The Gibson County Extension Homemakers held their annual Achievement Day on Thursday May 3rd. My club was in charge of the decorations. Since the banquet is on a Thursday, I didn’t get to go. Not all homemakers are stay at home – I have a job. But the club did get together on Wednesday night to set up the decorations.
Source: Martha Stewart
With the banquet in May, we did a May Day theme with the decorations, creating may pole centerpieces (a la Martha Stewart). Our centerpieces were made with floral foam pieces, but the dessert cupcakes did go on them.
I started with a cheap foam piece meant to go inside of a pot, and painted it with spring green craft paint. I then took 12-inch dowel rods and wooden thumbtacks – painting them white. Once they were white, I pre-drilled a hole in the top of the dowel rod so the thumbtack would go in quickly and easily.
The day we decorated, I started by pushing the dowel rods into the center of my foam piece. Once I had a hole, I pulled them back out and added a little hot glue for good measure. Then we cut yard long pieces of 1/8-inch ribbon. Each of the centerpieces got 8 of them. They were stacked evenly, and the push pin, pushed through them. Then the push pin was pushed into the pre-made hold at the top of the dowel rod.
We then spaced all of the ribbons evenly, attaching them underneath the cake stands with tape. As a finishing touch, each of the centerpieces was given daisy chain flowers – in pink and green, attached with straight pins.
The cupcakes were added the next day.