Monday, December 12, 2011

DIY Christmas Centerpiece

I got my inspiration for this little project from Pinterest, of course.  :)  If you've been poking around and looking for Christmas decor ideas, you've probably seen this pin or something similar:

Source: via Erin on Pinterest

One night last week, my husband and I had pork chops for dinner by candlelight.  There was no occasion, I just wanted to do something a little extra special for my hard working man.  The food turned out pretty amazing, if I do say so my self.  For all you foodies out there, you're a girl after my own heart :) and you can read all about the food by clicking here.  In the post, I mention the centerpiece.

There are 5 things I love about the centerpiece I created.

  1. It was very festive and Christmassy :)
  2. It took all of 3 minutes 
  3. I spent no money - I already had all of this stuff just lying around the house
  4. It is simple and not too busy
  5. It's a little bit different, and we like different.  :)
So, let's have a look.

It started with a small-ish round table for 4.  We usually eat in the living room in front of the tv.  It's horrible, I know.  I wish we didn't...but for some reason, it always happens.  Probably because this table is usually the crap-collector.  Ugh.  Anyway, moving on.  I cleaned off the table and made the centerpiece and set it up for us to dine there together.  Let's check out the pacifics specifics.  ;)

  • Three Wine Glasses 
  • One Pillar Candle
  • One Green Bow
  • One Large Gold Ornament
  • One Small Red Ornament
  • Two Tea Light Cnadles
  • One 2-ft long strand of {cheap, ugly, and fake} garland

I won't waste your time explaining each step to you.  I think the pictures tell a pretty good story.  The wine glass with the gold ball on top is taller than the rest.  It's from a different set.  But I'll just stop talking now and let the pictures tell the story.  At the end, tell me what you think.  :)

So?  Comments, questions, opinions?  I'm totally game.  :)
Have you done anything similar?  Leave me a link!  XOs.



Karla said...

Very cute, I had seen the idea with the roses. But adding a little chirstmas touch to it makes it perfect!

Amber in South Carolina said...

i have these awesome green wine glasses with sparkles in them that a friend gave to me as a gift a few years back. i do this with them. they look so great with candles on them!

marilyn scott said...

Oh, everything is so beautiful!! Your greenery, candles and ribbons in your Christmas table decorations are gorgeous! You always do it up right. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome talent. Merry Christmas!