I’m already preparing for Thanksgiving and we’re going to visit family. As a kind gesture and a thank you for having us, I made a centerpiece for the dinner table. I even the vase. The best part is… it’s all Dollar Tree products!
You will need:
- Wire cutters
- Floral in any color
- Berries or something chunky or bulky for contrast
- 2 4″ glass candle sticks
- 1 6″ glass vase
- Floral foam ball
- Super Glue (I recommend E6000. The glue from Dollar Tree did not end up bonding the glass)
- Falling floral or greenery that droops
Take the labels off the bottom of your candle sticks or vases. The easiest way to do this cleanly without residue is to peel off what you can. Grab a Clorox wipe and press on the label for a few seconds and wipe clean.
Take the two candlesticks and glue the top ends together.
Prepare your flowers by cutting them leaving 2″ of the stem. Take the floral foam and press in the flowers until secure leaving a small bare circle so it will rest on the vase. You can also hot glue the flowers if you need it more permanent. But they stay pretty well. I inserted each flower on opposite sides to make them random and spaced out. I kept the leaves on so it would fill gaps hiding the foam.
Once you have the look you want, fill in with your berries. I used a cranberry red and taupe color. Then add your droopy floral on the bottom to make it more elegant seeming the vase it quite tall.
Fill the vase with leaves, rocks, stones, gems, even pine cones like I did which were free. Glue the bottom of the vase to the candlesticks and you have yourself an inexpensive, affordable, handmade centerpiece. Now I’m thinking of doing one for Christmas!! 😮
Total Cost $15