April 12, 2011

Spring Centerpiece

Looking down on my handy work.

I've been looking for a spring centerpiece and I've been looking for a baby shower table centerpiece. I think I've found just the thing. It's an easy peasy project that cost me NOTHING! 
Don't you just love that?

All I did was go outside and cut some of the beautiful branches beginning to bud. I actually had to determine whether or not this was a good idea and finally decided that one of the reasons trees are here are to provide beauty for us to enjoy. Soooo, I cut some branches and arranged them in one of my favorite vases. 
Then I made some crepe paper buds. I looked online for ideas but all I could find was tissue paper flowers- like carnation sized. I just want little buds.

I drew flower shape onto the tissue paper in various sizes and then cut them out.

I pinched them in the middle, then twisted the center where I was pinching the tissue paper.

I used a little dab of glue to hold them in place.


Then I wanted some large flowers that looked like cherry blossoms or something of that scale.

I played around with tissue paper cutting and folding and layering until I got the look just right.

I used a pink marker to outline the edges of one of the layer for just a little pop of pink.

For the larger "flowers" I used some white twisty ties and wrapped each one around the end of a branch.
I actually removed the blue when the shower was over and replaced them with smaller versions of the white ones.

Sorry about the yellow tint- took photos at night.


I'll post more tomorrow on the "how-to" for the faux flowers.


Linked up at Funky Junk InteriorsTatertots and Jello, Simply Designing,  Nifty Thrifty ThingsCraft EnvyI Heart Nap Time, Tip Junkie and Reasons to Skip the Housework.

4 comments:

  1. I just found your blog and am your newest follower, This centerpiece is lovely. Thanks for creating such a fun and inspiring blog!

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  2. Just wonderful. Love that you have incorporated the natural twig with the tissue blossoms, certainly looks very effective and the perfect Easter centrepeice!

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  3. Lovely!! I'm hosting a yellow-themed baby shower in the next couple weeks and I think I bunch of yellow budded branches would be the perfect decoration. :-) Thanks for the link to your site!!

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  4. Really cute idea! Thank you for sharing!
    Thank you so much for linking this up with {nifty thrifty sunday} as well!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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