Centerpiece DIY version?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

After Christmas sales for the balls. Wire hangers straightened and cut for the wires. Dollar tree for the vases and floral foam. Hot glue gun and some paint. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I make jewelry so I’m using that experience to make a modification of what I would do with beads and wire.

Take some aluminum wire (jewelry section of most craft stores, and it cimes in all colors) and cut to length plus a couple inches.

As you put the balls on (look for the plastic ones after Christmas, they’re easier to drill a hole in) wrap a piece of wire just above and below the ball, so it acts as a stopper and keeps the ball from moving. You may have to crimp the straight wire a bit and then tightly wrap the other wire, but aluminum wire is pretty easy to work with.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Martha Stewart Gltter paint and then exactly what they said- I would get a thicker gauge wire though

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I am obsessed with this! It sounds like the previous posters nailed it.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would use paper wrapped florist wire.

Paper Covered Floral Wire (Green)

Slide the ornament over the wire.

Place a dab of hot glue underneath and on top of the ornament to keep it in place on the wire.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

Use could use large beads….place them on the wire and hot glue the bead, then slide the christmas ball on, then another bead.  Then at the top do the same thing.  That would hold the balls in place.

Also out on the net there is a diy for using glitter and colored glue (can’t remember if it was food coloring or dye) and coating the inside of the vase (instead of that ribbon).

HTH

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