if you frequent this blog,
you may have noticed i took a week off.
well actually i took a week off from blogging
but my crafty hands haven't stopped.
last week i put together a 60th birthday party
for my friend's mom's friend.
so today i'm gonna show you
one of the things i made for it.
those are birthday cake candle centerpieces.
lemme show you how to make one
even if they look like wedding cakes
but hey, the hostess wanted
a diamond theme so i went for it. :>P
keep in mind you can always make it
look more like a birthday cake if you
choose a colorful ribbon,
but anyway, here goes.
most of the supplies you can get from dollar tree
which makes it fantastic since centerpieces
for parties always call for a bunch
and not to mention can cost a bunch.
at first i was gonna make my usual tute
for these but dang there are so many pics
i decided to combine them together:
1. glue the candle plate to the candle stick with E-6000.
2. outline your white styrofoam on white cardstock making a circle and cut out.
3. glue the circle to the top of a 3 layer stack of white styrofoam.
4. outline your green styrofoam on white cardstock making a circle and cut out.
5. glue the circle to the top of 1 green styrofoam circle.
6. cut ribbon strips for each layer.
7. hot glue your strip around the layers.
8. glue the green stack on top of the white stack as shown.
9. glue your candle stick to the top.
10. grab some sparkly ribbon or yarn.
11. glue to edge of candle plate.
12. embellish with flowers and a sign if you want to get the final centerpiece,
which costs about $6 each.
right before the party,
turn your candlestick so the light
comes on and wait for the oohs and aahs :)
wanna see the rest of the party?
and here's a a closeup of the treats i made too:
so do you think i took a week off?
yeah me neither,
shine on :)