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How to Make a Homemade Christmas Table Centerpiece
Your Christmas Table Focal Point
Treat Your Christmas Table
Christmas day can be an ideal opportunity to spend some time with family and friends, without the usual interruptions.Spending time at the dinner table speaking and laughing with the people you love holds so much more value than any shiny trinkets.
This craft project is easy to do and should take appropriately thirty minutes to make. By using a little time, materials from the forest floor and a sprinkle of imagination you can make a Christmas table centrepiece without spending lots of money, and it still looks great.
Materials you Will Need for Your Christmas Table Centrepiece
Materials You Need
Christmas tree branches
A piece of tree trunk
Pine cones, berries, tinsel, etc.
Get Your Home Ready For Christmas
Gather the Materials you Will Need
Gather Your Materials
You will need to use a table or solid base to make the centrepiece, because the staple gun must be used on a steady surface. Gather all your materials and get ready to create.
Wood for Your Centrepiece
Prepare the Tree Trunk Wood
Use a piece of cut tree trunk for your base. You may find this on the forest floor, a local sawmill or even a local garden centre. Carefully hammer a single nail into the middle of the trunk. This will hold your candle later on.
Use a Staple-Gun
Using a Staple-Gun
Use a staple-gun to secure the tree branch cuttings to your piece of trunk. Cover all the wood.
Be very careful with the stapling and remember that staple-guns are not suitable for use by children.
Covering the Wooden Base
Cover all the Wood
Ensure all the wood on your centrepiece is covered.
Put on the Candle
Adding Colour to your Christmas Table Decoration
Putting on Your Candle
Carefully find the nail and then securely attach your candle onto it.
Remember that lit candles should never be left unattended and also be wary of how near the candle flame is to the materials on your centrepiece.
Glue Down Your Decorations
Use clear drying non toxic glue to secure your pine cones and other decorations to your centrepiece.
Glam it Up
Glam it up
You can add mini baubles, tinsels or anything else shiny that you can find if you would like to see a glittering option for your table.
Natural and Eco Friendly
Natural and Eco Friendly
Alternatively you can also opt to stick to natural materials and add pine cones and/or berries. Bringing a little bit of nature's beauty to your festive table.
A Festive and Frugal Table Decoration
Your Homemade Christmas Table Centrepiece
You now have a homemade festive centrepiece to brighten the room as you spend quality time with the people you love.
After Christmas you can careful dismantle it and remove the nail, which enables you to recycle the natural materials.
Thank you for reading. I hope you have a very Happy Christmas!
Do you use a Christmas Table Centrepiece?
Do you normally have a decorative centrepiece on your Christmas dinner table?
© 2013 Anna Haven