Intro: Paper Parasol Centerpiece
This pretty centerpiece from Jeffery Rudell over at CraftStylish http://www.craftstylish.com/profile/Jeff_Rudell is a snap to make and will brighten any luncheon table or brunch buffet.
Step 1: Materials
Begin with styrofoam standards (18" tall, available at Michael's, A.C. Moore, or other craft suppliers) and a box of Paper Cocktail Parasols (available at larger grocery stores).
Step 2: Being Inserting Parasols Into Styrofoam
Insert the toothpick-ends of the parasols into the styrofoam globes beginning at the top and working downward.
Step 3: Spacing Parasols Around the Globe
Notice that the orange, yellow and pink parasols were inserted first and then the green parasols were used to "cover" the areas in between where the styrofoam globe was showing through.
Step 4: Wrap the Stem With Ribbon
Wrap the stem of your standard with a length of ribbon, securing each end to the styrofoam with a straight pin.
Step 5: Fill the Flowerpot With Rice or Other Grain
Place your standard into a clay or decorative flowerpot and add a handful of rice (or grain or beans) as a decorative "soil".
Step 6: The Finished Pieces on Display
The finished pieces add a bit of whimsy to a weekend luncheon table. Find many more paper projects from this crafter over at http://www.craftstylish.com/profile/Jeff_Rudell