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DIY Simple Yet Elegant Wedding Balloon Centerpiece Video

Posted by abncparties on September 10, 2010

All you really need to make this budget wedding reception or rehearsal centerpiece is the following:

  • a weight material covered in mylar paper,
  • around four feet of tulle (in a theme color of your choice),
  • three – 11 inch balloons filled with helium
  • some curling ribbon
  • scissors

We have other videos up on YouTube explaining how to make the weight, tie a balloon (using no clips) as well as curling ribbon.

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New Budget DIY Poker Centerpiece Video is Available

Posted by abncparties on August 29, 2009

We just finished uploading this fun to make Poker theme centerpiece video on YouTube.

Watch for our new DIY Ice Cream Centerpiece video, coming soon!

For additional information on our kits and supplies, visit us.

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How Do I Anchor a Flexible Plastic Tube for my Tall Wedding Balloon Centerpiece?

Posted by abncparties on August 2, 2009

We are regularly asked how to secure the flexible plastic tubes to a base to make a tall air filled balloon centerpiece.  We have several suggestions, which inclTall-Balloon-Centerpieceude:

One technique, as shown to the left, is to glue to a 3/8″ piece of plywood.  We cut a circular pattern, just a little bit larger than the circumference of the flexible plastic tube, about 1/2″ into the wood and glue the tube in the hole.  Here you might consider added some weight to the base or inside the tube to keep it balanced and free from wobbling.  This mainly depends on the length of the tube and what you put on the top.

Another example is inserting and gluing into a 1-1/2″ styrofoam base (below) or  styrofoam brick.  With this technique you need to have some weight on the base or inside the tube itself with a smaller base.  However, you probably do not need weight with an 11″ or 12″ round or square base.Flexible Plastic Tube in Styrofoam Base

Happy do it yourself centerpiecing!  For more hint and ideas, check out our site.

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How To Make A do It Yourself Beach Theme Centerpiece – New Video

Posted by abncparties on July 7, 2009

We added a new YouTube video this week. It is how to make a beach theme centerpiece.

It was a family participation. Ely did the narration, first time. Good job Ely! Mikey wrote the script, produced, directed, shot and edited the video and audio. And I was the demonstrator!

You can download the pdf of the narrative at our site.

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10 Great Tips to Get Gorgeous Wedding Flowers

Posted by abncparties on July 3, 2009

Jacquie Cattanach recently wrote an interesting article on saving on your Wedding. This was one of her tips on Life Style.

“Most high schools and colleges have horticulture classes that specialize in caring for and arranging flowers and plants. For a small fee, you could hire these aspiring florists who would be thrilled to work on your arrangements. The teachers of such a course will act as your safety net and, as an added bonus to you, will have extensive experience and oversee your project.”

Read the rest of the article.

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DIY Weddings: It’s not difficult to create a cash-conscious alternative

Posted by abncparties on May 31, 2009

A very interesting article about DIY weddings from the beginning appears in the Monterey County The Herald website. Jackie Burrell wrote it and quotes an early DIY bride who said: “the DIY movement was just in its infancy and pretty much for the micro-budget brides. It was all about saving money, finding the cheapest avenues to pull off a wedding.”

She was further quoted to say: “Martha Stewart’s approach to weddings and her stylish DIY projects were a turning point” and “Suddenly, DIY was chic. And the Internet’s exponentially expanding networks not only spread the word, they provided the expertise to make the movement successful.”

Jackie writes: Now DIY wedding blogs and discussion boards are popping up all over the Internet, and craft stores are responding to the trend. The DIY wedding aisles at Michaels (craft stores), for example, multiplied this year.

Read the rest of the story at the Website.

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

Posted by abncparties 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 abncparties 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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Cheap Do It Yourself (Green) Eco-Friendly Wheatgrass Centerpiece

Posted by abncparties on April 4, 2009

I found this charming and colorful idea for wedding centerpieces by Happy Girl at Happy Hour Bride. Not only are they cheap, but they are friendly to the environment, chic as well as great looking!

Do It Yourself Wheatgrass Centerpiece

Do It Yourself Wheatgrass Centerpiece

Get the full directions to grow your own at DIY: Eco-Friendly Wheatgrass Centerpieces.

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More Cheap Silk Flower Wedding Centerpieces

Posted by abncparties 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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