DIY CHRISTMAS CONFETTI ICE BUCKET

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If you’ve been reading Bespoke Bride since August you would have seen the beautiful Confetti Bucket DIY in collab with Shropshire Petals! I absolutely adored making that ice bucket and loved the way it turned out so much that I wanted to try and recreate one with a Christmas spin! An ice bucket that would be the perfect centre piece for any table and really show off the glitz and glam of Christmas! This year, in our house, the festive theme is metallics so I really wanted my ice bucket to match and include lots of golds, coppers and bronze shades! Let’s get going shall we?

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YOU WILL NEED:

Metallic confetti (I went for gold stars) // Crystal type confetti // Glitter // Tinsel // 1 large bucket // 1 smaller bucket (it needs to fit inside the large bucket but also be big enough to hold a bottle) // stones //

STEP 1:

Take your large bucket and fill it with 2-3 inches of water then pop in the freezer and allow to freeze.

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STEP 2:

Next, grab the smaller bucket and place inside the larger one then weigh it down with stones to ensure it doesn’t float when we add in the extra water!

STEP 3:

Add another 2 inches of water to the bucket next and sprinkle in some glitter, then allow to freeze.

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FREE PRINTABLE ABSTRACT CONFETTI CONES

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You don’t have to look very far around to here to figure out that we LOVE confetti and it’s no secret that Shropshire Petals are one of our absolutely favourite suppliers of confetti! They grow biodegradable natural petal confetti, wheat sheaves and dried flowers which are all handpicked from their farm set in the rolling fields of Shropshire! So cute! Remember when we collaborated with them on a guide to finding the perfect confetti colour palette? Well since you guys now know our fave colour combos it only made to sense to provide you with somewhere to put all of this beaut confetti and where better than in some ace abstract confetti cones?!

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You could get the groomsmen to hand these out at the end of the ceremony or leave them somewhere for your guests to grab ready for that perfect confetti photo! The great news is they are super easy to make, just download the free printable here, roll them into a cone and glue them in place! DONE! If you want to add a little metallic bonus like we did then you’ll just need some spray paint and kitchen roll, I just wrapped the kitchen roll around the top of the cone to create a straight line and then spray painted the ends!

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5 PAINT DIYS TO TURN GLASS BOTTLES INTO BEAUTIFUL TABLE DECOR!

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When it comes to wedding decor, sometimes you just need to get a little thrifty and start reusing items to cut down the costs. One of the most effective ways to do this is to save any bottles you have finished with, (or you know…just buy extra wine…) and wash them out then remove all of their labels. When you have a good collection of bottles painting them and filling them with pretty blooms is an awesome way to decorate the tables at your wedding! Here’s 5 different tutorials to show you what you can do with a little paint and some sharpies!

1. ADD A QUOTE OR YOUR FAVOURITE SONG LYRICS 

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I absolutely adore the idea of writing the lyrics from a song, perhaps your first dance or just songs that remind you of each other around the bottles, they add an extra splash of personality to the tables.

YOU WILL NEED: White Spray Paint // A Black Sharpie //

TIME PER BOTTLE: 5 minutes (not including paint drying time)

STEP 1. Spray paint your bottle white, allow to dry, then add a second coat.

STEP 2. Write the lyrics of your favourite song around the bottle, if you don’t like your own hand writing why not call on the bridesmaids or even type it into word in a font you do like and then copy that!

2. COLOUR BLOCK IT

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If you want to make a bright statement with your bottles then why not colour block them with paint? It looks really effective and adds a super POP of colour!

YOU WILL NEED: Paint in 3 different colours (I used a chalk style paint) // Masking Tape // Paint brush //

TIME PER BOTTLE: 10 minutes (not including paint drying time)

STEP 1. Mask off the bottom 1/3 of your bottle and make the line as straight as you possibly can! Then add your first coat of paint. Allow to dry and add a second coat if you think it needs it.

STEP 2. Take off your masking tape and add a new piece another 1/3 of the bottle up, you’ll also want to add a piece of masking tape to the top of bottom layer of paint to ensure the line remains straight. Then get happy with your next shade of paint!

STEP 3. Finally repeat with your last 1/3 of paint and your last shade of colour and allow to dry!

3. CREATE A GOLD HENNA DESIGN

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I love that with festival season just around the corner my Pinterest feed is filling up with beautiful henna designs and I thought it would be cute to add a henna style design to a bottle! This was quite an intricate and time consuming project for 1 bottle so if you’re going to do this I would recommend it a few large bottles instead of lots of small ones.

YOU WILL NEED: White Spray Paint // A gold/bronze Sharpie //

TIME PER BOTTLE: 15 minutes (not including paint drying time)

STEP 1. Spray paint your bottle white, allow to dry, then add a second coat.

STEP 2. Find a henna design you like online and start to copy the design free handed onto your bottle.

STEP 3. Continue section by section until you’ve covered your bottle!

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HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN PRETTY PASTEL HOT CHOCOLATE BAR!

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I don’t know about you but hot chocolate is a key ingredient in my festive feeling check list! I absolutely love curling up with a mug of coco in front of the fire. If you wanted to kick this winter tradition up a notch though then why not create your own hot chocolate bar?! Complete with metallic details, pastel pine cones & plenty of sugary treats, here’s how we made ours….

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THE STYLE…

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I’ve absolutely fallen in love with metallics this season and Oliver Bonas has fulfilled all of my metallic dreams! I love how classy the gold & bronze tones look when teamed together with pretty pastels & they really add that glitzy, Christmas vibe I feel! You can find the items we used in the shoot below…

Beatrix Teacups // Mixed Metallic Teaspoons // Medium Copper Pleat Metallic Vase // Mixed Metals Pinch Pot & Tray Set //

THE PINECONES…

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I took a lovely woodland walk to find these pine cones then dried and opened them up in the oven. You’ll need to line a baking tray with tin foil and space your pine cones evenly out on the tray. Next cover the tray with tin foil and pop in a fan oven at 150 degrees Celsius. Mine took just under 2 hours to dry out and open up but it entirely depends on how damp they are and they’re size so just keep an eye on them! Next you’ll want to leave them to cool then spray paint them white and leave to dry. Finally, paint them in whichever colours you choose with craft paint!

THE HATS…

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HAUNTING HALLOWEEN INSPIRATION WITH BLACK LACE, GOLD PUMPKINS & A TOUCH OF DRAMA

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EEK! Happy Halloween and hello to one hell of an awesome styled shoot to celebrate! Whenever the collective of amazing suppliers called the Coocouture get together me and Emily are always so excited to see the outcome! They always manage to take a theme and go beautifully extravagant with it and this Halloween shoot was no exception! It ties together pretty elements of Autumn while avoiding all the cheesy cliches. Cue the subtle fall tones and the drama!

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