This is a tutorial on how I made the centerpiece for the Breast Cancer Awareness Tablescape. It’s easier than you think to make it, and doesn’t have to cost you a small fortune. I got most of the flowers on clearance, the rest I had on hand. This centerpiece only cost me $2.00 to make.
What I used:
Floral Foam Ring (I had originally gotten this from the Dollar Tree, but I reused the ring from the Patriotic Centerpiece.)
Carnations– 2 bushes (on clearance from Walmart for $.50 each)
Pink Daisy Bushes (on clearance from Michaels for $.68)
Pink Glitter Baby Breath (on hand)
Pink Glitter Ting Ting (on hand)
Variegated Ivy (on hand)
Floral pins (on hand)
Pink Grosgrain Ribbon (on hand)
Hot glue & glue sticks (optional)
I didn’t use much glue for this one. I like to reuse my items, not just because I’m frugal, (ahem) but because I just don’t have the room to store all of the centerpieces that I make.
The first thing that I did was glue a band of ribbon to the bottom of the ring. I used a lot of ribbon for this centerpiece because it’s the symbol for Breast Cancer Awareness. I cut the stems from the bushes & inserted them evenly around the floral ring above the ribbon.
Once the flowers were spaced around the ring, I used floral pins to attach the ribbon around the flowers, making loops as I went.
Then I added more ribbon to the inside top of the ring, in and around the flowers.
Then I took small bunches of pink glitter baby breath & tucked them into the empty spaces. The foam is soft enough that the baby breath stems just slipped in with no problem.
Once the baby breath was in place, I added some variegated ivy to fill any empty spaces that were still there.
Then I used some pink glitter Curly Ting Ting.
As you can see, it’s really curly. I cut off the ends of the Ting Ting (making sure there was enough to make a loop and some extra to insert into the foam.)
I pressed the Ting Ting into the foam at random intervals.
All it still needed was a candle in the center, and it was done.
And naturally, I had to light the candle:
It’s ready for your tablescape!
Happy Creating everyone!
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