and your floral stems. For a Vintage or Rustic look, stick to one colour palette.
Stylist tip: for a simple and more budget-friendly version, don’t be afraid to leave the birdcages empty. they are just as lovely all on their own.
The Finished Look
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