Sports Graduation Centerpieces

June 7, 2012 by Jenny Melrose
If you’ve been following for a bit you know how much I love topiaries.  I just love having added height on a table for a centerpiece.  For Joe’s graduation party I stuck with my sports theme to match his cake and baseball mitt fruit salad bowl.
The graduation cap is multiple cupcake liners with a piece of cardstock hot glued onto the top.  I then made a tassel using thin ribbon and hot gluing a button down on top of it.
I picked up white styrofoam balls and painted the red seams of the baseball onto each of them.  I hot glued the graduation cap onto the top of the baseball.  I pierced the ball with a long lollipop stick and placed it into a tin bucket that I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby.  In order to keep the stick from sliding I strategically placed rocks, that Riley helped me find, around the stick.  It was like creating a puzzle inside of the bucket.  It worked like a charm!
The finishing touch on either side of the centerpieces was a Coke glass filled with Class of 2012 Ring Pops.  LOVE!  The kids loved the Ring Pops.  My nephew went home with a blue face from his.  He looked too cute!
I’ll be posting the rest of Joe’s graduation party tomorrow.  Plan on seeing a ton of collages from PicMonkey.

Linking to:
Tatertots and Jello, Bacon Time with the Hungry Hypo, Six Sisters StuffI Heart Nap Time, DIY Showoff, Under the Table & DreamingSkip to My Lou, Craftomaniac,
Keeping It Simple, Serendipity and Spice, Alderberry Hill, Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, Tip Junkie, Today’s Creative Blog, Creatively Living , A Bowl Full of Lemons, Primp, Someday Crafts, Oopsey Daisy, Uncommon Designs Online, Somewhat Simple, Crafty Scrappy Happy, Delightful Order, My Romantic Home, Nap Time Crafters, Stuff and Nonsense, One Artsy Mama,

and these great parties!

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