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DECK THE HOLIDAY'S: DIY CHRISTMAS PAPER CENTERPIECE!

Friday, November 4, 2011

DIY CHRISTMAS PAPER CENTERPIECE!

This is brought to you from one of my favorites, www.lillun.com .  She always has something creative for almost any holiday.  This one is a take on the one that she did at Halloween time.  This one is a little bit of a twist on that one.  Again, a get diy gift for that someone special!



   I made a similar one for Halloween and knew I'd have to make one for Christmas because they're so whimsical and easy!




Here is what you'll need:

SUPPLIES:
- Box/Vase/Cart to use as Centerpiece Base
-Floral Foam (Found at the Dollar Store)
-Paper Shred(Found at the Dollar Store)
-Skewers
-Paint
-Foam Brush
-Scrapbook Paper
-Hot Glue
-Embellishments

INSTRUCTIONS:



1. Begin by picking out your Centerpiece box. I just bought one for a buck at my local grocery store and painted it red. I also cut some vinyl dots and added them to the box, just because I am OBSESSED with polka dots!

2. Put two strips together and fold back and forth until you are all the way through. Then, hot glue the two ends together as well as the other ends so it makes a circle.

3. Push edges of strips IN to make an accordion flower. Hot glue center and hold, and do the same on back. For another tutorial on these flowers, I used one
HERE.

4. Paint skewers the desired color you'd like and let dry. I stuck mine into the floral foam to dry.



5. I wanted to add a little something to the skewers, so I cut out .2 inch white strips of vinyl and twisted them along the skewer. My hubby is super smart and suggested I stick them in his drill, turn it on, and let the drill do the twisting. It takes seconds (isn't he smart?).
(And don't look at my nasty glue gun - the poor thing has been my right hand man through thick and thin - ha!)







6. Add buttons or other embellishments to your flowers. I also added some scrapbook embellishments I found at Joann's with some vintage Santa Claus pics as well as some scalloped circle punches I made.


 




7. Hot glue skewers to backs of flowers. I also cut out a 1 inch circle to add to the backs to cover the ugly.




8. Stick skewers through the moss and foam into your base and arrange as desired.

Voila!! A super cute and easy centerpiece. I had most the supplies at home, but with the box, paper, and everything else you could make this for about $7 or less.

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