Snowflake Wishes & Gingerbread Kisses Holiday Dough Bowl

4 Materials
30 Minutes

A combination of snowflakes, gingerbread and Holiday greenery accented with glittery pinecones makes a beautiful dough bowl centerpiece!

Dough bowls are an amazingly versatile Farmhouse Style decorating staple. They are available in many sizes, shapes and colors. I love to decorate them for the different seasons. I recently decided to add a white one to my collection. You can see it used as a backdrop in the picture above.

Dough bowls originally were used when making bread. The bowl was a great place for the bread to rise, the wood helped retain the heat which in turn helped the dough rise. They are also sometimes referred to as trenchers.

My new white one is 19 inches long, 8 inches wide and 3 inches deep. I love the detail on the ends of the bowl.

Several of the dough bowls I have are reproductions but there are still many antique ones available. Antique ones can be quite pricey. I do have a hand carved round one that belonged to my Mom. It would be considered vintage as it is over 25 years old. It is signed by the gentleman who made it. More information about it and how I designed the arrangement pictured below can be found here: How To Make An Armature for A Round Dough Bowl

Designing the Dough Bowl

Pick out your dough bowl. Since one of my color schemes for this Holiday season is red & white, I am going to use the white bowl that is pictured as a backdrop in this photo.

The next step is to gather the elements you will use. I will use one of the snowflake ornaments from this trio of ornaments.

a couple of glittery pinecones

a few stems of Frosty Holiday faux greenery accented with tallow berries and pine cones.

To make the white dough bowl arrangement, I layered some faux greenery in the bottom of the dough bowl and then added three small spindles and some pine cones. I tucked the gingerbread snowflake in and I was done!

Close Up of the Snowflake Ornament

One Last Look

The cost of this project includes the cost of the white dough bowl. If you already have a dough bowl, it would reduce the cost of the arrangement significantly.

Holiday Dough Bowl in Square Dough Bowl

A Very Merry & Unique Style of Gingerbread

Suggested materials:

  • White oval dough bowl   (Amazon)
  • Snowflake ornament   (gift shop)
  • Glittery pinecones   (craft store)
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Kimberly Snyder
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