Post # 1
Ok so i made it through about 20+ pages on the DIY section and Im super jealous… becaues im too damn lazy to be a DIY girl… BUT I found this idea for escort cards and my FH is really into the idea. cocktail umbrella place cards!
Love the idea… here is where I need help… the colors dont really fit our theme… which im not sure exactly what it is yet… but its definitely not party fun beachy theme… sad… doesnt fit our venue… BUT do you think I would be able to spray paint them the colors I wanted…. or find just solid color like black, purple, or white ones?? Any tips anyone?? Anyone else have fun DIY things that are out of the norm… I think were going to go for formal black and white wedding but with very non traditional aspects… THANKS!
Post # 3
here’s an idea tho i dont know if the price is right or not…
Post # 4
I would be affraid that spray paint would be too heavy for that type of paper. I would look for solid colors already or maybe tr hand painting. I have never tried though so you might want to do a test run and see howthe spray paint works.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park
Spray would work, just be sure you’re 6-10 inches away, and poke them into something sturdy that won’t roll away. If you spray just the umbrellas, they’ll fly all over the place! Though if you can find solid ones it would be much easier, I’d try places like the Oriental Trading Company or other online dealers, there’ve gotta be solid options out there
Post # 6
Here is a source to order individual colors, although they do have bit of a print
Here is a source for pink umbrellas:
I have also found a tutorial from Martha(of course) to make your own. That way you can use whatever colors you want.
Post # 7
@julies1949: Smart!! thank you… I will be trying this!!! I have never seen solid colors either…
@sand dollar: Thanks for the plan I am definitely going to try it!
@ab33arch: Ive seen these before! thank you… not quite what i was going for though…
thanks for your effort everyone I appreciate it!
Post # 8
Get one and definitely give it a try with the spraypainting. Or try watercolors/painting it? That may take too long though.
Post # 9
I agree with others that the umbrellas might be a little flimsy to handle the wet-ness of the spray paint. Julies1949 posted some great resources though!