Mar 17, 2012

Damask Wedding Inspiration

According to Wikipedia, "Damask is a reversible figured fabric of silk, wool, linen, cotton, or synthetic fibers, with a pattern formed by weaving. Damasks are woven with one warp yarn and one weft yarn, usually with the pattern in warp-faced satin weave and the ground in weft-faced or sateen weave. Twill damasks include a twill-woven ground or pattern."

The way we typically think of it today is by the distinct repeating floral pattern that you see in wallpapers or designs. Typically today Damask is a solid color graphic icon set upon a contrasting background.

Big Bold graphic prints are hot right now for modern weddings. It's no wonder so many brides are drawn to not only damask, but leopard print, zebra print and other big bold patterns.

Want to add a little more modern flair?  Just add a bright pop of color like hot pink or red with the damask.

Damask is one of those patterns that's the perfect balance of classic and trendy.  Look at the gorgeous dress above that would be perfect to put your bridesmaids in, and they could wear it again and again because it doesn't have the typical "bridesmaid" look.

How to DIY the above candle holders
You could easily DIY the damask candle holders above with your pattern or even your logo.
Photoshop Method: Simply measure the width and height of the candle holder with a tape measure and draw a rectangle the same shape in a computer program like Photoshop.  Add your graphics, print and attach around your candle holder with a small piece of double-sided clear tape.
The Easy Method: You can also purchase damask stickers at any local craft store and simply attach them to your candle holders.
The Crafty (& permanent) Method: Want to get really crafty?  Purchase damask stencils, tape the stencils to your candle holder and paint with a glass-friendly paint.  Remove the stencil and seal the entire candle holder.  Now they can double as favors!


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