(Closed) These tossing cones will be the end of me!!!!!!!!!

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

YUP. Diecut belly bands. Took TWO FULL DAYS of non-stop work. And they’re still not done. Not to mention these dumb RSVP card backers.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Firinne:  Psshhh I LOVE the paper! Festive 😀

Post # 7
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Worker bee

Having to make 50 of anything usually isn’t that much fun, even if the first few are!  Glad you found a way to make them work – they look great!

 @LizLemon:  They may be a PITA, but those belly bands rock!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Firinne:  Nice job on the cones!

@LizLemon:  Those invitations are awesome!

Personally, I’ve been driving myself insane carving fake pumpkins I decided to use as table numbers since… the beginning of August. Between finding the right font to make a stencil, printing the stencil out to be the right size, transferring the stencil onto the pumpkin, carving the pumpkin, and then doing at least two coats of paint for each one, it’s been taking a LOT of time. Just last night I put a second coat on two pumpkins, a first coat on one, stenciled and carved three more, which I will now have to paint with probably three coats… it’s madness! It’s a wonder I don’t dream about working on these things. So far, I’m up 13 table numbers and other pumpkins with our last name initial and our first name initials each on separate pumpkins. And that’s not counting the 48 smaller pumpkins I gouged holes into, covered with glue and glitter, sprayed with acrylic and set tealights into… 

Over the weekend I spent an entire day making wedding themed mad libs from scratch. I was glad I invested in a paper cutter but my back was killing me after slicing all of those things down to size.

And on top of that, I’m also individually stamping 140 paper favor bags but breaking it up into groups of about 20 per night.

I’m getting to know the staff at the local Michaels’ store a little too well at this point…

 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Firinne:  Here is a photo of the pumpkins with our initials. This is before I started painting them a champagne gold color. You could easily paint the initials on the pumpkins instead of carving them.

Excuse all the clutter and mess. I am losing my mind, after all!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Firinne:  I used this heated multi tool that has an exacto blade tip. It is amazing! Slices through like butter.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Firinne:  I am seriously dreading that ampersand pumpkin. It may be the first one I will abandon of this whole project. I’ll take an updated photo!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

I am clueless…. what are the tossing cones for? I re-read everything here (they are going at the back of the chairs) and can’t figure it out. Are you putting something inside like candy? They do look great though!

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