Friday, May 21, 2010

$5 centerpiece!

I'm so excited about my FIVE DOLLAR new centerpiece I just had to show you. Here is the blog I found the idea on: Click here.

So sorry, I didn't take any pictures while making it. But I didn't even have newspaper so I just used old grocery bags and kept bundling them up until I got them in the perfect size ball that I wanted to use.

I then put some paper around the ball to allow the glue to stick...I didn't think it would go to well on plastic. I didn't have any spray glue so I just used hot glue and it worked just as good.

It took some time and only 1 bag of moss from the $1 store to cover the entire ball.

I put a small wreath under it to balance it, also from the dollar store. I did spray paint the wreath brown with some paint I had around the house.

Then I took the flowers that I got, two stems ($2) and glued them with the leaves around the wreath so it would hold. You could just stick them there if you don't have little hands that like to get into stuff in your house. [smile]

And here it is:

I'm in L-O-V-E. I already had the stand so that's not included in the $5 but surely you have something that you could use around your house. You could do a bowl, a candle stick (for a small ball) or even just a plain plate. The possibility's are endless!

So that's:

$1 for moss

$1 for wreath

$3 for flowers

Total: $5!

Let me know if you try it, I'd love to see it!


Angie said...

Martha Stewart's got nothing on you girl. I wish I had your crafty mind!!
Great Job!!

Rachel said...

awesome! great job girl!!!

Karen Hammons said...

I LOVE it!!!!! You go girl with your mad skillz! :)

Running the race said...

Once again Nicki you showcase your God given talent! We know you sure did not inhearit it from me :)

Terri Tiffany said...

I love it! It is so cool and creative.

Melissa said...

Very cute! I am looking for a cheap center piece for my dining room table, but I have a birdhouse in mind for some reason! I am getting really tired of the empty table though so I may have to try this! :) Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

love it! definitely will have to give this a try