Oscar Worthy Center Pieces

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Oscar Worthy Center Pieces

For those of you who don’t know me, in my other life from 9 to 3:30, I am a librarian and teacher. Every mont in my library, I like to decorate a different theme. It’s a good excuse for me to avoid doing work, because whenever I have the most work to do, my library will look amazing! I can always put off doing real work, to make some craft projects and decorating!
This month in the library, I thought I would try something new, so the theme in March is going to be……(imagine a drumroll here)…. The book is better! So I am going to decorate with a movie theme and tie in books that have been made into movies.
As part of my decorations, I always make centre pieces for the tables. So here is my idea for this month. The key to any idea I have is that is has to be cheap, as I obviously can’t spend school money on decorations, so I spend a lot of time digging around the basement and dollar store.
I started with plastic popcorn containers from the dollar store…

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And, I found these decorations in the dollarstore too….

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I was going to fill the popcorn containers with real popcorn, but then I started thinking about the kids and how it would be sitting out for a month, and I would have to tell kids not to eat it all month, so I decided to make some fake popcorn. I dug up some white and yellow tissue paper. If you can find a light yellow and a darker yellow, this will make a more realistic popcorn.

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I cut up the tissue paper into squares, I found 2-3 inch squares are best.

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Here is the fun part. Scrunch up each square and roll it in the palm of your hand…

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In the popcorn containers, I stuffed the bottoms with paper.

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Then to hold the center accents (don’t know what else to call them) in place, I scrunched up another sheet of paper and wrapped it around…

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Then filled it with fake popcorn and spread out the centers…tada…

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Now, if only I can find a way for the kids to not touch so I won’t be picking up balls of tissue papers off the floor all month….

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