Hydrangea and Wheat Centerpieces

Hydrangea and Wheat Centerpieces are easy to make! Whether you use dried hydrangeas or silk ones depends on the durability and cost you want for your arrangements. By using a silk hydrangea,  it will stay in tact longer, but it is more expensive. Drying your own hydrangeas is easy and they’re free, but the arrangements are very fragile.  I’ll show you combinations of hydrangea and wheat along with simply using them alone.

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Materials Needed:

Floral Foam for Dried Arrangements

Wheat

Dried or Artificial Hydrangeas

Container

Directions:

Everything stays better if you have a piece of floral foam in the container. The stalks of wheat are thin and will stay in place when secured in the floral foam. Place this in first.

Place the artificial or dried hydrangeas in your container.

Add stems of wheat until you get the desired look.

 

This arrangement uses artificial hydrangeas and wheat…

 

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Paint a mayo or canning jar, add your arrangement, and complete with a raffia bow.  Very simple to do!

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Or add a colored bow and set on a rustic crate…..

 

 

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Simply use the wheat by itself. Three slim vases filled with wheat make a great impact of texture and color. The red vases are from the Dollar Tree so this look is very inexpensive!

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I dry my own hydrangeas to use in arrangements. This single hydrangea is simply stuck in an interesting glass bowl. A whimsical owl sits nearby. Not hard to do and only takes a couple of seconds!

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OK, now it’s your turn to try it! These arrangements will fit right into the Thanksgiving season, too! For very little money, they make a big impression!

 

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Awesome Christmas Table Settings Part 3

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I’ve loved sharing these three posts on table settings done by women from our church. In this post, I’ve included table settings from another church that hosts a similar event.  Each Christmas table setting shows amazing creativity! There are so many different ideas from casual to elaborate.! Because it is a yearly event, I keep thinking they can’t do better the next year, but they do! If you missed the first two posts, you’ll want to check them out, too! Part 1, Part 2

 

The first two table settings used centerpieces that they owned, but they embellished them with cranberries, berries, holly and evergreens! You can’t go wrong with those items in various combinations!

 

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Use a centerpiece you may already have, but change out the color of the votives to coordinate with your table!

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Here’s a tree of white roses! Wow! This makes a great wedding centerpiece, too!  The creator’s daughter of this table setting is newly engaged so it was done as a surprise for her! Notice the “diamond” napkin rings!

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Make a huge statement with this arrangement of roses! Love the matching color of the tablecloth!

 

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These next pictures are of a table setting with the theme of the ” Queen of Hearts”! Notice the tablecloth!

 

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This would work for Valentine’s Day, too!

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I love how this arrangement is highlighted by the painted antique frame!

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At this table, the hostess had a friend make these unusual plates. They were beautiful!

The centerpiece doesn’t show up very well in this picture, but it was a collection of brass angels hung on a brass tree.

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This centerpiece was purchased, but notice how the napkins repeat the “package” theme! The green cloth sets off the centerpiece so well!

Also, the cute favors are package ornaments!

 

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Beautiful blue and silver ornaments are lit up with a string of lights all in a large glass vase! Very easy to do, but gives a huge “wow” factor!

 

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The pre-lit branches along with silver twigs and icy branches make a spectacular centerpiece. The large glass vase is filled with artificial snow. Along with the delicate touch of white lilies, this centerpiece makes this table come alive! Beautiful!

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Use a favorite collection of houses as your centerpiece!

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This next Christmas table setting takes a little description. It is hard to see the little lonely “Charlie Brown” tree in the middle. The whole table is a Charlie Brown Christmas theme!  Cute details are added around the tree with small Charlie Brown ceramic pieces.

 

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 Hope you have found lots of creative ideas and inspiration for your own table setting for Christmas and the New Year!

Remember the real reason for the season….. the birth of our Savior!

Merry Christmas!

Phyllis

 

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Awesome Christmas Table Settings Part 2

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There’s no limit to creative ideas for Christmas Table Settings! From simple to elegant, easy to complicated, the tables are all awesome and will certainly inspire you for your own Christmas table settings! This is the second post of table settings created by the women of our church for the annual Christmas Extravaganza 2013.

 

I love the simplicity and bright colors of this table setting. Greens, red berries,white dinner set, red accent plates, plaid table-cloth all make this a beautiful setting!

 

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The napkin rings are a lovely combination of greens and berries tied together!  The white plates show off the lovely red salad plates with their design.

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By just using a centerpiece of branches adorned with red and white ornaments and candy canes, it works well with this themed table.

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Cute hearts made from candy canes!

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Lots of elegant drama highlights this Christmas Table Setting with a red, silver and black theme!

 

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Beautiful!

 

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A Barbie Christmas Tree! This table was done in memory of her daughter. So sweet!

Using different pedestal plates and adding levels, dolls are placed on the tiers.

Who says a Christmas tree has to be traditional?

Nice tribute to her daughter’s memory!

 

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Snowflakes, blue and silver are the theme of this next table. Using battery operated lights, the centerpiece is greens with white and silver. The napkin rings are fun foam sparkle snowflakes with the center cut out to insert the napkin. The rest of the snowflakes are coasters.Awesome Christmas Table Settings Part 2   grandparentsplus.com

A simple lit tree with fresh evergreens makes an easy beautiful centerpiece!

 

 

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A collection of gold and silver trees makes a beautiful centerpiece! Love the gold and silver mixed and with all different textures of trees!

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All lit up, they look like this…..

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One this table a large bow is beautifully enhanced with icy branches. Simple and elegant!

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A fresh arrangement of greens and roses set in a glass with cranberry and nut layers gives a beautiful look to the table.

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Red and White always look fresh at Christmas!

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Another simple, but beautiful look!

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This table setting was the most unusual and I couldn’t figure out how it was made until the creative designer explained it. Who would think of this?

This scene was so cute! Can you guess what it is made from?

 

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The top is from part of a fan….. Can you see it?

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The fan is then set on top of a lamp shade! (just the wires)

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Each vertical wire is decorated with a small red garland to cover the wires.  She then placed  it on top of an upside-down  styrofoam sectioned deli tray and used Plaster of Paris to create the snow scene on top. The tiny figures including a skating rink look so pretty! Just a special Christmas centerpiece that certainly generates Ooh’s and Aah’s!

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What a masterpiece!  All upcycled from a fan and lamp shade! Now that’s creative!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you found some creative ideas for your Christmas table!

Another post is coming with more great Christmas Table Settings! Don’t miss it!

 

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Awesome Christmas Table Settings! (Part 1)

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These awesome Christmas  Table Settings were done by the women from our church. We have an annual Christmas Extravaganza event and it is such a beautiful way to begin the Christmas season. Women host a table and set the table as they choose. Each one is beautiful and creative! There’s a delicious catered dinner with a special Christmas program. In every way, it is a delightful evening celebrating the birth of our Savior!

This first Christmas Table Setting idea is carried out with all Thrift store finds! (except for silverware and birch candles)! It just shows you that you don’t have to spend a lot to have beautiful Christmas table settings!

 

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This next idea is easy to do and cost-effective, too. Find that perfect branch, add tiny battery operated lights and small gold and red balls. Fill the vase with a red bead garland! Ta-Da! Great centerpiece!

 

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Adding a sprig of green with a red bow, sets off the napkin ring.

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Now, this Christmas Table Setting is a cozy setting for a winter table!  The bowl filled with small logs has flickering lights to make it look like a fire! Makes you want to have “s’mores”! Fresh greens and log candle holders are accented with cute little skates and a hockey stick.

 

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The table is topped with a warm cozy plaid blanket!

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The “chargers” are slices of a log cut from a downed tree! Just another woodsy touch to this  outdoor themed Christmas table setting.

 

 

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Perhaps you have a collection of carolers. Grouping them around a large candle makes a great centerpiece idea. The theme is carried out by placing small excerpts of sheet music of the popular carols at each place.

Notice the music note ornament on each napkin.

 

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Using a collection of whimsical Santas makes a fun centerpiece! Plaids, pinecones and driftwood with tea light inserts all work together beautifully in the table setting!

 

Red china works well with the plaid runners. At each place is a brown paper bag with some goodies for a hostess gift. Cute mitten and star ornaments attached with a red-painted clothes pin add to the whimsical feel of the table!

 

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The next Christmas Table Setting is one of the tables that I did. It is an” up north cabin theme”.

I used an old log cabin made from twigs that I’ve had for years. I thought it was time to give it a new look!

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The china was a $7.00 find at an auction (15 place settings! – What a deal!) I made the napkin rings from birch bark that I found in our woods. I’ll show you how here….

By candlelight, the table looked like this. Under the cotton, I placed several individual LED lights. They gave off  a beautiful white light and made the snow look so pretty!

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Their small gift was “birch logs” wrapped in a cellophane bag and tied with raffia, (pretzels dipped in white chocolate and drizzled with dark chocolate)

 

This next  Christmas Table Setting features silver and green trees accented with red votives, chargers, and napkin rings.

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A lovely table setting, which is atypical for Christmas, highlights Paris in a pink and black color combination! The Eiffle Tower looks like a Christmas tree!

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A color combination of blue, black, grey, silver and white accents this Christmas Table Setting!

 

 

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There are a lot more Christmas Table Settings  to come in another post!

Did you find some inspiration for your table?

Hope you enjoyed the Christmas Table Settings Part 1!

Phyllis

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Fall Centerpiece

 

 

 

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I have an old tool caddy with 6 openings. By stuffing a few decorations here and there, it becomes a fall centerpiece for a long table. I used sphagnum moss as a filler, small pumpkins (real or artificial), 2 candles, 2 small antique oil lamps (you can replace these with more candles), berry picks, small artificial gourds, and artificial fall leaves.  There is a trick that I’ll share with you for getting just the right height for items in your fall centerpiece.

 

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When putting together, if something isn’t at the right height, just do what I do. I place a small can or jar underneath and cover with dried material and then set the item on top.

 

Fall Centerpiece

 

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Keep adding and arranging until you like it. Stick in the fall leaves. Nothing in my arrangement is hot glued. I want to use it all again perhaps in a different arrangement and I don’t want glue on the wood or the materials. The sphagnum moss hides a lot! Just make sure the candles don’t touch it and never leaves candles burning without being around.

You’re done when you’re satisfied with the outcome!

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On my table…….

 

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Hope this inspires you to try an oblong centerpiece for your long table.

Thanks for stopping by,

Phyllis

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