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#1211 shan0487

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:59 PM

I will take some pics tonight and get them posted tomorrow- if you don't see them- PM me to remind me- I am pretty scatter-brained these days! I'm done with the wedding planning but I'm operation Baby shower planning as my MOH got pregnant while we were in Mexico!!!! It was planned- no worries, haha! :)

Originally Posted by PuntaBride 

Can you PM me some close ups!  Or post on here!



#1212 heather1214

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    Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:57 PM

    Originally Posted by shan0487 

    Thanks! they are pretty easy to make- I just bought raffia and used a folding chair to get an idea of how long I wanted them to be- I cut 12-15 pieces of raffia for each one (can't remember exact number- but I can count them to make sure) folded it to make the loop and the tied a piece of ribbon to keep the loop.  Then I put a cotton ball in the starfish (otherwise the inside is hollow) then I superglued a piece of heavy cardstock (cardboard would work too) to the cardstock and then attached another piece of ribbon over it and then hot glued the raffia to the starfish and volia! :) I can PM you pics of close-ups if you don't understand my instructions.  The raffia curls naturally and was very curly and pretty until I had to pack them in my suitcase and then the flattened out on their journey to Mexico- but they still looked good! :) It's way cheaper to make these yourself than to buy them FYI! I have tons of leftover raffia that I can sell if you need yellow, orange or tan raffia! :)

    I'd also like to see close ups!  Where did you get the starfish?  My colors are magenta and navy, so I'd probably use navy or a natural tan color raffia.  Thanks for the explanation!!!  How did they hold up in the wind? 



    #1213 shan0487

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    Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:08 PM

    I bought the starfish on ebay- I had to buy a dozen- and I did the give your best offer option and I got them for $28! :) 

    I'd also like to see close ups!  Where did you get the starfish?  My colors are magenta and navy, so I'd probably use navy or a natural tan color raffia.  Thanks for the explanation!!!  How did they hold up in the wind? 



    #1214 shan0487

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    Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:10 PM

    You can also buy the starfish at Michael's or Hobby Lobby- but if you plan on making at few of the decorations it is cheaper to just buy them in bulk then to go to Michael's 6 or so different times to use a 40% coupon on each starfish.  Just what I learned from shopping around! :)



    #1215 shan0487

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    Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:36 PM

    Ok ladies- here are my close-ups.  I used 15 strands of raffia and used a folding chair to estimate the desired length.  I had 3 colors so I made 5 strands of each color per decoration.  You can see how I hot glued the cardstock to the back of the starfish for support. Also, the raffia curls much more than this, but again- mine was packed to and from Mexico- so they straighten out a little via travel.   Let me know if you have any other questions! :) 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    And they really aren't that hard to make- I think two of us made 6 of them in about an hour and a half and we were girl talking the whole time- so you know how that slows things down! :) 



    #1216 jrack

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      Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:39 PM

       

      The mock layout of mycenterpiece...I would be filling the glasses with water, and I've got rose petals coming.



      #1217 jrack

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        Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:40 PM

        Originally Posted by shan0487 

        Ok ladies- here are my close-ups.  I used 15 strands of raffia and used a folding chair to estimate the desired length.  I had 3 colors so I made 5 strands of each color per decoration.  You can see how I hot glued the cardstock to the back of the starfish for support. Also, the raffia curls much more than this, but again- mine was packed to and from Mexico- so they straighten out a little via travel.   Let me know if you have any other questions! :) 

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

        And they really aren't that hard to make- I think two of us made 6 of them in about an hour and a half and we were girl talking the whole time- so you know how that slows things down! :) 

        These looks great! Thanks for the tip



        #1218 Jess878

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          Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:23 PM

          I didn't think of using colored raffia, thanks for the idea. I had made 1 to see how it came out but I think I will try the next with some colored raffia ribbon.

          #1219 shan0487

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          Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:15 AM

          You are welcome!!

           

          Yes- adding a color def gives it a nice "pop" that I think the decorations need! Esp if you have bright colors as your wedding colors like I did! :)

           

           

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          Originally Posted by jrack 

          These looks great! Thanks for the tip

           

          Originally Posted by Jess878 

          I didn't think of using colored raffia, thanks for the idea. I had made 1 to see how it came out but I think I will try the next with some colored raffia ribbon.


          #1220 SHANNON4

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            Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:51 PM

            My colors are malibu from davids bridal, and hot pink. I bought table runners the same color of as my bridesmaid dresses (the blue malibu) and then did small square vases, and Iwill be filling the vases with pick water beads, and under the water beads will b a pink waterproof t light led. And then one one side of the vase Iwill have a white pencil starfish. We r having a poolside reception, so having my centerpieces glow in the night should b pretty cool. Ill try and take a pic and post!




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