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We’ve figured out a concept for our centerpieces. Went out and bought 45 wide base, varied hieght candle holders (for 2 bucks each instead of full price of 10 bucks each. Yeehaw!)
We want to build a little xmas tree on top of each candle holder. I thought maybe we could use styrofoam floral cones like this: http://www.joann.com/floracraft-styrofoam-cone-12-x4-1-pkg-green/zprd_06131742a/
But at $6 bucks a pop, that’s a little too much (considering we would need 45 of them, and then add in the cost of fabric and ribbon which I’d cover it in to make the tree..)
Here is a tutorial online showing what we’re trying to replicate: http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/2010/11/ruffle-christmas-trees.html
My wonderful groom has suggested we use cardboard instead of foam. So, that is an idea we are considering as well.
Any other ideas to replace the cone?
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@ItWasntMe: Oooooh splendid. Thank you! I’ll play with this tomorrow. 🙂
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You’re welcome! Actually, this one might be a bit better as she shows how to make an actual base and how to attach it. Good luck! Hope you post one when you’ve made one.
Post # 6
So we went venturing out to Joann’s, and Michaels.
Found some foam sheets that are used to make party hats for little kids. Also got a sheet of poster board.
AND THENNNNNN we both had an AH HAH moment!
Enter stage left: the paper mache cones. They have 7″ tall, 10″ tall, and 12.5″ tall.
Except, I had no coupons. I wasn’t willing to drop 100 bucks today without doing some research first.
I’ve since found online sources for them which will get me all 45 cones (15 of each size) for 50 bucks total. http://www.sunshinecrafts.com Yay!
I will post again once I complete a tree.