Christmas Centerpiece

Reworking the pine cone basket I made last year, I wanted to freshen it up for the Christmas season.  Holidays mean a little more shine, so I covered up the foam in the middle to get it ready to spray paint.

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Several light coats of metallic gold were applied, turning the piece over and around to get as good coverage as I could.

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It was left to dry for a couple of days.  Then, I set it on the workbench to arrange some flowers.

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The main focus will be faux red poinsettias.

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Around the bottom, I placed holly with berries to help cover up the foam.

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Adding some tall berries to the top gave it more design elements.

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I filled in the bare spots with picks that were greenery with red accents.

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Almost done, it just needs a bit more filler.

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I thought I was done, but it has a bare spot on top.

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I decided to add even more berries to fill in the top, and a few more in the sides too. Red flowers and berries on top of gold pinecones say holiday special! It will be the centerpiece for the main dining table.  That tablescape is coming soon.

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Are you crafting this holiday season?

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19 thoughts on “Christmas Centerpiece

  1. Mary Stori

    Gosh, I’m feeling like a real slacker here… decorating this year…oh ya, I didn’t last year either!
    With no company expected….I’m spending my time on other creative outlet, but love seeing what others have done.

  2. Rosemaryflower

    this is very sweet. well, I cannot have things like this here at my house “we can’t have nice thinggggs” because I have kitty nibblers. I do have some supplies and this gives me a great idea to make an arrangement for the third floor foyer of my dad’s building. He lives at Ashby Ponds in Ashburn Virginia. It is like living in a party community.

  3. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole, Your centerpiece is beautiful! It makes me want to pull out all of my wreath creation stuffs, almost. I have a lot of Christmas sewing projects that I could be working on, yet I chose to make a baby quilt. I look forward to you sharing any crafts you make and you know how much I love your table settings! Have a fabulous day!

  4. Joan Sheppard

    I half expected you to say you grew the poinsettias! They are beautiful.The centerpiece is a master piece! Just mailed 6 stocking I made for a friend’s dogs. And making new bedding for my grand-boys. But haven’t even gone into the garage to get the village for the piano or the tree. It’s too scary out there! Each year I promise to clean the garage but quilting is much more fun! Although there is some vintage quilt fabric out there from the 1940’s that I’d better rescue.
    Thanks for the book reviews! I’m going to stick to your advise and go with “Resistance”.

  5. Susan Nixon

    Another wonderful holiday decoration. I really like the final look of it and it will last through the season, having no actual greenery. Way to go! (Do NOT answer all these – you know I’m just catching up and I missed a lot!)

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