Post # 1
We are wanting to do wine bottles wrapped with burlap and then tied with an orange bow. Colors of wedding are ivory and tangerine. How can we get the burlap to not fray? Stay up on the wine bottle? And any other ideas of what to fill the wine bottles with for the center pieces?
I attached a picture that i was inspired by.
Post # 3
If you want the same look as in your picture just cut the strips of burlap almost twice as wide as you need, fold the top and bottom under so the raw edges are on the inside. You can press the edges down if you want a crisp look.You can do the same thing with the raw edge that would otherwise show when you wrap the burlap strip around the bottle. Just make sure the strips are cut long enough so you can fold the raw edge under.
It might be a bit of a hazard to lift the bottle and pour the wine in case the burlap slips. To prevent that I would just paint a strip of an all purpose glue that dries clear, on the bottles before applying the burlap.
This can still be done ahead of time in case the white wine needs to be cooled before the wedding.
Post # 4
Wait- no wine in the bottles right?
If you’re having a nature theme (like ME!) save-on-crafts.com has all kinds of moss covered sticks, cherry blossom branches, curly willow etc that would like nice. I think hypericum berries would be pretty, they even come in orangish-red.
You could also do mason jars like the pic you posted with orange sliced into discs instead of limes.
Post # 5
You could also fold the edges of the burlap and use a mixture of water and vinegar soaked rag, place over the burlap strip with folded edges and press iron on it for 15-20 seconds or more if needed…Then you could always sew it or glue it from there, but at least you have even edges.
Post # 6
Sorry, I obviously didn’t read the last line. If you are using these for centerpieces, no need to glue on the burlap. It will stay where you put it if you te the ribbon tightly.
http://www.nettletonhollow.com has all sorts of interesting grasses etc if you want to do something besides flowers.
Post # 7
If you are worried about the burlap staying you could always try contact spray to hold it onto the bottles.
Post # 8
@Mrs.tobe: I just got on this thread to tell her to PM you. haha.
Post # 10
I bought some “Burlap Ribbon” on eBay the other day. It came in two widths, 4″ and 6″ I think. It hasn’t arrived yet, so I can’t give you feedback, but perhaps that’d be easier?
Post # 11
def go for the burlap ribbon, it’s so much easier to work with than a 3 foot wide bolt. if you’ll have exposed ends that you don’t want to fray, cut the piece and dot the end with a no-fray gel. they sell it at joann fabric, it’s clear.
Post # 12
You can also use burlap tree wrap- much neater and no need to cut all that yardage into strips.
Post # 13
Thank you all for the comments.
I will let you know what we decide. I need to hit the craft store and see what they have there.
Post # 14
@lola blue: yes please let me know how it turns out