Tough embellishments take a pretty turn in these how-tos for dressing up big-day details.
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Glam singers, biker boots, and punky leather jackets all count as old references for metal studs. In rose gold and brass, however, these shiny beauties can sing a more sophisticated song.
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Make a basic guest book stand out by affixing metal spikes or pyramid studs to the spine with craft glue.
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To spotlight your signage, cover foam board with Ultrasuede, secure it with a stapler, then add a nailhead trim border by pushing each stud into the foam.
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Top favor boxes by making a slit in the lid to fit a brass pyramid button.
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For a striking cake display, have a hardware store cut a wooden disc the size of the confection’s largest layer, then paint it white and line it around the bottom with spiked nailheads. Ask your caterer to pipe bows in gold royal icing onto each layer—that will pick up their gleam.
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