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    Sara M wrote:

    Where did you find the baby block ?

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    Desiree C wrote:

    The blocks are just 10" white cardboard boxes that I purchased at Amazon.com. I painted a 7" square on each side leaving a 1.5" border on all sides. The letters are 4" wood letters purchased at hobbylobby.com and then painted white.

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    K S wrote:

    How did were you able to keep the bears in place?

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    Desiree C wrote:

    The bears were kept in place by wrappibg the arms around the rod and using a safety pin to pin the inside of the paws together.

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    Katrina D wrote:

    Where did you find the teddy bears to use as center pieces? This is awesome by the way!

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    La Trelle H wrote:

    Where did you find the bears and how did you get the letters to stick?

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    Desiree C wrote:

    Sorry for the very late respons... The bears are from msteddybear.com.

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    Noemi H wrote:

    How did you get letters to stick on box. Oh love the centerpiece.

  • Ankita Bhavesh P

    Ankita Bhavesh P wrote:

    Do you remember how long the teddy bears were? 5" or 9"? Also, what did you do to cover the top of the box? I'm having a baby shower next month and I want to recreate the same centerpiece.

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    Desiree C wrote:

    I used regular Elmer's glue for the letters and they stayed in place.

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    Desiree C wrote:

    The teddy bears are 10". I purchased them from msteddybear.com. I just glued the top of the box closed and didn't cover it. It would probably look nicer with the teddy bear sitting on a receiving blanket.

  • Ankita Bhavesh P

    Ankita Bhavesh P wrote:

    Thank you so much! You have been a great help. I will try my best to recreate this hope it looks as good as your centerpiece.

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    Nelly E wrote:

    Hi Dessire C. I loved your centerpiece, and thank for sharing how to make them , I just have a question What size of balloons did you used??

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    Nelly E wrote:

    Hi Dessire C. I loved your centerpiece, and thank for sharing how to make them , I just have a question What size of balloons did you used??

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    Desiree C wrote:

    Hi Nelly E. The blue balloons are 5". The clear are 20" and the white are 16".

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    Nakina B wrote:

    Where did you purchase the balloon on top of the block?

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    Desiree C wrote:

    Nakina B, I purchased the balloons from bargainballons.com. The blue balloons are 5". The clear are 20" and the white are 16".

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    Connie E wrote:

    How did you attach the balloons? And what type of balloons are they?

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    Desiree C wrote:

    Connie E, the balloons are Qualatex 24" Tuff Tex Crystal Clear Balloons with a Qualatex 16" latex balloon inside. I used 18" balloon cups to put them on the rod. The small balloons are Qualatex 5" latex balloons. I made quads and twisted them onto the rod. I purchased all of the balloons and balloon cups from bargainballoons.com. Hope that helps.

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    Candace P wrote:

    What kind of paint did you use on the cardboard? Did you use any sort of gesso before hand? Did you have any issues with the boxes warping at all? How many coats did you use?

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    Desiree C wrote:

    Candace P, I used one coat of acrylic paint and I didn't have any issues with warping.

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    Chandra J wrote:

    Thank you for sharing. Do you remember what brand and color of paint you used? I know you said it was acrylic. Is that a navy blue?

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    Desiree C wrote:

    Hi Chandra J. I think the brand of paint was Folk Art but I don't have any left to confirm. The color is royal blue.

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    Sandra M wrote:

    What did you use to hold the napkin sliverwear together?

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    Desiree C wrote:

    The mapkin is just sitting on top of the plasticware but the bow is held together with a small piece of ribbon and a glue dot.