The Christmas table.. Almost as important as the tree if you are the one who is hosting!
We have 14 at ours for Christmas this year so I got creative and added some festive flare to our dining room table. Or as my husband likes to say ‘ added a lot of floral guff ‘… Each to their own.
I have never made a table centre before. I guessed it would be similar to a wreath though. Start with the oasis, add greenery and then decor at the end!
It proved to be right, however it took me about 3 and a half hours rather than about 40 minutes to make my usual wreaths. But there were three ( probably a bit excessive… but I like excessive!! )
Here we go….
- Buy narrow oasis. My dining table is very long so I went for three of these rectangular oasis that were 60cm long. Soak them in water until they are completely saturated.
- Start with your greenery.. I used cuttings from our Christmas tree which was far too big ( as per usual ) and two types of holly from our garden. I also bought a bunch of eucalyptus which I used sparingly ( the more you can gather yourself the less expensive)
- pop the greenery around the sides and ends, leaving longer pieces at two narrow ends giving it added length either side.
- once your sides and ends are covered and all three look even, start adding smaller pieces to the centre of each oasis ( same mix of greenery)
- Now that your oasis is almost covered its time to add the decorative pieces. I had some leaves and twigs spray painted in gold ( just a gold spray paint from amazon)
- Next I added some Wax flower which I sprinkled with some glitter ( too much glitter said no-one ever !!! )
- Finally I added some pink pagoda berries ( no red berries in this house!! ) Pink where possible!
- Once I brought it into the house I added candles. I popped them into candle holders like these ( amazon , eBay or wherever online) and then pierced them into the oasis.. Then popped in the candles
- finally to fill the gaps between the three oasis I added a few more sprigs of christmas tree and some pots of Hellebore ( Christmas roses) .. a perfect final addition to the table I think.
Now .. only problem is… is there room for the plates ?! ( just about!!)
There you have it… I hope you like it and I hope our Christmas guests will too