Weddings are a fun occasion. There’s always something to do when you’re at a wedding. You can socialize, hit the photo booth or eat some hors d’oeuvres. However, there are also moments where there is nothing to do.
Guests can only remain upbeat for so long before their mood becomes contagious. This is why entertainment is important during your wedding celebrations. Here are some craft-based suggestions you can run by your wedding planner Cabo.
Wine Bottle Painting
One thing that’s plentiful during a wedding is wine. Upcycling is in right now so better start saving those wine bottles.
This is a fun craft to do during a wedding because guests can get as creative as they want. You can supply the wine bottles and paints and let your guests entertain themselves for a few minutes painting wine bottles to their heart’s content.
Once the bottles are painted, your guests can take them home and use them as vases or for decoration.
Create CD Coasters
This is a variation of the wine bottle painting. Instead of bottles, your guests can paint old CDs and use them as coasters. Just like wine bottles, we all have CDs gathering dust somewhere at home. This is another upcycling project that will not only eliminate junk at home, it can also be a good source of entertainment.
Don’t forget to bring some modge podge along. You want your guests to enjoy their crafts for a long time and the modge podge will help seal and protect their works of art. You can also provide guests with stencils so that they can paint and create designs faster so that they can be back to enjoy your wedding festivities again.
What do they have plenty of in Mexico? Cacti and succulents.
This is another fun and easy to do craft that you can entertain your guests with. There are many stores that sell cacti cuttings, boxes, soil, sand and rocks. You can put them on display and invite guests to use the materials to create their own succulent boxes that they can take home.
Mason Jar Photo Frames
This is another fun craft and souvenir idea in one activity. This project will work perfectly with a photobooth. Most of the time, photo booth service providers will only give away a printed set of photos. These kinds of photos usually turn out cute, but it does not have a frame.
Jars are very affordable and readily available in many department stores. You can buy different sizes and ask your guests to use it as a photo frame of their photos during the wedding.
Alternatively, you can also ask them to decorate the jar using frosted paint and a marbling medium to give it a vintage effect or a more colorful appearance.
Can’t have a craft themed blog without the classic: make your own beaded jewelry. This one does not need a lot of explanation. You can use plastic or glass and even healing crystals and semi precious gemstones to make it extra special.
There are several ways you can do this. You can display the materials on a table and then just let guests approach and let them start making their own jewelry. Another way to do this is to distribute kits to guests. You can let them choose between bracelets, necklaces, earrings and even anklets.
Fun Festivities for All
There are many other projects your guests can do while they wait for you to emerge. These projects do not take a lot of time. You can introduce the crafts during the transition period between the ceremony and reception.
You can also ask family and friends for their input with regards to other arts and crafts projects that they can do during the wedding. They can help with the planning, buying of materials and staging of the booths. It can be a fun bonding moment between all of you.
You can set up the craft making project just for entertainment or you can turn it into a contest. Your parents make good impartial judges that you can rope into the project. Don’t forget to award the winners with special gifts to make the night more special.