Friday 22 April 2011

Wedding table centrepiece.

Unusual for me, but my second post of the day. As any of you who regularly visit my blog know I am doing the stationery for two of my daughters friends weddings, and one of them recently asked if I could think of something for the centre of the tables that would take a battery operated tealight and this is what I came up with.

The square tubes are made from a sheet of acetate, I then printed a couple of different shades of lilac onto a sheet of Safmat ( a printable, clear, self adhesive film). I used a Martha stewart punch to make a border for around the bottom and punched out some flowers with X-cut punches which I dotted randomly around the tube. A narrow border of the darkest colour finished the top edge.  White ribbon from stash and lilac vintage seam binding from the Ribbon Girl were added to the bottom to hide the tea light. The battery operated tealights came four in a pack for a pound from my local Poundworld.

It was very difficult to get a decent photo, but hopefully you get the idea.


Anyway suffice to say her friend loved them and I now have to make twenty for the big day.

I have been out this afternoon to one of those places where you put your feet into a fish tank and the fish suck away at your feet. It was my Mothers day present from my eldest daughter. I was a bit wary but it was thoroughly enjoyable, a bit tickly at first, but quite relaxing and my feet felt fabulously clean and soft afterwards, would definitely recommend it if you are thinking about it but not quite sure.

I am going to enter my centrepiece into the following challenges:

Less-is-More - Acetate
Lexi's Creations - Anything but a card.
Top Tip Tuesday - Open Challenge.
Critter Challenge Blog - 2 different punches or dies


sgc said...

Great job with punches. Thanks for playing in the Critter Challenge.

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous - what a lovely idea! Jo x

Suze Bain said...

What a great idea - it's really lovely. x

Kathyk said...

A FABULOUS idea and I'm not at all surprised that your daughters friend wants 20 for her wedding tables

Happy Easter


angelwhispers said...

What a fab idea for the tables! My daughter gets married at Christmas so I know how much work goes into all the stationery without the added extras!!!

Glad you enjoyed the fishy feet. Have a great Easter Love Chanelle xx

Sylvie said...

This is gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

What an amazing idea and you've done a fabulous job! Well done!! Don't fancy the fish thing at all, lol! xx

sallysbitz2 said...

You have done a brilliant job x
You sure have a lot of work on your hands with two weddings!!!

I had that fish thing done in Spain... think you need it done a couple of times a week to benefit from it x

hugs sally x

Mandi said...

What a brilliant idea
Super creations
Thanks so much
Less is More

Lynne said...

Fabulous! What a brilliant idea. You`ve certainly got your work cut out with 2 weddings.
Lynne xxx

sharon said...

Beautiful, it'll look wonderful on the wedding tables. Thanks for entering it into challenges at Lexis creations and CRAFT. Good luck. Sharon x

Chrissie said...

These are fabulous... and I was so pleased to read that you are going to use BATTERY operated tea-lights!
Super creations. I can see why the bride was pleased!
See you next time.
"Less is More"

Dolly Daydreams said...

What a gorgeous idea and it looks so effective no wonder the bride was pleased.


Karen said...

Brilliant idea!!! Love the battery tealight as I am always afraid of setting something on fire with candels, so extra 'thumbs up' from me. Well done Colette, this is fab!

Gem said...

a lovely creation! Thanks for taking part in our Flowers challenge this week over at CRAFT! Gemma :)

Paddington fan said...

What a fantastic idea for a wedding - so pretty! Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week for our Flower challenge & good luck, love Jacky x