- Mrs. Green Tea
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: August 2008 - Vineyard on the Delta
I’ve had this centerpiece idea in mind for a while, but I couldn’tget MOH-Ho to picture it right to save my life! Last night we finallygot together and did a small version mock-up (the real one will have 5vases instead of 3). We spent some quality time bringing my vision tolife:
The purple circles invitesI made for MOH-Ho’s wedding was my original inspiration for these.Though they did not turn out to have much resemblance, I think theystill fit together quite nicely. My expectations for these were similarto that for my own centerpieces– affordable, not wasteful, easy to set up, unique, incorporatesflorals… plus, the added top criteria of making MOH-Ho happy. I think Igot checks on each of these.
Here’s how it was done:
1. Gather supplies:
- Various sizes of metal cans and small glass jars right out the recycling bin (labels removed and thoroughly cleaned, of course)
- All the same stuff from my thread LED tealight cover project, except for the thread and tealight
2. Read my post on the thread LED tealight coverbecause the instructions are basically the same, replacing the tealight with the can, and yarn with the thread. Wrap the can with somesort of thick paper or thin cardboard (look for something to recycle,like my used manila envelope here) and tape the end to make a cylinder.
3. Wrap cylinder with a plastic liner (here I used a flattened shipping air pillow)
4. Wrap yarn around the cylinder loosely and pull the can out of thecylinder. Make sure the yarn coverage goes beyond the height of the can.
5. Saturate yarn with fabric stiffener of your choice.
6. Dry the yarn according to the instructions given on the stiffener’s bottle. Mine calls for the microwave.
7. Once dried, remove the paper/cardboard and plastic wrap (like in the other project). Then pull the yarn cylinder over the can.
8. Put a fun texture item of complementary color in the glass jarwhich will become the base. Seal tightly with lid, smother top of capwith glue, then glue to bottom of the yarn-covered can.
9. Let dry, and you’ve got yourself a funky little vase!
10. Repeat steps above with cans and jars of different shapes andsizes, along with similar color yarn of various shades. Complement withother fun textured filler in the jars (here are Sugar in the Raw, driedsplit peas, and coffee beans).
You can fill the set of vases with different flowers of the same color…
… or fill them all with the same stems!
The real centerpiece will have a total of 5 vases, using 2additional shades of purple yarn along with 2 other texture bases (riceand breadcrumbs). We’ll also use 5 different white filler flowers. I’ve said beforethat single bloom arrangements have great advantages, and thesimplicity and cost savings works out perfectly with this centerpiece!
There will be a table number display to complete the centerpiece,but that’s a project all on its own. The chosen texture bases actuallyshare a significance in the couple’s relationship, but I’ll have tosave that for the table number post. So… more to come!
(To check out the original post, click here.)