Making your own amazing holiday centerpiece is simpler than you might imagine, and can be done with a couple of key things you may already have. A vase, a couple of candle holders, seasonal fruit or ornaments, along with a bowl are enough to get you started. Read on for ideas on creating more holiday cheer at home.
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Occasionally forgetting about candles and flowers is a great way to create an out-of-the-ordinary tabletop. A simple flat plate paired with silver ornaments can become a gorgeous, last-minute centerpiece.
If you have any additional ornaments lying about, this is a great way to set them on screen and tie in your dining area décor along with your Christmas tree.
For a sophisticated look, combine simple flowers with sparkly metallic pine cones. This balances out the look with natural components, making it elegant although not over-the-top. Locate or purchase a few oversized pine cones and paint them in metallic colours.
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Make easy Christmas ornaments the middle of attention, as Timothy Clue did by filling tall candy jars with tree ornaments. This home made look adds a festive splash of color right where you need it.
Vases can be found very inexpensively and are often the starting point of your normal arrangement. Pop in a few of your favourite florals and provide them some sparkle with the addition of mirror tiles to the middle of your dining table. Scatter a couple of green candles to create a romantic ambience.
Concerned about having dried up flowers for Christmas? Build your bouquet on a foundation of water-retaining florist’s foam to extend the life of your next fresh arrangement.
Many floral designers use this material to stabilize their arrangements in odd-shaped containers. It can be cut to fit any container or vase, so the possibilities are nearly infinite.
Decorate your next Christmas party with something that not only looks good, but can be eaten as well. Let your guests take a bite from a yummy gingerbread home Museum, and fill up the home with even more goodies to add an element of shock. You can make this in advance using a kit or your own design. Or allow crafty kids handle this one while you concentrate on other vacation prep.
Combine elements of nature in your property. Pine cones, beaded garlands and fir branches can frequently be found around the home, and you’re able to pick up cheery winter clementines in the marketplace.
Starburst Bowl – $159
This starburst bowl from Crate and Barrel is a good beginning point for any holiday centerpiece. When it comes to filling it up, use your imagination; gold-painted pine cones, tree ornaments, pomegranites, oranges, fir branches, along with mixed nuts are a couple of easy ideas.
Displaying golden reindeers to the middle of your dining table or mantel is a great way to create a fun centerpiece.
Tip: Get this look without breaking the bank by purchasing a couple of plastic reindeer and spray painting them gold. Organize them with at the center of your dining table.
Purchase seasonal produce like pomegranates for an exotic touch to your regular fruit arrangement.
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Nestle candles at a bed of hazel nuts to your next dinner party. For an all round all-natural look, include scattered leaves and gorgeous winter gourds.
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