My table centerpiece this year is effortless. The vases are upcycled from my daughter’s rehearsal dinner several years ago, in which I did a similar design. I have been hanging onto these vases, and this is the year they get a makeover. If you like upcycling… here is another post that may interest you.
Here are the supplies you will need
- Vase or vases of different shapes: https://amzn.to/3qLAH6A
- Mod Podge – https://amzn.to/3qGyZU1
- Glitter – https://amzn.to/3n8NH3E
- Painters Tape – https://amzn.to/2KanBPi
These are Optional:
- Fresh cranberries
- Floating candles:https://amzn.to/3m6vdj1
Shop around for your vases, I bought a couple from the Dollar Tree and Big Lots and I already had a few tucked away from old flower arrangements. I like the look of varying sizes and shapes, it gives the arrangement dimension and is more pleasing to the eye.
Next…clean the glass and tape off your desired design with painter’s tape. Again, try and use different designs for interest, let your imagination guide the tape… there is no right or wrong!
Paint the Mod Podge where you want the glitter to adhere to the glass and sprinkle the glitter. An old storage box works well to catch the glitter that doesn’t adhere and reuse it on the next vase. After use, I placed the top on the box and will save it for the next project.
Allow the glitter to dry, this usually takes a couple of hours. When completely dry remove any excess glitter with a dry cloth.
To better preserve the glitter and avoid fallout, here are a couple of easy tips. Spray the areas with glitter with hairspray or apply a light coat of mod podge; this usually does the trick…
For other upcycle vase ideas, you may be interested in this post. I designed three different looks using the same white vase from the Dollar Store.
After the vases are cleaned, fill them with water leaving just enough room for the cranberries, and top it off with the floating candles.
Putting it all together
The vases look beautiful by themselves…but here I added three faux boxwood pics that I had leftover from decorating the tree and added a few ornaments for a more festive look.
This design can be used for many different occasions. Flowers would be beautiful instead of candles or a combination of both. Just removing the cranberries would change the holiday-inspired theme.
The placemats and napkins were from Potterybarn a few years ago. I clipped butterfly ornaments to the napkin. The butterflies were gold and sparkled to tie in with the vases.
If you like this centerpiece, you may also like Sweet Little Topiary.
At night the lit candles in the vase cast a beautiful glow and set the holiday mood.
Let me know how you will be setting your table this Holiday and if you have any questions leave me a comment….
Do what you love….
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