Frosty Centerpiece

The temperature today is only 15 degrees & everything is frosty outside.  This centerpiece was inspired by all of the frosty days in the Winter.  It’s easy to make & only uses 5 items.  The hardest thing about this centerpiece is waiting for the paint to dry.

I hope you’ll give this one a try.

Frosty Centerpiece

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Diamond Candle Ring

In my New Year Tablescape, I used this Diamond Candle Ring as the centerpiece.  It was very easy to make and can be used any time of the year.  I love the way it sparkles whether it’s from sunlight or candle light.

Here’s how I made it.

Diamond Candle Ring

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Fall Lantern Tutorial

When I put together my Fall Tablescape-3 Ways, the first tablescape had a Fall Lantern as the centerpiece.  It is easy to make & can be easily removed after the season has changed.  The same principal can be used for the upcoming Christmas season, simply by changing the ribbon and florals.

Here’s how I changed a plain lantern into a Fall lantern.

Fall Lantern tutorial

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Dollar Tree Fall Centerpiece

Since the temperatures have been in the 40’s at night here in Western Pennsylvania, and I’m starting to see the leaves turning to the bright & beautiful shades of Autumn, I have to give in to the fact that Summer is over.  Fall isn’t in its full colorful glory yet, but it’s just around the corner.  Yes, I’m finally facing the fact that it’s Fall.

This is my first Fall home decor item for the season.  Most of the items for this project are from the Dollar Tree, with a very few exceptions.  And it’s so easy to put together.  Just because the items were bought at the Dollar Tree, doesn’t mean it has to look like it.  And tomorrow, I’ll be using it in a Fall Tablescape.

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Mirrored Lazy Susan

I love centerpieces that have some sparkle & shine. I can’t help it, the more shine, the better.

When I’d first seen the Mirrored Lazy Susan by Valerie Parr Hill on QVC, I fell in love with it.  But the $31.00 + $7.47 shipping & handling charge made the price tag a little high for me.  By now, you know me, and you know that if I want something, and it’s too expensive, I’ll try to make it myself.  My version was under $5.00!

Here’s my version of the Mirrored Lazy Susan:

Mirrored Lazy Susan

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Feather Sprays-Tutorial

I’m always looking for new ways to add color to my centerpieces.  One of the ways to add color, inexpensively, is to add feathers.  They not only add color, but they add movement to a piece.  They also make a nice addition to flowers as a filler.  By putting feathers together into a spray, you can add height to them.  Feather sprays are easy to make, and can be used in most centerpieces.  I’ll show you how:

Feather Sprays

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Snowy Tablescape

The first snow storm of 2014 has hit the East Coast.  Snow storm Hercules is dumping inches of snow on everyone, as well as freezing cold temperatures.  (it’s 14 degrees here & still dropping)  I hate the snow & cold more than you’ll ever know.  But instead of fighting it, I decided to do a tablescape that would look cold & snowy.  This is my Snowy Tablescape.

Snowy Tablescape

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White Christmas Centerpiece

This is the centerpiece that was used in the White Christmas Tablescape.  It was put together with very little supplies, was easy to make, and it can be made in any color that you need for your own decor.  This is how I made the White Christmas Centerpiece:

White Christmas Centerpiece

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