Sunday, December 13, 2009

Holly centerpiece

I have never worked very much with real greenery, but I really love the live stuff. I can't argue with the price, either, since my sister brought me cuttings from her holly tree, just brimming with berries. I decided to make a holly ring to use as a centerpiece -- and I love it.

I used a floral ring that has some candle cups attached -- but small candle holders, sitting on a round tray would have worked, too. I placed the ring on the glass tray and piled small snips of holly all around in circle. I could have wired them to the ring, but I decided not to do that for this one. I would like to be able to discard the brown springs with new ones and I am only planning to move it but from room to room -- so it should be fine.

One tip. Use gloves. The holly has sharp stickers that will really prick your fingers if you're not careful.


  1. I love the Holly centerpiece, but I have to say ... at first I thought it was going to be a centerpiece found by your bargain-hunting DIL! But I do love the combination of fresh holly and berries. Simple and elegant!

  2. I have a HUGE holly bush in my backyard, and I've been meaning to do something like this (actually, a wreath for the door, but haven't gotten to that yet). I'm hosting Christmas for my family this year and this will be perfect! Beautiful.