How to Make Winter Wonderland Centerpieces

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How to Make Winter Wonderland Centerpieces
Festive red berries add colour to winter wonderland centrepieces. (des baies rouges image by corinne matusiak from Fotolia.com)

Transform a party venue into a winter wonderland with an elegant handmade centrepiece. Use elements from nature, such as icy tree branches, snow-covered foliage and winter wildlife, as inspiration when designing the centrepiece. Create an enchanted forest look with shiny silver decor items and whimsical ornaments. Use the winter-inspired centrepiece to enhance a dinner, buffet or gift table.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Table fabric
  • Glitter
  • Real or faux tree branches
  • White spray paint
  • Silver paint
  • Pinecones
  • Silver vase
  • Floral foam
  • Jelly beans or polished stones
  • Bird decorations
  • Ornaments
  • Evergreen sprigs
  • Twigs of red berries
  • Tea lights and holders

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Set the backdrop for the centrepiece with a bright white, silvery or icy-blue tablecloth or table runner. Add sparkle to the fabric with a sprinkle of silver glitter.

  2. 2

    Spread newspapers or tarp in a well-ventilated area, then place small real or faux tree branches on covered surface and spray paint them white to create a snow-covered look. Cover an assortment of pinecones with shiny silver paint for an icy effect.

  3. 3

    Choose a tall polished silver vase featuring a wide mouth. Place floral foam in the bottom of the vase and insert the painted branches into it to resemble a small tree. Fill the vase with white jelly beans or polished stones, which will help to secure the branches into place.

  4. 4

    Place small white bird decorations onto the branches using craft wire. You can also choose decorative birds with metal clips. Hang small silver balls and glass icicle-shaped ornaments from the branches.

  5. 5

    Surround the tree centrepiece with small white tea light candles in clear glass holders. Display evergreen sprigs, twigs of red berries and the silver pinecones around the centerpeice to add a pop of fresh colour.

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