Saturday, January 15, 2011

How to create a centerpiece that cost next to nothing

This large centerpiece idea came while I was preparing a New Year Eve dinner for our friends and family. It was quite a hectic day preparing meals for 20 people, and I didn't have time at all to go out to buy fresh flowers for our centerpiece, and so I quickly came up with this idea. I took one of the plants that used to be an outdoor plants for the Summer that had a nice base, and I quickly filled the spaces in between plants with a couple of large purple silk flowers. I then added Christmas ornaments over the plants and filled in more ornaments wherever there's gaps in between plants.  The arrangement looked beautiful on our buffet table. A few of our female friends asked where I got my centerpiece from, and some of them even wondered if the plants was real. :)

                                          Here are the steps by steps photos of my centerpiece:

Here is the finished product... what do you think?

This used to be an outdoor Summer plants I moved it indoor for the Winter hibernation.

These are the material I used for the centerpiece decoration

During arrangement

Close up to see the beauty of the Christmas ornaments

Hope you like my centerpiece!

You can also use any other silk or fresh flowers to create a similar centerpiece for any of your up-coming events. I just want to share this idea with you because I know we could all use this little tips to save time and money. I hope you will enjoy my tip!



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