Saturday, June 13, 2015

Root root for graduation centerpiece

It's graduation party time and in my house it is extra special this year with my oldest graduating from high school.

Sniff. He was just a toddler last week. Sniff. Sniff.

He may be well on his way to adulthood,  but in one way he is still a kid at heart. He loves root beer. So what better way to celebrate than with a root beer kegger, root beer flavored candy and vintage root beer decorations. Hey, any excuse for a theme party, right?

To make these table centerpieces, first obtain some small galvanized pails. If you watch, you can often find them in Target's Dollar Spot.

Fussy cut a vintage root beer advertising image, and select a Robin's Nest paper that coordinates well with the image.

Print out and scale the pattern below so that it fits your pail. Trace the pattern onto your Robin's Nest paper and cut out.

Wrap the paper around the pail and adhere with hot glue Then, adhere the vintage image to the front of the pail.

Fill the bucket with root beer barrel candy, lollipop and brightly patterned straws. (Helpful Hint: Use a small piece of floral foam in the bottom of the pail to hold the lollipop in place.  Repeat for as many pails as you wish to make.

Fantabulous stuff I used

Edelweiss Specialty Paper
Honeycomb Daisy Glitter Cardstock
Gold and Pink Daisy Glitter Cardstock
Daisy Red Glitter Cardstock
Orange Crackle Glitter Cardstock
Calamity Jane Roses Glitter Cardstock
Discovery Girl Glitter Cardstock
Blue Robin Glitter Cardstock
Red Plaid Linen Cardstock
Metal Pails
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Hot Glue
Vintage Images
Root beer barrel candy
Florist foam


Colleen said...

Love this idea and who doesn't like a good root beer barrel. Great job.

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

This is awesome! I think your party will be great! Congrats to your son!

Peggie Sue @ Maxx and Boo said...

These little pails are super duper awesome! I love all the vintage images and the PN paper matches perfectly! Congrats on your baby graduating - we have kids the same age. My oldest girl graduated this winter! Crazy - She's my 1st (we have a his, a mine and an ours.) =) Thanks for the template too - I have tons of these adorable little pails.

Creative M said...

Super Cute & TOTALLY cool!! TFS
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting With Creative M

Terri Sproul said...

this would be a great idea for a summer time party

Tonya said...

I bet your son's graduation party was great! I love the theme you went with. Awesome job!

Bev Code said...

super cute idea.. fabulous

Robin O'Crowley said...

These are super fun!

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