Friday, November 20, 2009

Tardy Guest Day Thursday: Christmas Centerpieces

Okay, so yesterday just escaped me, and I didn’t get the post done. Hopefully that means that you will get 2 posts today!!! We’ll see if it gets done. We promised early in the week we would share the projects we did last week at craft day, so here’s your first peek.

We made easy Christmas centerpieces. They were fun because each one turned out differently. To save a few pennies (because let’s face it, who doesn’t love that), we used tins from the dollar store for our bases, a coupon at Michael’s for our floral foam and instead of filling the whole thing with picks, we used garland that we cut pieces off of as a base and then used the picks (which were on sale for 50% off) as fillers. Here’s how they turned out. This is only part of them, we will edit the others in as we get pictures of them.


November 2009 T's centerpiece


November 2009 M's centerpiece

Here's our "guests", some of the others that were created at craft day.

November 2009 michelle's centerpiece November 2009 r's centerpiece

November 2009 sab's centerpiece November 2009 tr's centerpiece

November 2009 s's centerpiece

November 2009 L's centerpiece

Edited: We are participating in Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous and Frugal Friday on The Shabby Nest and Modern Country's Holiday Treat Party

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special
The DIY Show Off Also participating in Somewhat Simple's Strut Your Stuff Party


Cara said...

Beautiful! And what a great idea, to use cookie tins!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love the idea of using the tins! They really add to the design and are great to give you a color scheme to work with. They turned out great!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

so cute! thanks for linking!

Destination Seaborn said...

Oh those look beautiful! What a great idea...I've seen tins at DT and never thought to use them this way. Thanks for sharing!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Wonderful creative post! I love the Christmas arrangements! These would make a wonderful hostess gift to take to all my Christmas events!
Every single one of my friends would love this arrangement. And of course, one for me too!
Great tip about using garland. I have tons of old garland that would work well as filler.
Thanks for the inspiration and idea!

prashant said...

hey really add to the design and are great to give you a color scheme to work with. They turned out great!

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Jane said...

Those are some great center pieces! Great finds...thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday. I always love your thrifty finds!

Jane @ Finding Fabulous