Easy Peasy Spring Centerpieces

Monday, March 12, 2012

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Need a quick centerpiece or a springtime decoration for your home? This is so easy, you’ll want to make more than one!

I created these for Creative University, they were used as centerpieces in the dining hall, and given away at the end of the event.

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Use a wide-mouth canning jar (it’s easier to get the items inside, but you can use any jar, even an old mayonnaise jar). The lids on my jar were brand new and a bit too shiny for me, so I sprayed them down with a coat of hammered finish spray paint by Krylon. Place a handful of river rocks in the bottom, and add a glob of green florist moss.

Add a couple artificial butterflies to your jar. I used white feather butterflies found in the wedding section of Michael’s crafts store. I sprayed the butterflies with Lindy’s Stamp Gang starburst sprays to customize their colors. I also added a spray of artificial leaves and berries. I think it would also look nice if you used a twiggy branch, if you have one.

Add the lid, wrap and tie with hemp and you’re done! For an extra touch, I added a hand-made charm.

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You can also use mushroom birds and little plastic eggs in place of your butterflies.

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Happy spring!

4 comments:

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

So cute - and how much FUNN would this be for a girl scout or home school project? Do the nature walk and then create with your findings and then some.
You have the touch - the fabulously artsy touch!

Sheila H said...

I love these - they are darling and so easy!

stampmom said...

Happy to say I have one from CU! Love, love, love it :)

Justine said...

Super Cute! I Have to make one for my spring mantel! Thanks Tresa!

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