(Closed) Nautical non-flower centerpieces and where to find/DIY?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@PinkBubbleGum: I like the sailboats a lot- I wonder if you could find simple wooden ones in a hobby store and paint them? It may be too rustic for her, but my first thought was ‘drift wood.’ I’ve seen really lovely arrangements with drift wood.

Also I was thinking rope, compasses, and old maps. Maybe you could find a way to make runners out of old maps, and then artfully arrange a collection of things down the table? White and blue stripes seem nauticle to me, maybe you could make some cloth flowers out of a striped canvas?

Post # 7
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

Hi there – I think it would be super cool if you could use ropes somehow (like the pic below).  I also thought that the shells on the table #’s are very cute too!  It might also be neat to use nautical maps on the tables somehow.  Hope this helps a bit!

Post # 8
374 posts
Helper bee

I love the sail boat idea!  Very cute yet not cutesy.  I think if you can find a Dollar Store they might have something.  Or try Joann’s fabric’s in the $1.00 craft bins.  Or try a Five and Ten, or Walmart type store, or toy store, and find model boats you put together.

I love the place cards!  All these ideas are fabulous!!  The only one I am not partial to is the table with the rope.  It looks like a monk’s belt.  I think shells on the table is adequate with maybe natical napkins.  I prefer clean straight lines without interruption; but that’ s me.  If you like the rope, go for it.  It can be quite costly though as that rope isn’t inexpensive and for the money I’d rather put it toward food or drink.

Whereas you like the sail boats, I would contact the magazine where you saw it and ask about the photographer and try to pin the boats down that way.



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