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Let Rachael Ray Make Your Day!

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 This Girl Can Make Your Centerpieces Look Fabulous…

…For Next To Nothing!

Stressing out about how you’re going to afford centerpieces for each table at your wedding or event?  Stress your sweet little heads no more, because Rachael Ray is here to help you save your day, and your money

Check out some of these very crafty and affordable ideas…they’re super easy and super duper lovely!  Did I just say, “super duper”?  Wow.   Here are a few of my favorite ideas and how-to’s from this domestic goddess.  Be sure to check her site for even more inspiration for not only decor, but themes, food and drinks too!

Bargain Blooms!

Daring designer Genevieve Gorder works decorating miracles on The Learning Channel’s Trading Spaces , and she did the same with this month’s centerpiece: Her arrangement comes together for about $6!

The ingredients: a cheap bunch of supermarket flowers, a bag of colorful dried beans and some tall glasses from your cabinet. Fill each glass with a 2- to 3-inch layer of beans and add a few tablespoons of water. Trim one flower stem to fit inside each glass, then arrange the “vases” down the center of the table.”

Revealing Glance! 

 “Designer Lulu Guinness, famous for her whimsical accessories, put her usual flair on the table when she came up with this month’s centerpiece—votive candles and a vintage mirror with lavender roses.

To re-create the look, use your favorite flowers and any candles and mirrors. If you’re worried about having food stuck in your teeth, a glance at the table will reveal all.”    

 Bean There!

As long as you’re stocking up on staples for cold-weather soups, pick up an extra bag of lentils for this easy centerpiece.

Designer Mark Brunetz—who helps bring order to homes on The Style Network show Clean House—grabs some juice glasses and orange votive candles and ties it all together with raffia from the craft store.”


A Touch Of Glass!

No need to buy votive candleholders: Just grab juice glasses instead. Arrange the tealights in a line along a mantel or down your table for instant mood lighting. Avoid scented candles — they’ll compete with the delicious smell of your meal.” – Rachael Ray


All images and quotes thanks to:  Every Day With Rachael Ray!


Written by Jaime

stUTCp29UTC02bUTCThu, 21 Feb 2008 11:56:42 +0000 11, 2008 at 11:56 am

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  1. way to go jaime 😉 follow your dream… be a planner – you are PERFECT for it!!! xoxo nat


    rdUTCp29UTC02bUTCSat, 23 Feb 2008 01:13:49 +0000 11, 2008 at 1:13 am

  2. […] View other helpful party planning videos from by clicking HERE!  Or, check out THIS entry I created from back in February for even more ideas.  Party on! Tagged with: Wine […]

    Rachael Ray Decorates The Easy Way! « IT’S A JAIME THING…

    thUTCp30UTC09bUTCThu, 11 Sep 2008 23:50:34 +0000 11, 2008 at 11:50 pm

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