Hubby and I hosted a 75th birthday party for his mom last weekend. It was an outdoor party so I didn't have to do a lot of specialty decorating but I did want the table centerpieces to be fun and personal without a huge cost. So I started hunting through my cupboards for glass containers. I added some photos and some hydrangeas from my yard and created this!
I used a trifle bowl that I already had. I needed two centerpieces so I picked up a second one at Walmart for less than $7. I love this bowl so I didn't mind having two around anyway.
I also used these fish bowls that I had.
I think they can be found for about $2 at Walmart or Michaels.
I cut a strip of heavy parchment paper to fit inside the trifle bowl
and glued several photos of my mom-in-law to it.
Once the glue was dried, I taped and glued it to form a ring.
Some of the photos were black and white and some color
so I converted them all to black and white for a
more classic and cohesive look.
I placed the ring into the trifle bowl.
I cut some paper towels to fit in the bottom of the bowl without touching the paper. I'm not sure this was necessary but I thought it would keep moisture off the photos in case of condensation.
I placed the fish bowl inside the trifle bowl and added some water.
I cut some hydrangeas, bundled them into a bouquet
and secured the stems with a rubber band.
I placed the hydrangeas into the water filled fish bowl
and the centerpiece was finished!
At the end of the evening, I gave the photo rings to my mom-in-law. She and my hubby found another use for them.
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