Sep 12 2014

Simple Table Centerpieces- MOPS

Happy Friday!

My MOPS (Mother of Pre-Schoolers) group has started back up and I am so excited about this year!!  I just love this ministry.  We meet twice a month to fellowship together and encourage one another through motherhood.  Each meeting entails brunch, a speaker or video, a craft or activity and just chit chatting with one another.  This year I am in charge of crafts again and I also made centerpieces for each table.  I really like how the centerpieces turned out.  If you are looking for a simple inexpensive centerpiece idea the basic principle here can be applied to other themes.

pink table

 

I started with white table cloths that I purchased online from TableclothsFactory.  8 tablecloths cost me about $73 (shipping included).  I bought the Ball jars in a 12 pack from JoAnn’s for about $11 (with a coupon).  I also saw these at Costco recently for a good price.  Walmart carries them as well.  I spray painted half of them with Krylon spray paint Ocean Breeze and half with Coral (purchased from Walmart for about $4 each).  I think they add a nice pop of color.  The Ball jars hold the table name sign, which I made with Kraft paper from Michaels.  I traced the feathers from a template I found here and wrote the names with chalkboard pens.  The signs are double sided and glued to a wooden skewer, which I already had on hand.

green table

 

To add some more color I made a decorative fabric square for the center of the table.  I sewed two pieces of the same fabric right sides together, leaving a section open to turn them right side out.  Them I sewed around the border with a decorative stitch.  My big statement piece is the wood slice in the center.  Since I had a budget I thought maybe I could find someone from our MOPS group that had some wood and could make some for me.  I asked our group and my friend Charity came to the rescue!!  Her friend is a botanist and offered to make some for us for FREE!  How nice is that ?! I LOVE how they turned out.  Each one is unique and it gives a beautiful rustic feel to the centerpieces.

blue table

 

I went on the hunt for some super cheap frames and hit the jackpot at The Salvation army.  I didn’t care about the color, I just tried to find ones that had some “personality” to them 😉  I took them home and spray painted them all white and then found several free printables online through Pinterest to put inside.  Printables are a great inexpensive way to decorate.  Our theme in MOPS this year is “Be You Bravely.”  I love this theme…it really fits with my life right now ;).  The bird cages were on clearance at Michaels for $1.20 each!  I used a decorative punch and some twine to attach a little sign that says prayer requests.

There you have it!  For 8 tables I spent a little over $100.  I’m always looking for inexpensive centerpieces for parties and I think I will use this idea again in the future!

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Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Signature - Marissa

3 comments on “Simple Table Centerpieces- MOPS

  1. These turned out so good! Love the wood centerpieces, the unique shapes are so cool! The colors you chose are perfect too. I think I need to spray paint some mason jars! :)

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