(Closed) DIY Help needed!

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

Is it too late to return those? It doesn’t even look like it’s a straight slant. It looks like it’s fluted, and in which case, there really won’t be any way to do that at all.

I think something like a coffee can would work a lot better. You’d also save money, because it looks like the opening on your container is much wider, meaning it will require a lot more flowers to look right. I actually think you’d save money by buying all new containers than spending that much extra on flowers.

Besides, you aren’t going to want something mesh anyway, as I am pretty sure those flowers should be in water (though I am no florist).

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t think this is a problem at all!  I know how you feel – wanting it to be exactly like your inspiration pic – but I had to make some changes to my DIY centerpieces based on what I had to work with and they turned out beautifully!  Give it a shot with a trial one and see what you think.  Post pics of what you come up with so you can get feedback.  I got some great suggestions from doing this 🙂 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would look for straight containers. They should be hard to find. Check the dollar store, hobby lobby, michaels, goodwill. Like the PP said Coffee cans are a good idea. Think of anything cylindrical, 2 liter soda bottles anything really since they’ll be covered. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

One thing you can do is cut a slit on the tip and then another on the bottom on two opposite sides of the damask.The paper should then overlap and the seam won’t be terribly visible. If the seam bothers you, you can cover it with a simple black ribbon.

You can also try making the paper fit around the top, secure it that way (with hot glue or what have you.) Then at the bottom you’ll have paper overlapping in a diagonal.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@EffieTrinket:  +1 Those containers do look big and not only would they take more flowers (which I guess you said is not an issue) but would take up an enormous amount of room on the table. Love the coffee can idea!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think because of the damask print you’re using you need to have a cylindrical container with straight sides. Otherwise the pattern won’t work out properly and won’t look nice.

Coffee can is a great idea. Ask friends and family to save theirs for you. We often have them lying around. Another option is to go to Costco or another big-box store and look for big tubs of candy that you can use for a candy bar at your reception (added fun!) and then use the containers for your centrepieces.

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Ooh I like the coffee can idea…forget what I said haha!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

you could cut your paper like this (image on the right) instead of a rectangle (like the image on the left).  I’d use newspaper or something for a practice run to see what shape/size you need, then trace the rest of them off of that.

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

 @rubybride718: 

You can cover them the same way you would a tapered lamp shade. I have done this several times but not with patterned paper.

I suggest you do one trial one to see how it would work- how the damask pattern lines up.

This video shows how to roll the lampsahde- in your case the container-to make a pattern.

After you make your pattern, cut out the damask paper . Ignore the rest of the video.

 

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I love it! It looks perfect!

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