One of my favorite types of crafts to do are those that re-use, recycle or re-make crafts that I have already finished. Doing this saves me money, saves me time and gives me a great “I helped to save the planet” feeling. This DIY Christmas centerpiece is one of those projects.
If you read my blog often, you will know that I am redoing my kitchen and have a LOT of reclaimed wood that is available to me for projects. My husband made me a great looking centerpiece box for my dining room table recently. I used it to make this Thanksgiving centerpiece and it was time to turn it into something more suited to the Christmas holiday. In about an hour, I went from Thanksgiving to Christmas in a very pretty way!
It’s time to make the DIY Christmas Centerpiece!
(This post contains affiliate links for your crafting experience.) To make the centerpiece, you will need the following supplies.
- 1 wooden rectangular box sized 24 x 4 1/2″ (tutorial here if you would like to make it.)
- Floral foam to fit the box
- white acrylic craft paint
- silver glitter
- small paint brush
- 2 large pine cones
- 2 pine cone floral picks
- 2 holly floral picks
- red and green dried flowers
- 2 silver wire Christmas tree ornaments (I got mine at the Dollar Store)
- 1 Peppermint candle (see the tutorial here)
- red flower floral pick
- white berry floral pick
- gold glitter floral pick
- 2 seed pods sprayed with gold paint
I started by painting the tips of each of the petals of two large pine cones and then dusting them with silver glitter. While they were drying, I cleaned out the old centerpiece and turned the floral foam over in the centerpiece box.
I had a peppermint candle ready that was made in a previous craft project. It would sit in the middle of my box.
I clipped the ends of the floral picks with wire cutters to give me about 3-4″ to stick into the foam. I also cut each stem of the picks so that I would have lots of pieces to use in the centerpiece. By this time the pine cones were dried and I arranged them on the right and left side of the candle on an angle. Then I added the pieces of the floral pick. I made the right and left side mirror each other, but placed the greenery slanted in the opposite directions.
The little silver trees cost me all of $1 at my local Dollar store. It is my go-to place for inexpensive craft supplies. If you have one near you, almost all of the greenery in this DIY Christmas Centerpiece can be purchased there. I just clipped off the string and holder and plopped them into the centerpiece 1/2 way along each side.
The centerpiece is almost done! A pretty red and green plaid Christmas runner under the box is the perfect way to display it.
I have a very long dining room table that seats 10 people, so I wanted a little more length to my centerpiece. These two cone Santa Claus Christmas decorations were from my late mother’s Christmas decor items, and I decided to put one on each side of the centerpiece.
That’s all there is to it. One hour, a few supplies and the DIY Christmas Centerpiece is ready to place on my dining room table. I love the way it looks, don’t you?
Do you re-purpose old craft projects into new ones? What is your favorite make over!
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