I have another DIY for you my pretties… a Christmas Table Centrepiece! It’s totes simple to make and uses things that you can get at most craft stores or online! I actually bought my supplies from a local wholesale florist shop in Glasgow called FlowerScene. If you’re in the area I would definitely check it out! The place has a bit of a creepy vibe and it’s a total Aladdin’s cave, but you will find some gems I promise.
Before I get into the tutorial, I have a funny story about centrepieces to share… Last year I decided that I was basically Kristie Allsopp incarnate and I volunteered to make a centrepiece for the Christmas day feast at my mums! I spent ages arranging the candles and searching for the perfect candle sticks. On the big day it was truly a site to behold and my mum was pleased as punch with it. The feast came and went and the centrepiece was still intact so it remained on the table for round 2 of Christmas celebrations at the Gold’s – Boxing day.
I will say at this point that I had not discovered the wonders of a glue gun when I arranged the centrepiece. The whole thing was strategically balanced on a not-so-even charger.You can imagine what happens next…
The meal was in full swing when a rowdy reveller nudged the table and the whole kit and caboodle came crashing down on top of me! Hot wax was everywhere. Anarchy ensued, a massive clean-up operation started, I had a good cry and then we all went back to our meals. The only reminder of the disaster was the wax-splattered bread roll which Ian bit into.
Needless to say I’ve been brought down a peg or two and I now know that when it comes to candles and centrepieces, hot glue and simplicity are my two best friends.
- Cinnamon Sticks
- Vanilla scented church candles in various sizes
- Hot glue & glue gun
- Table charger
Figure out how many cinnamon sticks you will need for each candle. If you need to, cut/snap them down to size so that when they are glued they cover up the outside of the candle. Run a line of hot glue down the edge and then stick that stick (haha) to the candle.
Grab some ribbon and tie a pretty bow around each of your candles! Place them on the charger plate and voila!
I added some fake holly that I had lying around to up the festive cheer, but this is not necessary. Remember the story above; a simple centrepiece is a safe centrepiece.