When I saw the paper portion of the invites, I suggested they go a step further and make the edges look weathered and rustic....sort of like the things we did in Cub Scouts. Now I'm sure there are other ways to do this (rip the edges and apply shoe polish, stain the paper with tea, and so on....), but I looked to my inner pyromaniac and burned all 40 or so pieces with a lighter myself.
I didn't realize what a project I had taken on, let alone how much smoke I would create, prompting several office mates to "jump ship," and the janitorial staff to make an unexpected visit. Either way, I love the way they turned out. Note the little red wax seal on each bottle that gives them an even more personal touch.
For more unique party ideas that won't break the bank, pick up The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating with Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details at Borders, Barnes & Noble, Amazon or Powell's.
Drifting off for the weekend!
The Elegant Thrifter
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!