Not all centerpieces need to be made from flowers. During the winter season there are a variety of fruits and nuts that become available in the farmers markets. Combining these natural elements with candles creates a beautiful display that can be made ahead of time and placed on your holiday table to greet guests.
In this video for eHow I show you an easy way to incorporate fruit and nuts in to your holiday decor.
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I love to create decorations that can be used in multiple locations and that can be left out for more than one day! This fruit and nut display can be placed on your holiday table, mantle, or entrance way table, anywhere that you would like to bring a little bit of a festive feeling to the season to your home.
- Large Glass Cylinder or Vase
- Glass Candle Stick
- Taper Candle
- Hazelnuts, Walnuts or Mixed Nuts
- Star Anise
Place the small candle stick holder at the bottom of your tall glass cylinder. Beginning with the cranberries, make a small base around the bottom that the clementines will sit on. Add five or six small clementines on top of the cranberries. Sprinkle nuts over the clementines to begin to create colorful layers. Add another layer of the cranberries and drop in the star anise.
Finally place your candle stick in place.
Designer Tip: Stick-um is a great product to use in this situation where the candle may tip over. Simply place a small amount of it in the candle stick and it will hold your candle in place. A little decorator’s tool, and then, that’ll help keep your candle stick straight.
Create a larger display by using multiple vases in different shapes. Place on your holiday table and enjoy the candle light and warm Anise scent.
What are your favorite fruits to use during the holidays? Decorating or Cooking, share two in the comments below. LIKE + SHARE this post with friends and family using the social share buttons below and sign up for FREE updates!