(Closed) Cute or Tacky?

posted 5 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Tacky or Cute?
    Tacky! : (27 votes)
    12 %
    Cute! : (108 votes)
    47 %
    With Chalkboard! : (30 votes)
    13 %
    With Etching! : (63 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think they’re cute, I think the etching would look better.  But it might be easier to do the chalkboard!

    Post # 5
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    The etching looks really neat! Do you have a machine like a Cricut where you can pretty much take a word document and then have the machine cute your names out on a vinyl sticky paper? I have done some etching and this is the least stressful way πŸ™‚  You could have some friends/family over and have a little etching party!   Depending on how many guests you have you might need a couple etching get togethers πŸ™‚  But they do look VERY cute! & Love your theme too!

    Post # 6
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    12833 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    To be honest, I never got into the whole mason jar thing. Would this be as a favor at the end of the night?  If it was I’d probably leave it there because I’d have no use for one at one…

    Post # 9
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    3947 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    In my experience, etching is really difficult and time consuming.  I would do chalk.

    Post # 10
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    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I like these, but there’s no way I’d pay a lot of money for them, because they’re basically the same as the Starbucks Frappucino bottles, and those come with free Frappucino. πŸ˜€

    Post # 11
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    1583 posts
    Bumble bee

    are you using that color straw with the string? perhaps burlap bows and in your color would be cuter..

    Post # 12
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @KateByDesign:  It’s actually not really that difficult. Get some etching cream and some stickers. You can either tape off a section (like a rectangle) and then put the letter stickers inside that and smear the cream over it, or like the photo and take the area around the letters on the sticker sheet and put that on there and then smear the cream. We’re doing this for Christmas gifts. πŸ™‚

    Post # 13
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    3947 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @vorpalette:   if she has to make 80+ of these, I can see that being pretty time consuming.

    I did this on a big glass pane to use for our menu and it turned out to be a major craft fail.  And it took me about 6 hours to do.  Op, maybe you’d have better luck.

    Post # 14
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    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @KateByDesign:  Ahhh good point on quantity. It might get $$$, too, since you need a lot of cream per piece. Nevermind!

    OP, see if you can find some chalkboard labels like these to stick on the bottles and let people write their names.

    Post # 16
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    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I wouldn’t etch them just for logistics’ sake. You’re going to have people who say yes and they for whatever reason (sick, death in the family, falls down stairs and breaks leg the day before wedding like DH’s uncle) don’t come, so then you’ve got useless etched bottles hanging around.  And if you have wedding crashers (don’t discount the idea, we had unexpected guests show up- several, actually), they won’t get any. You could argue it serves them right for crashing, but it’ll still look bad.

    I actually like the idea of the chalkboard paint a lot, anyway, too.  Even if you have extras left over, they’d be somewhat useful and cute to keep around the house.

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