- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
Ok so I got a general feel for how many of you thought the teal lace on an ivory/cream tablecloth look was too busy in the first post…but the end answer seemed to be that I at least needed to do a mock up.
I used the largest loose scrap of teal lace I had for the picture below, so try and ignore the uneven edges. On the day of I’ll be cutting evenly measured square overlays. I have a whole bolt of the teal lace fabric but didn’t want to start cutting into the bolt unless I knew I was definitely going to try and do these overlays. If I need to re-sell the fabric it’s best if I keep as much of it untouched as possible.
+1’s for the lace overlay:
- I already own a whole bolt of it…so ya money already spent…BUT the total cost will be under $80 with lots of extra lace for crafts, so it’s not TOO expensive
- I’ve already used this lace in a few other craft items for the cocktail hour (card cake box, the lawn sign, and the wood fan favors) and I think it will carry over well to have some of it in the reception too.
- The tables may look kind of plain without it
- My FMIL and the florist don’t seem as enthusiastic as me about these overlays…so does that mean a lot of other people won’t like them too?
- I plan on having lots of orange, blue, and grey decor…maybe if I do the overlays I’ll take away (visually) from everything else I’m working so hard on to look nice?
- What if it moves around and gets messy while people are eating?
Overlay Inspiration Pic:
This is the mock up of my centerpiece via my florist (the flowers will be orange and layered more for the big day)
Here is my mock up of how it may look with the teal lace overlay I chose. I plan on cutting it as a square that will lay on the table with just the tips hanging over the edge. It will probably cover slightly less of the table comapred to my inspiration pic but will be quite close.
Whoops let me just move my cat… he dramatically sits on all my diy projects……