Tuesday, December 1, 2015

12 Days of Christmas, Day 8, Woodland Christmas Centerpiece

12 days of Christmas, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-8-woodland.html
So, it is confession time--centerpieces have never been my forte.  A bowl of fruit in the middle of the table, some mail scattered around it and I was good.  

But, the last few years I have had fun creating unique, SUPER inexpensive centerpieces with items I find around the house.

This year was no different. After making my Christmas table runner (details HERE) and picking my woodland theme, I knew a centerpiece to fit the theme would be easy. This year's centerpiece took less than 30 minutes to gather and put together.
Christmas, candles, pine branches, copper paint, centerpiece, DIY, woodland, logs, pinecones, fusion mineral paint, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-8-woodland.html

I picked up this great set of Eddie Bauer candles in a cute wood box for $5 at the thrift store.
candles, eddie Bauer, wood box, centerpiece, DIY, woodland, Christmas,http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-8-woodland.html
I used 3 logs from our wood pile cut to three different lengths for the candles.  I did nail a small nail in the middle top of each log to keep the candles in place.
logs, use what you have, DIY, copper paint, candles, Christmas centerpiece, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-8-woodland.html
I cut some branches and some evergreen pieces from our yard.
branches, evergreen boughs, centerpiece, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-8-woodland.html
I painted the branches and some pine cones with Matthew Mead's Copper paint from Fusion Mineral paint.  This color has been another huge inspiration for my Christmas theme this year.
woodland, fusion mineral paint, branches, pinecones, DIY, centerpiece, Christmas, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-8-woodland.html
I put the branches in an ironstone pitcher from the thrift store.
branches, ironstone, pitcher, thrift store, centerpiece, Christmas, pinecones, candles,http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-8-woodland.html
I put it all on a garage sale tray painted with Fusion Mineral's Fort York Red.
candles, pinecones, Christmas centerpiece, DIY, fusion mineral paint, inexpensive decor, natural, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-8-woodland.html
Simple, woodsy, perfect for my Christmas home. 
Christmas centerpiece, woodland, branches, pinecones, logs, candles, Christmas decor, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-8-woodland.html
Look around your home for easy items to use in your centerpiece this season. 


  1. Beautiful. Very simple & elegant. Reminiscent of Christmas in a simpler time. Well done Becky. Enjoy the holidays.

  2. Thank you Becky! This is so beautiful, I will pick some logs today and make my own centrepiece over here in the Netherlands,
    Looking forward to day 9, thanks for the posts!
    vrolijke groet

  3. You have just encouraged me to venture out more and play with a tablescape. Looks good.

    1. I am so glad you are encouraged to do something with your tablescape!


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