Wedding Memorabilia as Home Decorations
Theres no reason to put all that wedding memorabilia away where you cant see it or even throw it away. You are going to be decorating your new home with your spouse, so why not reuse all your wedding mementos in the process. Here are some easy and fun ways you can use your wedding items in the dcor of your home.
Decorate with Your Wedding Pictures
One of the simplest way to incorporate items from your wedding into the dcor of your home is to frame your favorite wedding pictures and put them on display. Hang these on an empty wall, or they can sit on a fireplace mantle or a table instead. Another option is to blow up your favorite portrait. Then you can hang it above the fireplace or on a wall in your bedroom. Also, you can make a collage to hang on an empty wall combining a few different wedding shots with pictures from your honeymoon.
Make a Shadow Box with Your Wedding Memorabilia
Create a unique addition to your dcor by gathering your wedding items together and displaying them in a shadow box. You might include your invitation, the program, favors, a piece of the wedding dress, and dried flowers. Once youve arranged these items in the shadow box as you please, you can then either hang the box on a wall or place it on a shelf. Not only does this make a great dcor piece for your bedroom, but it will remind you of your wedding every day.
Decorate with Your Wedding Flowers
If you used real flowers for your wedding, then consider drying them out to make potpourri. When you place the dried flowers and some essential oil in a decorative basket or vase, you then have a sentimental addition to any room.
If your flowers at your wedding were fake, then you have many more decorating options. You can either use them as is, placing them in a vase or basket, or you can choose to alter them a bit. You might combine a number of different bouquets from the wedding into one large flower arrangement or split them up into two slightly smaller ones. You can place these flowers in practically any room of the house to add instant color and brightness to the dcor. You will also be reminded of your wonderful wedding day every time you walk by.
Make a Decoration from the Wedding Dress
If youre not planning to reuse your wedding dress, you always have the option of making it into an easy and attractive home dcor item. This works just as well with a bridesmaids dressproviding you have someone whos willing to part with her dress after the wedding. First, take a nice piece of fabric from the dress and wrap it tightly around either a picture frame or a canvas. Use a nail gun to secure it and youll end up with a nice fabric dcor item to hang on the wall. When you hang one or more of these pieces on the wall, you can really add some style to your bedroom or other room.
If youre working with a newlyweds budget when trying to decorate your home, you need to work with what you have as much as you can. By reusing your wedding memorabilia, you can create unique decorations that have a lot of emotional impact.
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Frequently Asked Questions...
Are the wands sold at Harry Potter World real wood?
Just wondering, and I can't find the answer on Google. Does anyone know if the wands sold at Universal Studios' "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" theme park are made out of the wood they claim to be, or are they just plastic? I bought one while I was down at the park this past Monday, and it does look a bit like wood, but some aspects of it make it seem like it was made out of a sturdy plastic that was polished and coated to make it look like it was made out of wood.
I'd really like to know if I spent thirty bucks on a piece of plastic, or some real hazel wood (the kind of wood my wand claims to be made of). I know in the end it doesn't matter, since either way it's a useless stick, but I love it as a bit of a collectible memorabilia! So does anybody know what these wands are REALLY made of?
There not plastic, I think it's hazel wood and I don't think something that cost $30.00 is going to be plastic.
I went with my neighbors because they wanted one but i didn't pay attention much.
But hope this helps!