simple beach chic wedding decor

Beach chic wedding 2

Simple beach chic wedding decor can be made on a budget and look fantastic at the same time.  Use random sized vases and jars and paint them in the same colors to create a unified look.  Chalky Finish for Glass by Decoart  was used in Primitive.  Painting the vase took about 5 minutes and making the  shell out of polymer clay took another 5.  Baking the clay and the painted jar took about a half hour.

If you would like directions on how to make the beach chic starfish, I made them for a DIY Starfish headband.  The headband would also be adorable on a flower girl or any little girl attending a beach wedding.  If you want to use real starfish you can.  They are available online or in crafts stores.  Wild flowers add to the simple yet chic feel.
Simple Beach chic wedding decor


Supplies for simple beach chic wedding decor:

To make simple beach chic wedding decor:

  1. Paint vase and let dry.  Bake if you want durability.
  2. Tear a strip of muslin and cut to size.
  3. Hot glue on starfish.

This simple beach chic wedding decor is part of a blog hop.  Click on the link above if you would like more ideas for making quick things for your wedding.

More about the glass paint:

Create a beach chic distressed look

Use fine grit sandpaper or a wet cloth to remove paint from raised surfacesor edges to reveal the glass underneath, once the paint has dried. Wipe away any sanding dust with a soft, white cloth before baking.

Speed up drying time

Use a hair dryer on a low setting to speed up the drying time if necessary. A fan can also be used. This can be especially helpful when working on cylinders or pieces with multiple sides.

Wash the surface

Before painting, wash the glass in hot soapy water using a soft dishcloth. Price labels and stickers usually remove easily when soaked in hot water. Rinse any soap residue away with warm or hot water, then dry the piece with a soft, lint-free cloth or paper towel.

Bake for a durable finish

For a durable, dishwasher-safe finish, bake the piece to cure the paint. Place piece on a cookie sheet and put into a cold oven. Heat oven to the proper temperature, according to package directions. Bake for 30 minutes, then turn the oven off and leave the piece inside until the oven is completely cool.

Avoid contact with food

Keep paint away from food surfacesand the areas that will come in contact with your mouth. Although the paint is non-toxic, you still don’t want to ingest it.

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