This is how it started. I had these two vases and wanted a large Eiffel tower centerpiece for our October event.
I stacked the 9" "original" Eiffel tower vase on the bottom of plastic vase and knew I had a start.
I tried plastic bowls and many many glasses for the legs of the tower but it wasn't right. I looked everywhere for items with a diamond pattern that were clear and acquired a bunch of glassware.
In the end this was the answer.
I did this and grouped four under the plates holding the vase. At this point I still had a LARGE bowl for the bottom layer. Then I saw a Danielle Walcott You Tube video using butter dishes and I had IT!
I was using a small glass paperweight type candle holder for the top. Then one day the cat knocked it down and it put a hole in the plastic bowl still on the table- It felt very dangerous SO I started looking for a new top to the tower.
I used a soldering Iron to cut off the top of the glass above the diamond pattern and cut off the bottom foot of the glass. Then I attached the foot to the cut portion of the top and I had made the top of the tower. I could not find another set of the wine glasses and I need four for this project, but the champagne flutes with the same pattern worked fine.
From the top down- I used
one plastic wine glass $1
one vintage 9" eiffel tower vase stars and bars pattern $4
one 9" or 11" plastic vase $2
one Clear Crystal-Cut Decorative Cake Plates with Scalloped Edges, 11 in. from Dollar Tree $1
four Cooking Concepts Textured Plastic Butter Dishes with no bases $4
one Large Round Crystal-Cut Plastic Trays, 14" from Dollar Tree $1
four matching drinking glasses with diamond patterns (three different designs were used) $4
four vintage boopie candle holders $8 at $2 each
The stacking worked. I had to maneuver and level the first plate on the edges of the tilted glassware but after that it was easy. At the venue I used Alene's tack it Over and Over to kept everything in place and the centerpieces were a hit. Everyone was guessing what was what and asking how to assemble it and keep it from toppling.
ALL four centerpieces survived the event and our group was thrilled with the response.
The red paper floral centerpieces filled the rest of the room. Next post...