Last year, around this time I had boxes and boxes of projects in my house. My wedding was a true D.I.Y movement. Everything from the invitations, to the dress, to the wedding altar was a handmade project. With all the money in the world, I would not changed a thing. Nothing could replace time spent with my fiance in fabric stores/flower marts/vintage shops/road trips, visiting the antique markets with my Mom, beach combing for driftwood with my family, shopping for wedding dress fabric with my sister-in-law, and Mom, cutting miniature flags with my girlfriends.
My life is still consumed with wedding thoughts and will forever be, photographing weddings is not only work it is a passion. With this new feature we hope to create clever, cute and sensible projects for savvy, unique brides and grooms whether on a budget or wanting to create personal touches for their wedding we hope we can inspire your D.I.Y. spirit.
A true D.I.Y bride is resourceful. It is just not about being creative, it is about being able to look at a tin can and finding a purpose for it. This project is a dip-dyed can. Dip dying is a popular form of art, everything from hair to window. Last year, I wanted to dip-dye my dinner cloth napkins for our wedding. My husband helped me realize that hand dying and drying 130 napkins in our old apartment was not a great idea. My heart was a little sad, so I dip-dyed a few kitchen towels and got over it. Back to the cans, I saved a few cans and used the paint from this project. My husbands called this project POC, which made me so proud. POC stands for pop of color. If you were going to do this project for your entire wedding here are a few suggestions. Give yourself time. Live with your decision for a few days or few weeks. Test it out. Recruit your friends for a weekend of brunch and crafting. Make sure the project is completely you and your wedding style.
A POP OF COLOR! Dip Dyed Cans
Tin Cans – Recycle those cans (Ask your family and wedding party to help in collecting)
Paint – I used a regular house paint (semi-gloss).
Small plastic container that you can get messy.
Cardboard or Paint protecting cloth
Remove the label and clean the can. Pour paint into container. Tip the container to the side, so majority of paint is in one corner. Stick bottom portion of can into paint and roll in 360 motion untill desired amount is achieved. Shake off excess paint back in plastic container and then set to dry (paint on bottom) on cardboard/paint cloth. Within a few minutes, check to see if paint is starting to set, if so flip over, so the bottom does not stick, if it is not dry let it dry more or you will get paint drip down your can.