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How to Make a Christmas Centerpiece

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Published on Dec 1, 2010

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Mahalo expert Keltie Colleen shows you how to make a Christmas centerpiece.

This homemade Christmas centerpiece adds a creative touch to the holiday
dinner table. Centerpieces have been used throughout history as the focal point for holiday meals. During the 18th century the centerpiece was seen as the central attraction of the dining experience.http://www.williamsburgmarketplace.co... This page will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to build your Christmas centerpiece.

Making homemade Christmas crafts instead of buying retail decorations can help crafters
save money this holiday season. This Christmas centerpiece can be constructed using many of the same materials as the homemade Christmas wreath. You can use trimmings from your Christmas tree for the pine branches that will surround the centerpiece candle.

Step 1: Gather Supplies
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To make your Christmas centerpiece you will first need to gather the following supplies:

1. A tall candle

2. A large pottery plate

3. A floral foam brick

4. Floral tape

5. Large and small pine branches

6. Acorns

7. Cinnamon sticks

8. Decorative fruit

9. A glue gun

10. Wire edge ribbon

11. Wire
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Step 2: Arrange the Centerpiece
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Place the floral foam brick on top of the pottery plate. Wrap your floral tape around the foam and the plate to attach the two items together. Center your candle on top of the floral foam and press down firmly. You have now completed the base for your Christmas centerpiece.

Attach pine branches to the centerpiece base by firmly pressing the stems into the foam. Arrange the largest branches on the bottom and the smaller branches on the top. Wrap wire around your acorns, one at a time, leaving extra wire on either side. Stick exposed wire into the foam block to attach your acorns to the centerpiece. Continue to add acorns until you have covered all of the exposed foam.
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Step 3: Apply the Finishing Touches
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Now that you have completed the body of your Christmas centerpiece, it is time to add the finishing touches. Take three cinnamon sticks and bind them tightly together with wire. Cover the wire by tying a ribbon around the cinnamon stick bundle. Hot-glue the bundle to the centerpiece. Add decorative items, such as fake fruit or Christmas ornaments, by hot-gluing to various places on the centerpiece. Finish the project off by gluing a large bow, made with your wire ribbon, onto the centerpiece at the base of the candle.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TxdUQ...

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