This is a centerpiece that I made for the Healing Hands International fundraiser tea. (Side note: If you haven’t heard of HHI they are doing amazing work all over the place helping people get access to water and building their own sustainable food gardens. I just think they are doing really great work. You can check them out here.)
The theme was “Garden of Hope” and there was a prize for best table decoration so I pulled out all the stops. First thing I did was grab some Quick Tube which I had left over from when we did our fence. It is used for the setting fence posts in cement. I honestly don’t remember how much a full length of it costs.
I covered it in a green towel I found at Goodwill for a couple of bucks. Here I used hot glue to adhere it to the tube. Also I cut out a circle of foam board for the bottom because I wanted to add weight to it in the middle (so it didn’t fall on anyone at the fundraiser).
The little picket fence I made out of large craft popsicle sticks / tongue depressors. White ribbon gave it some flexibility so that I could wrap it around the tube.
The table “cloth” I used was an outdoor faux turf carpeting that I found. I probably spent way too much on it but I really didn’t want to go with a plastic table cloth. I wanted it to feel like the ground. Pinning my fabric measuring tape to the center of it I could cut a 60″ radius. I only need to measure a couple of dozen times to get it right.
Then I just arranged my flowers in a starburst pattern around the tube. Some dollar tree butterflies looked really great on wires around the piece.
The final touch was some acrylic beads/gems that I hung from the spout of the water can to give the appearance to water flowing out. I got the beads from the bridal department at Hobby Lobby. It came in a long garland string. I just hooked it in with some wire. The water can came from Lowe’s.
And that’s how I did it 🙂 Probably could have done things differently but I had only a few days to throw this together since I heard about it last minute. I am already working on next years theme though so hopefully I will put out something better.