Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Spring Nest Centrepieces
This year for the womens' ministries spring dinner, I was looking for an excuse to use my ever-growing collection of vintage books. Decided to take advantage of any possible post-easter sales and also include a nest component. I had planned on making the nests, out of paper, raffia, or moss, but I unexpectedly came across these little nests for a good price at walmart, so that made it so much easier on me. Which is a good thing, since the eggs took way more work than they were worth! I plan to post a tutorial for the faux papier mache eggs I made out of plain plastic easter eggs. Does that make them double-faux? I had no idea whether my plan for them would work, but I figured if all else failed, I could buy two dozen real eggs at the store to use.
The centrepieces were quite a hit, and I got so many comments on them, especially on the little strips of coffee-dyed paper I used.
The speaker was Carrielynn Lund, a woman with an incredible Job-like life story. I was talking to her a little before the event started and discovered that her dad, whom she only knew for 2 years before he died, used to read to her from one of the books I had used in the centrepieces, "Maggie Muggins and Benny Bear."
The dinner was catered by Rockin' Robyn's Catering, and was delicious, as always!
I have no clue yet what the fall centrepieces will be, but I've got plenty of time to figure it out!