Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Bridal Shower In Progess- Easy DIY project

One wedding down as MOH this year, one more to go!

For now, I am on hiatus from official MOH duties. I have a good bit of time before the serious planning begins again, but that doesn't mean I'm not constantly thinking of ideas for Amber's upcoming bridal events!

Amber's wedding will take place during December. For now, I'm in the midst of figuring out details for her bachelorette party in NOLA, the bridal shower I'm planning with Becca, and the bridesmaid luncheon my mom is planning.

Let me just start by saying that I am counting down to this trip to NOLA... it is going to be mind-blowingly awesome!! But for now, I must concentrate on the bridal shower!

Becca (fellow bridesmaid and third part of our friendship trio) and I decided to plan this shower together. Becca and I have been friends since the seventh grade... which makes me feel old and she is actually the one who introduced me to Amber. I really can't imagine planning this shower with anyone else.

Oh, by the way, it's a brunch shower- who doesn't love a good brunch event?? I know I do.

Of course, the first thing we did was create a secret Pinterest board with our many ideas, giving us the opportunity to plan stuff without Amber knowing. We have seriously come up with some good ideas and I can't wait until I get to share it all!

However, the shower isn't until September...

For now, I leave you with this creative, easy, DIY project...

I bought some simple, black, plastic tubs for Brittany's bachelorette party in order to create some survival kits. I wanted to "fancy" them up a little bit and I came across an idea to spray paint plastic tubs so that they look like metal. Let me tell you, it turned out awesome!

Plus, it was so easy!

I looked for some spray paint at Hobby Lobby and made sure to read the label to find out if it would work on plastic. I chose this brand:

                                             I went with gold, because well...I love gold.

                                     Here is the before picture, you can see it is just a plain ol' plastic tub.

                          Ta-da! Here is the after picture. Now the tub looks like fancy metal!

The spray painting part was easy and not as messy as I had envisioned. We had a couple extra boxes from stuff that was shipped to the house, so I put the boxes outside on the grass. I just followed the directions on the back of the can, and voila!

These will be put to good use at some upcoming events, especially the brunch shower. I'm picturing these guys holding some ice and champagne bottles-- because you certainly can't have brunch without mimosas!

I'm looking forward to sharing more details on the brunch shower... eventually! 

Has anyone thrown a brunch shower before? I always love hearing different ideas!