We have family and friends coming over this weekend to celebrate Christmas with us. I always love hosting holiday dinners. While it can be stressful, it’s such a special time of the year that all of the hustle and bustle make it completely worth it.
Since making my fall centerpiece a couple of months ago and realizing how easy it is, I decided to do the same for the holidays. I usually order a centerpiece every year for Christmas dinner, but this is so much less expensive and it will last me for years.
I love the deep red colors in this centerpiece and it’s been displayed on my table for a month and I am still so in love with the way it turned out.
Here’s how I did it.
Here’s what you’ll need: Dried flowers, berries, pinecones, and cedar. I got a lot of mine from the local craft store and because I couldn’t find any dried cedar, I bought a wreath at a good price from HomeGoods that had a ton of dried cedar on it and easily took it off to use. This gold tray from Terrain is very shallow, but I wanted that for the peice. You’ll also need some scissors and floral foam.
Cut the floral foam to fit snug in the tray. Because this tray was very shallow, I had to cut the foam in half (width wise) so that it wouldn’t stick out from the top too much.
Always start with the bigger pieces so that you can create enough space for them. Cut down to the desired length and place in the foam. The bigger pieces generally look good placed on the end or the outside of the piece.
Continue to place the bigger pieces until you are all finished and then place the cypress in as the filler. There is no right or wrong way to do this, but simply cut to different lengths and place in the foam until it’s completely filled.