DECORATING IDEAS 4
|Cloved Orange Centerpiece – Place cloves in whole oranges and arrange them on a bed of holidays greens and pinecones.||Holiday Candles. Using a little glue or other adhesive on pillar candles roll them in Epsom Salts (or glitter). Place a tray and decorate with pinecones and greens.||3D Gingerbread Trees|
|Wrap cinnamon sticks round pillar candles and tie them with raffia.||Poinsettias and Candles arranged into a centerpiece.||Paint Pinecones and arranged them in bowls. Seal the pinecones before painting them (if you don’t like bugs).|
|Jingle Bell Shadowbox – Use holiday scrapbook paper (or a photo) and fill with some bell. Add a great bow and you have a decoration or a gift.||Make Candle Cozies from old sweaters or socks.||Fill tall jars about 1/2 to 2/3 full of cranberries. Add water. Leave enough room at the top for a floating candle. Great for centerpieces.|
|Make Glitter Balls of any size using hobby spray glue and craft glitter. These are hung with tulle.||Use Dollar store candy canes and add a hanger.||Surround a vase of roses with candy canes held together with a pretty bow.|
|Using Dollar store Christmas town decorations make a winter scene in an apothecary jar.||Place holly in a glass vase, add some cranberries. Then add water. Insert a floating candle into the center. Place on a bed of holiday greens and a string of cranberries.||Use a tall glass jar and insert a tree branch. Fill around the branch with battery-operated lights and pine cones. Hang icicle ornaments from the branches.|
Fill the bottom of the vase with greenery from your yard. Boxwood, holly, and other evergreens work well. Pull a very long piece of plastic wrap from its box and crumple it up over the greenery. Place a layer of cranberries, then another layer of plastic. Fill slowly with water and top with berries, tea lights, and more greenery. Be sure none of the greenery will interfere with the candle’s flame.
Fish Bowl Snowman – little vignettes in each bowl, topped with a hat.
Cut logs into slices and make snowmen
|Pinecones arranged on pretty candle holders, these make beautiful (and inexpensive) decorations displayed under cloches.||A simple color palette can make a bold decorating statement. The following example shows green pudding cups along with some sparkly green ornaments, sitting on top of a silver tray. A final flourish of floating candles illuminates the arrangement.||Make holiday terrariums from bits of nature and bottle brush Christmas trees.|
|Place a long mirror along the center of the table. Top the mirror with evergreen sprigs,, candles, and small red plastic jewels for an eye-catching centerpiece. Just don’t crowd the mirror — it will reflect whatever you put on it, making it look twice as full.||How about using large pickle jars, greenery and little faux snow and twine to make these fun votive holders. This fits in perfectly with a nature inspired Christmas decor.||Have an old serving tiered tray? Dress it up for the holidays with some crystals or ropes of beads.|
|Apple Trees – Use red apples and pine branches to make holiday centerpieces.||Cut an “X” in ping pong balls and place over the bulbs on a string of lights. Nice globe effect.||Give a bench some holiday spirit with an arrangement of holiday greenery, pinecones, gazing balls, and ornaments. Spray the arrangement with a light dusting of fake snow for extra winter flair.|
|Use half a log to make a cool candle centerpiece.||Use hurricane vases, fill with Epsom salts, add a candle, greens, berries, burlap to make a cheery centerpiece.||Take a sheet of birch bark and wrap it around a mason jar. Add a candle and some greens. Very festive!|