When I began making these Casino Center pieces my goal was to make a fabulous centerpiece for as little money as possible. So as always, the first thing I do was head to my craft supplies to see if anything would fit my casino theme. I was in luck, I had quite a few things which I felt would work great. Then, I decided to head to the kitchen, yes the kitchen, I needs to see if I had a few cans goods that would work for for my idea. I did have three cans of pineapple that would work perfectly and my girls love pineapple so I knew I could open the pineapple and use them for dinner that night. I need skewers from the kitchen too. With these supplies and some from my craft supplies I knew I would be able to make a budget friendly centerpiece.
What you will need:
- Empty Can
- Playing Cards
- Red Wrapping Paper or Paper
- Gem Stone Ribbon
- Hot Glue
- Poker Chips
- Styrofoam ball
The first thing we did was wrap the can in red wrapping paper and cut it to fit around the can. (If you do not have red wrapping paper any red paper should work fine.) Then, hot glue the paper to the can.
Next, I glued the gem ribbon and playing cards to the can. I also glued half of a Styrofoam ball to the inside of the can to use later when filling the can.
I created a pennant banner and pennants for the cans with the my daughters softball leagues logo on them. (This is a good way to personalize your centerpieces). To make the pennant banner I painted three wood cut-outs in the shapes of triangles red, black, and white. I added a logo to them simply by, printing and cutting them out of paper. Then, I tied them together with a red ribbon and glued the end two triangles to skewers, so I could place them in the centerpiece. (This is an optional step, these centerpieces would look great without them too.)
I then, hot glued all my pieces in the can. I started with the cards I glued to a skewer in the middle. Next, I added the tulle to the can. I place a pennant or pennant banner in the cans a little of center and the glued poker chips onto the tulle.
Here a few close ups pictures of the finished centerpieces.