Post # 1
So Ive been contemplating making my own fabric table runners for a while. We are having 3 long tables and they are going to be covered in glass candlesticks that are about 11" high (without candles). I am worried that fabric might cause the candlesticks to be shaky and possibly fall over and break. The wedding has a garden/vintagy feel and I originally wanted green and white damask/ floral patterns for the runners. Since I had the idea about the candlesticks falling over, Ive been trying to think of a solution. One thing I came up with is using wallpaper instead of fabric. I would buy a roll of nice looking wallpaper and cut that to use down the center of the table. Any ideas on how this would look? Thanks for your help! xo
Post # 3
How were you planning on making the fabric table runners? I can’t imagine that even two layers of fabric (if you sewed it to be double-sided) would cause the candle sticks to fall over, unless you places then right on the seams where it might be a little uneven.
I think fabric table runners are probably your best bet for the feel you’re looking for. Can you make a small mock up with the fabric and test out how stable the candles would be? I would look into that before considering the paper. I think it would look more elegant and natural–and the edges would be cleaner.
let us know what you decide!
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn
I think it depends on the fabric like LatteLove said. However, I’ve done runners with wrapping paper before and it looks cute. Wallpaper may be a little better because there is less chance of it wrinkling. I know Hostess with the Mostess has used wrapping paper on some centerpieces on the blog before.