Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tutorial: holiday/winter DIY centerpiece

Thanksgiving is almost here! I will be hosting it this year and unlike last year I will be doing all the cooking myself. Wish me luck. 

What will you be doing tomorrow?  

If you are in the US: May you, your family and friends have a great Thanksgiving. 

This was a very popular tutorial last year so I thought I'd share it again.

DIY holiday centerpiece

Material list:



Red maple tree leaves or any red leaves you manage to find in your yard
Pine cones (smaller ones are better): this can also come from your backyard
1 tall vase
Tree branches: I got mine at Michael's a few years ago

Directions:

1. Clean your vase, and add the pine cones to the bottom

2. Arrange the red leaves nicely, so that the red part actually shows. Mixing smaller and bigger leaves works really well.

3. Play with the branches. See what works best.

4. I chose to display a couple of candles on both sides of the vase because I think they compliment the design quite nicely.


And because the leaves are red, you can leave this up until Christmas. The only thing I would change is the candles. Perhaps use red candles, or Santa/Frosty?


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