We started saving cans. We did a lot of dumpster (okay recycling bin) diving as well! No shame.
We cleaned the cans up and spray painted them with Valspar Crackle Spray Paint from Hobby Lobby, but you could paint them any color you like!
Thankfully my dad has a big shop so we spread newspapers everywhere. We did this during winter and even though the shop is heated I think they would have turned out better had it been warmer. Be sure to spray plenty of the gold base otherwise the top coat won't stick and crackle. We learned that the hard way!
I then used burlap to tie ribbons around the cans. I used just the strings of the burlap so I unraveled it and used 3-4 strings on each can. I'm so sad that I don't have any close up pictures of the final product, but hopefully you can find them in each picture and get a general idea.
|They're not lit in this picture.|
|Do you see it? It's to the right in front of the plate of food and pop can.|
|In the middle of the pic between the two beers. I loved the glow they created.|
P.S. Check out my other money saving wedding ideas below:
Wedding dress for less
DIY burlap wrapped koozies for wedding favors
Milk cans + branches + white lights for wedding reception lighting
Ball jars as candle holders
Learn to do updos for events
Flowers from Sam's Club for wedding