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#21 sharlie

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    Posted 21 January 2011 - 05:59 PM

    Ohh my gosh i love these!!!!!   I have the same question what kind of tape did you use and what is the base of the them. On the LED light and base ??? LOVE IT LOVE IT!


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    #22 m&d2011

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      Posted 22 January 2011 - 03:02 PM

      I'm also curious on how you glued the velum and how did you attach it to the base? How did you do the stamping? Thanks



      #23 aliciaandkevin

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        Posted 22 January 2011 - 08:47 PM

        i'm thinking about making large luminaries for each of my table centerpieces. wrapping each luminary with a ribbon (in wedding color) around the middle. then printing the table numbers out and putting one on the center of the ribbon.

         

        did you have any support in yours to make sure they stood up? anyone recommend how i would go about making sure they could stand if i do large luminaries? maybe a foot wide? i was thinking of some type of thin wood (balsa) or something like that.

         

        ideas appreciated! i'm just starting out the planning!



        #24 sharlie

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          Posted 23 January 2011 - 04:23 PM

          Alicia,

           

          I had the same exact questions.. I really like your idea too about the table numbers. yeah i think we could have my dad or fiance make circle bases for them.. Also i think it might need something else around it to give it some substance like flower pedals or shells or something else. what do you think??


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          24 booked =)
          Can't wait til the big day!

          #25 clgriffi7

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            Posted 23 January 2011 - 04:34 PM

            The luminaries for table numbers or place cards that are for sale on etsy normally say that they use heat resistant double sided tape.  (If you do LED lights or the battery tea candles, then the heat resistant part isn't important.)  The etsy sellers all say that the velum they use can stand up on its own.  However, for having an outdoor reception they suggest putting a votive holder in the middle.  One seller (who was selling luminaries that were larger in diameter than others) suggested putting a wine glass in the middle and putting the light source in the wine glass.

             

            I think luminary table numbers is a great idea, but I don't want to have to pack votive candle holders and I am not sure if I can expect the WC at my resort to put the wine glass in as support.  What do you ladies think?



            #26 Bryjenbry

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              Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:55 PM

              Luminaries are sooo pretty!



              #27 aliciaandkevin

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                Posted 24 January 2011 - 09:59 AM

                yes! i agree that the table would also need something else... i have actually been thinking about it more and instead of putting the table number in the middle on the ribbon, i might just put our monogram there. then i saw some other cool ideas for table numbers and i might do something with them in frames. so it would add something else to the table. i may do something else small too, but i also don't want it to be too cluttered either.

                 

                i also like the wine glass idea! it would also help to light up the upper section of the luminary. especially if you put a few at the bottom and one at the top in the glass.



                #28 sharlie

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                  Posted 25 January 2011 - 07:04 PM

                  ohh the wine glass might work but then the light might be up high?  What do you think? I like the intial idea too.


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                  Can't wait til the big day!

                  #29 aliciaandkevin

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                    Posted 26 January 2011 - 10:12 AM

                    i think if you put a few lights at the bottom and then one in the wine glass it would help to light up the whole luminary. i would definitely have to try it out to see what it best.

                     

                    ps you will LOVE jamaica! i went to montego bay on vacation a two years ago... it was great!!



                    #30 dcairns

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                      Posted 26 January 2011 - 10:18 AM

                      how thick was the stock for the fans, i am trying the same thing but was worried they would bend where the popsicle stick ends






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