Buying Foam Blocks or Cylinders for Centerpieces

I would like to find foam blocks or cylinders like the ones you have shown in your picture, to use for centerpieces for a school dinner. I need 15 to 20 pieces as soon as possible. I am looking for either 8, 10, or 12 inch sizes to hold balloons and sparklers and be wrapped in paper or spray painted. I have had a hard time trying to find these sizes in bulk. Michaels and Joanne crafts do not have them. Thanks.

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Minda G

June 2, 20100 found this helpful

You could use cereal boxes, cut them to the size you want, secure a bag of rice or beans, ziploc full of anything, gravel or whatever to weight it down. Then wrap it. A can of vegetables standing upright and wrapped perhaps. Try floral shops for the foam blocks. Good luck.

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June 2, 20100 found this helpful

I contacted an upholstery business that ordered 6x6x6" foam blocks for me. They were pretty inexpensive. Hope this helps. S.M.

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June 5, 20100 found this helpful

Here is where you can purchase 8x8x8 Styrofoam blocks for $10 each:

http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/styrofoam-block-228643/

They also sell glass cylinders:

http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/glass-cylinder-vase-640573/

Hope that helps. If you need more assistant just drop me a message.

Good luck in the planning.

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