I love frugal centerpieces even more.
This is a Use-What-You-Have-Around-The-House Centerpiece.
Here's what I needed to make mine:
- Coffee Filters
- Food Coloring
- Tall Glass Container
- Something to Weight the Glass
I dyed some coffee filters with a dab of red food coloring and some water. Basically, you tint a pan of water to the desired shade, and dip the filters into the water. I dried them in my dryer. Why? I didn't want to wait several hours to assemble. You can air-dry your filters if you have the time.
I gathered branches from the backyard. I had recently pruned my camellia shrubs, and the shape of the leftover branches were the perfect shape for my centerpiece project.
After finding the branches, I searched for a container. Up in the recesses of my attic, I found a tall glass. It's heavy, but still needed a bit of something to give it more weight. Since my centerpiece is for a golf team banquet, I opted for...you guessed it...golf balls.
Every centerpiece needs a little bit of zhush. I went with the team colors and a hint of mascot pride: tiger print ribbon and some green & silver garland. To balance everything out, I used some dark green placemats to anchor the centerpiece to the table.
Once I had everything gathered, I trimmed the filters, bunched them together, and hot-glued them onto the branches. Not gonna lie...I burnt the tips of my fingers a bit. And while I'm being honest, I have to admit...less is more in this instance. Too many flowers makes for a cluttered centerpiece.
My favorite part about this centerpiece? It only took about an hour from start to finish, and best of all, it was FREE!
What frugal crafts have you been creating?