Follow Up to blog on “Money Saving Tips for Creating Summer Table Center Pieces”
- Hand made bird’s nests with real branches
- No fake birds allowed
- The color of robin’s egg blue incorporated
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The burlap was only $2 per yard, and it’s quite easy to create the fringed edges by pulling away the fibers going in one direction. However, it is a bit time consuming to do it for 12 tables, so be sure to allow plenty of time and help if you do this for a wedding.
The only expensive part of these table center pieces were the birdcages. We special ordered them brand new, and spray paint them in the wedding color of choice, robin’s egg blue. The bird cages and hand made bird’s nests were placed on the tables after the cakes were taken away…
We used a chop saw to create the candle holders out of branches, and the nests were made out of honeysuckle vines topped with spanish moss, and then a little green moss…
There was a crew working on the burlap table runners, and then another crew working on the bird’s nests and candle holders. It’s great to have a large family!
Picnic Decorating Themes: You can incorporate some the ideas above, or come up with more creative and fun ideas to decorate for picnics with a theme. Consider..
July 4th: Incorporate layers into your table coverings for a red, white and blue theme. Add a red, white, and blue cake as the center of attraction. Blue berries and strawberries on white frosting work great.
Victorian theme: The birdcages would be great for this!
Country western: Use the burlap and log candle holders, and add fresh cuttings of flowers, greens, and/or branches in mason jars.
Tuscan: Burlap also works great with a Tuscan theme. Incorporate fresh cut herbs and a lot of candles.