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diy for cheaper or buy?

Lindsey, on October 25, 2020 at 8:59 AM Posted in Do It Yourself 0 9
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I found this on Amazon and it鈥檚 exactly the look I was wanting for my Arbor decor. I was going to DIY with artificial florals anyway, and from my research I was thinking it would be about the same cost of this. Do you think this is a good deal or could I DIY it cheaper ?!diy for cheaper or buy? 1

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Latest activity by Michele, on October 26, 2020 at 5:17 AM
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    Judith
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    https://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/p55556_nt0001-white-bridal-tulle-bolt

    3 X 8 feet, 8 yards fabric.https://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/p55556_nt0001-white-bridal-tulle-bolt
    Get nylon tulle, which melts then goes out after melting a blob, it touched by a spark, cigarette, sparkler.Not polyester tulle, which is made of petroleum, which can go up in flames .A bolt is about $60 for 40 yards of 54" wide, far more than a simple swag, but if you want to use wire to attach flowers anywhere with wire, or use to decorate pews or chairs with swags, Buy by the bolt. . By the single yard, it is 4-6 a yard. Quirky search engine on this site.Enter 3 letters TUL wait, then next 3 or whatever letters. Tul le . Type a whole word, you get swept off to junk. And it always comes up no results, then goes to results page with what you asked for. A quirk on smartphone format, fine on PC. But it does work, 3 letters pause, 3 letters pause 馃し ... A lot of people do a printed chiffon, too. Tulle goes on sale about 5 times a year here, for 15% off. Jo Ann fabrics generally is at least twice the price, but lets you take 20% or 40% off with coupons on 1 item. ... Many people wrap favors in tulle and ribbon, for the wedding or showers.
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    Judith
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    "floral wire* - Save-On-Crafts" https://www.save-on-crafts.com/search?type=product&q=floral%20wire*
    save-on-crafts.com is your friend for lots of DIY. many items come singly, but also in 6-12- other sizes

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  • Sexypoodle
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    Sexypoodle
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    Definitely read the reviews and look at customer鈥檚 actual pics. I love Amazon but sometimes the items are crap.
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    Savvy May 2021
    Lindsey
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    Yes I was skeptical when i saw the picture and the price but all the reviews seem to be great for the most part!
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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
    MOB So Cal
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    I'd research your fabric carefully before you decide to DIY. Yes, tulle is super cheap, but it is also so sheer that it is almost invisible unless you use many layers. Trust me -- I made that mistake when attempting to swag banquet tables with it for a 50th anniversary party. I had 50 yards to work with, and it still pretty much disappeared.... For the fabric to look more substantial, like it does in your inspiration photos, I think you'll be happier with chiffon or a gauze-like fabric. You can still get those at a decent/on-sale/with a coupon price, but they'll be more expensive than tulle. Before you decide, I'd go to Joann's or Hobby Lobby and look at fabric so you have a clearer idea of what it's going to cost to make your own. If the product is actually as shown, I think $69 is a pretty good deal to have all the work done. Good luck!

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  • Michelle
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    Michelle
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    You鈥檝e done your research & it looks beautiful. That鈥檚 one less thing you have to do. Worse case scenario, if you get it & it looks like crap, return it!
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  • Sharonda
    Devoted January 2021
    Sharonda
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    You could probably do it cheaper DIY, but sometimes it鈥檚 worth paying for convenience. Lol! This is beautiful and as Michelle mentioned above, it鈥檚 one less thing you鈥檇 have to worry about and you could use the time you would have taken to make this to do or work on something else.
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle
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    Oh that鈥檚 great!!
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    Super October 2022
    Michele
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    Unless you plan to keep it as home decor, it's more economical to rent one from a party rental business or florist. You have to factor in labor and time of DIY, transportation, setup/teardown and trying to resell it. Renting is much cheaper in the long run. That applies to everything: linens, chairs, centerpieces, etc.
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