Are you hosting a get-together at your home over the next couple of weeks? Do you have something pretty for your table? Probably not, because you’ve been too busy cleaning, baking, shopping, wrapping, caroling, jingle-belling and all things Christmas-ing.
Fear not! I have two quick ideas that will make your table (island, sideboard or changing table) festive on no time.
I call this one the “Cake Stand-Platter-Mason Jar Delight”.
Take the cake stand that never has a cake standing on it and put it on a platter or plate.
Add some greenery and pine cones on the plate.
Fill a few mason jars about 1/4 full with fake snow (AKA Epsom salts) and tuck in a tealight or votive candle. Epsom salt makes perfect fake, glittery snow and you can buy it anywhere. I learned this trick from my friend Melissa at The Inspired Room. She’s smart and stuff.
A little more greenery on the top and you’re done! A note on the greenery: Use what you have! Cut a few branches from your yard or the neighbors yard. Use the fake stuff. Whatever! I bought a $5.00 bundle of fresh greens from Sam’s Club.
This second one is really complicated. I call it “Branches and Candles on Tray”. How did I do it? I put branches and candles on a tray. Done.
Don’t have a tray? You could build this one directly on the table. Just put a piece of fabric or kraft paper underneath it to keep it from scratching the table.
Are you hosting anything at your house in the next couple weeks?