Rusty junk gear and funnel Christmas candle centrepiece with vignettes
It’s been great being home again! My work has finally finished up until the new year, so today started off slow and easy, with computer and coffee.
So I was playing on the blog (maybe for too long??) when my son asked me if it was ok to write on an old ‘shirt. “Sure!” I replied. Moments later he walked into the room with the shirt reading, “I’M HUNGRY.”
While he’s indeed a fine cook, the ploy to pay attention to HIM won, so
we I stopped to eat. 🙂
Then it was time to finish up a little Christmas decorating.
Christmas decorating ideas
I received a really lovely gift from friend April from Thoughtful Escapes ….. She created these adorable little bags out of paint stained drop cloths in 3 different sizes. LOVE!
Washers and ribbon add the bling. Aren’t they sweet? Thank-you April!
So I put them to work today. I just added a fresh sprig of greens, pinned them together and hung them up on the gate screens.
How cool was this spool find? Just a really simple little something that sits on a trunk in the room. Gotta love those apples and cranberries for just the right touch of red!
I brought back the white coffee table my son deems ‘the lego table’ for Christmas entertaining. A drying screen keeps all the remotes handy and offered a fun place for a vignette with a serving bowl for treats.
Fresh cranberries are nesting inside the clay pots, and the works received a light dusting of snow spray. Well, except for the apples. I’ve been on a displaying apple kick lately, but it’s not sitting well with my son as it’s apparently depleting his intake stock. Here’s proof.
‘Raaar’ back atcha for eating my display! 🙂
But here’s my fav idea…
Rusty junk gear and funnel Christmas candle centrepiece
This rusty junk gear and funnel Christmas candle centrepiece was arranged specifically for the metal kitchen island.
A funnel, rusty industrial gears, candles, apples and cranberries placed on a few salvaged boards acting as a table runner offer something unique and really quick to whip up!
- Place reclaimed wood into position acting as a table runner.
- Position the main components next, such as funnel and rusty gears.
- Cut fresh evergreen branches and insert them between the gears and funnel.
- Add fresh fruit for a touch of colour. I used apples.
- Lightly spray with faux snow for a wintery effect!
I love how this rusty junk gear and funnel Christmas candle centrepiece turned out!
The added snow is just spray that’s super easy to wipe up, but it was rather fun to leave it for the photoshoot! I’ll just leave it until…
(all Christmas 2011 posts to date are HERE)