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Tutorial: School Spirit Centerpieces

12 July 2013 2,936 views One Comment

by rhonda

Tutorial: School Spirit Centerpieces

I recently attended my 15-year class reunion - it seems crazy that it's been that long already! As the crafty person in my graduations class, I was asks to be in charge of the decorations, and I knew that I had to knock it out of the park. The most important part of my decorating was the centerpieces for all of the tables. When I realized that the dollar store shammy towels were the same colors as my school colors, I had an idea - big, funky flowers!

Project estimate:

  • Shammy towels, $1
  • Pencils, $1
  • Hot glue, on hand
  • Foam, on hand or $1
  • Flower pots, on hand or $1 and up
  • Gift basket filler, $1

Total: $3 and up

Tutorial: School Spirit Centerpieces

My school colors were blue and gold, which is conveniently the same colors as the 2-packs of "handy shammy" towels at Dollar Tree. If you can't find shammy towels in the appropriate colors for your school, you could also use sheets of heavy felt.

Tutorial: School Spirit Centerpieces

Start by cutting each shammy towel into thirds. Each piece will make one flower, so a 2-pack of towels will make 6 flowers.

Tutorial: School Spirit Centerpieces

Cut one of the long edges into fringe, leaving about 1/2 inch uncut along the other edge.

Tutorial: School Spirit Centerpieces

Working along the uncut edge, begin rolling the strip, securing the roll with small dabs of hot glue as you go.

Tutorial: School Spirit Centerpieces

Roll the strip on a slight angle so that the bottom of the finished roll is slightly concave.

Tutorial: School Spirit Centerpieces

Fill the concave space with hot glue and press the eraser of a pencil into it. Hold in place until the glue begins to cool.

Tutorial: School Spirit Centerpieces

When the glue is cooled completely, shake the flower to fluff it up.

Tutorial: School Spirit Centerpieces

To assemble the flowers into centerpieces, place pieces of foam inside of flower pots or other containers. Press several flowers into the foam, then fill the rest of the pot with gift basket filler to cover the foam.

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  • Craft Project: School Spirit Centerpieces | Mrs. Greene - crafts, food, fashion, life said:

    [...] My graduating class from good ol’ Manistee High School recently had our 15-year reunion.  I know that 15 years is an unusual number, but we totally missed having a 10-year reunion and only about 10 of us showed up for an impromptu 11-year reunion, so this was our first *real* class reunion.  I was asked to be in charge of the decorations, and of course I said yes.  These are the centerpieces that I made for all of the tables – would you guess that the pom pom/flower things are made out of generic Sham Wow towels from the dollar store?  True story!  You can see how I made them over at Dollar Store Crafts.  [go to the tutorial] [...]

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