Post # 17
Thanks! I’ve been thinking about how to weigh them down. I was thinking staking them into the ground, but one of my friends recently mentioned those weights that people use for balloons. I think they might be my best bet… and I doubt anyone will be able to see them, so I don’t really care what they look like – I just don’t want all these strands to get tangled.
Post # 18
Just saw that we’re date twins (yay!). The weights won’t show, so really anything. I mentioned beads b/c they are simple to thread & are cheap (talking about the large wood beads in the kids’ craft section).
Also, don’t know if this will apply, but I stored mine by wrapping each strand long-ways over a toilet paper rolls. A straight piece off cardboard worked too.
Again, lovely work 🙂
Post # 19
yay date twins! 8 months today! Thanks for the tip for storing them – that will definitely come in handy! They can’t stay up on my wall forever, haha.
Post # 21
I love this! I actually did something similar and think it turned out great in our guests’ photos –
(sorry it’s blurry – I just wanted to give you an idea of the color scheme and how we “anchored” ours.)
Can’t wait to see how yours turns out!
Post # 22
Very cute! You can use fishing weights. Just warap the line around the weight.
Post # 23
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
Very cute. I actually like that some strands are more sparse with hearts than others, it gives it a nice casual look.
Post # 24
So cute! I love how your hearts are spaced! I’ll be sure to post a picture in a recap (in 8 months, haha).
Ooh, that’s another good idea! I can’t see your picture though… Is it just of fishing weights?
Post # 26
Soooo cute!! I agree filling the spaces would complete the look perfectly. That is going to look so nice 🙂
Post # 27
oh my gosh! I love it! I’ve done seen paper circle garlands for showers before but this behind your arch is like the cutest idea ever! I’m going to be a diccenting voice here- I like the combination of strands with close hearts & those further apart. It adds dimension.
Post # 28
@arielmerms: I have thousands of paper hearts I wanted to do this with!! Mine are from moldy and otherwise unusable books. So you use the glue dots and just ‘glue’ the fishing line to the hearts? I think I can handle doing that while watching TV at night! 🙂 Yours looks so so great.
Post # 29
I’m actually sewing mine together, and it seems to be going quickly (less than 2 minutes per strand), but I’m sure glue dots between two hearts would work as well!
thanks! I like the different sizes too 🙂
Post # 30
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
that’s what I did when making paper dot garlands… I bought a ton of glue dots (the actual product, not dots of regular glue, if that makes sense) and glued two paper dots of the same color to a long piece of floss with the glue dot in the middle. (Here’s a pic – haven’t gotten pro pics back yet.)
Post # 31
Awesome! Thanks so much for the pic – they turned out so great! I will now start buying glue dots in bulk for this project. 🙂