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By (Guest Post)10/30/2008
I just called our local carpet store and they are saving their tubes for us! And the best part is they are FREE!
By Mary Koehler 10/07/2008
If carpet or floor covering still comes on tubes, you could get some and paint them. Maybe paint a little gesso on them for texture.
By Claudia (Guest Post)10/07/2008
Shindig.com sells them. I think they are plastic but they have all sizes. I doubt that they are cheap. They have them for school proms, etc.
By Cheryl 10/06/2008
Home Depot sells the molds to pour your own, if you feel like getting creative, They also selling colorant to add to the concrete in the building supplies department. I also believe they sell ready made columns in different deminsions, very reasonable. If not try Lowes or Michaels, but I'm almost positive that Home Depot carrys these items. You may want to compare prices between the three
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Where can I find how to make roman columns for a wedding?
For our daughter's wedding in '05, we made 19 - 8 ft. tall columns and placed them around the gymnasium. We purchased 2'x2'x4' cardboard boxes from U-line, taped them end to end, painted them cream and spread drywall compound on them with a large putty knife, leaving a very rough texture. After they dried (took a couple days), they looked like stone. Then we spiraled a strand of twinkle lights from bottom to top and tucked artificial ivy into the lighting wire. Using tulle, I had made 12' tubes that fit very loosely over the columns, pinning it in a few places to make sure the tulle didn't just hang straight down.
For stability, we put fishing line around the top of each column and attached it to a hook on the wall. Vining blue flowers and ribbon rested on top of each column and hung down.
We made them that tall because we then strung another set of twinkle lights from the top of each column and attached it to a cable stretched from one basketball goal to the other in the gym and wanted people to be able to safely walk under the lights. We wrapped tulle around each string of lights, as well as around the strings of lights and the cable running from goal to goal. This, and 5 candles on each table, was the only lighting in the gym. (We used large sheets of white paper and just pleated it to make fans to cover the orange "target" area on each basketball goal.)
We also ordered some 2'x2'x3' and 2'x2'2' boxes and made several shorter pillars (ivy and tulle on each) and set a rented Boston fern on top.
From a local greenhouse, we rented 15-8' tall flowering trees and strung each with twinkle lights. (Used 7,000 twinkle lights purchased for less than a $1/box at after Christmas sales.)
We were really pleased with how great everything looked! Needless to say, we had a lot of help from wonderful friends!
Wow, what a lengthy comment, but maybe it will provide some useful ideas. (02/08/2008)
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