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Martha Stewart Book Stack This crafty home decor idea from Martha Stewart arrived in my inbox yesterday – and it immediately looked like the perfect concept for a graduation party centerpiece! You could even recover the stacked books with cool, modern gift wrap in various prints & colors to coordinate with your party’s color scheme – and then decorate the sides with designs and the guest of honor’s name using rubber stamps like they’ve shown here. If you really want to get into the "school" theme – try recovering the books "high school style" with brown paper bags or kraft paper and ink-pen doodles (you know – the kind you used to draw when you were really supposed to be paying attention in class!).

For a thoughtful touch, designate one special keepsake book and ask party guests to sign messages to the graduate on it "yearbook-style" (on the outside and inside covers). If you use a photo album as the covered keepsake "book" – you can even fill the album at a later date with actual pictures from the party!

{image from marthastewart.com}

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

13 responses to “graduation party centerpiece idea”

  1. Delaney Gates says:

    Oh, what a genius idea! Thanks for posting it!

  2. Monogram Momma says:

    This is a great idea for graduation centerpiece! And I agree about covering the books too. I have done that to a few books in my built-ins and I really love it! One of these days I’ll get around to doing it to all of them though

  3. Jennifer Ramos says:

    saw this on martha stewart mag yesterday while stamding in line at the checkout….very cute.

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  4. oh amanda says:

    I am totally going to do that!

  5. ** Terramia ** says:

    Great for book loaning or sentimental gifts. Very clever…

  6. Lee says:

    What would you cover them with so they look nice?

  7. Meg says:

    I want to do this for my sister’s graduation party from college. Where can I find fun paper to cover this with? Michaels only has scrapbooking paper and the sizes won’t work and designs are limited.

    • Ursula says:

      Hi Meg, im hosting my sisters surprise graduation party next week. How did your party go for your sis? Any tips/ideas?

      thanks a bunch

  8. jenn s. says:

    Hi Meg –
    I love to use wrapping paper for things like this! Try The Container Store, LuxePaperie.com and WhimsyPress.com for lots of fun patterns :)

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