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DIY Centerpiece for a Ducky Themed Baby Shower

Modern style is known for both its clean lines and the simplicity of the palette used, and those elements are both important factors in creating a table centerpiece for this contemporary take on the traditional duck-themed baby shower.

Set on top of a very graphic runner (like the grey and white chevron patterned runner seen in this photo), this centerpiece and its simplicity will make a true statement that delights your guests. Plus it’s easy to make!



  • Vase
  • Flower bouquet in yellow and white
  • Rubber duck
  • Wooden letter (4 inches high
  • Plastic-adhesive white spray paint
  • Yellow spray paint

Step 1: The white vase was an article I already had handy, as many people will. But unless you are able to locate an all-white rubber duck (I wasn’t), you’ll have to make your own using spray paint. (When purchasing spray paint, make sure you buy the variety that is made specifically for sticking to plastic. If you don’t, the paint will bead up and/or crack on your plastic rubber duck.) Spray paint the duck in a well-ventilated area. You’re likely to need two to three coats to get full coverage.

Step 2: Wooden letters are readily available at most craft stores. Look for a small (around 4 inches high) letter that has a wide base so it will stand on its own. Paint the letter with coats of spray paint until completely covered.



Step 3: The flowers used in this vase are direct from the grocery store. I added a few billy buttons to the bouquet, but even with just the pretty yellow and white flowers, it makes a nice display. The rest of the assembly is a matter of placing the items on the table. The vase should be slightly off center of the table, the duck to one side and the wooden letter set at an angle to the other side of the vase.

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