Post # 1
So I’m trying to make some decorations…honestly if it doesn’t work out I’ll live but I’d like to finish out the rustic look I’m going for.
I found pretty pictures that I wanted to copy but actually doing it is much harder than it looks.
Here’s what I was going for:
Here’s what I got. I know part of the problem is the shape and pattern on the vases but I’m trying to do it without buying a bunch more stuff. I don’t like that you can see where the glue from the glue gun is.
Any thoughts on a better way to do it? Should I just skip it?
Post # 2
lace might look better and some ribbon? with one twine bow on each?
Post # 3
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
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
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! 😛 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. 😀
Post # 6
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
The burlap looks much thicker than in the inspiration photo. Maybe fold it in half or trim it down some?
Post # 8
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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
amberback: Well said… dont get too caught up in the details. No one will notice these little things. Great job!
Post # 10
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 🙂
Post # 11
Thanks guys! I’ll go to the fabric store to see if I can find a smaller burlap ribbon. Really appreciate the comments and suggestions! Maybe I’ll get better at the glue gun…
Post # 12
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
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 🙂
Post # 14
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
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!