Build a Christmas Centrepiece Around a Floral Pick
I was quite impressed with the Christmas picks I was finding at Dollar Tree this year. One in particular inspired more that just a traditional floral arrangement. In a previous post, I used one to embellish a plain wreath hanger. Then I realized that these large picks make the perfect base on which to build a holiday centrepiece.
Here’s how to build a Christmas centrepiece around a floral pick.
- large Christmas pick (Dollar Tree)
- wood shelf, 15 x 4 1/2″ (Dollarama)
- 6 round ornaments (on hand; 4 red, 2 gold)
- roll of thin ribbon
- snowman plain wood figures (dollar store)
- 2 battery-operated candles (on hand)
- assorted faux greenery/poinsettia/pinecones (on hand)
- hot glue
Dollar Tree had some really beautiful large picks this year. This one inspired a centrepiece idea.
I started with a 15 x 4 1/2″ shelf that I think I got at Dollarama. I can’t remember which dollar store I found the package of little wood snowmen, but they make perfect legs for elevating the centrepiece base. I hot glued six of them in the appropriate places.
Next, after removing the stem from the pick, I hot glued it to the centre of the shelf.
At this point, I realized that the shelf I’d chosen had raw edges, so I used some thin fabric ribbon from my stash to cover it up, hot gluing it in place.
I hot glued three ornaments on each end of the centrepiece. I’m using red and gold, but you can use whatever colours suit your theme this year. The battery-operated candles will be centred between the ornaments and the pick.
To fill in any gaps in the centrepiece, I hot glued extra pieces of faux pine and pinecones where needed. I used this larger poinsettia to counter balance with the smaller poinsettias on the other side of the pick, as I plan on using this centrepiece on the dining room table.
All that’s left to do is to position the battery-operated candles on either end, positioning them between the ornaments and the pick. Then I realized my centrepiece looked a bit unbalanced. 🤔
Adding a couple more poinsettias and greenery picks helped to set things right.
Now I’m satisfied that this centrepiece is ready for my Christmas table.
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