Submitted to Crop Chocolate - Rainbow Challenge and Shopping our Stash Challenge 64 - try a new technique. My new technique was, well, pretty much everything. I have never used floral wire, styrofoam or made a centerpiece :)
Many of you know that I manage The Arts at UC Davis. We are coming up upon our annual Arts Fall Luncheon, and I found a version of this online and thought it'd be cute to make them as table centerpieces for the luncheon. I'm calling it rainbow because I cut leaves in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet.
Red: Dots and Stripes; Orange: Trinity Surf and Swim; Yellow: Echo Park Country Drive, Green: EP For the Record; Blue: Doodlebug Blue Jeans; Violet: BG Kioshi. Other products used: Floral wire, mod podge, washi tape, twine, styrofoam and spray mount. Oh ya, and an empty green bean can.
It was so easy to make.....
First, I cut a bunch of leaves using Nestabilities dies. Remember to
cut two of each leave you want to use because you have to glue them to
floral wire like this...
I embellished my can with some washi tape (in rainbow colors of course) on some scrap paper and spray mounted it to the can. I also covered the whole thing with mod podge for good measure. My dear husband cut some styrofoam to fit inside the can. I think I need to add some moss or something to the top. Hmmm.... I stuck the twigs into the styrofoam and arranged the leaves artfully
(ok, I think it's artful - be nice!!) I also embellished the can with
some bling, die cuts, twine (in rainbow colors!) and a flower I got from UmWow
And voila, a fun and funky centerpiece for the Arts luncheon!
Hope you like my rainbow leaves centerpiece.