Simple Christmas Centerpiece

November 24, 2011

Some of you might remember that at the beginning of the month, I participated in a Pinterest Challenge. I went to Michael's, spent way too much money, and put together a centerpiece. You can check it out here.

It wasn't long before I decided that I hated it. It wasn't easy to move around, it was too busy, and it wasn't symmetrical and therefore the person sitting on one side of the table got a better view than the other. When I say it wasn't long, it was less than a week before I had it dismantled.

I hummed and hawed about how I could add a little bit of Christmas into the kitchen without making the room even busier (we have A LOT of stuff in our kitchen). We also have a pretty small table, so I wanted something a little more compact.

I had some epsom salt left over from making our Christmas "mantel", so I thought I would put that to use (I've kept the bottle, though, so that I can keep all of the salt for next year!). I also had an empty fish bowl, that was part of the centerpiece at a friend's wedding.

With just a few other supplies, this...

Simple Christmas Centerpiece

...became this!

simple christmas centerpiece

It feels so much better than my first try. Cleaner, simpler, but still a little bit of Christmas sparkle.

simple christmas centerpiece

I will not do a fully decorated Christmas table until December (I'm going to try my best to hold off, at least!), so the centerpiece is a nice little transition from fall to winter.

simple christmas centerpiece

Any big plans for anyone this weekend? Not much for us over here...except the barn is being buried!

Although it's hard to tell, that's an excavator, digging a big ol' hole.

Have a great weekend!

P.S. Once again, the epsom salt idea was borrowed from The Inspired Room.

I linked this post up to...

The Shabby Nest

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