Party Basics, Style Recipes and
Favorite Sources for Special Occasions

Canopied Tables

Summer Chapel

Barn Door Entryway

Rustic 'Just Married' Sign

Pavilion Drapes

Chalkboard Table Numbers

Heirloom Cloth

Silvered Cans

Eco-Friendly Tables

Wedding Sign

Photo © Alan Richardson

Silvered Cans

The rattle of cans trailing behind the getaway vehicle is rooted in ancient rituals to ward away evil spirits with noisemakers. Recycle used cans for a symbolic cacophony. Remove the bottom lid and punch holes in the top of each can. If the cans are dull, spray them with bright silver paint, let dry before attaching ribbons.


Silver cans
Can opener
Metal punch

Tip: Use a washer to anchor the ribbon securely to the inside of each can.