Monday, July 27, 2009

The Graduation Centerpieces...

This week I thought I would share with you some of my creations from my son's graduation. Now that I am recovered from the pnemonia I can begin to reflect on the day (or at least what I can remember). Thank goodness I made the cenbterpieces a few weekes prior to the party because I was to sick to do them the week of the party. I had 13 round tables and I decided to make a cloche for the centerpiece. So here is what I came up with....
I made the glass cloche from a vase, votive candle holder and salt and pepper shaker (turned upside down). I posted about months ago HERE. I used three different graduation pictures that I copied in black and white on my printer. I set the cloche on a plastic square black charger that I found at Walmart for $2.35
I added some gold foil stars and and some marbles I purchased at Michaels Crafts.
The school colors are BLack & Gold so you can imagine my loud squeal in Walmart when I found this PERFECT ribbon for the bow!
I mounted the photos on some chip board that I cut and folded into a triangle. I used scrapbooking paper to cover the chip board and added more gold paint. Some metallic shred and buttons were used to embellish my creation.
I didn't want the black charger sitting on the table. I wanted it to be elevated, so what to do? I cut a piece of white foam core board about 2" high. I formed it into a box and covered it with scrapbooking paper that was black with gold stars.
Just a little more gold paint on the edge of the black charger.

The day of the party the centerpieces were placed on white table linens. I had a wonderful group of friends who rallied around me that day. The centerpieces had different size stars scattered around on top of the linen table covers. The centerpieces were unique and inexpensive to make. They cost about $10.00 each to make. This was my oldest son's graduation and I wanted everything to be perfect. The guests loved the centerpieces. After the graduation was over, my good friend asked if she could purchase them from me. She has a son who will be graduating from the same school . She is going to change the photos with pictures of her son. If you have an upcoming celebration consider making a centerpiece that will be one of kind. This was truly a "Creations From My Heart", just for my son!


The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Sherry!! You always come up with the most wonderful things!! I just love this idea ~ and you can make it work for showers or other gatherings too. I'm so glad you're feeling better sweetie ~ xxoo, Dawn

Amy said...

Hi Sherry....tried to call you back but you must be out with a handsome man. I thought your centerpieces were, my special request is that you blog about the cupcakes. I am still in awe over those.

Hope you're enjoying your time away. I'll talk to you soon.

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