Paper Packages Centerpiece

By  Diane Flowers  for  The Dow Chemical Company

sizes: green package, 5" cube; blue, 3" cube; pink, 2"x4"x6"

  • Paper Packages Centerpiece


  • Styrofoam brand foam (The Dow Chemical Co.): cubes, 3” and 5”; block, 2”x4”x8”
  • Patterned papers: one sheet blue; two sheets green; one sheet pink
  • Coordinating specialty fibers
  • Cream mini roses, 11


  • Serrated knife and candle stub or paraffin
  • Floral shears and pins
  • Tombow Mono Aqua Glue Pen (Tombow)
  • 1. Wax serrated knife with candle stub or paraffin. Measure and cut foam block to 2"x4"x6".
  • 2. Trace each side of foam shape onto backside of appropriate paper. Cut out and glue shapes to foam; let dry completely.
  • 3. Wrap shapes with fibers; secure ends to top of each "package" with floral pins. Trim excess fiber.
  • 4. Use floral shears to trim flower stems to 1" lengths; use glue gun to glue flowers to tops of packages.
  • More
  • 1. Go glitzy! Replace roses with small clusters of glass ball ornaments and fiber with metallic cording.
  • 2. Make it quick! Wrap foam shapes with holiday gift wrap you already have on hand.
  • 3. Try white-on-white papers for chic wintertime wedding décor.