Christmas Birch Centerpieces (DIY)

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Not sure what to do with all of those left over round containers from all of the holiday festivities? Don't throw them away! Here is a simple holiday DIY center piece project.
Easy Holiday Centerpiece!
Oatmeal and nut containers work great.
Using a putty knife, spread a coat of Wood Icing® Textura Paste onto the entire surface.
You will need a foam roller. Remove the foam and wrap a rubber band around the surface.
Roll all the way around the container creating texture.
Let it dry and give it a light sanding to remove any high spots. Then stain it. I used General Finishes Espresso Stain. Let it dry.
Using a dry brush technique, paint with Pure White Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. Leave some of the Espresso Stain peaking through.
Boom! Done!
Suggested materials:
  • Round containers   (grocery store)
  • Wood Icing® Textura Paste   (
  • General Finishes Espresso Stain   (Woodcraft)
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  • Betty Betty on Dec 08, 2016
    Instead of using the wood icing could you use spackle or sheetrock compound ?

  • Jane R. Jane R. on Dec 09, 2016
    What is "dry brush technique"?

  • Renea Young Renea Young on Mar 18, 2017
    Like this. But even with cement, would it actually be waterproof since the inside is paper?

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  • Monica McGahan Monica McGahan on Mar 29, 2020

    Yes doing this project for spring farmhouse decor!

  • Nancollards Nancollards on Mar 19, 2022

    Thanks Stacey, it's perfect and perfectly simple! LOVE BIRCH. And your awesome craft idea is still appreciated in Spring of 2022 😁