Party Ideas & Tips

Creating an Easy Centerpiece Using QuiltedCupcake rosettes/pinwheels

It's A Girl Baby Shower DecorationsCarnival Centerpiece at Etsy shop

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.

Assembling a Centerpiece


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.

Side by Side

Add shredded paper to the top of the container to make a pretty display.


Creating a Rosette or Pinwheel Backdrop

Rosettes and Pinwheels also make a great backdrop for a party.  You Can find these in my Etsy shop.

Boys Pinwheel BackdropFrozen Party 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.

Party Decorating

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:

Circles backdrops are a new addition to my Etsy shop.  They’re fun and add a touch of whimsy to any birthday party, baby shower, bridal shower or event.

Baby Shower Backdrop  Polka Dot Garland (5)

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:

  1. Hang the string base – use either cup hooks or pushpins.  Trim any excess string you don’t need.
  2. Unpack one strand of circles at a time.
  3. 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.

Circles Backdrop by QC

Any Questions?  Feel free to contact me.

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