If you're like me, you've purchased all of your Christmas presents minus the few little last minute
ones. You've got your home shimmering and festive with your Christmas tree decorated, your
favorite Christmas trimmings up and displayed and present wrapped up tight. You're just about finished with a couple of days to spare then suddenly it hits you!
What about your kitchen or dining room table?? You know the one you've used to wrap all those presents on, the one that is always the convenient "catch all table" for overflowing bags of groceries, book bags, presents, mail, etc. You can't forget to add some Christmas flare to it, now can you???
This happens to me every year!! And, every year I look for a quick and SUPER easy way to liven up our trusty old kitchen table with some Christmas spirit.
This year I decided to do a Santa Hat Centerpiecefor our kitchen table which came OUT so stinkin' CUTE that I wanted to share it with you!
So here we go...
You will need:
14” cone grapevine wreath
11” round grapevine wreath
Red spray paint
3 or 4 zip ties
2 bunches of your choose of white silk florals (I used white hydrangeas but you can also use white poinsettias. Choose a white silk floral that you like.)
1 white ornament or Styrofoam ball. If you use a white ornament, make sure it has a Styrofoam base.
Your choice of 2.5” wired Christmas ribbon.
Hot glue and glue gun
1. Spray paint the 14” grapevine cone and 11” grapevine wreath red. Make sure you are either
outdoors or in a very well ventilated area. Also, spray both sides of the 11” grapevine wreath so that the bottom will be painted also.
Let dry completely.
2. Next, attach the cone wreath to the round wreath with zip ties.
To do this place the cone on top of the round wreath and make sure it is centered. Place it where you would like it to sit permanently. Once you have it where you'd like it, take one zip tie and slide it between two vines on the 14" cone close to the bottom. Run the zip tie into the inside of the cone and back up through two vines on the 11” round wreath. Tighten the zip tie down until it is securely in place. You want to make sure the two wreaths are tight. You do not want the two pieces to be loose.
If you purchase a "bunch" or multiple of white silk flowers in one arrangement, cut each flower off the bunch AT THE BOTTOM of the stem. You can purchase the flowers individually yet the cost I think would be a bit higher. You want to have plenty of wired stem to use to slide the long stems in between the vines of the grapevine wreath.
I placed all of my hydrangeas around the bottom before I hot glued them into place because I wanted the option to move or replace one if I needed to.
Once you like the placement of your silk arrangement, place some hot glue on each stem of your silk flower and slide it back in between the vines. Hold in place for a minute or two in order for the glue to dry. Repeat this process for each flower.
4. Make sure after you have hot glued your "Santa Fur" around the base of the hat that you turn it over and trim off the excess stems with your wire cutters to clean up the bottom.
5. When you are finished placing all the white flowers around the base, you can also add more artificial picks if you would like. This is what I did...it adds more fullness and texture to your arrangement. Simply used the same process as by attaching them with hot glue.
Again, when this process is completed and all hot glue is dried, turn over to the bottom side and cut all excess wired stems off to clean the bottom up.
6. Next, you need to add a bow. You can either make your own or purchase one for your local craft store. I made mine and attached it with white floral wire. Don't forget to cut the excess floral wire from the bow off under the bottom just like in the two previous steps.
7. Now Santa's hat needs a top!! Simply take the white Christmas ornament or Styrofoam ball and make a hole in it with a screwdriver. Here's a tip...start out with a shallow hole and slowly, if necessary, make bigger. In another words, its easier to take more out than put back in. :)