Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Nature-Water-Swamp-Themed Centrepieces

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!

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