Monday, December 05, 2011
Under $6 Holiday Centerpiece
Yesterday our family celebrated my Mom’s 81st birthday. Because her birthday is close to Christmas, I wanted a festive table setting without spending a great deal of time (or money) on it.
I grabbed one of my shorter flower vases and filled with clear glass pebbles. I did some snip-snip of pine branches in my yard and as a last minute thought clipped a few branches from a Japanese Maple. The void in the vase was filled with miscellaneous holiday ornaments and candy canes. A splash of water and I had a pretty awesome centerpiece in less than 10 minutes. It should last a week or so and when the pine needles start to drop, they will be discarded and freshly cut pine branches will replace them.
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This centerpiece was inexpensive and items used were things I had on hand.