Summer is around the corner, and I want to get my patio ready for cookouts and backyard parties. I adore tropical flowers, and I have several varieties, like hibiscus, planted in my yard. I wanted to bring that beauty to the table, so I used a lei to create a quick, inexpensive centerpiece. At just $2 per centerpiece, you could make enough for a big gathering. Or, since it IS a wreath, hang it on your door instead. Your choice!
- Wreath form, $1
- Lei, $1
- Rhinestones, on hand or $1
- Glue gun, on hand
Total – $2 and up
(I purchased the wreath form and lei at Dollar Tree.)
To make your own wreath form centerpiece:
Step one: Cut the lei to remove the flowers. Discard the straws and just use the flowers and leaves.
Step two: Use the glue gun to attach the leaves and flowers to the wreath form. I glued two flowers together to make them fuller.
Step three: Glue rhinestones to the centers of the flowers.
Your wreath/centerpiece is now ready to display! You can place a hurricane glass in the center and put a candle inside. You could also arrange a few candles inside the wreath. As for me, being in mosquito country, I’ll probably plop a big citronella candle in the middle. But it will be the prettiest citronella candle around!