Our dining table centerpiece

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 All this time i was not very happy with our dining table centerpiece. Yes, i liked it, but i was not excited. I had there the  ribbon christmas tree i made and some other stuff but i had to make something to make it perfect (for my taste at least) ! I do not like having lots of things on my tables as decorations. I want two maybe three to each one, no more. So, since we have a big dining table and the tree i had there was not big enough i had to make something to cover the blank! 
 My inspiration came from small plastic bottles ( i really like an orengeade lately that comes in those bottles). I also needed something to use as a base for our dining table centerpiece. So i used a plastic tray, the ones we use under flower pots to keep the water in. These two were the base for my project.

I cut the top of the bottles, sanded them a bit and removed the labels… After that i glued paper, in various sizes, on the bottom of them. I wanted them to have three different heights.
 Got some red ribbon and started covering the bottles. I glued the ribbon using white glue. I made various designs with it. On two of the bottles i added a piece of black leather i had ( i can not remember where they came from though!).
 Here are some of the finished bottles…
 To fill the bottles (apart from screws to make them heavier) i used some plastic branches. I “stole” a wreath i found at my parents house and now it was time to make something out of it! I made it into pieces and kept the branches and the metallic base (it will come in handy some day). 
 I spray painted the branches glossy black and used two of them in each bottle and tied them together with wire, which i made a little long to use it to support the branches in the bottle.
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  I spray painted the plastic tray glossy black and glued red ribbon around it, to break up all that black of the tray and the table. I used  nine bottles in total. I made three groups of three of them in the tray. Tied them together with black ribbon and added something sparkly to that one in the end.
tray centerpiece
 I really like how it turned out and how well the branches look with the chairs and the toilet paper rolls on the wall.
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 diy table centerpiece
 Here is our dining table corner. Complete!
dining table centerpiece
I love it!

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Diy side table

 Hello everyone! We were away for a while, we combined work and leisure for a few days! Only a few though! The project i was working on was time consuming so you lost me for a short time! I am back now! 
 I am sure you have seen around the web those garbage cans or bowls and vases people make by recycling magazines. Well i started making a garbage can but it turned out a side table!
 I used an old book i had, it was only gathering dust! I cut the pages of it and started folding them so that they turned out into strips.

  After i made a few i started gluing them together to form a circle with them, for the base ( it was meant to be one !). 
 I made the circle with a diameter of 20 cm and then stopped going! As i was making the base i noticed a metallic tray i had on the table, which had cost no more than 3 euros and then…inspiration came! Hohoho… kidding! I glued the paper onto the the back of the tray so as to make a side table!
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 I had to think of something to support my table! At first i thought of making small circles with the paper strips. Then i considered trying to make small triangles with the paper and gluing them around the base until i reached the desired height for my “furniture”. So…
 First i cut each piece of paper into 4 smaller pieces.
Then, i folded each small piece into a strip, like the ones for the base. Now the tricky part (for me at least!).  I made triangles with each side equal to another. 
I  made the triangles for the first row 4.5cm each side, but there was a big gap at the end…
 I am not a very practical person, luckily my love is! So he did some math, counting the perimeter of the circle and dividing it by 10( we used 20 triangles, alternating them up and down). We made each triangle side 4.9 cm, calculating that their top would occupy some space to their joinings. So…if you want to try that and want 20 triangles, like we did, divide your perimeter by 10 and add a little something to your result for the place each triangle meets another. I am sorry if this sounds complicated! In my mind, in greek language it sounds ok! I’ll be glad to answer any questions! Ok…moving on…I started adding rows until i reached the desired height!
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paper diy side table
 We decided to paint our new table red, spray paint it actually. It is a little lighter then the red i would prefer, i might repaint it! Here it is…it is not 100% straight, but we love it anyway!
diy paper side table
diy side table
diy paper side table
 It is not 100% straight, but we love it anyway!