Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Quick Candle Centerpieces

In my last few posts, I've mentioned that we've been pretty busy.  Well, it keeps on getting busier.  A few weeks ago I was in charge of providing some decorations for my ten year reunion.  The reunion was at a bar, so they didn't have to be too fancy. Pillar candles, ribbon, corsage pins, and chargers make simple, yet pretty centerpieces.

I made these centerpieces in the car on a way to a Pitt game (They were that simple !).  In fact, we were so busy that we didn't even have time to go to the game - we just tailgated.  Anyways, immediatly after the game was the reunion.  I told you I was busy!  

I cut the ribbon so that it was slightly longer than the circumference of the candle.  It needed to be tucked under so that you don't see the edge where it was cut and instead you just see the fold.  I centered the smaller ribbon to the bigger ribbon, wrapped it around, then folded the one edge and placed it over the other edge. 

Then I placed a corsage pin in the middle.  It is a VERY long pin, so push it in as far as it can go.

Then I placed the other two pins, above and below the middle pin. Done!

I got the chargers (big decorative plates) at Michael's craft store - on sale and with my teacher's discount.  I added the pillar candle and a few little ones to the charger and the centerpiece was complete.  

They added a nice touch to the decor of the place.  Kerry and I had a wonderful time at the reunion.  It was fun to catch up with some old friends.

What simple, yet cute centerpieces have you made lately?

Now you can Do It Yourself Too!


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