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Topic: Need your input: Oversized, huge, Mardi Gras beads  (Read 638 times)
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« on: March 06, 2006 09:19:45 AM »

Okay, okay, I know Mardi Gras was last week but we're already planning for next year. I have a friend who wants to decorate her bar for next year's festivities and came up with the idea to have extra large beads hanging down from the roof, swagging over the front and facing the street. I have included a crappy sketch. We're having a hard time deciding on material and I was hoping you could help. We discussed styrofoam but a) you can't spray paint it and b) it's too light and will probably blow around too much. We also discussed beach balls but can't figure out how to attach them to each other. Anybody have any brilliant ideas? We sure woudl appreciate it. Thanks in advance!

« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2006 11:06:14 AM »

Paper mache? If you use a wire base it will make them heavy enough not to blow around, and you can spray paint it. 
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2006 02:29:55 PM »

You could use beach balls and use regular Madri Gras bead to kinda tie around them..like thry would go from one pole to another and you'd have a bunch of them and they'd all tie together... Tongue

Or you could connect a bunch of beads and wrap that all around your bar. Umm.

Good luck! It's pretty early to plan for Mardi Gras. My grandma starts buying Christmas present in, like, February. Her whole closet is filled with presents all the time.

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2006 06:13:06 AM »

Yes, it most certainly is early but I have a feeling whatever we decide to do is going to take a while. It's a big project.

Thanks for the input ladies. The paper mache seems like it could work...just getting it to be perfectly round may be challenging.

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