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Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

Create a beautiful centerpiece for Mardi Gras using tulle ribbon and a Styrofoam ball. Pin the tulle along the ball and set it into a paper mache planter.  Finish the DIY craft with a fun Mini Bowdabra Bow.

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Materials Needed:

  • 12″ strips of Tulle
  • Large Styrofoam Ball
  • Styrofoam Pins
  • Ribbon for Bow
  • Mini Bowdabra
  • Hair Bow Tool & Ruler
  • Bowdabra Bow Wire
  • Embellishment for the front of the bow

Instructions:

1. Begin by gathering all the materials you will need to make this craft.

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

 

2. Cut strips of tulle 12″ long.  Take 3 strips of tulle fold them in half and place the floral pin around them.

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

 

3. Place the pin into the Styrofoam ball.

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

 

4. Cut the looped end of the tulle.

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

 

5. Continue to add strips of tulle to the ball and pin them down.

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

 

6. Fill just the top half of the ball.

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

 

7. Place the tulle cover ball down into the Styrofoam planter.

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

 

8. To make the bow for the centerpiece cut 18″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it in half.  Place the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra place the wire inside.

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

 

9. To make your bow place the ribbon at the 3″ mark.

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

 

10. Fold and press your first loop on the other side.

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

 

11. Make a matching loops on each side and finish with a tail.

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

 

12. Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Bow Wand.

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

 

13. Place the two wires through the loop.

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

 

14. Pull the wire tightly.

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

 

15. Remove the bow from the Mini Bowdabra and bring it around the back and knot.

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

 

16. Fluff the bow and hot glue an embellishment on the front.  Spiral the remaining Bowdabra Bow Wire.

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

 

17. Hot glue the bow to the front of the centerpiece.

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

 

18. Your centerpiece is ready to be displayed.

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

 

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2 thoughts on “Mardi Gras DIY Centerpiece

  • Pat Dought

    Great center piece idea. May I add a suggestion? Being from Cajun Country, Mardi Gras season is all about glitz and dazzle. Darker colors instead of the pastel would really be the thing. I take my tulle and dip it in purple craft paint or spray paint it with glitter paint. The same with green and gold.

    1. Sarah Forhan Post author

      Thanks Pat that is a great suggestion! We are always open to new ideas and love creativity in all forms. Thanks so much for taking the time to respond. We love all your projects, btw. Your brightly colored hair bows were amazing! Warmest, Sarah

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