When making a centerpiece I always start with the object I am going to use as the main container or element in the centerpiece. Last year it was a baby cradle. I have used toolboxes, old camp toasters, wood boxes and crates. I tripped over this sieve (yes, tripped--don't judge) and then it came to me--the sieve would be a fun and new centerpiece. I placed it on a silver stray so it is easy to move when we need to.
While each of the centerpieces I make differ--they have some of the same elements:
Height--I added 3 piece of driftwood for height.
Candles--this one was wedged in between the driftwood pieces. Yes, I know, this is not the safest way to burn a candle. This will not be burned unless we are sitting at the table with it.
Natural elements--in this case, pinecones
and some not so natural, but real looking berries.
Other elements or touches--such as few old silver Christmas balls
and a big, green burlap bow,
and this year's Christmas centerpiece was done.
Simple, quick, and not your average centerpiece. Hunt around today for something fun to use for your centerpiece this year.