11/19/09

My Martha Stewart Moment

Want a pretty (and easy and inexpensive) centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table?


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Easy Centerpiece

I've added pics to this post since I found photos of two versions. I usually make three of these and place them down the center of the table. (Pic below)

I bought the small white dishes at TJ Maxx for a couple dollars each. To make the centerpieces, cut squares of florist foam (buy at any craft store) to fit in the dishes, soak them in water and place them in the bottom of each one. Push a candle into the center of each piece of foam.

Take fresh flowers (I bought two bunches at the grocery store) and snip the stems to 3 - 4 inches long (vary the stem length so you have more flexibility in arranging them). Push the stems into the wet foam, spacing them around and filling in until you have used all your blooms. The fuller it is the prettier it looks.

Then, I go out front and snip clippings from my bushes and fill in any holes with greenery.

Voila! This seriously takes 15 minutes to put together once you have all the items. You can easily adjust the size and color of the arrangement by using different containers and different flowers.

Holiday Table Setting

So who else has a simple holiday decorating tip? If you've done a post about it, link it in the comments!

10 comments:

flutter said...

beautiful!

Amy said...

Thanks flutter!!

Pop and Ice said...

I very nearly expected to read that you had bought a couple of fancy corsages and stuck a candle in the middle! I have a feeling buying the flowers from the supermarket would be quite more cost effective. Very, very pretty - and if I end up having Thanksgiving at my house - I will definitely try it.

Amy said...

Pop - Martha would never cheat like that. I would, but I didn't think of it. heh.

Heather, Queen of Shake Shake said...

What time should I arrive for dinner, Martha?

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Damn Martha! I'm impressed.

Lately I try not to leave the plastic ketchup container on the kitchen table or the tub of butter. It's classier that way!

blueviolet said...

That made me gasp. It's so lovely!

Lori said...

Your table looks so pretty.

Believe it or not that is the kind of Christmas and Thanksgiving table scape I grew up eating around while wearing a dress.

This years I'm trying figure out if we can all stand around the stove with forks since our table is too small for us all to sit at. Or we could eat in shifts of groups of four and all have the pretty table experience but not together.

Nap Warden said...

That table looks AMAZING!

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

ooooh that is so very very pretty!

I would love to do that but I fear that The Damn Emos would set fire to the table and Boo would probably eat the flowers. Or the florist foam.

*sigh*

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