Creating an Easy Centerpiece Using QuiltedCupcake rosettes/pinwheels
Here are some quick tips for creating a rosette or pinwheel centerpiece, as shown in my QuiltedCupcake Etsy shop.
The key to a good centerpiece is a sturdy container that supports the contents. Here’s an x-ray type view of a centepiece container.
River rocks, glass beads or even dry beans can make a nice stabilizer. If they don’t match your decor, be sure to use a container that hides them. See the example below – a simple painted mason jar with a tied fabric bow works great.
The Dollar Store is a great resource for all of these centerpiece helpers.
Add shredded paper to the top of the container to make a pretty display.
Creating a Rosette or Pinwheel Backdrop
Here are two 3M products that I found that are great for party decorating. You can find them at Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, etc. Sorry, no Dollar Store bargains here, but these are worth the expense – they work great, and don’t leave a mark.
A sheet of white Foam core paper makes an excellent base for rosette displays. You can cover the foam core with matching wrapping paper to complement your theme.
Installing a Circles Backdrop by QuiltedCupcake:
I ship my QuiltedCupcake circles garlands with each strand packaged separately. This is to limit any tangling. Each strand is approx. 8-9 feet long, and is mean to be used clipped at each end to the string base (see #3 Below)
Here’s how to install your backdrop:
- Hang the string base – use either cup hooks or pushpins. Trim any excess string you don’t need.
- Unpack one strand of circles at a time.
- Using enclosed mini clothespins, clip each end of the strand of circles to the string base. You’ll have a loop at the bottom. Again, this helps to discourage tangling.