The DIY $7 Centerpieceon February 18, 2013 at 1:35 am
From weddings, to birthdays and every party or event in between, these DIY centerpieces are super simple and just downright fabulous!
So, how do you make it? Simple! It starts with the base. I found these simple used candle stick holders at a thrift store for $1.50 each and then spray painted them in a matte black color.
Once you have your base, the next step is a cinch! You will need the following:
- 1 3″ styrofoam ball (these came in a pack of 6 for $5)
- Approx 125-150 standard cupcake liners (I used some fun zebra print cupcake liners I bought for $1 per pack of 75)
- Approx 125-150 standard straight pins with ball heads (found these at Walmart for $3)
- Glue gun & 3-4 glue sticks
So now that you have your supplies, let’s put it all together!
The easiest way I found to do this, was to first fold all of your cupcake liners in half. Next, one by one, insert your straight pin from the inside of the cupcake liner and roll your cupcake liner to form a bugle-like shape.
Here’s a close up…
Then add a dab of hot glue to the base of your cupcake liner where it meets the pin and insert into the styrofoam ball.
Continue this process until you reach your desired “fullness”
Place a generous amount of hot glue at the top of your candlestick holder and then place the bottom side of your styrofoam ball on top to set and you’re done!
The fun part about this is you can use many different sized and shaped candlestick holders, just as long as you spray paint them all the some color, and that’s the best part of it all…with so many different colored and patterned cupcake liners out there, your color combinations for these cheap DIY centerpieces is virtually endless!
I hope these help make your next event just that much more spectacular!
See ya soon!
<3 Lulubell Elaine