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Simple Yet Fun Party Centerpiece

by TerriAnn
Simple Wooden Pinwheel and Plant Event Centerpiece

We recently went to a black/white themed party and they had these adorable centerpieces. A small plant (basil is pictured below) was repotted in a pail, and a wooden pinwheel was added (you can get them at craft stores really cheap and paint if desired). It was finished off with a matching placemat (not too matchy-matchy though) and voila! Picture-perfect centerpieces!

Black and white centerpiece

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Andrea @ Living Changerously June 13, 2012 - 9:18 am

what a fantastic and simple centerpiece!

Cookies & Clogs June 13, 2012 - 11:02 pm

It was so impressive to see on the tables. Plus, it was fairly small so your view of the person across the table wasn’t obstructed.

maryann at Matthew's Puzzle June 13, 2012 - 11:43 am

very cute! nice idea for decorations.

Cookies & Clogs June 13, 2012 - 11:01 pm

I think the basic idea can be translated for any number of themed gatherings!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell June 13, 2012 - 1:23 pm

Love that idea!!!!

Cookies & Clogs June 13, 2012 - 11:00 pm

It turned out so great, didn’t it? It just goes to show that you don’t have to spend a lot to make an attractive decoration!

Katy June 13, 2012 - 1:32 pm

I love a black and white theme.

Cookies & Clogs June 13, 2012 - 10:59 pm

We complained a bit about having to find clothes with only black and white (semi-casual style) but everyone really looked nice 🙂

Lana - Baby Strollers June 13, 2012 - 2:06 pm

That is a cute centerpiece, and not only does it look good but it would smell amazing too, I love basil!

Cookies & Clogs June 13, 2012 - 10:58 pm

You know, I never even thought to sit and smell them – too busy with helping at the party 😛

Anne June 13, 2012 - 6:46 pm

Cute, I like the idea of planting it later, very practical.

Cookies & Clogs June 13, 2012 - 10:56 pm

Well, the worse thing about decorating is that many times it’s so wasteful! Either you throw the things away or store them for the next 20 years. Plus, it’s very ‘green’ 😛

Anne - Mommy Has to Work June 13, 2012 - 7:44 pm

Very cute idea!

Cookies & Clogs June 13, 2012 - 10:54 pm

Isn’t it though? I think ‘less is more’ in this case, don’t you?

Kathryn June 13, 2012 - 10:19 pm

Super cute! I love that you used a herb for the plant! 🙂

Cookies & Clogs June 13, 2012 - 10:54 pm

The host said she wanted something to last and that could be re-used. It got planted in the garden afterwards 🙂 Plus, the basil looks so fresh and vibrant!

Beth June 14, 2012 - 4:36 am

Simple and beautiful! I love this idea. I might have be inspired for an upcoming girl scout event!

Cookies & Clogs June 14, 2012 - 11:20 am

You’ll have to send me pics! My daughter helped with repotting the plants into the pails and it was a great project for her!

Onica {MommyFactor} June 14, 2012 - 5:36 am

Love the pinwheel “accent” sometimes it’s the simple things that can dress up an area.

Cookies & Clogs June 14, 2012 - 11:21 am

So true. Would you believe the host found them like that (black and white decorated) in the clearance section?!

Andrew Kardon June 14, 2012 - 8:25 am

That is really neat. Cute pinwheel but I love the fact it’s a basil plant, as opposed to just any ol’ flower. Neat!

Cookies & Clogs June 14, 2012 - 11:22 am

Me too – it makes so much sense to use an herb instead and I love the look of the basil. Plus, no wilted flowers to worry about if you need them looking nice for a few days or so.

Brandy June 15, 2012 - 6:59 am

I just love this! Very cute!

Cookies & Clogs June 15, 2012 - 3:52 pm

I’ll relay your message to the host 🙂

Rachel June 17, 2012 - 7:22 pm

LOVE THESE! What a simple but beautiful way to make a centerpiece – and you can give them away as gifts, too!! 🙂

TerriAnn June 27, 2012 - 10:21 am

Yes! In fact, those basil plants were later planted in the garden there!

jen June 19, 2012 - 7:28 pm

The polka dots add a touch of whimsy!

Cookies & Clogs June 20, 2012 - 12:29 pm

It does really up that ‘cute’ factor doesn’t it?! At the same time, though, it’s still classy.

The Pepperrific Life June 26, 2012 - 10:44 pm

Simplicity is beauty… definitely! That makes for an excellent conversation starter too 🙂

TerriAnn June 27, 2012 - 10:21 am

I agree. It’s such a basic idea yet really adds style to any table!

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