Breast Cancer Awareness Centerpiece

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.

Breast Cancer Awareness Centerpiece

What I used:

Centerpiece Supplies

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.

Using floral pins to add ribbon

Breast Cancer Awareness Centerpiece

Then I added more ribbon to the inside top of the ring, in and around the flowers.

Breast Cancer Awareness Centerpiece

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.

Breast Cancer Awareness Centerpiece

Once the baby breath was in place, I added some variegated ivy to fill any empty spaces that were still there.

Breast Cancer Awareness Centerpiece

Breast Cancer Awareness Centerpiece

Then I used some pink glitter Curly Ting Ting.

Breast Cancer Awareness Centerpiece

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.)

Breast Cancer Awareness Centerpiece

I pressed the Ting Ting into the foam at random intervals.

Breast Cancer Awareness Centerpiece

Breast Cancer Awareness Centerpiece

All it still needed was a candle in the center, and it was done.

Breast Cancer Awareness Centerpiece

And naturally, I had to light the candle:

Breast Cancer Awareness Centerpiece Lit

It’s ready for your tablescape!

Happy Creating everyone!

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