4.23.2010

100 Layer Cake Guest Post


Happy Friday Loves!  I'm off to Indio, CA to set up at an event for Stagecoach.  Then i'll be enjoying the desert weather for a few days - lucky me!  Before I depart, i wanted to share some images from my guest post series on 100 Layer Cake this week.  The girls were nice enough to invite me to share some centerpiece ideas with their readers while Kristina is enjoying her little bundle of joy on maternity leave.  I had a great time working with my mister to come up with everyday objects to use and upcycle to create some unique centerpieces.  I really love how they turned out and I hope you do too.  You can see the full posts with DIY instructions here, here, and here


One of my favorites, the cinder block centerpiece didnt run, so I'll share it with you here:

A cinder block as wedding décor?  Why not?  These inexpensive building materials clean up quite nice.


Onto the makeover.  




First, using acrylic paint I painted each cinder block with the corresponding table number.  It helps to trace an outline of the number in pencil first.  If you’re unsure of your painting skills you can find stencils to use as a guide for your numbers.   To create the arrangement, you’ll need a glass container that fits snuggly inside the center and a couple small pin frogs, or one big one.  Simply place the glass container inside the middle of the cinder block.  Affix the pin frogs and add water.  Arrange your flowers with rustic flair and you’ve got yourself a centerpiece.


Don’t you just love how the rough cinder block plays against the delicate nature of these flowers?  Gorgeous.




15 comments:

asia said...

love the cinder block! what a smart idea... have a feeling we're gonna see a lot of those centerpieces now miss trendsetter :)

Kristen said...

great ideas, kelly! love the cinderblock... thanks for posting it here!

ever ours said...

kelly! you had AMAZING ideas! such a talented gal you are! :) congrats!

Anonymous said...

All the ideas are awesome, but I think the best is the book. What a great way to repurpose!!!! The cinderblock is also a great idea, would look lovely on my deck!

Kate said...

so lovely, it's hard to choose between them all! you're so talented! have a great trip Kelly.

kate @ www.flufflefritz.com

Anahí Rodríguez said...

i love your ideas!, thanks for sharing with us :)

anahi @ http://ar-anahirodriguez.blogspot.com/

Truly Smitten said...

really enjoyed all your gorgeous DIY centerpieces, Kelly!

moi said...

who knew cinderblocks could be cute?!?!?

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forget.me.knot.weddings said...

Love them all and I never knew a cinderblock could look oh so chic! Have fun in the desert!

Holly said...

where do you get your drumstick (billy button's) from, new zealand? i tried to grow some from seed and failed!

Christina Moreno- floresdelsol said...

i am loving your ideas. very inspiring!

Sherisa (L'elephant Rose) said...

OMG I love it way more and it is way less labor intensive!! SOOOO glad I stopped here! :)

dulci said...

The cinderblock is my fave too!

http://ladulcivida.blogspot.com/

Lightweight Concrete Blocks said...

Great ideas, Awesome pics

shawnandcandi White said...

thanks for posting! Love the cinderblocks! I posted your link on my blog! thanks!
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