(Closed) Cotton and burlap. Oh how cheap and wonderful you are!

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2588 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Oh, I LOVE that! Sorry I can’t give you any actual help with your question, but I do love that pic, hehe.

Post # 6
44 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

Just a word of warning if you are planning on using burlap: a lot of people are allergic to burlap.  I work in a fabric store, and everytime I have to cut burlap, I break out with a bad rash.  There’s actually a number of girls I work with who are allergic to burlap to some varing degree.  I would strongly suggest not putting it near tables where food is being served. 

Post # 8
2249 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2020

another alternative might be unbleached muslin for a nice natural and cheap look!

Post # 12
1618 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

This is MY inspiration pic!

I saw that wedding on greenweddingshoes.com very soon after I started planning and I’m basically stealing everything about it!  It’s heavenly, I love love love it.

Post # 13
961 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Love this inspiration pic!  It has so many of the same elements we had in our wedding!

We got our cotton bolls from cottonman, too (PP posted link).  I bought a box of bolls and wrapped some onto wooden skewers and some onto wire with brown floral tape to make the stems longer.  I used them for my MOHs bouquets.  I also used them for the corsages. (It was very budget friendly – $22 for 25 bolls that was plenty to make 7 corsages and 2 bouquets.)

We used burlap, too!  We made burlap table runners (and pillows that sat on quilts outside during the ceremony for guests’ comfort). (If you don’t already have your burlap, I bought mine from an upholstery website – it was the cheapest I could find, even with shipping.  northwest upholstery supplies)

This pic is so great…  thanks for sharing and good luck with your projects!



Post # 14
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@VagabondGurl: Love you tables runners! SOOOO cute!

Post # 16
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I love the burlap table runners! Looks great

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