DIY Rustic Centerpiece– Simple yet beautiful rustic centerpiece idea for a wedding reception, or any type of party. Easy to make on the cheap!
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One of my favorite holidays of the year is fast approaching, Mother’s Day! As a mama I’m definitely looking forward to being celebrated, but I’m also excited to honor my own mother and those around me! Unfortunately, my mom lives clear across the country, so I am unable to spend the day with her. It also happens that I am an only child so my side of the family is small, but I do enjoy the holiday with my husband’s relatives. We gather with his parents, sister and her family usually at my house. I tend to focus on the meal more than the décor when I host, but this year I made a pretty Mother’s Day Centerpiece using birch bark to dress up the table. It’s in 3 pieces, so I figure each one of them can take one home to have as a keepsake to commemorate the day, while the last piece stays with me!
To make these rustic beauties all you need is a handful of items from Michaels:
1 Roll of Birch bark
Glue gun and glue sticks
3 Round glass vases
27 Flower stems
(that should be 2 bunches of white tulips from Michaels, or you can use fresh flowers)
Glue two layers of birch bark around the vase, so that there is no glass showing. The birch bark can be a little stiff, so you may have to gently press on it for several seconds to get it to set properly.
Next you can get creative by adding a strip of ribbon around the center, followed by some twine. Add the ribbon and twine to all of the vases or just the one you’ll place in the center, like I did.
Cut the stems of the flowers down to size. Tie a group together with twine (I bought 2 clusters of white tulips with a total of 27 buds, using 9 in each vase).
Randomly place the leaves in each vase, or leave them out completely. I did a little of both!
Place in the center of your dining room table, on a mantel, entry table, or anywhere in your home that could use a little rustic beauty!
This is a great craft for any of the spring holidays, in fact, mine may stay up throughout the summer!
Michaels has everything you need to craft the perfect handmade gift that will make Mom’s day. If you don’t know where to begin, check out some of the fun projects on Michaels.com or the The Glue String for more ideas!