Post # 1
So I saw this design on OhJoy wedding blog this a.m. and REALLY want to do a likeness only in my colors ect. above and behind my cake table! I have 2 questions for people who are crafty (I am NOT)
1.) would this turn out to be more of an expense than worth it ?
2.) would it look cheap and kindergarden classroom(like)?
Also what would I need to start practicing??
Post # 3
1. I don’t think this would be expensive to make at all. You could do it a couple of ways for a couple of different looks.
2. it would not look cheap. If you’re going to do it though, I feel like you need to commit (I’ve seen this done at a wedding, the the couple only used a few round things- I think they needed more- it would have been a wow piece).
3. It appears that the large circles are paper parasols (I could be wrong, but even if I’m wrong you could use them- just cut off the handle). The other varying circles remind me of party decorations that you unfold like these: http://www.lunabazaar.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=439 I’m sure you could make them, or find different ones to suit your color/pattern tastes.
I think you could even make them my altering this http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/portal/site/ww/menuitem.d9cc37f780ffa93df8aeef105173a0a0/?vgnextoid=efb9608f8532f010VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&vgnextfmt=default
to fit what you needed. Instead of adding all the layers, just use the first round layer so it’s a circle.
Post # 4
OMG! Maureen9004! You have got me SO excited about this!! I would not have thought of the parasols. I was trying to figure out how to get them THAT big and hang them.
Post # 5
It’s cute! I second Maureen — if you do it, do lots of it!
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2009 - Beach Social Hall
Very cute 🙂 Keep us updated on how it turns out.
Post # 7
Ok another question. If I DO hang the parasols and cut of fthe handle ect. ect. would they spin around on the string so you could see the inside? The others would be ok because they are the same. Just curious?
Post # 8
They wouldn’t spin because you would be attaching the string to a frame. The parasol opens and there’s like 3-5 wooden sticks that support the paper while it is open- if you attach the string to one of the sticks it will hang perpendicular and not move. If you look at the picture that’s what they likely did.