How to Make "Floating" DIY Christmas Centerpieces on a Budget
Christmas elegance from plastic wrap in your kitchen drawer, from clips of greenery in your backyard, and from cranberries in your refrigerator? Absolutely! Here's how to make "floating" DIY Christmas centerpieces on a budget.
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How to make a "floating" Christmas centerpiece
1. Cut pieces of greenery
Trim some evergreen sprigs from a tree in your backyard. Alternatively, you could use greenery cut from a garland or even an old Christmas tree.
2. Add the greenery to a clear vase
Take any glass vase or jar container that you have and layer the bottom with a couple of inches of greenery.
When placing the greens in the glass container, angle the ends of the greenery toward the outside of the glass so you see just greenery and not stems.
3. Add a layer of plastic wrap
Next, grab your box of plastic wrap. Pull a couple of long lengths of plastic wrap and start crumpling it into a bunch. There is no real pattern to this, but I did try to shape it into a sort of leveled disc that fits the opening of my glass vase.
Just place it on top of the greenery.
4. Add a layer of cranberries
Next, pile some cranberries on top of that plastic wrap layer.
Just keep layering in that order: greenery, plastic wrap, and then cranberries. Depending on the size of your container, you can add as many layers as you want.
5. Pour water
Now for the best part. Take a pitcher of water and pour over the top of all the layers.
As you add water, the plastic wrap is going to expand slightly. Just push down on the top layer and everything will settle into place. The plastic wrap takes on the look of ice with the addition of the water.
6. Embellish the top
If you like, you can add a tea light to the top of the layers and surround it with additional cranberries. Another option for the top is to add additional greenery over the top layer of cranberries.
You could add both a tea light candle and greenery as long as you use a faux candle. Please do not add a lighted real candle with greenery so nearby. Safety first!
DIY Christmas centerpieces on a budget
This is a perfect holiday display centerpiece for anywhere in your home and this centerpiece looks amazing in multiples. The more the merrier! Quick, easy, and inexpensive, I hope this project inspired you to create your own icy evergreen cranberry centerpiece.
Let me know what you think of this project in the comments below.