When you’re done shopping, wrapping and cooking, get crafting. The holiday season is usually so overwhelming and busy that it’s hard to get down to the things that you are really interested in doing –which, admit it or not, for most of us, is crafting. If you’re new to the art supplies aisle in Michael’s, start with a simple, fun DIY holiday centerpiece.
David Yates, interior designer and a member of the HomeAdvisor network, suggests borrowing inspiration from a few different design concepts, which can be mixed and matched based on your personal taste.
“Use an oval mirror as a tabletop decoration,” said Yates. Mirrors can add dimension and reflect light, especially during evening events. “Add miniature houses and figures such as skaters and dust it all with confectioner’s sugar for a snowy scene,” said Yates.
If you typically decorate your tables and fill your centerpieces with seasonal floral arrangements, add a pop of color to your vase. Yates suggests arranging different styles of stem water glasses in the center of your table, adding red or green dye to the water for a fun, color-coordinated setting. In larger vases, float votive candles inside to create a serene vibe.
Double Duty Decor
If you entertain year round, beyond the holiday season, repurpose your decor from other seasons. Spray paint the candlesticks and place settings that you set out on your patio over the past summer and use the red champagne flutes that double for Valentine’s Day. Silver and gold will also translate nicely into New Year’s Eve decor, too.
If you have an especially long table, don’t go too crazy trying to reinvent the wheel in front of every other place setting. “Mirror your design on either side of the table to create unity,” said Yates “Just make sure to use a range of textures and heights to create movement.”