(Closed) How in the world can you make picnic tables look good?!?!? HELP!

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 6
1765 posts
Buzzing bee

I like the third photo with the blue tablecloth-but I was wondering what color your BMs are wearing?  If you do the blue color, you could either use polyester tablecloths get bedsheets in that color to fit over the tables, then you can dress up the table with moss and peacock accents, if it is not too dark.  Otherwise I would use the wisteria type purple, and still dress up the table with the moss and peacock and ivory accents. 🙂 

Post # 8
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

The benches might get kind of hard so colorful pillows for people to sit on would look really cute.

Post # 9
1765 posts
Buzzing bee

Oh, and I saw that on your inspiration board that you had satiny type fabric swatches, perhaps you could tie a satin ribbon around your napkin or silverware to dress it up a bit.  I am glad that you liked the bedsheet idea.  If you don’t have too many tables you could get some pieces of “foam” (check around for good prices) for the seats and then wrap bedsheets pieces around and fasten under the seats.  You could use a staple gun.   Do you have any bargain places to find sheets? You could even see if you could find irregular sheets, to cut pieces to fit around the seats.  🙂  Just be careful with the stapler!

Post # 10
46600 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

To build on the idea of using bedsheets for tablecloths, you could use pillowcases to cover pieces of foam for the benches.

No sewing needed-just fold the open end in on itself.

Post # 11
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Here is a really cute idea… so as to make the table’s seem more “banquet”-esque this couple pushed them together and it seems to me just bought huge bolts of fabric and ran it down the length of the table. There are always coupons floating around for craft/fabric stores or fabric.com.

(Sorry it won’t let me post the photos)


Post # 13
23 posts
  • Wedding: November 2015

a pillow case over the top would be very cute…you could even wrap ribbon around the metal pole so they cinch in and drape out at the bottom.

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