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Saturday, December 18, 2010

12 Days of DIY :: Day 5 :: Victorian Holiday Wreath Centerpiece

This DIY project found on Elizabeth Ann Designs is great for everyone from beginner to expert. The centerpiece can be a wonderful addition to your dining room table at home, or several can be made for holiday party or wedding centerpieces. For such few supplies, the finished product is absolutely gorgeous!

Supplies needed (for basic centerpiece – see printable version for each skill level):
  • (3) varying height (but same diameter) cylinders (Crate and Barrel sells the perfect ones for about $10 for all 3 pieces)
  • 12” grapevine wreath
  • 12” charger plate
  • (1-2) bags of fresh cranberries
  • (3) Floating candles (make sure they are smaller diameter than your vases)
  • (1-2) boxes of assorted glass ornaments
  • Kiwi branches
  • Water

 Directions (for basic centerpiece – see printable version for each skill level):
  1. To give your wreath more texture and dimension, add some kiwi branches by weaving them into the grapevine
  2. Center the wreath on top of the charger plate
  3. Place the 3 cylinder vases in the center of the wreath on the charger plate
  4. Fill the vases with 1-2 handfuls of fresh cranberries
  5. Fill the vases with water leaving 1.5-2 inches of space from the top
  6. Add your floating candles on top of the cranberries (if you added too much water, remove it with a turkey baster—do not get the candlewick wet or it will not light!)
  7. Fill the gaps around the vases the middle of the wreath with assorted glass holiday ornaments

For printable step-by-step instructions and images (including a basic, upgraded, and advanced version for all skill levels!), click here.

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