If you joined me last week for making pom poms, you may remember I was trying to come up with a summer centerpiece for our table. I wanted to do something different that reflected summer. Two things that reflect summer to me are the beach and ice cream. I was able to combing the two together in this centerpiece.
I started with the idea to have ice cream cones apart of the centerpiece but not much plan for how I was going to put it all together. I cleaned the table and set out all the things I thought I might use. Do you see that ice cream cone candle in the center? I really wanted that in this centerpiece, it was the inspiration. It didn't make it which is a little bit of a bummer, but I like the way the centerpiece turned out and so does the whole family, so it isn't a total bust.
To make the cone for my pom pom ice cream cone, I found some brown scrapbook paper that reminded me of an ice cream cone. I cut a portion of it into 1/4 of a circle and rolled it up to look like a cone.
I like making our centerpieces on one of my serving plates or trays so when we need the table cleared for our school work or projects it is easy to do. For this centerpiece I used a white round serving plate. I stole borrowed the glass container from my craft table which I recently re-organized. I added some ‘sea glass' to the bottom of the jar to hold the ice cream cones in place. Sand was poured around the glass container on top of which were added shells, more ‘sea glass,' and votive candle holders.
I found the little blue votive candle holders in the dollar bins at Michael's. I think they are so cute. At times they kind of remind me of trash cans on the beach, which I can't decide if that is a good thing or a bad thing. Lol!
There you have my latest centerpiece for our table. Beach, summer and ice cream all rolled into one.
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