Apothecary jars make wonderful containers for more than just candy. Fill with co-ordinating ornaments and trim to create sensational individual centerpieces or group together several jars for a stunning display. This festive Christmas display decoration will add sparkle to any table, side table or fireplace mantel.
Stock up on apothecary jars for all events. Stuff them up with candy for birthdays or Halloween and seasonal festive decorations for other holidays. Always be on a lookout for a different shape and silhouette to add to your collection. Start with these:
Apothecary Jar 3 Piece Set Wedding Candy Buffet
Upcycle a Canvas Shoe!
Fill a Christmas print Canvas shoe with holiday greenery, pine cones, wooden Christmas decorations and tie jingle bells on the shoe laces.
For a stunning centerpiece for a ‘Wrap It Up’ – Gift Wrapping Christmas Party, stack up large wrapped gift boxes and tie them up with pretty ribbons.
Stacked Gifts Centerpiece
Top with a large bow or a bunch of baubles like we have. You can get hardboard boxes or cardboard boxes from a local bakery to wrap. If using bakers boxes, make sure to keep a book inside them to give them some weight.
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A Glass Tea Kettle is transformed into a glowing centerpiece for a Christmas table.
Tea Kettle Centerpiece
Take a small glass or a tea-light holder. Place a tealight candle in it and place the glass in the center of the kettle. Fill the sides of the kettle around the glass with the tealight inside, with small glass baubles and table décor marbles.
This arrangement was one of three which I made for a demonstration to Broomsgrove & District Flower Arranging Society.
I have used a silver base, and a silver shallow dish with floral foam for the container. For the height, I have used some silver painted curled palm stems, with some silver glittery ting-ting.
Foliage used was dried Eucalyptus, Pice pungens glauca (Blue Spruce), Fatsia japonica variegata, Aspidistra elatior variegata, Hedera helix ‘Erecta’, and Hedera colchica variegata. Flowers used were all white, and included Lissianthus (Eustoma), Carnations, and Lilies for the focal point.
I have also used three white and silver candles in the center, to give a festive feel! To finish the design, I have wound round a string of irridescent beads, and added a group of glass cubes at the front, which resemble ice cubes.
|About the AuthorChrissie Harten lives in Redditch, Worcestershire, England, with her husband, and her cute dog Toby. Gardening is her passion, and Chrissie loves to describe herself as a plantaholic. When she is not in her garden, Chrissie teaches Flower Arrangements and plays the Saxophone. She is the Secretary and Internet Officer of Bromsgrove and District Flower Arrangement Society, which is affiliated to NAFAS.
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If you need to set up a festive table and are looking for some of the best Christmas Centerpiece Ideas, look no further. Seasonal greenery makes the best table toppers.
What you will need:
1. Evergreen branches
3. Holly Berry picks
4. Small clear glass candle holders
5. Red or white candles
6. Cutting shears
7. Floral wire
1. Choose two relatively large and pretty evergreen branches as the base for the centerpiece.
2. Remove any empty or long stems on the two branches.
3. Use the floral wire to attach the two branches together. Make sure that you attach them so that the base of one branch is touching the base of the other.
4. Use the cutting shears to cut smaller evergreen pieces and arrange them on the two base branches so that it looks full.
5. Put in some holly berry picks and pinecones where needed for decoration.
6. Put the candle holders in the centerpiece make sure to choose places for the candles where the flame will not accidentally catch one of the evergreen branches on fire.