Someone at each table was able to bring the centerpiece home and when my friend (whose husband built the boxes) saw that I didn't have one, gave me hers saying her hubby could just build her another one! What a sweet friend! For right now, it sits on a little side table in our living room, but once the flowers die, I found this tutorial that gave me idea to use it as a silverware caddy. Could also be used as a desk organizer, craft organizer...oh the possibilities!!! :)
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Pretty in Purple
The church we attend has a mom's group that meets twice a month during the school year. Each meeting, there is a different speaker with a topic that is applicable to our lives as young moms and wives. I love going because it gives me a chance to spend time with fellow mommas, have some adult conversation, eat good food (!), and learn skills to be come a better mom. Our year end brunch was on May 4th and I was in charge of table decorations. I found this tutorial on pinterest (I think!) and a contractor husband of one of the other moms whipped up the boxes and Samuel painted them and drilled the holes for the handles for me while I was at work one day. I lightly sanded the edges with our dremmel and used scrapbook paper covered tin cans for the flower containers. I was able to find the beautiful flowers at Costco and then cut burlap squares to go beneath the boxes on the tables. I was quite pleased with how they turned out and got lots of compliments on them, so they must have been ok! :) What I loved was that I was able put together each centerpiece for a bit under $20 each...not the cheapest I've done, but still pretty good (I think)!