Tuesday, December 7, 2010

DIY Christmas Centerpieces

My sweet mother recently approached me about making centerpieces for a school party that is coming up in just a week! She is a reading specialist at an elementary school and is in charge of decorations for the party and I am so happy to help. We're trying to do this without spending a lot of $$ so I began searching around for inexpensive DIY Christmas centerpieces and thought I'd share the inspiration with you!

We will be using battery powered candles (which are soo great and safe!) and as many materials we have in stock.

I thought this was so pretty, simple and elegant. It would be nice using all different heights and sizes with maybe a burlap runner down the tables to create a Rustic Chic look.

I have so many of these jars, and I think they look great as homes for candles.

ornaments are always pretty sitting atop fresh greenery

these might be a little too elegant but I couldn't resist the photo

A beautiful milk glass Christmas tablescape by Eddie Ross

We have tons of this!

A pistacio topiary, can you believe it!? Very pretty, but very time-consuming!

adorable, I love the silver and pinecones - so cute!

Can't wait to share what we come up with!!


  1. Thank you for the battery powered candle tip I always worry about regular candles even if they are in glass heating up the decorations.

  2. Your on your way...these are some great images for inspiration. The pistachio tree is amazing!

  3. I don't recall the last time I used regular candles (other than tapers at dinner). I'm a fan of battery-operated candles, especially the ones w/ timers.

  4. What great ideas!! Thanks for the inspiration!! BTW I am loving your new layout- so fresh and new!! xoxo

  5. I love your blog! Anything connected with the ocean, I just love!!

    Here are some beachy decorating ideas I found in Geneva today: http://enchantedhue.com/2010/12/07/christmassy-drift-wood/

    (not meant as spam, I just thought you might like to see them!)

  6. loving the tray of pink ornaments--and the new header! xo

  7. totally love the pine cone trees. i am doing it for my diy project to sit on our new buffet this weekend.

  8. Thanks for the information. There seems to be a never ending supply of great information on the net. I love learning new stuff, and will be back to read your posts regularly !! Thanks again

  9. All clever ideas - I'm sure you'll come up with something adorable!

  10. More delightful things. I particularly love pine cones and pistachios! Nature at it's finest. I'm wondering if you'd like my Banksia Dragonfly? Pop by if you have a tiny minute. Pruxxx
    P.S. Love your new header. Px