On the eighth day of Christmas
Beyond The Picket Fence gave to me,
A centerpiece that says simplicity.
I am sooo behind on y 12 days of Christmas, so the last 5 days are going to be coming to you fast and furiously. Today's project is a simple centerpiece.
Arranging flowers has never been a gift of mine, but I can shove twigs and branches in a can like nobody's business. I started with an ice cream can that I painted red and blue.
I put 3 jars with some water in them in the can. You could use florist foam too, but I didn't have any. I then stuck freshly cut pine boughs and red twigs in the jars. We have an artificial tree, but I always like some fresh greenery too. I cut this in the woods, but you can also buy cheap wreaths at grocery stores and use that.
I added some Christmas balls to the twigs.
I set the can, ahem centerpiece on a red tray an added a few votives on wood slices, and a few more ornaments to the tray.
It is simple and colorful, yet still has the natural elements that I love for the holidays.