- 9 years ago
- Wedding: May 2010
During one of my marathon idea gathering days, I was searching the web for something cute and fun to do with our Thank You’s. I had seen before a couple holding signs saying thank you and was looking to do something along those lines. The best way I’ve come up with for getting ideas is to simply type into Google Images what you’re looking for. Somewhere along the line, I found Thank You Parasols and simply fell in love.At first I started looking for places to buy them but I was seeing them for $50+ and didn’t want to spend that much on something that would only be used one time. So I put that idea on the back burner for awhile.Until one day, Weddingbee came to the rescue again!! Mrs. Spring Roll posted a tutorial showing us all how she made her own.
I ordered this Chartreuse Parasol from Pearl River for $11.50 plus $8.00 shipping. It is more expensive than the $5.50 white one Mrs. Spring Roll ordered, but I wanted a little pop of color in mine and they consider this a “custom color” hence the price increase.
I followed Mrs. Spring Roll’s tutorial step-by-step, excluding pinning the stencils to the parasol. I was just too lazy to run upstairs and find them so I just placed them where I wanted them and traced around them in pen. I filled in the outline with black acrylic paint that I had laying around the house.