Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Stunning Last Minute DIY Centerpiece Ideas

As you're all caught up in the last minute rush, do you still wish you had something amazing to adorn your dining or buffet table? No worries. Here's some easy breezy ideas to give you inspiration! Almost all of these ideas can be created using things you already have on hand or by a quick trip to the local grocery store or florist.

Center a tall tapers on a saucers with floral clay
or a tiny taper holders. Fill saucers with a small
amount of water. Place big blooms of your choice around
the tapers. Simple? Yes. Exquisite? Absolutely!

Super Simple & Simply Stunning
A few ornaments, a lovely tray and some holiday greens.
A quick trip to the florist or local grocery for the greens,
or use artificial if you're really pressed for time.
How easy is this?

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Merry Martinis all in a row, filled with candy kisses,
a few sprigs of greenery and silver tapers for
a sparkling finishing touch!

This fun & festive look is easily pulled off
by glueing candy cane sticks to a low cyclinder
vase, tie it all up with a bow and add a mass of colorful
flowers. You could easily use large pom pom carnations
in place of the roses. More frugal, but still stunning!

A pretty pedestal, any kind of super size ornaments or
balls. Tuck in some greenery, berries or whatever you
have on hand and you're done!

Create some dazzling drama with 3 simple elements.
Any kind of domed or large glass lid, a mix of elegant
ornaments and a simple round tray.

If you're going for a more natural rustic look,
grab a basket, gather up some pine cones, store
bought or home grown. Tuck fresh or artificial
greens along the edge of the basket.
Now that was easy!

This one of course, speaks for itself.
Pretty ribbons, pretty wrap.
Small effort and big impact.

Nestle your prettiest precious ornaments
on a 3 tiered tray like this for lovely
vintage look!

So start digging into your Christmas stash. You will probably be amazed at all the little treasures you'll find! Add some of your own creative touches and before
you know it, you'll be overwhelmed with compliments.
How easy was that!

Wishing everyone a Wonderfully Merry Christmas!



Blair said...

Great post! I am totally stressing b/c I am having the in-laws over for Christmas Eve and I have DONE nothing for my tablescape. Thanks for the great ideas!


Mrs.Olson said...

I love this idea. I just went to a winter wonderland wedding and they used the same ideas. Very good Very beautiful !

High Heels and Aprons said...

I love the flower blossoms with the candles! My Christmas linens and dishes are fairly busy (Pottery Barn Reindeer collection) and I am always looking for a simple centerpiece... I think you just found it for me! Thank you!

Ally @ High Heels & Aprons

jess @ pen n' paperflowers said...

oh my...thank you so much for the sweetest comments on my blog about the baby shower i did over the weekend. i'm blushing. i so appreciate you taking the time to leave me your thoughts...

your daughter is the one with the new workout video? correct? i hope your wish comes true for her this year...for you...AND for her. i'll be flattered for you to use this shower as inspiration for hosting your own shower. *wink*

Anonymous said...

Great ideals. I will be trying the candy cane one.