Living in south Louisiana it was no surprise to have Mardi Gras chosen as our theme for my daughter’s High School Graduation earlier this month.
I was in charge of creating 30 table centerpieces for some of the graduates’ after party.
While the center piece design didn’t incorporate too much of my beloved paper crafting, I did manage to squeeze in some fleur-de-lis name markers and a few other paper accessories I used on our table.
No detailed instructions are necessary to re-create the centerpieces but below is a list of materials used: peacock plumes, tulle, Mardi Gras masks, balloons, ting-ting, die-cut fleur-de-lis, hot glue, floral wire floral tape, floral sticks and lots of ribbon! I put sand in the glass vases for weight and placed each vase on a lighted base for a beautiful effect when the lights were dimmed at the party.
I hand-calligraphed each person’s name and 2K16 in white ink on the black cut-outs. These were affixed to the ribbons using glue dots from Cut Card Stock.
Because my daughter has a slight obsession with cake balls, I decided (on the day of graduation!) to make some for her table. I adorned the cake balls with quick and easy monogram flags. I cut Basis Black 80lb card stock which is ON SALE NOW at Cut Card Stock.com strips measuring 1″ x 4.25″. I folded each strip in half and cut a small triangle off the end of folded paper. I then calligraphed her monogram on one side and 2K16 on the other using white ink. Cut Card Stock has a nice white gel pen for the novice calligrapher. Next, I broke wooden skewers in half and applied double-stick tape to the inside of the opened paper flags. I folded them around the skewer and pressed tightly around the stick. Voile’! Making the cake balls were much more complicated!!!!