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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Jungle Centerpiece

I'm not sure why I hadn't posted this one but, these were the centerpieces that my little sis and I made last year for a baby shower for our cousin!   We thought they turned out wonderfully and so did the guests!  Animals are from Create a Critter:  Giraffe's at 7" and 10", each cut twice with the second cut being done in reverse so that each animals is double sided.  In between the two giraffe layers, there are short pieces of brown pipe cleaners glued to the giraffe's legs and then poked through the cardboard base and taped to under side of the base, to make the giraffe's free standing.  The Monkey's cut at 3" and 4 3/4". 

The rolled 'bark' on the trees was the most work, my little sis's idea!  The palm trees are paper towels rolls covered with various brown & tan colored oval shapes, cut using an EK success oval punch and then rolled with pens and glued to the paper towel roll.   The palms were cut from Dinosaur Tracks at 10 1/2" and then each palm cut and pop dotted on top of the 'tree'.

The grass was fringed using Martha Stewart Crafts fringe scissors.  The larger monkey was hung from natural colored raffia ribbon that was taped onto each tree before the palms were added to the top.  We made several different variations so I will post those pictures as well.

1 comment:

  1. That tree is awesome! I am using the same cartridge animals and found your site looking for a centerpiece idea.