Christmas Decorating with Natural Elements
December 21, 2011 · by Amanda Brown ·
Perhaps you are having guests to arrive in a few days and need a last-minute centerpiece or have one more little spot in your house that needs a touch of Christmas? Using natural elements that are easily found during your next grocery trip, you can pull together a great look!
Cranberries…inexpensive, natural, festive, and full of fabulous, rich color!
Fill any hurricane vase, glass container, or Mason Jar with cranberries to create an instant eye-catcher!
Simply place cranberries in hurricane vases or any glass container. Add a candle, and a bow and you have an instant centerpiece! (These are battery-operated candles…available at Wal-mart and Hobby Lobby).
Aren’t these berries beautiful?
For a simple, clean look, cranberries and candles alone is perfect!
If water is added to your container with the cranberries, they will float! Another easy, beautiful option is to place greenery (I cut from holly bushes in the yard), cranberries, water, and floating candles in any glass container.
Another very easy way to use natural elements with a touch of Christmas is to incorporate dried beans! You may remember these Fall Hurricane Vases I filled with lentils and popcorn kernels and these Mason Jars filled with coffee beans. Concept here is the same, simply using Christmas colors of red, white, and green! Dark red beans, White Northern beans, and split peas.
This look is perfect for your kitchen or anywhere in your home, especially if you decorate for Christmas with more of a “rustic” flair!
I popped battery-operated votive candles in these jars, but you can use a real candle inside a mini glass votive. Place the votive in after the second layer of beans, then fill in the third layer around the votive.
Tie simple jute, burlap, or other coordinating ribbon around the jars for a little something extra.
I love these colors together! Wouldn’t this be perfect for your kitchen table? Burlap pooled in the center of your table with a few of these bean-filled jars?
Now I’m off to arrange some of this on my own (very naked) kitchen table!