It takes less than half an hour to make and uses stuff you will probably either have already or be able to find easily outside.
How to Make Easy Last Minute Christmas Centrepieces
Depending on the size of the bowl, chunky candles might be a better option than tea lights.
If you only have tea lights and your bowl is quite deep, you will need to use something as a stand for them. I used a piece of flower foam from a kit I’d never got round to making.
If you are using chunky candles, leave about 3 -4 cm of the candles exposed.
Tips for your Christmas Centrepiece
It doesn’t have to be a fancy bowl, a plain glass one will do. The bowl I used was a wedding present that had been lurking forgotten in a cupboard!
Deeper bowls will need bigger candles. If you use tea lights in a deep bowl, they will need a stand of some kind. I used a chunk of oasis.
Taping the candles to the bottom of the bowl will make them less likely to fall over.
To fill the bowl, just use what you have. At this time of year I am always very thankful for my neighbour’s Leylandii hedge! Any evergreens will do. You could even lop a bit off the back of the Christmas tree if you have a real one and it won’t show.
If you don’t have hawthorn growing near you, you could use dried orange slices or cinnamon sticks.
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