Junk Market Centerpiece

May 21st, 2009 in projects     
georgiamoon Georgia Terrell, contributor
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PVC pipe never looked so good.
Having the two levels of height really makes it much more interesting.
Here is the wire rack, pipes and end caps.
Insert the pipes then add water and flowers..couldnt have been easier.
I used spray paint especillay for plastic. Dries fast and covers well...a good thing when you have a party later that day.
PVC pipe never looked so good.

PVC pipe never looked so good.

When informed that I was in charge of the junk centerpiece for our pot luck dinner, I wondered what the heck would go with the decor the others were working on. I needn't have worried because what I found out is that if you bring a bunch of creative people together with a bunch of fabulous junk it all works out just fine. I had found this old spinning "rack" in Mexico when hunting for wrought iron. I'm not sure what it's original purpose was, maybe a stamp holder? but since when does that matter? I wanted to find glass tubes or tall bud vases that would fit in the circular wire areas but everything was too big and way too expensive, so I hit the hardware store and came up with PVC pipe and caps. I cut five at 10" and five at 5", spray painted them grey to match the marble and glued the caps on. Mke sure to use PVC glue so that they will hold water. By alternating the heights it created a fuller centerpiece with more dimension. And by using the cheapest flowers at the market, Carnations and Baby's Breath I made this whole thing for about $15, which goes to show that you can create something beautiful and unique without spending a lot of money.

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Comments (7)

junkrat writes:
i LIKE that! beaYOUtiful, my clever little peach! Posted: 7:46 pm on June 12th
JunkArchitect writes: Georgiamoon, what a fantastic creation. This is one of the most inventive centerpieces I’ve seen in a long time. Only you could have come up with combining such different components into such a beautiful piece.


Posted: 6:34 pm on June 3rd
fellowjunker writes: This is incredibly gorgeous Georgia (and inventive)!!!! Haven't been able to check the site for a few days as I am having computer problems and was so excited to see this as I wondered how you made it when I saw it in Sue's great post. You girls have ALL the fun.........what more could one ask for in life, but a great group of junking friends!!!!
xojanis Posted: 7:00 pm on May 29th
CottageElements writes: Wow, Geo! It looks like a Flower Frog, but if it is it's the biggest one I've ever seen! Great centerpiece. You are very clever, girl! Way to go!

Lani Posted: 1:52 am on May 28th
writes: ...and it was even prettier in person. Nice work GEO!

:-) JennyK Posted: 1:49 pm on May 27th
suewhitney writes: Awesome centerpiece Go Go! It looked beautiful on the table. Thanks for all of the helpful tips and instructions!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:51 am on May 27th
alicemom writes: Geo,
That is the coolest! You are a clever bird! Your pic's & instruction are great too. Maybe my vintage stamp holder might work also. Thanks for getting the ole brain working.
Alice Posted: 10:35 am on May 27th
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