Post # 1
So here is a picture of my centerpiece inspiration:
I’ve already got the containers, black ribbon and floral foam. To be honest, I’m quite impressed with myself that I’ve even got this far in the process. My latest challenge is finding a black and white damask covering for the containers. I need some kind of paper that’s thicker and more durable than wrapping paper but flexible enough to wrap around.
I’m enteraining the idea of getting wallpaper, but I’d only need half a roll since I only have 9 centerpieces.I was also thinking about ordering scrapbooking paper, but I’m not sure how to go about that because each “covering” would need to be approximately 8in X 22in.
Post # 3
bump for the daytime ladies…
Post # 4
Do you have a paper source near you? They have so many different kinds of paper. If not, they do have an online store, but online is always a risk.
Post # 5
Look at Christmas wrapping paper. I’ve seen some like this at Hobby Lobby. Also consider using fabric. It’d be more expensive, but more elegant, IMO.
Post # 6
I got a good shimmery black and white damask cardstock for my invites from paperandmore.com (they let you order samples), here’s a link to it http://www.paperandmore.com/product/4961/8-1-2-x-11-black-brocade-on-pearl-white-metallic-cardstock-107lb-cover
You can also think about buying wrapping paper and putting a backing on it with spray adhesive.
Post # 7
Have you checked the scrapbook aisles at Michaels/AC Moore/Hobby Lobby/Joanns?
Post # 8
contact paper might work. I’ve seen damask patterned too at Target I think. Or, scrapbook paper
Post # 9
Wrapping paper could be stiffened by setting it on top of contact paper so the contact paper is on the back.
You might be able to find a wallpaper border that is wide enough. They are usually 6″ but there are wider ones available.
Post # 10
Also, I dunno if this is a helpful comment or not, but if you do get the wrapping paper or a thin paper, and you have glass containers, you can just place the paper on the inside of the container so you wouldn’t have to fiddle with glue or spray adhesive. If push comes to shove, good “damask paper” and you could print your own or have it printed or altared at a print shop like kinkos. It’s black and white so it shouldnt be that expensive!
Post # 11
These are fabulous ideas. I definitely think I’m going to do the wrapping paper over the contact paper idea!
Post # 12
I believe they used fabric over paper. I looked for contact paper and wraping paper to match that centerpiece for days. I found fabric that is exact (at least I think) It’s not a black and white centerpiece. It’s a cream yellowish color. Would you belive that the candles holders are all the same height as well? LOL That was a fun disagreement between fi and I lol…. If you google Melissa Jill photography’s blog you can get more photos of that exact wedding.
I also sent you an inbox. Good luck!