April 21, 2011

A Centerpiece Fit for Spring: EASTER WEEK Day Four!

Ok, so I only spent two dollars making this centerpiece.
Not to brag {...ok I'm braggin :} but it's totally easy. It's cheep cheep cheep.  And it's perdy!

Wanna know how it's done?
{Course ya do!}

First before I get ahead of myself: let me show you my inspiration.  Another favorite thing of mine is REAL SIMPLE {dot} com, and/or their magzagine, (yes, I purposely spelled it wrong: long story short-that's how I used to say it when I was little.) 
 (Ok... I was 14 until I got it right.)

Pretty huh?

Mine's not quite that fancy, but I like it.
First off, I went to the dollar store-one of my favorite places to get dollar items-and got a couple of supplies:
(You only need one spool.  I just know myself too well)
 Then did a little fancy work...
Perfection right? 

Now to the messy part: 
*Now you're supposed to use wheatgrass and I had every intention of going out and buying some...
instead of a poor collage student like Roz, I am a poor mommacita. Yes, I do have a part time job, but we maxed out our budget for the funeral trip.   
Sad beans, yes, I know.  
So I technically "borrowed" this grass from the field across the way and thought that would do just as well... don't ya think?
Don't worry.  
I didn't take a huge chunk out of the farmers crop. Just a little one. 
But if you don't hear from me in the next couple of days-you know what happened...

 NEXT up:
We're gonna give 'er a hair cut.   I just used my finest cutting scissors kitchen shears and it turned out like this:


Apparently I forgot to take a picture of my grass haircut... 

I dug into my old wedding junk stuff and found the flowers that were used at my reception.  (good thing I kept them!)
I used a gruddy pencil and poked holes into the dirt to get the fake stems in easier. 
 If you are fabulously richer than I and will be using real flowers-any spring flowers would look lovely, Tulips, Daffodils, ect... you're going to need an extra step.
Poke the hole with the pencil.  Get out your drinking straws and cut it down to match the length of your stem your using.  Drill your cut straw into the hole and insert your stem into the straw. So it stands nice and straight-er.

And there you have it! A nice SPRING/EASTER centerpiece to brighten up your day!


  1. Super cute and EASY! Both my favorite things!

  2. You borrowed grass!?! BAHAHAHAHA! It's sooo cute! I'm heading off to the Dollar Store today, I guess I have a few more items to put on my list now! And I would love for you to feature my cupcake! Woo-hooo!

  3. That is SO cute Ash!! I love that you "borrowed" grass! :)

  4. That is adorable and looks so easy to make before easter! You definately have the right to brag about the price!! :)


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