I created mine for my book club meeting, and we'd just read the book The Art Forger by Barbara Shapiro which was about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist, one of the biggest art thefts in history, still largely unsolved. So I wanted to pay tribute to the missing art and the dramatic Isabella!
|Print out 2 copies of your images on card stock, sized about 3 x 2 inches|
|Trim your pictures using a paper cutter or scissors....|
|...one for the front, and one for the back so the centerpiece looks nice from all angles.|
|Flip one of the pictures upside down and apply strips of double stick tape to the top and bottom.|
|Get your floral wire ready...|
|Bend the wire in half gently.|
|Stick the wire's bent end onto the upside down picture allowing it to stick to the tape.|
|Sandwich the second photo on top and press where the tape is.|
|You'll have a whole bunch done in a jiffy once you get the hang of it.|
|I took some old crystal vases, mardi gras beads, and feather picks to glam up my centerpieces.|
|I used the beads in the bottom, anchored in my picture picks, and then fluffed it up with some feathers.|
|The table, with white linens and purple napkins.|
|When the party's over, all of the centerpiece parts can be reused in other ways.|
Here are some variation ideas:
Kid's party: use plastic cups weighed down with sand, cartoons or kid's books, ribbon curl bows attached to wires to spill over the cup...
Wedding shower: pics of the couple, rings, cakes, etc, maybe sea glass or shells in the bottom of a vase, feathers or flowers to fill it out...
Garden party: little stones in a mason jar, greenery, seed packets or printed vintage seed packet art...