(Closed) DIY Experts…..please help!!

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
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672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m looking for information on the same thing! My florist will rent us one for around $500 and the hall has a wall of fabric that can be rented for 250! Seriously a piece of fabric for 250? Hopefully someone on here knows something and can give some advice on making one! 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

all you need is some wood and fabric, enlist the help of the handiest guy you know to build the structure and go find the cheapest fabric your happy with and start playing with draping it. it wont be that hard if you can get the structure built.

Post # 6
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5762 posts
Bee Keeper

You can actually make one with PVC piping, and anchor it in pots with quick setting cement to weigh it down. Buy cheap yards of fabric (tulle, muslin) and drape away. It would be an experiment, but worth a shot to me. I’d personally use plastic flower pots and cover the tops with moss and maybe some cascading flowers.

 

http://www.bridecraft.com/wedding-chuppah.html

Post # 9
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85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/bamboo-arch

 

Here’s a link to a couple describing how they bulit their wood frame. Then you could use a staple gun and swag lux fabrics and attach flowers & foliage.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You could also use patio umbrella bases with pipes inserted for the vertical poles. Use bamboo for the top to keep it lightweight but strong. Drape with fabric, add flowers or moss garland.

Post # 11
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990 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@aussiebee:  Ok as a Home Depot Employee I can tell you that if you take this picture in to a Home Depot store and Ask for help The Orange Apron can help you build a frame for this with 2X4s (ask about scrap wood— saves you a ton of money if there is something in the bin) The paint Dept may have some Mistint oops paint that is cheap to paint it with. Creams, browns, blacks are common colors. If not America’s finest is a hidden Gem for something like this. Really cheap low quality paint that goes well on wood— We use it in store for the black, gray, orange you see on displays. Hit your local Joanns or Micheals for fabric Or you can use white bed sheets… My suggestion would be to talk to the Joanns associate and have her help you find a cheap solution to the fabric. Also make sure to find one of those wonderful 40% off coupons before you go. Then for flowers there are a few options- Hobby Lobby and Micheals have nice selections…. at Walmart they are really cheap— Walmart has cheap fabric too.

Hope this helps!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I just had a look at gazebo structures on target and it’s something you could look at – structures are very reasonable, and then you have something you can use afterwards for your garden.  Draping etc from a haberdashery shop should be cheap enough.

EDIT – Sorry I see you’re in Australia I found in bunnings.com.au a great selection too!

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