The purple circles invites I made for MOH-Ho's wedding was my original inspiration for these. I wanted to keep to the color palette and echo the circles theme. My expectations for these were similar to that for my own centerpieces - affordable, not wasteful, easy to set up, unique, incorporate florals... plus the added top criteria of making MOH-Ho happy. I'm glad to report a check on each of these :)
Here's how it was done:
1. Gather Supplies:
- various sizes metal cans and small glass jars right out of the recycling bin (labels removed and thoroughly cleaned of course)
- all the same stuff from my thread LED tealight cover project, except for the thread and tealight
3. Wrap cylinder with a plastic liner (here I used a flattened shipping air pillow)
4. Wrap yarn around the cylinder loosely and pull can out of the cylinder. Make sure the yarn coverage goes beyond the height of the can.
5. Saturate yarn with fabric stiffener of your choice.
6. Dry the yarn according to the instructions given on the stiffener's bottle. Mine calls for the microwave.
7. Once dried, remove the paper/cardboard and plastic wrap (like in the other project). Then pull the yarn cylinder over the can.
8. Put a fun texture item of complimentary color in the glass jar which will become the base. Seal tightly with lid, smother top of cap with glue, then glue to bottom of the yarn covered can.
9. Let dry, and you've got yourself a funky little vase!
10. Repeat steps above with cans and jars of different shapes and sizes, along with similar color yarn of various shades. Compliment with other fun textured filler in the jars (here are Sugar in the Raw, dried split pea, and coffee beans).
You can fill the set of vases with different flowers of the same color...
... or fill them all with the same stems!
The real centerpiece will have a total of 5 vases, using 2 additional shades of purple yarn along with 2 other texture base (rice and breadcrumbs). We'll also use 5 different white filler flowers. I've said before that single bloom arrangements has great advantages, and the simplicity and cost savings works out perfectly with this centerpiece!
There will be a table number display to complete the centerpiece, but that's a project all on its own. The chosen texture bases actually share a significance in the couple's relationship, but I'll have to save that for the table number post. So... more to come!