Harvest Centerpiece

Harvest Centerpiece

Hi everyone!  So happy you popped by 🙂    Welcome to Wednesday and as always I have some inspiration for Heartfelt Creations for you today!

I had so much fun with the Heartfelt Creations Classic Sunflower Paper Collection and coordinating stamps and dies that I just had to pull them out again for another project 🙂   With Thanksgiving fast approaching for all my American friends, I was thinking about a centerpiece for the table and this is what I came up with.

Joann-Larkin-Fall-Centerpiece

and here is a closer look at the beautiful classic sunflowers.

Joann-Larkin-Fall-Centerpiece-Closeup

Products Used:

HCPC 3532 – Beautiful You PreCut Set
HCPC 3626 – Classic Sunflower PreCut Set
HCD 732 – Decorative Flower Pot Die
HCD 753 – Classic Sunflower Die
HCDP1 247 – Classic Sunflower Paper Collection
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Bright Ideas Prills
Nobel Rectangle

Project Instructions:

Other products:  White Card Stock, Orange Card Stock, Ruffled Lace from my Stash, Bamboo Skewers, Burlap scrap and Mini Beads from my stash, Distressed Inks, Oasis Foam, Glitter Ritz and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

Start by creating a simple vase for your flowers, you can make it as easy or hard as you want and any shape that you desire.  I made a barrel shaped vase and covered it in panels from the Classic Sunflower Paper Collection.  To make the pieces for the barrel you want to have piece of paper curved in on the top and bottom with a set of glue tabs on one side and the bottom.  I made my own shape by taking a 5″ x 3″ piece or card stock, marking a line 1/2″ off the bottom so now you have a 4 1/2″ x 3″ piece.  Next, measure in 1/4″ from the left on the top and bottom.  This will be your curve.  Now you need to mark the centers of the piece.  Measure down on both long sides 2 1/4″ and make a mark indicating the center from top to bottom and from the left measure in on the top and bottom 1 1/4″.  Draw a line from the center of the left side to the top and bottom marks 1/4″ in for your left curve.  Fussy cut the line you just drew and then fold the piece  at the 1 1/4″ marks that you made.  Trace the line and this will be your right side.  You will have extra paper on both the bottom and right side which will be used to attach the pieces together.  When you are done you should have something like this.  I made 6 pieces but you can make as many as you want.   Once you have your base built, fill it with some oasis foam.  This is the green foam that they use for flower centerpieces and other floral displays.  Now onto the fun part!  Stamp, die cut and distress a bunch of the lovely sunflowers.  I chose to distress them with different colored distressed inks but it’s totally up to you.  Once you have your flowers shaped and assembled, attach them to a bamboo skewer and then insert them into the foam.  Finally place this lovely centerpiece out for all of your friends and family to admire!

Have I mentioned lately how thankful I am to all of my lovely followers who support me each and every week?  I can’t tell you how much I truly appreciate your kindness and blog friendship.

Have a wonderful day!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

10 responses »

  1. What a FUN project! And all your flowers are gorgerous!!!

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  2. This is amazing………….what a creative and gorgeous project!!!!

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  3. Another stunning project!! Love it!! Hugs!

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  4. that is just gorgeous, love the look of the arrangement in a pumpkin!!

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  5. beautifulmomentcards

    This is just amazing…and so very creative! Those beautiful colors will certainly make the table setting pop!
    Hugs,
    Tracey

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  6. Joann you never fail to amaze me with your 3-D projects It is just goreous!!!!

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  7. Joann,

    This is an amazing centerpiece! It must have taken you quite a while to put together all those gorgeous flowers. Blessings – Donna

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  8. Ok, yesterday when I was emailing about the Craft Hoarders guest spot…and I was like why is her name so super familiar to me??? Duh! We are both on the new HC team! I am such a goober! Congrats and what a lovely project! You are so talented!!!

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