(Closed) DIY is hard

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 2
576 posts
Busy bee

lace might look better and some ribbon? with one twine bow on each?

Post # 3
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

The rope one looks fine.  The difference with the burlap one is on the inspiration pic, they used a wire burlap ribbon, but I don’t think yours looks bad. I think once you put in some baby breath and set up a sample tablescape, you’ll find you have the very same feel. You’re never going to make it look exactly the same, you really would want that anyway, but you want the same essential feel and I think you’re nailing the feel. 

Post # 4
1754 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I would switch the thin and thick burlap stuff so that the thick one is on the patterned vase so the pattern doesn’t clash so much with the thin string. 

They don’t look as bad as you think! I agree with PP that you will like them more once they’re “set up” with flowers and etc. 

Post # 5
712 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Yeah, the jute twine looks fine. The burlap ones don’t look all that bad, but it’s definitely the shape. They don’t look bad, just different. I know what you mean about DIY. I’m making my own pocket folds invites and it’s taking everything I have not to just order them every time I pick up a piece of card stock to cut! ๐Ÿ˜› To make you feel better, I don’t see the glue at all and it’ll be less noticable when they have flowera in them. ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 6
974 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

2monthweddingplanner:  It totally feel ya! I too had to actually look for the hot glue so it’s not as noticable as you’d think being the DIY’er. You could look into using an epoxy that would dry clear it if really irks you.

And I agree with switching to use the bigger ribbon on textured vase too.

I think it’ll look great, keep at it!

Post # 7
1221 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

The burlap looks much thicker than in the inspiration photo. Maybe fold it in half or trim it down some?

Post # 8
3035 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I think it looks great! Maybe add a little something to cover the glue? Once you get flowers in, I don’t think anyone will notice. Remember the people there will be talking/having fun and not inspecting your centerpeices. They’ll also have never seen the inspiration and have no idea that it’s not exact. 

Post # 9
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

amberback:  Well said… dont get too caught up in the details. No one will notice these little things. Great job!

Post # 10
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I LOVE this idea! So cute! My only suggestion is the textured vase, at first I thought you had clear paper crumbled in the vase? Otherwise I love the ribbon and the twine ๐Ÿ™‚ 


Post # 12
1843 posts
Buzzing bee

2monthweddingplanner:  I agree with the PP who said to swap the twine and the burlap so the burlap is covering most of the pattern in the vase. To me that’s the biggest difference so I think once you do that they will seem very similar. 

Also, could you try using a smaller dab of glue for the twine so you can’t see it? You would have to work faster though. 

Post # 13
11 posts
  • Wedding: March 2015

Hi There!

Don’t give up! You just need to find a finer material instead of Burlap… or find a finer grade of it… It shouldn’t be expensive… Go and ask your local coffee roaster for some bags?

Also, you haven’t put in the flowers yet…. So just persevere and post some new photos when you have!! Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

2monthweddingplanner:  Looks like your glue might be white? They sell glue gun sticks that dry clear, which might be worth checking into because then you don’t need to worry as much about whether the glue is visible.

Post # 15
1219 posts
Bumble bee

I think this project is much easier on straight sided vases.  You can get the ribbon/string tighter and it stays in place better.  I’ve done lots of projects on vases and lampshades.  The angled sides are always a pain.  Yours look great but its definitely easier with the other vases.  Don’t give up yet!

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