Junk Market CenterpieceMay 21st, 2009 in projects
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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