Stop wasting your money on a seasonal table centerpiece. Here is a frugal living way to start with a basic foundation and then simply change out the seasonal accents that are holiday specific. It won't cost much to get started and most of what you need is probably already in and around your home.
Here's what you need: Depending upon the size of your table, start with an unframed beveled mirror about 2 to 3 feet long and a foot wide. For smaller tables limit your mirror to 2 feet or smaller.
Rubber, picture frame bumpers - These are the small round shaped rubber type stick on applications that are designed to keep your picture frame from damaging the wall. These can be found at most craft/framing stores.
Votive Candles and a variety of 2 to 3 inch diameter candles of various heights
Greens and flowers from your garden or silks from the craft store.
Now that all your supplies are gathered. The first step is to flip your mirror over and stick on the self adhesive bumper feet on each corner of your mirror. This raises the centerpiece a bit off the table making it look more like a centerpiece than something just sitting on the table.
Next, flip the mirror back over to the reflective side and begin trying out different candle arrangements keeping them equally spaced. Once you are happy with the arrangement, stick each candle down with the plumber's putty. Match the style of candle with the season or Holiday. Pastels for Easter, Earth Tones for Thanksgiving and Silver, Blues Golds and Greens for Christmas.
Now it's time to bring in your seasonal accents from your yard or "where ever"! This could include greenery from the yard, plastic (or real) colored eggs and grass for Easter, Poinsettias or Holly for Christmas, rocks for Feng Shui, ribbons, garland, decorative rope...or for whatever the need may arise. The choices are unlimited. Say you need a centerpiece for a birthday party or baby shower, its versatility is perfect for every occasion.
Once it's time to retire a specific season or celebration table centerpiece you can do one of two things; take it apart until you need it again or change it out for the next season. If you choose to put it away and want to use the mirror for something else to remove the Plumber's Putty. Wash off the mirror with a 50/50 solution of water and vinegar.
This versatile seasonal table centerpiece idea will also be a nice addition to a fireplace mantel. Don't spend money - get creative with this always ready, easy to make table center piece.
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