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Happy Halloween from The Diva Design Diaries!

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How are you Celebrating Halloween this year?

Until Next Time....

Ready, Set, Be Scary!!!

Posted by cristialyse on October 31, 2013 at 10:48AM | Permalink | 0 Comments


Spring Forward: 2~N~1 Easter & Spring Centerpiece

Part 2 of our Spring Forward Series details how to make a fabulous, yet multi-use centerpiece for Easter and Spring.  Centerpieces really bring a table to life, particularly if you do not plan to completely dress it with placemats, napkins, place settings, etc.  Holiday centerpieces are extra fun, especially if they can be easily altered to work throughout the season.  Here’s how I created a lovely centerpiece for the dining room.

Supplies for 2~N~1 Easter & Spring Centerpiece included:  

    • (3) Green Foam Floral Rings, 7⅞" 
    • (1) 24-Pack Mini Easter Eggs
    • (1) 12-Pack Patterned Easter Eggs
    • (6) Lily Floral Garden Flower Bunch
    • (2-3) Crafters Square Clear Accent Gems, 14-oz. Bags
    • (1) Clear Glass Bouquet Vases, 8"
    • (1) Glue Sticks 20 Pieces/Pk
    • Scotch Tape
    • Craft Scissors (Regular scissors will work to cut flowers if you don’t have craft scissors)
    • (1) Hot Melt Glue Gun ~ Dollar General $3.00
    • (1) Floral Stem Wire - Green 39 Pieces/Pk (35 ga) ~ Michaels $1.99/Pk
    • Pink Ruffle Table Runner w/ Pre-Attached Adhesive  (Reclaimed the ones I used from a friend’s recent bridal shower. LOL! Hey, if it’s destined for the trash and you can use it, it doesn’t hurt to ask the host, while cleaning up, if you can have it.  However, if you have to purchase it, it can be found at your local crafts or party store. ;-P )
    • Half of a Empty Paper Towel Roll (your nearest kitchen ;-P )


I worked on this project across 3 days and it took a total of 6 hours.  Many of the supplies were purchased from Dollar Tree for $18.00. I spent an additional $5.00 between Dollar General and Michaels for a total project cost of $23.00.
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Posted by cristialyse on March 31, 2013 at 8:00PM | Permalink | 0 Comments