Thursday, September 17, 2009

Centerpiece Expose

So, Alli and I did a quick mock-up of our centerpieces this past weekend. Here's our inspiration:

Here are the branches before being painted. We just cut some off a fallen branch in my parents backyard...high class.

Here's what we came up with after spray painting the branches silver and sticking paper flowers on with glue dots:
A close up:

So I think we need wayyyy more flowers, and the flowers definitely need to be double sided. Also, a flower punch would really make this go faster instead of cutting out however many individual flowers.

Alli and I think that just this on a table is going to look really skimpy, so we're thinking about getting cheap paperbacks and covering them in red and aqua paper, and use them to add height to the table. We also want to look into clear glass votive holders to sprinkle about, and punch out extra flowers to sprinkle on the table. Ryan also suggested using white boxes to add height to teh tables, and he also found some very inexpensive manzanita branches on Ebay, so we might end up buying those.

So, what's your honest opinion? Does this look ridiculous or does it work? Any other ideas?


  1. I think the branches look nice but would look better with more smaller branches- less height, more visual interest. LOVE them in white!!!
    -Miss Pug

  2. I agree...I think you need more branches, but the height isn't necessarily bad. And it never hurts to add different heights to the mix.

  3. I agree...I think that it could work...with more. More branches, more flowers, and more height. The votives and books are a REALLY cute idea, and since you're covering them with paper, they don't have to be any certain kind of book. Check Goodwill - their books are usually $.25 each and you can get all different sizes. GREAT idea!


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