Today we have one of the simplest DIY projects from Jordann’s California summer wedding – wedding lavender toss cones.
Since we used lavender and other dried florals in the bouquets and boutonnieres, centerpieces, and cake, throwing lavender at the bride and groom when they left seemed a natural choice.
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After looking at several options, Jordann decided on newspaper, which also fit her theme of repurposing as much as we could. Notice in the bottom right photo of the collage above you’ll see some of the other projects we did on one of our wedding craft days.
We needed lots of frames for family wedding photos so we collected those at thrift shops for a few months and Mechele painted them a dark blue.
Karla stamped the muslin treat bags and Angie and I rolled newspaper cones. Jordann was working on their new apartment and having a bad day so Angie decided to try and cheer her up a little…
I think it worked.
This project just took a couple of Sunday papers. I tried to pick pages that were mostly text with not too many photos or graphics. Then I cut them into half circles, about 6″ high in the center, rolled them into a cone shape, and fastened with a small bit of Scotch tape. Here they are at the wedding, waiting to be filled.
I bought a couple of clear salad bowls at Dollar Tree, 2 aluminum scoops, and loose lavender flowers. I was paranoid that we might not have enough lavender so I bought 2.5 pounds which turned out to be way too much for our 105 guests. But I’ve been using the extra as sachets for my closets and laundry (those tutorials will come later).
Photos from the day of the wedding by Jana Melinda Photography. Photos of our crafting day were taken by me with my iPhone!
‘Til the next project,