Monday, April 22, 2013

Mother's Day Project: Triple Vase Roses Centerpiece


Triple Vase Roses CenterpieceMom will love this set of rose-filled vases. No watering necessary.

They can be displayed separately or together and look lovely whether placed on a sideboard or on the table as a centerpiece.

One on each side of the bed would be nice as well - as long as Dad doesn't mind!

Supplies:

• Three 4 inch high by 2 3/4 inch clay pots
• Delta Ceramcoat brown velvet acrylic paint
• Delta Ceramcoat gloss varnish
• Paintbrush
• Two 3-inch Styrofoam balls
• Sharp knife
• Glue gun
• 6 silk flower roses for each pot in three different colors – these are about 1 1/4 inches wide by 2 inches tall
• Small filler flowers or greenery for each pot
• 12 large silk leaves about 4 1/2 inches wide x 5 inches long (3 for each pot)
• 21 inch piece of pretty ribbon for each pot
• Scissors
• A handful of small rocks for each pot

Instructions:

Paint each pot and rim in brown paint. Let dry and add another coat if needed. Coat each pot with varnish. Let pots dry for about an hour.

Cut a Styrofoam ball in half with a sharp knife. Lightly press in the raw edge to provide a rim of contact when inserted into the pot.

Triple Vase Roses CenterpieceAdd rocks to the bottom of each pot as a weight. Run a strip of glue around the top edge and slightly inside the pot and press the half ball into the glue. Then add another rim of glue around the top of the pot catching some of the Styrofoam as you go.

Come back tomorrow when we'll create the floral arrangements for this Mother's Day Project: Triple Vase Roses Centerpiece.

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