Saturday, December 11, 2010

Pine Center Pieces

Christmas Craft Countdown Day 11: Pine Center Pieces

*Today's post comes from my friend, Krista, whom you can look to for advice and direction re: all things vintage. She has great style and great taste and is an all around nice person.*Martha


These Christmas centerpieces are cheap and really easy but add just enough festive spirit to any table. 

Glass Jars (various sizes) and the older the better
Potter soil
Spruce tree branches


First, wrap the twine around the jars.  Feel free to make it as thick as you’d like.  I wrapped one jar just a few times and used a lot of twine on others.  Tie it off or use a hot glue gun to secure it to the jar.

Second, pour potter soil into the jar.  Pack the soil down until it fills roughly 2/3 of the jar.

Third, place your branches in the soil.  I used old branches I trimmed from my tree or you can go to a Christmas tree lot and ask for scrap branches they have.

Fourth, fill the rest of the jar with soil and you are finished!

I did a couple in various sizes and placed them all together.  Feel free to add pinecones or holly berries to give it an even more festive feel.  Enjoy!!

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