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Variation On Custom Tall Sports Jersey Centerpiece For Your Bar Mitzvah Or Party

Posted by Michael on September 3, 2010

Tall T-Shirt Sports Theme Centerpiece

Tall T-Shirt Sports Theme Centerpiece

As you know our tall sports jersey centerpiece kits have been a favorite for a while. However, they can be pricey when you add an authentic sports jersey to the cost of the centerpiece. We came up with this variation using jersey or t-shirt patterns made from rigid polystyrene. We paint the polystyrene with water based paint. Then we hand detailed and customized with the team’s name on the front as well as the player’s name on the back.

We use our clear, flexible plastic tubes glued to styrofoam for rigidity, that elevate the patterns some 16″ to 24″.   This way the centerpiece does not obstruct the view of guests sitting around the tables. We filled the tubes with gold shred as a highlight.  The styrofoam base bottom is ribboned and sprayed.  Paper poofs act in a dual role, adding decorative colors as well as hiding the construction. This base of this custom sports theme centerpiece was accented with a mock player card as well as a team pennant.

Custom Sports T-Shirt Centerpiece Tops

Custom Sports T-Shirt Tops for Centerpieces

For do it yourselfers using real t-shirts or sports jerseys, there is a ready made t-shirt card stock pattern available in hobby stores or through our site.  Or you can easily make a pattern and cut them yourself.

Each kit readily supports the weight of a t-shirt or a jersey when properly assembled using our simple step by step guidelines.  If the room’s ceiling is tall enough, you can also add decorative party balloons.

If you purchase a kit from us we can even ‘slit’ the top base for an easier fit when adding a card board pattern. Follow the link for more information on sports jersey centerpiece kits.


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Tall Centerpiece Kit Combines Flexible Plastic Tubes with Top and Bottom Bases for Parties and Events

Posted by Michael on December 21, 2009

Tall Two Level Centerpiece with Flexible Plastic Tube

Tall Two Level Centerpiece with Flexible Plastic Tube

Combine these popularly requested items as a base kit to put together your do it yourself tall centerpiece for any upcoming events or parties. Kits consist of a round or square 12″ base, variable length flexible plastic tube and a 8” top round piece. Suitable for Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, wedding, or theme centerpieces for parties and events. Add sports or other theme accents to compliment. Painting/ribbon is an option as is shred fill.

Visit our DIY Flexible Plastic Tube page for more information and links to How-To Videos.

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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.


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

Posted by Michael 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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Another success Story for Do-It-Yourself Centerpiece Supplies

Posted by Michael on July 4, 2008

Received from Heather, New Jersey

Yeah – the party is over. Had fun doing it. Thanks again for your help.

Note: Custom cut flexible plastic tubes easily add desired height to your centerpieces.

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