Holiday Centerpiece Ideas
by Diana Barnum
A holiday centerpiece would make a
wonderful focal point or main decoration for Thanksgiving, Christmas,
Hanukkah, New Year's and other holiday occasions. You can place the
centerpiece on your table, entryway table or other large area or space.
Plus there are limitless ways to make your
centerpiece special. You can mix-and-match festive objects you have around
your house with materials from a craft or fabric store and even add them
to wonderful creations from online stores. Then design and create
coordinating pieces for nearby countertop or the mantle over the fire
place, front porch or other area.
Some mix-and-match ideas include:
Begin with a pumpkin and gourds. Loosely
arrange them on the table or mantle. Set a natural-color candle on each
side of your display. Finish your free form art center piece by sprinkling
colorful fall leaves all over and around your center pieces. Make sure
they are not too close to the candles, of course.
Fall & Winter Leaves & Berries
Simply find a large glass bowl and fill it
with beautiful fall leaves or holly leaves and berries. Set a candle on
each side of the bowl to showcase the leaves. Then, cut leaf shapes out of
construction paper and use them as place cards. Of course you could also
press small leaves, and glue them to a plain white place card.
Floral Display of Abundance
Make a dried floral arrangement from fall
and winter flowers. Gather some of the plastic sticks that the florists
use to hold notecards. Stick them into the floral display, but put photos
of the things you are thankful for in them, instead. Or, if you don't have
photos, just write words on notecards and display them in the floral
arrangement. Some words you may start with are "family",
"friends", "food", "laughter".
Carve A Pumpkin
Yes, you heard right, carve a pumpkin. Of
course you don't want to go with the traditional jack-o-lantern design
here. Instead carve some geometrical designs, or some flowers, leaf-shapes
etc. on your hollowed out pumpkin. Add a candle inside the carved pumpkin
and light it just before your guests arrive.
Holiday Candle Holders
Get some small pumpkins, Christmas or other
candle holders and tiny candles to use with them. Group of few of these
candle holders together for a festive center piece. Finish your candle
arrangement with a few pieces of native corn or festive ornaments placed
around your holiday candle holders. Give the arrangement more dimension by
using different size pumpkins, ornaments and candles. Use some scented
candles to give your room that Holiday smell.
Dig through your holiday supplies or take a
stroll through your local craft store and you will come up with your own
versions of these suggestions, or even a creation all your own.
Check out books from your local library for
more ideas to decorate your home and business environment. You can make
your own centerpieces and coordinating decorations or visit fun shops
online. It's as simple as that!
This at Allposters.com