(Closed) Need help covering these chairs without chair covers…. any advice?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Tulle and/or ribbon bows.  Buy a huge bolt of tulle and have at it making as many as you need as big as you want them.  I believe tulle will be less expensive than ribbon.  

 

What things are you DIY-ing? :  wedding Tulle Bows With Pearl Strands

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Hmmmmm.  That’s a tough one.  I’m not sure.  Maybe have ivory tulle wrap around the chair and make a bow.  Then maybe a little wisteria accent of some sort if you want to use both colors.  I think the wisteria might looks strange against the green.  If you could somehow try it first, that would be great.  

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Is tulle inexpensive by the bolt?  I’m going to have this issue too, so I’m just curious-  I’m going to have about 20-24 tables with 8-10 seats per table…  This is a great idea btw!  I have black chairs 🙁 boringggg

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Keisha In Love:  I think ivory tulle with wisteria flowers will be pretty.  Maybe you can think of the green chair as the green that would be present in nature?

 

@Ms.Sugarsnap:  Tulle is generally inexpensive but can be pricey.  I’ve seen it as low as $9.99 a bolt and as expensive as $98.00 per bolt.  Of course the bolts have different amounts of tulle on them and some tulle is fine whether others are not.  Common colors are less expensive than uncommon colors.  

For both of you – I’d do some mock ups first, measuring carefully and do the math so you buy the right amount and the kind/quality of tulle that works best for what you want to do.  

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I made the bows below using 6″ wide tulle.   I probably paid $2 for each spool and I’d say I could get 5-10 bows from each spool.  (Depending on how fluffy you make them.)  This with the bolts of tulle to cover the chairs, you could probably cover your chairs for $50 -$150 easily (depending on how many chairs you have).  I got my flowers from Dollar Tree.  Of course you can go somewhere else and get a larger silk flower selection.  Or you could use pearls, or other decorative things as well.  (Pay no mind to the sheet I used as a chair cover in my mock up.) There are online tutorials that show you how to make tulle bows.  It is very easy.  The chair covers in my first post on this thread look even easier than the ones I made.  If you have a lot to make you could have friends over and make a party of it.  

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Remember that ladies may be sitting with their bare skin against the tulle if they have a low back dress and tulle can be scratchy.

Have you checked out the cost of using runners instead of sashes? The runner would cover more of the chair back. They are 12″ wide.

http://www.cvlinens.com/table-runners-satin-runners-c-44_54.html

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

I love the gold chairs with the burgundy/red material.  I think the comment about the tulle being scratchy is something to consider.  Another consideration is how much time it would take to dress up each chair.  The suggestions for decorating the chairs are wonderful!

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