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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Craft Project: Table Centerpieces

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.

Tissue Flowers
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
Hot Glue

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.


LindaJ said...

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!
You are one amazing crafty lady. It's a pleasure each week to check into your blog. Thank you!

zakkalife said...

Linda J,

Thank you for your kind words :)

CountessLaurie said...

Gorgeous! I love the wrapping paper runner! Brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

Ayie said...

your centerpieces are great!!! nice and simple!

babalisme said...

It's a darling!! I love how effective it is (as usual, you turn simple things to a major statement)

The Peacock Pearl said...

love them!

Novi On The Go said...

Lovely table setting, so simple and beautiful!

Deanna said...

Love this idea! I may use it for the shower I'm hosting in a couple of weeks!

VintageBella said...

Gorgeous centerpieces!! And thank you for participating in my business card giveaway!! xo

Chase Clark said...

Those look beautiful! That is a very elegant idea, would be nice for a wedding!

Alexander said...

Brilliant! Very nice work.

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Beth Howard said...

Those are absolutely beautiful!

Coco Cake Land said...

wow!! very artfully presented. love it!

Alejandra said...

How did you make these tissue flowers? The arrangement is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

montreal florist said...

It's great idea. It's like a IKEBANA arrangement. Gorgeours!!

Go Blue Momma said...

hello! I posted your centerpiece pictures on my website and linked it back to your website... hope that's okay!

I am thinking of doing these for my wedding centerpieces... there's mock-ups of my version too!


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