Hello friends! Today's blog is short and sweet, but I am showing you something a little different: some cute centerpieces my mother and I made! I had to push the blog back a day as the centerpieces were being used at a party that happened earlier today. My wonderful aunt is retiring tomorrow so a party was thrown at her work (where my mother and I also happen to work) to celebrate her 42 years spent there. She and my uncle love to go on cruises, so the whole party was beach/cruise themed and we made some simple centerpieces to go along. We started out with some basic glass jars that my mother had collected from the Dollar Tree. We wrapped some twine around the mouths of each jar just to give them a little extra something. My father picked up a bag of sandbox sand and we filled each jar about a third of the way with sand.
We then added a thin layer of blue aquarium rocks (we had picked up a bag at Goodwill) to be the "ocean."
Next we went through my enormous stockpile of shells I have collected over the years to find some pretty ones that would fit in the jars.
Finally, we got some little cruise ship images (anchors, life vests etc.) and hot glued those to some wooden skewers to stick into the jars. And here they are all done at the party!
It's so easy to whip up some adorable centerpieces with cheap supplies. What do you guys think of these ocean centerpieces? And Happy Retirement to my wonderful aunt!!
I am a 23-year-old crafter and baker from New Hampshire!