Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Centerpiece


Thanks for coming by, I hope everyone has had a great weekend. I am still enjoying all the homes on tours and it's been so fun to see how everyone decorates and displays beloved treasures!

Today for Met Monday, Make it for Monday and DIY Day, I'd like to show you how I reconstructed a centerpiece. I bought this pre-fab arrangement last year after Christmas, it was around $4.00. I love amaryllis and this was a pretty silk version

I especially liked the container it was in, it was worth the four dollars just to get the container!

I began the deconstruction process which mainly consisted of ripping it to shreds!!! A steak knife came in very handy! I cut the blooms off the top and discarded the rest
What I was left with was a beautiful silver container, and beautiful white silk amaryllis
I collected pine and berries that I had in my stash, filled the container with floral foam and made a compact centerpiece
I like how it turned out and it's much more functional for me now

It'll be featured as my centerpiece for Tablescape Thursday, be sure to come back and visit

I have a couple more projects that I hope to share this week: how I revamped my cedar wreath that you saw in the home tour, and a DIY ornament, you'll just love!

Thanks for coming by! I hope you are inspired to look at pre-fab arrangements in a different way!

Thank you Becca, Susan, Cindy and Kimba for hosting!

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  1. I would say it certainly looks better...gorgeous actually. I find that this year I can't wait to hit the after Christmas sales. I'd sort of given up adding much to my already filled storage room of Christmas treasures...then along comes blogging and I'm so inspired!


  2. I love your centerpiece. Can't wait to see your tablescape! :)


  3. Wow what a wonderful centerpiece!!! Love it! I am wondering will the amaryllis still be able to be planted and rebloom next year with cutting the flower off?


  4. That is an amazing centerpiece. Thanks for sharing the tips on doing one.

  5. Stunning. REally beautiful that you 'remade' a 'premade'!

    So lovely...

    Thanks for linking up to Mi4M,

  6. This is a gorgeous colorful & festive! Thanks for posting! Come visit me & see what I've created this week. Be sure to leave a comment!

  7. Very pretty, Michelle ! I am always on the look out for silk arrangements I can pull apart :o)
    Yours turned out so pretty !

  8. Michelle,
    It's amazing how you have the eye to take the original "plant" and turn it in to something so beautiful and stunning! Love it! Looking forward to seeing it on your tablescape Thursday!
    Dee Dee

  9. Oh it's lovely and so much better looking! I love how it's low so you can see the people at the table with you but with some height.

  10. I love the scale of everything. MERRY CHRISTMAS


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