Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mission Easter Table: Step 3

Easter Centerpieces

With glue gun in one hand, and moss in the other, pretend like you know what you're doing.  Check.

Easter Centerpieces

(And if you start to doubt yourself, have a pretend conversation with a friend who would do a better job; they'll talk you through it.)

Easter Centerpieces

I started this project by cutting floral foam with a steak knife (the exacto knives just weren't cutting it.  Well, they could cut it, but my foam was a couple of inches thick.  A longer blade made it much easier!) to fit on top of my pedestal candleholder (which I found at Target) and to fit inside little Crate and Barrel ramekins.  

Easter Centerpieces

I hot glued two different colored mosses (and a little tree knot) onto the floral foam, hoping it looked somewhat natural.

Easter Centerpieces

Then I took my crocheted flowers (which I made from this Japanese book), glued on pearl beads and a short length of floral wire with Aleen's Tacky Glue, and then stuck the floral wire down into the floral foam.  With the flowers easily removable, maybe I could use these moss pieces for another occasion...

Easter Centerpieces

I think they turned out pretty well considering I was making it up as I went!  Since it's still snowy and ugly outside, I just wanted some greenery and flowers for the table, even if they are fake!

13 comments:

  1. I just love these little two-tone moss scenes with crocheted yellow flowers. Your Easter table will look gorgeous! I like the addition of the little tree knot for the colour and texture. Isn't crochet marvellous?!

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  2. This is completely adorable already!

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  3. Wow! You've been busy!!! We left Germany and travelled to England at the weekend (and haven't checked my blogs for a few days) - and look at all the projects you've been working on!!! I can't wait to see your finished Easter table - it's going to look amazing, I'm sure! :-)
    Carly
    x

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  4. hola genia una creatividad muy original beso

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    1. Muchas gracias!! You are too kind!
      I hope you have a lovely weekend!
      Kate :}

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  5. The flowers are so cute. I love the pearl accents. :)

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  6. SOOO cute, so sorry again that I can't be there :(

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  7. good girl!!!! Nice flowers, btw!!!!
    xxxxx Ale

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  8. haha "pretend you know what you're doing"- that's basically me in every single craft project...ever. these really turned out great, they look like little bunny hills. your table is going to look so pretty come easter!

    xo Marlen
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  9. Looks very nice! Sadly, I will miss seeing it in person....I have to work. The hours aren't always there, so I have to take them when they are.

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    1. Bummer, but understandable!! See you another time!
      Kate :}

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