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A Simple DIY Formula for a Halloween (or other) Centerpiece Decoration for a Bat Mitzvah Party

Posted by Michael on November 18, 2009

We wanted to share a formula for some cute centerpieces we helped put together for a Halloween themed bat mitzvah party a just a few weeks ago.

Use these construction techniques to decorate your party with attractive centerpieces.  Support a stick or flexible plastic tube by gluing onto a piece of styrofoam or wood.  Insert into your base (here a plastic jack-o-lantern) and glue.  The base can also be a shopping bag, small box, decorated box, theme box (i.e. computer), etc.  Camouflage with some tissue or mylar paper.  Add a large picture (or other theme piece)  at the top mounted to a rigid piece of cardboard or polystyrene and attached to the stick or flexible plastic tube.

Add theme related garnishments – here we used leaves, scarecrows, dried flowers, etc.  Or it can be anything complimenting the theme you select.

Enjoy!

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Chicago Bears Football Theme Bar Mitzvah Party Celebration Video

Posted by Michael on October 8, 2009

Here is the YouTube video of the Chicago Bears football theme Bar Mitzvah celebration we promised.

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How to Make a Do It Yourself Music Guitar Cut Out with Strings to Accent Your Party Centerpiece

Posted by Michael on July 18, 2009

This video by A-BnC Parties and More, Inc. demonstrates how to construct a do it yourself music guitar cut out for your musical theme party centerpieces.  The guitar is accented with guitar strings made from black yard, heavy black card stock and clear push pins.  Judy shows how to take a plain white polystyrene guitar cut out, paint and add these lovely accents.  She puts it on another budget “Just Add Sand” centerpiece base and accents with two pieces of onion grass.  Add balloons, a table name and table place cards for an economical music guitar theme centerpiece for your Bat Mitzvah, Bar Mitzvah, wedding, special event or party!

Information about kits and supplies available at the Music Theme page of her do-it-yourself-centerpiece Website.

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Our Chicago Blackhawk’s Ice Hockey Success Adds To Our Line of DIY Centerpiece Kits

Posted by Michael on May 16, 2009

We added a new polystyrene ice hockey player cut to our product line as a result of the increased popularity of our local Chicago Blackhawks. The polystyrene cut out is available individually or in kit form as part of a series of “Just Add Sand” co it yourself centerpiece kits. Visit our Website page for construction details.

Ice Hockey Player Cut Out

Ice Hockey Player Cut Out

This new ice hockey player stands about ten inches high and almost ten inches wide at the stick. These, and other cut outs, come in sturdy polystyrene which can be sealed, painted or decorated in other creative methods. Some are available in multiple sizes. Orders for customization are accepted.

Just Add Sand” (or gravel or pebbles) to this line of centerpiece kits for a finished party centerpiece. We are a leading source of do it yourself supplies and centerpiece kits as well as free do-it-yourself videos and step by step instructions. Kits include many sports (baseball, football, basketball, golf, etc.), doghouses, tall wedding centerpieces, name centerpieces, etc. Most kits include attractive papers, ribbon, dowels, sprays and other options. Table names and same themed place cards can also be added for a complete look.

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Musical Theme and Musical Instrument Cut Outs

Posted by Michael on April 29, 2009

Visit a new page on the http://www.do-it-yourself-centerpiece.com Website for Musical Themed Centerpiece Cutouts. Kits and individual musical instruments are featured. Instruments pictured include a guitar (and step-by-step), piano, drums, tuba, saxophone and violin.

Do It Yourself Guitar Centerpiece Kit

Do It Yourself Guitar Centerpiece Kit

Guitars come in two sizes, 13″ and 16″ long. Cut in polystyrene, they can be sealed and painted. Patterns are added at the headstock and bridge and the finishing touch of strings are held by clear push pins.

Drum Music Cutouts

Drum Music Cutouts

Visit this and other pages on www.do-it-yourself-centerpiece.com as well as www.do-it-yourself-wedding-centerpiece.com for ideas, supplies and kits for your party or upcoming event.

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More Cheap Silk Flower Wedding Centerpieces

Posted by Michael on February 22, 2009

We put together some additional variations

DIY Silk Flower Wedding Centerpiece I

DIY Silk Flower Wedding Centerpiece I

of cheap do it yourself wedding centerpieces. The first uses a shorter piece of the flexible plastic tube glued to a small polystyrene circle. The centerpieces is weighted down with glass marbles. A selection of silk flowers are added at the top of the tube and the tube is filled with shred. The entire piece is garnished with mylar paper poofs (flowers), ting and onion grass for a professional, easy on the budget centerpiece.

Additional ting may be added to the top section and names, dates or pictures can be attached to the tube for a personalized look.

DIY Silk Flower Wedding Centerpiece II

DIY Silk Flower Wedding Centerpiece II

This second cheap silk flower wedding centerpiece has some slight variations. Use your favorite gift wrap to fill the flexible plastic tube instead of shred. Then wrap two half sheets of mylar paper around the base and tie with a ribbon.

For more ideas and step by step assembly instructions, go to do-it-yourself-wedding-centerpiece.com

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New DIY Basketball Centerpiece Kits for the Upcoming NCAA Tournament

Posted by Michael on January 27, 2009

We recently added some do it yourself basketball centerpiece kits onto our Website.

Do It Yourself Basketball Centerpiece Kits

Do It Yourself Basketball Centerpiece Kits

Two versions are available, base and extended. We will be working on an extended slides how how to do it yourself which should be on the Web shortly. Hey, just in time for the upcoming college tournaments!

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We’re in the Swing of Things, Golf Swing That Is!

Posted by Michael on January 19, 2009

DIY Golf Centerpiece Kit

DIY Golf Centerpiece Kit

We posted information about do it yourself golf centerpiece kits and supplies recently. Here’s a picture of the extended kit. It also comes in a base and golf clubs only style.

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Here Come The New Football Centerpiece Goal Posts for the Super Bowl Parties!

Posted by Michael on January 17, 2009

New DIY Football Centerpiece Goalposts

New DIY Football Centerpiece Goalposts

A customer recently requested a variation of our football centerpiece kit which, quite frankly, we never thought of. Before now the football centerpiece goal posts were made from pvc pipe. Now, as you can see, we also have them available with our larger flexible plastic tubes. Shred in choice of stock colors to highlight your team is included at no additional cost. Get more details.

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Do It Yourself Basketball Centerpiece Picture

Posted by Michael on December 28, 2008

This is always an exciting time of the year for sports fans. Today marks the end of the regular football season. If your team makes the playoffs, that’s great! But for those of us who did not make it again this year (sigh), our sights turn to basketball! For the NCAA finals will be here soon and we can still route for our favorite professional basketball teams before the season’s finalists are determined.

DIY Basketball Centerpiece

DIY Basketball Centerpiece

Visit this do it yourself basketball centerpiece page for more pictures and ideas. information.

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