Stylish retro centerpiece? Easily! You’ll need 1 small glass vase or jar, 2 small rubber bands, 2 packs of retro striped paper straws, 1 length of ribbon, 1 pack of tissue paper. Get the vase or jar and stretch one band over the top of the vase and one at the bottom, each about 1 1/2 inch from the edge. Feed the straws between the rubber band and vase until it is completely covered all the way around. Secure the straws with a ribbon. To make the tissue paper flower, take your tissue paper and place 3-4 sheets on top of one another. Fold the layers in half to make a fan with the folded edge along the bottom. Using your spare rubber band, tie the band at one end about 1 inch from the bottom. Arrange the tissue layers to resemble a large flower bloom and simply set in the vase. Voila, the centerpiece is ready! Simple, not expensive and retro-style!