Centerpieces can add visual interest and a little pizzaz to just about any event. I decided to make some inexpensive centerpieces for my daughter’s surprise sweet sixteen party. The party took place the weekend after Thanksgiving and a great time was had by all.
I put my crafty skills to the test. Her colors were turquoise and purple/lavender. I made 5 purple and 5 turquoise DIY Glitter vases for the tables. I can’t take any credit for the idea. I saw it on Pinterest at mykitchenescapades.com. They were super easy. I just added my own twist.
I worked on them late at night or while everyone was at school. There were a few occasions where I was caught with glitter all over my face. The family pointed out that I had glitter on my face but it really didn’t faze them. They assumed I was working on another one of my projects. I always seem to have a project in the works.
10 vases from the Dollar Tree
1 bottle of glitter in Antique Pink
1 bottle of glitter in Cerulean
The antique pink is made by the same company. I accidentally threw it out. Both were purchased at Wal-Mart
Inexpensive paint brushes
Rhinestone stickers (turquoise and purple) purchased at Hobby Lobby
Blue painters tape
10 battery operated candle lights placed inside of the vases purchased at the Dollar Tree
I taped the top part of the vase with painters tape. I used a brush to apply the mod podge all around the vase below the painters tape.
Sprinkle glitter evenly all over the vase right away before it begins to dry. I used a shoe box for application to contain the glitter. Let it dry overnight. Shake off the excess glitter and apply mod podge all over the glitter to seal it.
Let it dry overnight. Remove the painters tape. Lastly, apply the rhinestone stickers evenly around the top glass part of the vase. Voila. That’s all there is to it. I used the battery operated flames to place inside of the candle. It provided a flicker of light but not much. It was a nice touch.
Unfortunately, I was so busy that I did not get a photo of the centerpieces on the table. The table cloths were turquoise and lavender.
Here are a few photos of the centerpieces after they were completed.
I bought the number 16 made of paper-mache at Hobby Lobby and decided to put glitter on it. The numbers were placed on her cake table just for decoration. I used Mod Podge to put the glitter on and after it was dry sealed it again with Mod Podge. It was messy but easy.
It was a memorable day and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Peace and Blessings,