Remember that tutorial I posted last week on How To Fake Frosted Glass? Here’s what I used it for! There are so many hidden expenses when you’re hosting a large party, why not save a few pennies by making these Recycled 4th of July Centerpieces? Saving your wallet while saving the Earth? It’s a win/win for everyone!
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As I mentioned above, I started with clear recycled Spaghetti containers and embellished them with burlap, ribbons, and paper. Of course, there are millions of ways to customize these centerpieces; frosted or clear, burlap or paper, rosette or not. The options are endless! No need to run out and buy anything new, just work with the craft supplies you already have. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been hoarding too much scrapbook paper anyway!
I used Hercules Double-Sided Tape to adhere everything. Let me tell you, that stuff is amazing. If I had a list of my favorite craft supplies, Hercules would be right at the top! It’s easy to work with and strong enough to hold basic crafting materials. It comes in three different widths (I got mine at Consumer Crafts) and honestly, I use every single one. Seriously recommend you adding this to your crafty arsenal!
Another favorite tool is my We R Memory Keepers Trim & Score Board. It folds up for easy storage (handy since I have a Teeny Tiny Craft Room!) and has the ability to both trim and score on a whim. Since you’re probably making more than one 4th of July Centerpiece, having a tool that allows you to quickly cut and score multiple pieces at once is so helpful and is the secret behind making great looking rosettes!
All you have to do is add a bit of ribbon to the burlap and some embellishments to the rosette and you’re good to go. Rustic, minimal, and perfect for a 4th of July BBQ! The only thing you really have to be careful with is making sure to “frost” the outside of the glass if you’re planning on putting real flowers and water in the centerpiece. Otherwise, there’s almost nothing you can do to mess up this project. Happy crafting!