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.
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.
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.
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!