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« on: June 24, 2009 03:47:56 PM »

I have decided to do as much of my wedding myself as possible! I am having a really hard time finding some of the things i need for prices that arent mildly insane. Any suggestions you folks have are GREATLY appreciated

I Need:
Russian or French Netting
small rhinestones
seeded paper (you can print on it, and then plant it and it grows flowers)
2 Large pieces of plain chipboard
tiny terra cotta pots

There are two craft stores in my town. Joanns, and Michaels. Neither of them had any of these things. Ridiculous!

Here is a list of the things I plan on making myself;
Save the dates, Invitations and thank you's
seat assignment cards/favors (little seed paper flowers in pots w/ their name)
Aisle runner
birdcage veil
bridesmaid gifts
bouquets/ floral arrangements
Other miscellaneous reception decor

I could REALLY use help finding the stuff i need, and any suggestions anyone has
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009 06:16:04 AM »

For the net, try a fabric shop--be sure to ask, as it may be orderable, just not in stock!  Failing that, look around online.  Ebay is my go-to friend, but I know not everyone likes them.  You can make seeded paper yourself, the same way you make ordinary paper, just add seeds to it.  This would be way cool, in my mind, because you could really make it exactly like you want it.  And making paper is cheap, once you've got the frame.  For the chip board...try school/teacher supply places, maybe?  Or if you've got a college, try their bookstore.  Our Hobby Lobby carries it, but I actually prefer the university bookstore.  The people are way more helpful.  And for the pots, try your local garden supply places--including Lowe's and Home Depot.  Or the Dollar Store.  These are definitely going to be seasonal, so now's the time to get them, when you find them!

Hope that helped!

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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2009 06:46:51 AM »

I would just do lots of searching online for some of this stuff.  When you say large pieces of chipboard what size are you looking for?  I got a whole bunch of 8 1/2 x 11 chipboard off Etsy and I have a lot leftover.  Used it to make my guestbook which is scrapbook pages and everyone is to bring a picture to include in the book.  I wanted the pages sturdy so glued my papers to the chipboard.  If I'm remembering right you could get as big as 12 x 12 on Etsy.  You might want to check it out.  Prices weren't that bad either.  If you need 8 1/2 x 11 I would gladly share some of what I have and send it to you.  Just let me know.
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2009 09:08:36 PM »

Some things I found:

I don't know what your colors are, but here are some decorations for sale on craigslist:

A wholesale lot of rhinestones on ebay:

I don't know how many people you're having... or if you want real terra cotta, but I found these on ebay:

I also found these adorable, handmade wedding favors made out of seeded paper! She says she has other colors available:

Hope this helped!!
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2009 09:36:26 AM »

I found tiny terra cotta pots, but I can't for the life of me remember. It might have been the Dollar Store, but also check thrift shops if you have some near you, because they have fabric, and all sorts of stuff.

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