Gilded Feathers and Tasting Glasses
First, I took some inspiration from this Style Me Pretty post and crafted some gilded feathers. Here's what you'll need for the Gilded Feathers:
- White feathers (you can pick these up at any craft store)
- Gold spray paint
- Gold Glitter paint
ONE: Grab a handful of feathers and hold them by their stem. Carefully spray paint the feathers about halfway down the stem, careful not to spray paint your entire hand in the process like I did.
TWO: Once the spray paint drys, drag the feather tips through a bit of the gold glitter paint.
THREE: Let the feathers dry completely on a flat surface.
I then popped handfuls of feathers in different sized vases/jars and displayed them throughout the house. I liked the look of them so much that they're now our dining room table centerpiece!
- Bunches of faux fern leaves (or any type of greenery you like)
- Wire Cutters
- Gold spray paint
- Washi tape (Washi tape is great because it comes in any pattern/color scheme your heart desires AND it's gentle enough to hang on your walls without peeling of paint or finish.)
ONE: Use your wire cutters to break down the faux greenery into single stems, keeping them long enough to be taped to the wall later.
TWO: Spread the leaves out in a well ventilated (preferably outside area) and spray paint away!
THREE: After the leaves are completely dry, use your washi tape to tape them to the wall in any pattern you want. Don't worry about making it look too perfect or symmetrical, you want this backdrop to look natural!
Ann Ham found these amazing Whiskey/Espresso Heavy Base shot glasses on Amazon and we immediately snapped up 12 of them. Upon arrival, each guest received a shot glass, which was their perfect-sized "tasting glass". They then received a regular wine glass so they could have a normal-sized pour of their favorite white with dinner. It worked out great because everyone was able to taste each wine and still drive home safely at the end of the night!
In all, the decorations for the night (including several bunches of fresh flowers, not pictured here) cost $29.32. I think this is a great price, considering that I'll be able to reuse everything. Gold is a universal color scheme that can work well in any season. I'm looking forward to breaking these back out for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
I hope you all have a relaxing and inspiring Labor Day Weekend - I can't believe it's almost September! I've got to squeeze a little more summer fun while I can and will spend most of this weekend at the pool. What about you?