Winter Home Makeover: Mastering a Holiday Centerpiece
Sometimes forgetting about flowers and candles is a great way to create an out-of-the-ordinary tabletop. A simple flat plate paired with silver ornaments can become a beautiful, last-minute centerpiece. If you have any extra ornaments lying around, this is a great way to put them on display and tie in your dining room décor with your Christmas tree.
Concerned about having dried up flowers for Christmas? Build your bouquet on a base 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 vase or container, so the possibilities are nearly endless.
Decorate your next Christmas party with something that not only looks good, but can be eaten as well. Let your guests take a bite out of a yummy gingerbread house centerpiece, and fill up the house with even more goodies to add an element of surprise. You can make this in advance using a kit or your own design. Or let crafty kids handle this one while you focus on other holiday prep.
This starburst bowl from Crate and Barrel is a good starting 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, and mixed nuts are a few easy ideas.
Nestle candles in a bed of hazel nuts for your next dinner party. For an all-out natural look, include scattered leaves and beautiful winter gourds. Have any other decorating ideas for Christmas? We would love to see them! Share your favorite ideas below with a description on how to get the look. More ideas on making your next centerpiece: How to Make Beautifully Untamed Floral Arrangements