Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Repurposed Centerpiece

Last month I created a centerpiece with a wooden tray, a floral urn, and a large candle for my Thanksgiving dining room table. I loved the size and shape of that piece, so for Christmas I wanted to repurpose some of those same items and create a decoration for our living room table.

I started with the same darkly stained wooden tray...

and the flower urn that I used for the Thanksgiving centerpiece.

Then, I bought an inexpensive glass hurricane-style candle holder at Hobby Lobby, kind of like this one, for half off...cause I'm cheap. And smart.

I filled up the urn with some polished river rocks I keep around the house. I wanted those rocks to help "secure" the hurricane and boost it up a bit. Then I "planted" the hurricane and filled the edges with moss. Next, I added a little greenery and berries around the base of the urn...

Then, and this was the tricky part, I made it snow. Right into that hurricane lamp. Don't ask me how. It's a trade secret.

And I plopped some bright, red Christmas balls right in the middle of that snow...

And that, my friends, is how this repurposed centerpiece came to be.

Today I'm linking to "Show & Tell" at Blue Cricket Designs.