I am looking for crafts for table decorations based on the Wizard of Oz.
By Shirley from Belleville
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I need to decorate a large training room for 50 people around the theme of the Wizard of Oz. I have thought about making large sunflowers from construction paper and a scarecrow too. I can't find any paper patterns for any of the other characters, so if you know where I can get those, that would be great. I also need to decorate 10 tables for the trainees.
Any ideas, suggestions, etc. you have would be appreciated.
threegetts from Albuquerque, NM
I work with a women's ministry and we decorate monthly for luncheons. Some times you can find napkins of Dorothy or the group. We have run the napkins off before on card stock and glued them to floral picks. Then we have used three to make an arrangement. Baskets, terra cotta pots, or any type of base will hold the floral picks. We have used several shades of tissue around the card stock items. Ribbons adorn them on front. This makes cute centerpieces. What about Dorothy's basket with a message on it, or Toto's cute face, even a large old bicycle and a basket on the front for a great display. Emerald City had lots of glowing items. Use spray glitter upon tissue made flowers. Better yet, what about a blue gingham apron and a basket next to red ruby slippers. Take a picture and then run it off with wording like" Dorothy's No place like home!
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kdonahue from Naperville, IL
Maybe at a craft store or even Wal-mart you could find some inexpensive green plastic fake gemstones and sprinkle them on the tables. You could create a yellow brick road easily out of some yellow bulletin board paper-- maybe ask a teacher at school to hook you up with some of that. Maybe you could spray paint plastic horse figurines to be like the horse of a different color. A hot air baloon make of paper hanging up somewhere would be neat, too. (09/04/2006)
If you can't find any cheap green table-covers (like the plastic ones found at dollar stores) try to find those gold foil scatter stars in an emerald/green colour. For centrepieces you could use helium filled green balloons tied up with gold curling ribbon and have the ribbon at different lengths to give a tall-staggered-fuller effect. You could weigh them down with cheap terracotta pots, sprayed with gold paint and glue on some cheap gemstones or beads. You can get great beaded string garlands for xmas trees and you could use green or gold ones (or both)...even gluing those around the pots. If I think of anything else I'll add it soon. (09/04/2006)
Following up to my previous post, you could coat the terracotta pots (used as balloon weights) with red glitter, a bit like Dorothy's shoes, instead of painting them gold and adhering fake gemstones. Otherwise you could have a mix of both! (09/04/2006)
What about $1 watches for Tin Man's heart, rolled papers tied with ribbon for Scarecrow's diploma (brain) and toy medals for Lion's courage? Also, I saw a Tin Man made from household tin cans and scarecrows and wicked witches are easy to come by this time of year. What about little signs that say "No one gets to see the wizard!"
Hope these ideas help.
By Cheryl from Missouri
i saw this craft on TV. print these pictures on photo paper. with hole puncher place pictures back to back and punch about 5 holes. now with green yarn lace the pictures together on the sides (not the top or bottom) now place a vase of flowers inside (have the vase smaller than the pictures)
By LRP 2nd page
I'd go to the dollar store and look for those plastic high heeled shoes that are used for favors. Use spray adhesive and cover with red glitter. Any Wizard of Oz theme party has to have ruby slippers. A few yellow rectangles adhered to the tablecloths to mimic the yellow brick road, sprinkled with gems (as mentioned above) and put the ruby slippers on top will give each table its theme. Sounds like a fun party. Good luck. (09/12/2006)