Here's an idea for Table Centerpieces - ribbons curled and pinned into styrofoam balls which you can buy from Dollar Stores. Painted boxes, tissue paper, dowel rods, along with the items mentioned above, and you're set. Another craft to just have fun with and fix them the way you want to; Christmas ribbon for the holidays, the one shown for birthday parties, pinks or blues for baby showers, your colors for home deco...... For inspiration only, but easy to make!
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