Post # 17
@eocenia: the frame is actually fake wood made of plastic haha. and it’s not really as shiny as it looks in the photo.. but that is a great idea. i’m still toying with the idea of sucking it up and purchasing these but i haven’t decided! and time is kind of running out!
Post # 18
I really love this. This makes me want to DIY my own centerpieces. I’m going for the same theme as your centerpieces.
Do you mind me asking how much they were?
Post # 19
@dovelovesfalcon: I’m from Sweden, so I usually love everything from IKEA as well as minimalism. However, I think something softer would work nicer with the rest of your prop. I know it’s a little more expensive, but what about these frames?
I also think it would look really nice if you were to iron your doilies using a lot of starch – that feels very vintage to me! 🙂
Post # 20
@dovelovesfalcon: Are those wood flowers? If so please send me information on where you got them. I think they are so lovely!
Also I love the lace & burlap and candle… something simple but so pulled together about your whole centerpiece look.
Post # 21
@Meant2Bee: i don’t mind at all! everything that i purchased for the centerpieces and bouquets came to about $230. this includes:
- sola flowers, floral wire, and craft paint to dye the flowers (from this gem of an online store)
- hot glue gun and hot glue, used to wire the stems onto the sola flowers and to attach the burlap and lace onto the centerpieces (purchased from my local craft store)
- preserved flowers- i used some preserved craspia and later added some preserved babies breath (also from here)
- shipping from save-on-crafts.com (shipping for this site kinda sucks. my order for all the solas, wire, burlap, and preserved flowers came to about $145.00. sola flowers are almost as light as air because of how soft and pliable they are. S-O-C tacked on nearly $30 in shipping to my order! i thought it was kind of a bummer considering how much i already spent.)
- some silk flowers, greenery, and berries to be used as filler (purchased from my local craft store)
- burlap and lace to cover the centerpiece jars as well as the bouquets (burlap here and a spool of lace from my local craft store *i should mention that i dyed my lace so that it wasn’t so stark white using coffee)
- i suppose you could also add about $3 for the coffee i used 🙂
- floral pins
- a vast array of flea market finds- antique bottles, vases, jars, and tea kettles. a few of my kettles were handed down to me.
if anyone is interested, i can provide a list of exactly what i ordered from save-on-crafts.
Post # 22
@dovelovesfalcon – thank you so much for replying with your detailed list. I am going to have to figure out a way to cut it down as I only need 8 centerpieces. Really useful information!
Post # 26
@CocoClassic: you’re so welcome! i would say just cut the list i sent you in half and you will have what you need. maybe a little more, but it’s better to have too much than too little.
Post # 27
@GoldStar: thank you for the compliments! not sure if you saw my response and i forgot to ‘tag’ you in it.. i posted where i purchased everything in post # 20 🙂
Post # 28
@eocenia: i didn’t even think to iron them! totally doing that tonight! that frame you posted would actually be perfect. i love ikea!
Post # 29
@dovelovesfalcon: So pretty and romantic! You did a lovely job.
Post # 30
@dovelovesfalcon: I think ironing will make them look super crisp and fresh! In case you don’t have spray starch and don’t want to buy it:
And IKEA is great, we go there every time I feel homesick! 🙂 Hope to see an update in case you get new frames!
Post # 31
@dovelovesfalcon: I think they look great!