Post # 1
I remember reading a post a while back on "your best wedding deal so far"…. someone posted that they had ordered lace trim from LaceHeaven.com to make DIY table runners with. I thought this was a great idea and ordered a bunch of lace.
My question is how did you close the ends of the lace trim? Just cutting the lace probaly isn’t good right. Also, how long did you make your runners for 60" or 72" round table. (Not sure what I have yet)
FYI this is what I ordered:
Any advice on this venture would be terrific! Thanks
Post # 3
I made my runners 78" long for 60" round tables. For the ends, I’d probably just hem the ends and be done with it. No one will see the ends once they’re sitting at the table and the ends are hanging over. But if you want it to look more finished, you could purchase some narrower lace and use it to cover the folded-over section of the ends. Make sure it’s dense enough so you can sew it without having the thread show too much.
Post # 4
I was the one who posted about making the lace runners from laceheaven.com. I sent the lace directly to my florist since we’re out of state and it would be one more thing to take down there so I haven’t seen it in person. However, she has a great eye and told me the lace looks just fine with a raw edge after she cut it. I did order extra length just in case it needed it so now we’re going to make them 3.5 yards a piece but we’re using 8 feet rectangular tables. I figured that this would make the ends close enough to the ground that nobody would really be able to see them anyway. At 3 yards for a dollar it didn’t add too much to order the extra. If you’re still worried about how it looks you could either trim it in an white/ivory linen close to the color of the lace or they make clear selvage sealant that would keep it from unraveling. I’m so glad someone else was able to use my idea. I was thrilled when I found the site after hearing what my rental company wanted to charge me for lace table covers.
We’re having two different types of centerpices but both are going to be over dark brown tablecloths. On one set of tables we’re using two rows of this lace with small vases of flowers and large candles down the center
For the other we’re using this lace underneath some larger floral arrangements with votives scattered around.
Hope that helps