There is nothing that makes our holiday table or fireplace sparkle during the holidays more than a beautiful centerpiece with matching candle holders. Purchasing such items however, can sometimes be costly especially for an item we only use once a year. However, you can make your own holiday centerpiece and candle holders for $5.00 or less depending on what materials you choose to use and where you buy them.
Things you will need
9 round Christmas balls
2 wooden candle holders (the ones I have are called medium bean pots
small amount of acrylic paint
assorted floral materials
Hot glue and gun or strong craft glue.
Step one: Paint the wooden Candle bean pots in any color you choose to match your holiday décor. Set them aside to dry.
Step two: Take three of the Christmas balls and set them together to form a triangle with the tops acting as legs. Glue the bulbs together where they touch one another. Repeat this process until you have three identical triangles.
Step 3. Take two of the triangles and glue the candle bean pot in the center and then set these aside for the moment.
Step 4: Take the third triangle and using the assorted floral materials glue your background pieces into the center of the bulbs. Now add the flowers, holly, pinecones, or whatever you chose for the actual main piece of the arrangement.
Step5: Add any finishing touches to the centerpiece. In the one pictured I used a bird, you can use pine cones, bows, whatever.
Step 6: Using one small floral item, such as a pine cone, or holly, or a few berries, glue that item next to the bean pot in each candle holder. Add the same finishing touch to each candle as you use in the arrangement.
You can use old Christmas balls you all ready have instead of purchasing them. I have even taken some that have been worn and spray painted them with gold or silver paint.
To save on purchasing silk flowers and other floral materials you can gather small branches and pine cones from your yard to use.
Candy canes, both real and artificial, add wonderfully to this arrangement and can usually be purchased for much less than silk flowers or holly.
Gold or silver glittery pipe cleaners, can be twisted around a pencil to make spirals for your floral arrangements background. These can be picked up at the dollar store.
To save even more money, you can skip the candle bean pot and glue the candles themselves to the center of the candle holders. This works extremely and the candles are quite easy to pop out and replace, simply by sliding a butter knife between the candle and the glue.