- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
A little back ground to understand the situation I’m in.
This is a small DIY wedding that I have 54 days left to put together. I’m in “delicate condition” so I don’t need the stress, any advice or suggestions as to ANYTHING is welcomed, as long as it is constructive and supported. 🙂
Last week I started working on some of the decorations I know that I definately want there, a few chalk boards with our cute inside jokes on them and my yarn chandeliers. The chalk boards turned out too cute, but I tell you what, these chandeliers are going to be the death of me… I have done three test runs in the past week, not many but with the drying time and my weekends being spent at my FI’s house 2 hours away, I consider it a lot.
The first run I did outside, I followed the directions perfectly (the link i used is below) but I forgot to take into consideration that it is the end of winter/ beggining of spring in south Texas, which means one day it can be cold enough to freeze pickle pops on the balcony and the next day it will be wet as perch in a stream. So during the drying time my ballons deflated, and though they were still super cute, I’m one of those it has to be perfect kinds.
So the day I found my sad balls on the balcony I did another test run inside my apartment. I had done a little research and found that some people skipped the vasiline part, so I decided to give it a shot. Also, because the glue on the prior day hadn’t dried all the way and wasn’t strong enough I added more corn starch to thicken it up a tad. When I got home from work the next day, I found my balls still blown up and thought I had conqured the balls… Until I popped the ballon.
As the ballon deflated so did the balls. So I doubled the drying time and re-added the vasiline but found that while drying the yarn slipped a little and that the ball still caved in a tad when i went to pop the ballon.
If anybody has ANY suggestions PLEASE let me know. I only have 54 days left to figure it out, and I don’t want to be stuck on these chandeliers for much longer.
P.S. any cute and easy deco ideas are welcome, it’s a simplistic southern style wedding (think belle not beer.)