Cub Scout Blue and Gold Centerpieces

Phew…I’ve been busy super this week.  I was away for the last 10 days and as soon as I got back into town I needed to start working on 10 centerpieces for my son’s Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet.Here’s what I came up with.Cub Scout Blue and Gold Centerpieces

Cub Scout Blue and Gold Centerpieces

I’m a craft hoarder and I’ve been hoarding coffee cans for the last year.   I finally found a use for them and decided to recycle the cans into centerpieces by covering them with paper.


Cun Scout  Blue and Gold Centerpieces from upcycled coffee cans


The Cub Scout emblem is a Fleur-di-lis and I actually didn’t think I had a Fleur-di-lis cut but I did a search on my Gypsy and it turned out I had 6 to choose from!  I just love all those Cricut cartridge hidden secrets!  I chose to use the Fleur-di-lis from Sweethearts cut at 3.75 inches along with the shadow base. If you don’t have a die cutting machine, a  metal Fleur-di-Lis die would work great too. (see link below)


Blue and Gold @cubscouts

Ok, I’ll give you a little tip in case you ever want to recover coffee cans.  Coffee cans measure 12 1/2 inches in diameter and my paper strips were 12 inches so I had to come up with a solution for the missing 1/2 inch.  I adhered an additional strip of embossed card stock with the Fleur-di-lis emblem to cover my paper gap.   To give the cans a little more Outdoorsman look, I tied jute twine around them.
Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet Centerpieces
 Ten cans and 20 Rosettes later!

The Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge has Fleur-di-lis cut but since I needed 20 and didn’t have the time to get really detailed I just made these rosettes by hand. They measure at 3″ and 4″ wide.  


Blue and Gold Banquet Rosettes

For the rosette middles, I embossed some circles with the Fleur-di-lis emblem and printed off some Cub Scout clip art.  The boys loved the Rosettes and like boys do, they began to pretend the dowels were swords.  I wish I had made enough so everyone boy could of took one home, maybe I’ll do that for next year.


Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet

Here’s how the centerpieces looked on the table at the banquet, tied together with balloons in the inside.

Blue and Gold banquet

And here’s my little Wolf proud of his awards!

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Thanks for looking and Happy Birthday to the Scouts!


  1. says

    Holly, look at your cute little Wolf! I love that picture! So sweet! Also, way to go reusing coffee cans! I’m such a craft hoarder too!:) Great project! Also you might want to go check out my blog! You might be excited! Smiles, Jill

  2. says

    I laughed out loud when I read that you, too, are a craft hoarder…I have a BUNCH of cappucino cans hoarded away just waiting for the “perfect project” to use them on – hee! hee! You did a FANTASTIC job creating the cub scout center pieces with your coffee cans – terrific idea! Thanks for joining Scrap-It-Girl’s “Go Green” March Challenge! :)

  3. says

    Wow! I think I’ll have you make up birthday decorations and grab bags for me…ha! Really this is amazing how you put these together…very creative and cool idea!

  4. says

    These are great. I wish I had my Cricut back in the days of Cub Scouts! I have 2 Boy Scouts, both on their way to becoming Eagles. I hope your son is having fun in Cub Scouts, I sure do miss the younger boys, they have so much enthusiasm for everything.

    I love your projects, they are so beautiful.

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