Thursday, May 17, 2012

Centerpiece Decorations

I am working on the graduation party centerpieces for the tables today. Since the theme is Shya's favorite things we are displaying pictures of her at different ages in white frames at each table. She loves clouds, funky shapes, light and fluffy stuff so we decided to use fluffy pillow batting under each centerpiece.
I re-purposed a couple of glass cream bottles and some Starbucks frappuccino bottles for vases and added a key charm with ribbon to each bottle for some extra bling! I used 5 charms; family, believe, love, hope, and faith. So each of the guest tables had it's own "life theme". Since we are having many sugary treats at her party, I wanted to decorate the bottles for the centerpieces with something that looked sugary, guess what looks like sugar? Epsom here is the DIY project. We are using fresh flowers in each vase, but you could display pictures in the vase, a card with a saying on it or one of the graduation invitations. Whatever you want to use will work perfectly!
Here are the steps for the simply glamorous vases:
Glass bottles
Spray paint - I used white, fast drying enamel because that's what I had
Spray adhesive glue
Epsom salts
I used a key charm and ribbon for decoration

I would recommend working on this project outside. Spray paint and spray glue are not our indoor friends - haha!! I would also recommend no wind or your over spray may end up on your patio table, the railings of your deck, and in your hair, I'm not saying this happened to me but does anyone know how to remove over spray? These are some of the reasons that my sister and I don't do videos, just sayin' anyway, I painted the bottles with white spray paint, it took about 30 minutes for them to dry. I emptied the Epsom salts into a parchment lined 9x13 cake pan. I sprayed the glue onto each bottle then rolled it in the Epsom salts. I let it dry about 30 minutes outside in the wind
And there you have your glamorous vases and your beautiful centerpieces!
 Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi

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