Last Monday I put together my last centrepieces for a Women's Ministries event at our church. I've been in charge of table decorations for the past 3 years or so, and have thoroughly enjoyed it. However, at this time I need to remove as many commitments from my life as possible in order to figure out how to be a work at home mom.
I had fun doing these ones. I reused many of the decorations from my friends' frog-themed baby shower, for a spring/nature/water-themed centrepiece. I had rolls of olive green organza that I bunched up and cut with pinking shears into roughly squarish pieces. I tried initially to cut straight lines, but gave up after one attempt. I figured the ragged edge fit into the swamp-like theme. Dollar store reeds and cattails with Costco curly sticks in Ikea vases stood tall in the middle, surrounded by huge blue and green confetti and river rocks.
I kind of forgot about the event until a couple of days before. I had already planned what I was going to do, but hadn't put one together to make sure it was going to work. I was pleasantly surprised how nice it looked! I didn't get decent pictures, since I had to run for school pick-up as soon as I was done setting up, with no time to pull out the camera. And that night at the event I took a few pictures and then my camera's battery died!