How to Make a Stunning Woodland Table Decoration

3 Materials
1 Hour

You will not believe how easy it is to make this Stunning Woodland Table Decoration. Made from an old barbecue grill, cardboard and glue and then decorated with candles, twinkly lights and lots of natural elements, we think it is the perfect centrepiece for Christmas or any other celebration.

What we used to make our Woodland Table Decoration.

• Old Barbecue Grill

• Cardboard

• A string of battery LED Lights

• 3 Candles

• Bostik All Purpose Glue

• Bostik White Glu

• Wire

• A selection of Natural Materials (Twigs, Pinecones etc.)

• Glitter and Epsom Salts

How we made the base of our Woodland Table Decoration.

We wanted our woodland centrepiece to sit above the table top so built it on top of an old, rusty barbecue grill.

I started by cutting out a piece of cardboard to fit on top of the grill to form a level platform.

Before gluing in place, I also cut out two notches to thread the lights through.

We glued 3 upside down lids onto the cardboard. These will hold our candles in place.

We gave the cardboard a quick coat of black paint and left it to dry. While our frame was drying, we turned our attention to the natural materials that we would be using for our table decoration.

We went out and collected lots of pretty lichen and moss covered sticks for our woodland themed centerpiece. To those, we added some dried pine-cones, acorns and other natural finds that we collected in the autumn.

How we assembled our Woodland Table Decoration

To start, we attached the battery pack for our lights to the underside of the grill using string. We then threaded the lights through one of the notches and wound about half the length around the base.

We used wire to secure our two biggest sticks to the edge of the grill for extra stability.

Then glued our candles in place using the Bostik All Purpose glue to ensure they were really stable.

We added the rest of our twigs using the Bostik All Purpose glue to secure them to either the card or each other.

And did the same with our pine cones and other natural materials.

We added some glittery and crystal embellishment to some of the materials we used. If you'd like to see how we did that you'll find all the details in our original tutorial on our blog.

As we worked, we incorporated the rest of the lights.

And here is our finished Woodland Table Decoration. It looks even better than we imagined and we can’t wait to see it on our table over Christmas.

And this is how it looks when the lights go down. I’m not sure if I’ll ever light the candles, but please do remember that you should never leave an arrangement like this unattended if you do.

If we’ve inspired you to make your own woodland themed decorations you might want to check out our Beautiful Twig Chandelier and our Chicken Wire and Moss Toadstool.

Suggested materials:

  • Wire grill  (home)
  • Led lights  (amazon)
  • Cardboard and natural materials  (home)

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  • Michelle
    on Dec 13, 2018

    This is really beautiful!

    • Craft Invaders
      on Dec 13, 2018

      Thank you for your kind comment Michelle, I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful Christmas :)

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