Clothesline Center Piece


Remember when I shared this tablescape from the baby shower?  I promised I would show you how I made the clothesline center piece, and I shall!



The supplies you will need are:

  • Two Shallow Galvanized Buckets
  • Rocks or Marbles
  • Spray Foam
  • Two 3/4″ Dowel Rods
  • Drill and Drill Bit
  • Safety Glasses
  • Twine
  • Hot Glue Gun




First, I drilled a hole 2″ down from the top of the dowel rod.  This is where the twine will slip through.  Next, I filled the bottom of the buckets with rocks I found in the floral department at Hobby Lobby.  This is how you will weigh the buckets down.




Then, I sprayed the foam inside the bucket while holding the dowel rod in the center.  I allowed it to set up over night by resting the dowel rods against the wall.  I wanted them to be angled to the outside of the bucket slightly.  It has something to do with gravity and math and science and stuff.




The next day, I covered that unsightly foam with some burlap that I simply hot glued into place.  You can find this burlap at Hobby Lobby for about $4/roll.






The burlap and lace garland is something I made for Michelle’s living room!  It was hanging in my closet, ready for installation at her house, and I grabbed it the morning of the shower.  I am so glad I did!  It added sparkle and softness to the table.  The BABY sign I made using a free printable from Shanty 2 Chic, and brown polka dot wrapping paper from Target.





Best part of this project is that I can use it over,and over again.  Birthday parties, weddings (imagine on the cake table!!), or I could use it on my mantle in the spring!  This project cost about $20.  The twine and rocks I already had on hand.  I found the rest of the supplies at my neighborhood hardware store.  They know me by name now!  I have arrived!




I’ve linked to the Tutorial & Tips Link Party over at Home Stories A to Z.

clothesline collage

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