I simply wrapped the our round breakfast tabletop with the back (white side) of cheapy wrapping paper. Took a remant of bright paper and folded it on itself many times into a pie shape and cut a curved petal shape out of it -- unfolded it and set it on the center of the table . . . . keep reading for more detail on that . . .
Our kitchen table is typically set for just the 3 of us (We have chairs for 6 & a large round topper that are added for entertaining). VERY Informal -- if you can't tell. I was cooking spaghetti, garlic bread and salad -- which just needed a fork and a plate (we're casual!).
Sorry for the poor pic :( . . . the Petal Straws were completely unnessary, but fun just the same. From Martha . . .
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I used this same folding technique for the blue wrapping paper petal in the center of the table. EASY! You can see the fold lines in the pic below . . .
I wrote & doodled directly on the blue wrapping paper with my Bistro Chalk Marker (love it) that I have used many times before. I have bought them from Amazon & craft stores (bring a coupon).
It may seem a little girlie to have flower petals, but it was VERY Quick to pull together and it certainly didn't matter to my son. It made him feel special.
It is a wonderful clutter collector and perfect for your family's homework spot (most commonly the kitchen table :).
We've also used it for entertaining though too . . .
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