How to Create an Easy Winter Centerpiece


It is so much fun to decorate for the holidays that it can be a real letdown when you have to put those Christmas decorations away, especially that lavish and beautiful Christmas centerpiece on your dining room table. You don't have to fret over that empty space, however. You can create an beautiful winter centerpiece to put there instead. Follow the steps below to create a striking winter-themed centerpiece for your table. You will love how it looks and you won't miss that Christmas centerpiece at all.

Things You'll Need

  • Leafless tree branches.
  • Silver or white spray paint
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Decorative vase or container
  • Floral foam
  • Small white rocks
  • Choose a container. You will want to choose a vase or container that has a wide enough mouth that you can insert floral foam into it, and that will hold several long tree branches.

  • Paint the container. This step is optional, but if you wish to, you can spray paint the container gray, silver, white or black. You could also add a bow for a more formal effect, or leave it plain.

  • Collect branches. Get your gloves on and venture out into the wild to collect some tree branches. Choose ones that are the correct length for the container. Curly willow branches or birch tree branches look best, but any long thin branches will do.

  • Spray paint the branches. Lay them out on wax paper to keep them from sticking to it, preferably outside, and spray them lavishly with the color of your choice. For a winter look, white or sliver looks best. You can sprinkle them with silver glitter for added sparkle while they are still wet. When dry, turn them over and repeat on the other side.

  • Insert the floral foam into the container and arrange the branches in a manner that you like. Use one or two branches for a bold, minimalist modern look, or lots of branches for a full effect. If the floral foam is showing, sprinkle white rocks on top to cover it up. Place it on a runner and surround it with small candles, or sprinkle silver confetti around it.

Tips & Warnings

  • The container or vase will really set the tone for how you want to arrange your branches. A modern vase should have only two or three branches in it, while a vase with a bold design should have a fuller arrangement.

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