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.


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

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

  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!!

  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!


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