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Mr. and Mrs. DIY Burlap & Lace Wedding Chair Decoration

There's always a special seat at the table for the new Mr. and Mrs.!

I made big burlap bows for the bride and groom's chairs and added their new "titles" with a stencil. How special is that?

I made the bows in the same manner as the pew bows. I cut the ends a bit shorter and then stenciled on them with a black acrylic paint.

For best results, use a brush that is designed for stenciling. I wrap a piece of masking tape around the brush so that only about 1/4 inch of the bristles are showing. This keeps the brush very firm when stenciling.

  • 6 inch wide burlap ribbon
  • 6 inch wide printed tulle
  • 3 inch wide white satin ribbon
  • 3/4 inch wide lace ribbon
  • Silk roses
  • Silk ivy sprigs
  • Florist wire
  • Hot glue
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Stenciling Brush

Step 1: Dip the brush in the acrylic paint and holding it at a 90-degree angle, tap it over the stencil, holding the stencil firmly in place with your other hand.



Step 2: Lift the stencil carefully and allow the paint to dry completely.


Step 3: Attach a white silk flower to the center of the bow, and tie to the chair.


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