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Topic: Topiary wedding center piece (dollar store challenge)  (Read 2747 times)
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« on: July 07, 2013 01:37:49 PM »

We all know someone that has dropped big bucks on wedding decorations.  Even low-key weddings can cost a bundle.  I decided to see what I could make out of items from the dollar store.

I used:
fish tank marbles
mardi gras beads
Hawaiian leis
bag of moss
balloon weight
mylar star wire
curling ribbon

supplies (My mom and I both participated so this shows all the supplies we bought together)

I cut apart the beads and leis. I layered some of the flowers to create poofy carnations.  I used the mesh bag the fish tank marbles came in and put the moss in it, then I attached it to the balloon weight to make a topiary base.  Then I attached the beaded flowers to it and glued the marbles to the balloon weight for decoration.  I put in the star wire to add some extra shimmer to the piece.  The supplies were about 5 dollars and I probably could get another one out of it.

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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2013 03:19:07 PM »

Great job.. very creative use of materials from the dollar store  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2013 01:28:32 PM »

Your table decorations are nicer than some I have seen done for a lot more money!

Those fish marbles really add a little bling to your project.

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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2013 01:58:55 PM »

Today is the last day to vote!  Make sure to cast yours on the challenge thread. Smiley

Good luck!!

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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013 04:40:32 PM »

So beautiful!
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2013 09:08:30 PM »

This is so pretty!!!

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