Monday, August 24, 2009

Damask Paterns

On saturday I got 2 invitations in the mail, one to my friend's wedding and the other to her shower/party. Her invitations were super cute and adorable, and now I cannot wait to send mine out... only 109 days until I'm MRS!! :) I'm getting excited.

I think I'm even done making paper flowers, shocker! So tonight I'm going to spray paint branches and start gluing them on. I'm also going to try and see how the damask ribbon looks around the galvenized pail's I got months ago. Here's hoping.

I need to print direction and accomidation cards for the invitations. Perhaps I'll just refer them to our webpage, it might be easier. Seems to be what people are doing these days anyway...

But I found these pretty damask paterns (they're free) so here is the link over at the Wedding Chicks.

And in my search I also might have found a solution to my delema as to how to keep the branches from falling over in their pots (top heavy, but not heavy heavy. just heavy enough that you have to have a ton of sand or something to keep them from moving). Found this:

From Wedding Chicks (again)
Step 1.
After preparing your work area to protect from plaster misshaps, start by inserting the base of your Manzanita tree into the block of foam. Use firm and steady pressure, being careful not to move the branch around. We don’t want to make the hole in the foam oversized. 2 or 3 inches ought to be enough. If something goes wrong, you can always turn the foam over and use the other side.
Step 2. Gently lift the and block and branch together, and place it into the container. Use gentle pressure to seat the block snugly down into the container, making sure it’s level.
Step 3. You can fill the rest of the container with Plaster of Paris, however for this demonstration we rolled up small sections of newspaper and stuffed them neatly around the foam block, leaving about 2 inches of space to the top of the container.
Step 4. Mix your Plaster of Paris according to the instructions on the can. A heavier batch (not too soupy) is easier to work with, and sets faster. Pour the plaster into the container, spreading it evenly over the top of the foam block. Fill to within 1/2 inch of the top. Be advised that a glass container may be a problem, as this material can expand and heat up a bit and could break the glass.
Step 5. That’s it! Set your tree out of the way for about 20 to 30 minutes while the plaster cures. After the plaster has cured, place other materials on top and around the base to conceal the plaster.

Oh and since I'm having these tree's all over the place, maybe this is an idea?

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