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BRIDAL COACH CENTERPIECE

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My sister, Karen and I co-hosted a bridal shower for our niece Kristen. As you see from the invitation, we were going with a princess theme. I wanted a bridal coach as the centerpiece, however everything I found was much to small. With some engineering assistance from my wonderful husband, Jeff, we designed a coach fitting for a prince and his princess.
Time: 3 Weeks Cost: $50 Difficulty: Advanced
Once the invitation was selected, the wheels were in motion to create the perfect bridal coach centerpiece.
The coach body is a decorative garden decor that I purchased from hobby lobby.
The wheels and the coach frames were originally created as  homemade plant holders.  after mounting four of these together, they made the perfect chassis.
These spokes are made from all thread rod and threaded into an aluminum hub. The hub was turned on a lathe, drilled and taped on a milling machine.
The coach is embellished with plastic rhinestones.  A  lamp finial was used for the top piece.  I finished it off with a fresh coat of gold paint.
This adorable bride and groom were hot glued in the center of the coach.
The prince and princess rode off in their carriage and lived happily ever after.
  • Hillela G.
    Hillela G.
    on Jul 16, 2017

    This gives me the warm and fuzzies, I love it!!!

  • SUSAN
    SUSAN Savannah, MO
    on Jul 16, 2017

    Thank you Hillela!

  • Wendy
    Wendy
    on Jul 16, 2017

    How magical! I love love love it!

  • SUSAN
    SUSAN Savannah, MO
    on Jul 16, 2017

    Thanks Wendy! I honestly couldn't have perfected it without my husbands metal machining abilities. My prince indeed!

  • William
    William Burbank, IL
    on Jul 16, 2017

    This is amazing and genius. A super keepsake and memory.

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