Move over red and green…
White and yellow are taking center stage for this Christmas decor DIY.
So I decided I wanted to challenge myself and do exactly what I did for my fall centerpiece. I made use of a few of my summer flowers to complete that centerpiece and (I think) it worked out pretty good.
But I was kind of stuck. I had pink and yellow artificial flowers to pick from.
How on earth could I possibly use those summery flowers for Christmas?
That doesn’t work for the holidays.
Or does it?
Well, I decided I would only make use of a few of the yellow flowers and combine them with white poinsettias that I found at the dollar store.
So did it work?
Let’s find out!
Here we go…
Christmas Table Decor (White and Yellow)
Here’s what I used:
Faux poinsettia flowers from the dollar store (I used a total of 3 bunches that had about 4 flowers each)
3 clear vases of different heights
Scissors and tape
This is what I did:
First, I cut out a piece of yellow ribbon long enough to wrap around my vase
Then I placed a piece of tape here…
(I placed my tape horizontally so that I can cover it up in the next step with my white ribbon)
I repeated this step for two more vases
Ok next, I cut out a piece of white ribbon long enough to wrap around the vase and again used tape to attach the ribbon, this time over the yellow ribbon
I placed that tape over the tape that is holding the yellow ribbon in place
Then I looped another piece of tape (you can also use double-sided tape) and placed it next to the white ribbon
And pressed down the other end of my white ribbon onto that looped tape. (So the piece of tape is under the white ribbon)
Placing the looped piece of tape under the white ribbon works great because you won’t see any tape like that.
Next, drop in 3-4 poinsettias into each vase
(I bent each stem right below the faux poinsettia before dropping it in so it sits nicely in the vase)
As for a few of those flowers I had from my summer centerpieces…
I dropped them right in the middle of the poinsettias and…
There you have it!
A very bright
Christmas Table Decor!
Hope you enjoyed this! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
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I know, I know…
It’s Thanksgiving. Most people are decorating for Christmas already, but I’m here blogging about Thanksgiving decor.
Well, I usually wait for the day after Thanksgiving to start decorating for Christmas and looks like this year will be no different for me.
So I made a fall centerpiece back in October that I loved.
But I decided I wanted to change it up a bit for today. I wanted to make use of most of the flowers but arrange them in a different container.
It only took me a few minutes after brainstorming and picking out a few extra pieces I already had at home to create this new centerpiece so I decided why not share this simple and beautiful centerpiece with you!
Ok here we go guys…
Recycling my Fall Centerpiece for Thanksgiving Decor
First, I started with a plain white box.
It’s actually a box I saved from my Apple Watch a while back.
I love burlap! I use it for everything, and this centerpiece was no exception. I wrapped it around the box and made a simple double knot.
Then, to arrange the flowers, I followed most of the steps I used for my fall centerpiece.
I placed all the hydrangeas on one side and all the sunflowers on the other.
Then I grabbed a larger sunflower I had and stuffed it in the center of all the hydrangeas (similar to how I had placed the bright pink flower in my fall centerpiece)
I grabbed just a few of the leaves (again from my fall centerpiece) and scattered them around the bottom and back of the new centerpiece
I finished off with a few faux berries I picked up at Michaels a few years ago.
And that’s it!
Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed this!
I fell for it…
Fell for what you ask?
That prerequisite to the start of practically any fall decor…
Those darn cute pumpkins!
If you read my last post for the perfect fall centerpiece then you may know what I’m talking about.
I mentioned that I was over using pumpkins to decorate for the fall. Sure, I had a couple in my kitchen before even clicking publish for that post, but I wanted to keep it that way, just a few, for this year at least.
Then I decided that my kitchen needed more fall decorations. So I got to digging through all my old fall stuff and there they were. All the pumpkins I use year after year. They were screaming for me to use them.
I debated for a bit and wondered…
Would I be wrong for using pumpkins to decorate after clearly saying that I wouldn’t, will everyone that read my last post demand a refund of their time after finding out that I clearly didn’t stick to what I said I would (or wouldn’t) do??
Then I said to myself…it’s not that serious Sindy!
We’re just talking about a few extra sweet pumpkins here after all.
So I got to decorating and as usual, I made use of a few items I already had on hand to bring everything together.
Ok, let’s get started. It is November after all! Falls almost done and soon we’ll be talking about Christmas. Yay!
Here we go…
Simple Fall Kitchen Decor
First those pumpkins
I used a few pumpkins I had stored away to decorate my kitchen table.
I started by grabbing an old black and white kitchen towel, folded it and placed it in the center of the table.
Then I used an old pickle jar I was about to toss to hold a few mini pumpkins I found at the dollar store years ago. I washed the jar first, (of course, lol) filled it with the pumpkins…
Then I got some leftover ribbon from my last post and tied it on to the jar.
A few mixed matched pumpkins ended up scattered around the jar…
The only new item here is that black and white pumpkin which only cost me about two bucks.
A few more pumpkins…
But first, I grabbed an artificial flower I had found at Walmart over the summer and placed it into a decorative perfume bottle I already had.
The bottle works great for this single stem of flowers because it has a very small opening so it keeps the flowers standing straight up as opposed to flopping to the side.
Then those pumpkins…
Two pretty bronze-colored pumpkins join the flowers on my kitchen counter along with…
A ginormous old mug that I filled with some pretty serving utensils.
The two utensils with clear handles are actually from my wedding. Using a few items from my wedding really made this little area extra special and so fun to look at!! (while I wash a sink full of dirty dishes 😅)
I grabbed a few old faux flowers that I have owned for years and dropped them into a small container.
I filled the container with a piece of burlap before dropping in the flowers.
By the way, that small container is actually a cotton swab holder that I wasn’t using for some time. I just removed the lid to use as a small vase.
And there you have it!
A very simple kitchen fall decor…
with a bit of heartwarming memories…
and enough pumpkins…
to make me laugh every time I walk by them.
Thanks for stopping by!
Can I let you in on a little secret?
I’m (kind of) over the whole decorating for fall with pumpkins. And more pumpkins.
Ok, before you throw rotten apples at me let me explain.
I get it, pumpkins are perfect for fall decor. I actually have a few in my kitchen right now as I’m writing this. But, I’ve noticed something the last few years.
After just a week or two of looking at those pumpkins scattered all over my apartment and practically hanging off the ceiling (I may overdo it sometimes), I start getting sick of them.
I decided I wouldn’t fall for it this year. I don’t want to get sucked into all the fall cuteness that always includes pumpkins. Maybe I’ll go back to them next year. But for now, I’m trying something new.
So I took a trip to the dollar tree and found a few faux flowers perfect for a fall centerpiece.
See, not bad for faux flowers!
I love the Dollar Tree. Sadly though, My Dollar Tree has a very small faux flower section. But you know what? With some patience and a little digging past the not so good looking flowers, I was able to find those pretty flowers you see up on top. So don’t get discouraged if your Dollar Tree is also tiny. With some patience, I’m sure you can find something too!
Oh, and don’t worry if you leave the store with only a few mix-matched items that you have no idea what you are going to do with. That’s usually my case. I rarely ever buy everything I need for any decorating project. I usually just grab a handful of items that catch my eye and then combine them with stuff I already own. This helps keep the clutter in check at home. But, aside from that I just don’t find it fun trying to figure things out while in the store. There’s way too many things catching my eyes (screaming buy me) and so many distractions with people walking around. Do you know what I mean?
So after picking out my faux flowers at the dollar tree, a bit of searching around my house for extra supplies, and some fun brainstorming I came up with this…
The perfect fall table centerpiece!
Here we go…
Combining Dollar Tree Flowers with Items I Already Have for the Perfect Fall Centerpiece
HERE’S WHAT I USED:
Two Bunches of Sunflowers
Two Bunches of Leaves
Two Bunches of Hydrangeas
(All of these flowers came from the Dollar Tree)
TIP: If you can’t find these exact flowers, don’t worry! Just grab something similar. The Dollar Tree actually had different colors of both sunflowers and hydrangeas to choose from and they were all beautiful.
Stick to two different types of flowers. Both of similar sizes like I have with the hydrangeas and sunflowers. Then grab some leaves or anything that can work as a filler around your flowers. Remember to grab two of each piece that you decide on so your arrangement is nice and full.
Ribbon (also from the Dollar Tree)
A Clear Vase (I already had this but most dollar stores carry similar vases if you don’t already have something at home)
A Few More Faux Flowers (already had these as well)
Most of these flowers were purchased over the summer for my summer centerpiece post. I loved those flowers so much that I honestly didn’t want to put them away just because the summer was over. Thankfully they blended in perfectly with this centerpiece!
Tape, Scissors and 4 Paper Clips
Ok now, it’s time to go get all your supplies before we move on. Go ahead, I’ll be waiting right here for you. I don’t want to build this beautiful centerpiece without you following along!
Did you go?
Back already? Yay! Let’s keep it moving.
HERE’S WHAT YOUR GONNA DO:
Grab one bunch of each flower and cut off the bottom where everything’s connected. So you are cutting down three bunches and keeping three connected.
You can use wire cutters here if you’d like but I never do. I just bend and bend until the wire breaks off. Easy peasy!
Take your ribbon and wrap it around your vase. (From the top of the rim, down and under the vase, then up the other side)
Secure the ribbon on both sides with a paper clip.
Grab your scissors and cut the ribbon.
Repeat this again along the other side to create four vertical lines all around the vase.
Ok next, measure the circumference of the vase with more ribbon.
Cut the ribbon then measure out a second piece of ribbon the same size.
Remove the two longer pieces of ribbon that we secured earlier for now.
Wrap the shorter pieces around the vase and secure each piece with a small piece of tape.
Ok so, your looking at me right now like “Sindy isn’t there a better way to do this so I don’t see tape on my centerpiece??” I hear you loud and clear my friend. Don’t worry we’ll cover that tape up in the next step.
Grab the two longer pieces of string you first cut and secure them to the vase again the way we did earlier with the paper clips.
As for covering the tape, make sure you wrap one of the long ribbons over the pieces of tape so they are completely covered.
See, told you we’d cover up that tape 😉
This is optional but I also taped the two long pieces of ribbon under the vase just to make sure they stay in place.
Now for the fun part. The flowers!
Drop the three longest bunches of flowers and leaves into your vase (the bunches that we didn’t cut)
Grab all your sunflowers and hydrangeas (or whichever flowers your working with) that we did cut and drop them in. Keep your leaves off to the side for now.
Notice how I’m keeping all the sunflowers together on one side and the hydrangeas on the other side. Stick with me, it’s all going to start coming together now.
(I should mention that when I first started working with my flowers I had a really hard time getting them to come together. I was trying too hard to balance everything out. So I did what anyone does when we can’t figure something out. I googled it. My search took me to this website by Martha Stewart where I found tons of great tips. Check it out if you are interested. Anyway, always nice to give credit where credit is due)
Grab the rest of your flowers and use them to fill in any gaps.
Do you see that?
It’s the colors of fall coming to life right before our very eyes!
ok its time to finish up.
Start bending your flowers and moving them around slightly to bring everything together.
Bend a few around the rim.
Move things around in the back if necessary.
Time for those leaves that we haven’t used yet.
Stick them underneath your arrangement and all around the circumference. Bend them down slightly where ever you’d like.
ok someone please drop the mic!
and stop the fall madness
We did it.
We put together THE PERFECT FALL CENTERPIECE!
Who knew summer and fall could blend so nicely together.
Hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by!