Sigh. This one is a bust. I had grand visions of glowing cylinders but my glowsticks were duds. I think I got a bad batch, but that is what I get for buying them in the clearance section of the dollar store.
Here are pics anyway. This cylinder was inspired by Jolanda and Quentin's wedding awhile back. They created a lounge and put glowsticks all over the place. They were a hit with kids and adults alike, and it looked soo cool!
Maybe you and your fiance met at a rave, now the glowsticks take on a personal meaning.
When you bend the glowstick in to a circle it fits perfectly in the cylinder. It would be so cool to stack them up! Or leave the sticks straight and have glowing rods. Hard to see the actual cylinder due to the darkness, which makes the effect even cooler (like floating glowsticks!). One little green glowstick is working nice, showing you the potential!
Hopefully if you try this cylinder it turns out better than mine. Buy a test batch of glowsticks first...
Hey all you newly engaged couples! I am speaking at this wedding fair and am really looking forward to sharing some tips on how to find the right venue for you. This is not your average overwhelming, cattle call wedding fair. This small, intimate fair is fun and informative. Really. No lie. And if you subscribe to the Independent Wedding Association's newsletter you can receive free tickets (while supplies last). Hope to see you there!
This Cylinder Thursday is dedicated to my daughter. Her insatiable desire for jelly beans and suckers means we seem to always have a few around. I think I will do this as a centerpiece at her next birthday party, and couple it with cute little bags for the kids to take some home with them.
Of course this would work with any candy, and could be really color coordinated. The possibilities with a cylinder full of candy are deliciously endless!
Check out the adorable mini-scoop!
When I had the idea awhile back of using corks in wedding decor, it wasn't something you saw every day. But it took me so long to drink all the wine to get the corks for this Cylinder Thursday that now you see corks used everywhere. (The process went faster when I stopped buying screw top wine.)
Or like this.
Alas, here is my Cork Cylinder Thursday. I still love it. Cork is a great neutral color, and if you drink red wine, you get the added pop of color from the bottom of the cork where it was in contact with the wine. It is a versatile look as well. It can go with any type of color scheme or decor. It obviously works great for weddings, but I think it would be a cool addition to a wine-themed birthday party (hint hint honey).
You could always play the "guess how many?" game with each cylinder. The guest who is the closest wins a prize!
One cylinder is good, two cylinders is better!
Pair your cylinders with wine! An interactive centerpiece.
Well, it is almost the New Year. I cannot wait to see what 2012 has in store for Rocket Science, and Cylinder Thursday! Maybe my new year resolution will be to do more than one blog post a week. Maybe.
Here is my ornament cylinder for you. As you may know, I love stripes, so I have lots and lots of striped ornaments. My tree is red, white and silver. I think the combination looks striking in the cylinder! You could put these cylinders anywhere, fireplace mantle above the stockings, as a centerpiece for your Christmas table... and for my Jewish friends, change out the red ornaments for blue and mix in a menorah!
Now is the best time of year to stock up on ornaments for your decorating. All the stores have their ornaments on sale. I like Target's multi-packs.
Whatever you celebrate, I hope your holiday season is/was filled with good food, family, friends, joy and laughter.
Where'd all the presents go?!