After our wedding last year, we had eighteen different sized vases that sat in a big box in the corner of our apartment for probably about eight months. My mom did relieve us of a few for herself and my grandmother, but I had no idea what to do with the rest. I only wanted to keep a few for myself as keepsakes, but I didn't know what I wanted to do with them. Luckily, one of my best friend's was able to take the majority off my hands when she was planning her wedding last fall. So I was down the the three I wanted... but still no ideas for them.
Christmas came around, and I decided to get creative. I picked up some cinnamon scented mini pine cones at Michael's, put them in the vases with votive candles around them, and put them on the corner of my kitchen counter. They looked beautiful!
I thought it would be cool to keep them on the counter and put some seasonal fillers inside. Spring went by too quickly for me to think of anything, but I wanted to put something in them for summer since I have company coming by. I headed to Michael's again, and I found some seashell potpourri and some sand. I created a summery, beachy themed display.
Now, I've always been a crafty person, (we did A LOT of DYI crafts for our wedding, but that's a blog for another day) so the thought that every few months I get to be creative and create a seasonal filler for my vases is amazing. But this is not the point of this blog. The point is after a wedding, you'll have a lot of "stuff" left over: favors, decorations, greeting cards, possible some extra invitations. Sometimes you don't have the room to store it all, and you just don't have the heart to throw it out. That's when it's time to get creative and think of cute idea for all your left overs.
Another example I did with a few of my left over invitations is something I found on Pinterest. I cut them up into strips, curled them, and put them in glass ornaments. I then used ribbons of purple and gold (our wedding colors) to finish them off.
These are just a couple of things I've created from my wedding left overs. Hopefully, I'll have more to share soon!