I am so excited about this new series on Sippy Cup Mom!
Cassie, from Crazy and Cool With a Side of Crafty is going to be showing you each week how to create everything you need for a themed party!
The theme for June is First Year in a Flash! All this month, Cassie will show you everything you need to make a memorable 1st birthday party!
First Year in a Flash: Centerpieces
One of the items that needed to be made for the pink and yellow First Year in a Flash birthday party was centerpieces. The mother found really cute centerpieces on Etsy, a ribbon topiary.
Of course my mind when 100 miles a minute as I knew exactly how I could make them because on my HUGE to do list I have this beauty on there. I have about 4 different wreaths I have been wanting to make and one of them just so happens to be a Ribbon Wreath. So I basically used Cara’s directions and just adjusted them to make the centerpiece. It was very easy.
I used the same idea as in the ribbon wreath with the exceptions that I did not wrap the ball and how I glued the ribbons , I made them into circles and glued them flat to the Styrofoam. I tried the method mentioned in the wreath tutorial and I did not like how it was looking.
4 inch Styrofoam ball
3 spools of each ribbon (I used 10 different pattern’s and sizes)
glue gun and glue
14 inch doll rod
Styrofoam blocks (cut into pieces to fit into bottom of pot)
Cut all your ribbon into 2 inch pieces.
Pick a starting point and glue piece into a circle then glue to attach to ball.
Once ball is done, set aside.
Take your Styrofoam block and cut off a piece to fit inside the pot. Glue Styrofoam down.
Take ball on the doll rod and insert into Styrofoam. Make sure it is centered and will stand up then place a dab of glue on the doll and insert into the block in the pot.
Let glue dry. Wiggle to make sure it is secure.
Cut tulle into 6-10 inch strips and place in the pot to hide the Styrofoam.
The client also wanted to add the flags, which one was the picture of the birthday girl and the other was the #1. All the paper products were printed by Slice of Lime Design located here in St. Louis, MO. Emily, the owner and designer is fabulous and so much fun to work with.