My current party planning project is a Back To School Bunco Party for my Mom's Group. Since Bunco is played at several tables, I wanted to have cute themed centerpieces.
Inspired by Little Ant Designs, I made these school bus centerpieces. They are super easy to make.
The base of the centerpiece is an empty Crystal Light drink container. About 36 #2 pencils were attached to the container with a rubber band. The rubber band was then covered with ribbon & a bow.
Inside the container, I glued a small block of styrofoam (this will hold the ruler). I made the school bus using the Cricut Locker Talk cartridge, but you could even use those little wood cut-outs from craft stores. The bus was glued to a plastic ruler and the ruler is stuck into the styrofoam.
Add a couple of pieces of notebook paper & you have a cute centerpiece for under $4 (this time of year is the perfect time to buy school supplies at great discounts!). Since the pencils aren't glued, the centerpiece can be taken apart & the pencils used!