A couple weeks ago I mentioned I was busy at work making tissue flowers for table centerpieces. Above is a picture of all my hard work. They worked out perfect for the event. I made the centerpieces for long rectangle tables. And maybe it's just me but I find long rectangle tables are always the trickiest. Round tables on the other hand are easy. You create one tall centerpiece and it's done. But with long tables you have to fill the space. Anyone else feel this way? Anyhow, below are simple directions on how I made the arrangements.
Glass Vases - I purchased mine at Target but you can find them at Michaels, dollar store, etc.
Curly Willow branches - I purchased mine through a local wholesale florist shop but you can also find them at craft stores or the farmers market. They're very common.
Glass half marbles
Washi paper - any decorative paper will work
Removable Glue dots
1. Cut paper to size. Wrap around vase and adhere with glue dots. The reason I used the glue dots was so I could remove the paper after and reuse the vases.
2. Cut four branches to desired length. Arrange branches, hold in place, drop glass marbles into vase to hold branches in place. This will also prevent the vases from tipping over.
3. Hot glue one tissue flower to each branch. For each vase I used four tissue flowers. It added just enough color. Done.
I was able to take this single picture amongst the craziness of setting up. Sorry it's not that good. To lengthen the table and add color I used Hallmark's textured gold wrapping paper. No one even knew it was wrapping paper, it looks that good. I placed to vases on each table. With the remaining washi paper, I used a sakura flower punch and sprinkled the flowers along the gold runner.
*Side note - Last week I mentioned I would be sharing a chicken recipe, I'll be posting about it Wednesday.