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#1 jackie_c

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    Posted 22 July 2010 - 06:31 PM

    I've still got to make a few more of these, but I wanted a simple and light centerpiece to take to Mexico. I'm just going to set up 4 along our table, along with some white damask candles I bought. These were quite light, and not a dense glass so I'm not to worried about transporting them. Probably just stuff them with clothes, wrap 'em in a towel, and put them in a carry-on for FI so bring (since I gotta lug around a beast of a dress!).

    Our table linens and chair bows are plum, so I attached a ribbon to the top of the vase to tie it into the theme. Green is the accent colour.

    I know these centerpieces are popular with BDW brides.

    Cost breakdown:
    Vase - $4
    Ribbon - $.25
    2 Orchid/vase - $1.50
    Floating candle - $.33

    TOTAL = $6.08 per centerpiece.

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    #2 mrsmaxx2b

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      Posted 22 July 2010 - 08:46 PM

      Great Job!

      #3 Thomasjsgirl

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        Posted 22 July 2010 - 08:49 PM

        Very nice!
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        #4 msjulie5475

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          Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:49 PM

          Very nice.

          #5 JanineA

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            Posted 22 July 2010 - 09:55 PM

            Beautiful! Did you get orchids at Michaels?

            #6 DWbridetobe

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              Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:35 PM

              They look great! I'm planning on doing a very similar centerpiece for our AHR, and it's good to see what they'll look like!

              Thanks for posting.

              #7 jackie_c

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                Posted 23 July 2010 - 12:51 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by JanineA
                Beautiful! Did you get orchids at Michaels?
                Yes I did. I hate how expensive fake flowers are! I checked at other craft stores and dollar stores but they looked SO cheap and SO fake. Yuck.

                They were $5.99 for a stem with 7 blooms, so it's not too bad depending how many flowers you need. Coupons are always a bonus too

                #8 L&LFlores

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                  Posted 23 July 2010 - 02:07 AM

                  Very cute:)

                  #9 Lindobride14

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                    Posted 23 July 2010 - 08:21 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by jackie_c
                    Yes I did. I hate how expensive fake flowers are! I checked at other craft stores and dollar stores but they looked SO cheap and SO fake. Yuck.

                    They were $5.99 for a stem with 7 blooms, so it's not too bad depending how many flowers you need. Coupons are always a bonus too
                    Great job! I'm going to do this for either the wedding or shower, not sure which.

                    I totally agree about the silk flowers! That's why I think I'm going to just use real orchids, especially if it's for the shower since transporting them won't be an issue!

                    #10 hockeymom97

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                      Posted 23 July 2010 - 08:25 AM

                      very cute :) thanks for sharing!
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