(Closed) Cotton Centpiece Re-do!

posted 6 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Love it or Hate it?
    Love it : (32 votes)
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    Hate it : (18 votes)
    29 %
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    21 %
  • Post # 4
    2542 posts
    Sugar bee

    Not feeling the old one, but the new version is great!!

    Post # 6
    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I think the re-do looks much better! The only thing I might do is play around with the bow on the jar and see if a fuller bow might look just a little better. It might not though! It looks good as is.

    Post # 7
    2950 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    The second attempt is much better. I think it would look better with a different bow maybe using lace or ribbon.

    Post # 9
    9179 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    I love the new one! very natural and rustic

    Post # 11
    46812 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Cmcrca110713:  I didn’t reply to your first post because honestly, I hated the gold , but couldn’t think of a more constructive answer than that.

    I prefer an arrangement using just the natural brown color of the cotton burrs or pods.

    You can arrange them in a jar as you have done or do something else with them.

    real cotton bolls may be too expensive, but couldn’t you get the same look with craft cotton (bag of polyester batting) or cotton balls that are sold for makeup removal?

    love these boutonnieres also made with cotton

    Rather than tying a bow with raffia, I think your idea of wrapping the vase with bulap will work much better.

    By the way, the collage of pics that you had in your first post, now comes up as the first result in Google Images when you search “centerpiece made with dead cotton plants!’

    Post # 12
    1101 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Love the redo.

    Post # 14
    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Really like your 2nd attempt!  It looks a lot like my bouquet.  I like the rustic, natural feel.  It suits your venue.

    Post # 15
    1619 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    First of all, I think your second mock up is beautiful!  I really like it as it is.  It’s rustic and simple.  I used cotton in my wedding and after having worked with it, I think it would be fairly easy to make pretend cotton bolls using cotton makeup applicators.  Just by tearing them up, mushing them into the right shape and gluing them to the inside of the burrs.  Have you checked out cottonman.com?  That’s where I got my cotton.  100 bolls would go a long way if you only used a couple per centerpiece!

    Post # 16
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    @Cmcrca110713:  I love the second one – it’s so perfect for a rustic Hill Country wedding! And I wouldn’t change a thing. Seriously. 

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