Swim Team Centerpiece
I was asked to make six centerpieces for our swim team banquet. I was given a few pictures of examples to go on. Here was one of the finished products:
I think it could have looked better. I did not love the white styrofoam ball but I couldn’t figure out how to modify it. I contemplated painting it, but what color…peach? Tan? Brown? I decided the most PC thing I could do was leave it as a styrofoam ball. Our swim team colors are red and black and that explains the pipe cleaner hair. The eyes and mouth are made from pipe cleaners as well. I struggled with an idea to use as the base. I purchased blue mason jars and hoped they would symbolize water. I cut out some of the ball and hot glued it to the jar. The last detail was the mini chalkboard tag that I had left over from Christmas. I wrote our swim team name on it with a white colored pencil. This small project took a billion hours to complete. Thank goodness for Jimmy Fallon’s late night show. To save time, I added a swim cap to one of the centerpieces. This “swimmer” did not need as much hair!