Friday, December 14, 2012

DIY Christmas: Poinsettia Centerpieces

Since I really dropped the ball on a fall or Thanksgiving-themed tablescape, I decided to finally get around to sprucing up our dining room table with something festive in time for Christmas. A trip to Joann's coupled with the discovery that all their Christmas decor was on sale left me with armfuls of glittered foliage and other tidbits for upcoming projects.

It's no secret around these parts that I have a deathly brown thumb, but I opted for real poinsettias over fake ones and am counting my lucky stars that I can keep them alive for the remainder of the season. So far so good, and in fact the only casualty of this project was the loss of one tiny gold ring I bought on Etsy months ago and wear every single day (what?!) and we're not happy about it. Maybe it's in the soil?

These were easy! I started with two silver containers I found at Goodwill a few weeks ago (I had no idea what I'd do with them when I bought them, but that's usually how that happens), broke up the poinsettia between the two and then stuffed them with the glittered goods I bought at Joann's.

Once finished, I laid a spare piece of fabric as a runner and placed my new centerpieces along with these DIY candle holders scattered around to create what I like to think is a darling little Christmas display. I even took some of my beloved heart bokeh photos, of which I really can never get enough.

Used the bonus third section of poinsetta to fill this cookie jar (literally, this was the only equivalent of a vase/planter I could find in our apartment that wasn't already filled with something else), which now resides in the kitchen, keeping things merry and bright.


  1. I would never have thought of it. They came out so elegant. Great tip. Look forward to more.For now, lemme share this to my Christmas table decorations Pinterest board.

  2. It is becoming more popular in this DIY age for people to want to make things themselves, and we are seeing a return to woodworking as a hobby or pastime. The garage is transformed into a workshop, with a workbench a set of woodworking tools and of course a beer fridge. Beautiful handmade woodworking projects can be achieved with some practice, a good set of plans and the right woodworking tools.