When we created our military inspired table (see link below), we had a difficult time finding scrapbook paper (used as a placemat) for the Coast Guard. So we decided to incorporate the Coast Guard into our centerpiece. We found a wooden boat/ship at Hobby Lobby and put together a very classy centerpiece. Here’s how to make it.
U.S. Coast Guard Centerpiece Instructions
U.S. Coast Guard stickers
Floral foam, soaked in water
Red and white roses
Eagle statue (optional)
Sand wood ship for any rough edges. Paint ship red using two coats of paint. Allow each coat to dry before continuing.
Decide where you’re going to place the U.S. Coast Guard sticker (do not adhere it to the ship) and paint a blue stripe next to the back edge of sticker. Allow paint to dry. Once dry, spray paint with a clear gloss. Allow gloss to dry before adhering the U.S. Coast Guard stickers to the ship.
Carefully position letters on both sides of the ship.
Soak floral foam in water for a few minutes. Remove, trim and place inside the ship. Clip roses leaving about a ½ inch stem. Place a row of white rose buds along the perimeter, then fill in with red roses. Take small bunches of baby’s breath and cover floral foam where the ship and the flowers meet.
Place eagle on the back of the ship.
For a beautiful military inspired tablescape, click on the below link.