Christmas buffet centerpiece

It’s Dare to DIY week number two and I’m doing my best to keep the pace.  This week’s challenge was to make something for your holiday table with entertaining in mind.  We generally entertain at least once during the Christmas season and, when we do, it rarely involves a seated dinner.  Due to the layout of our house and the size of the group, we generally set the food out in more of a buffet style.

So, I pulled together a centerpiece that could work for a proper table setting or a buffet.  And since I’m working a bit last minute on this challenge, I used only supplies that I already had on hand.

As I perused my house for inspiration, I spotted my glass hurricane candle holder that has only ever been used with a candle inside and decided to turn in into a cloche of sorts for a mini winter scene.

Inside you’ll find a couple of bottle brush trees, pinecones, blue glass ornaments and some pillow stuffing.

Yes, I remove stuffing from pillows for my craft projects.  You’ll understand why my pillows are a bit flat the next time you come over, right?

I was really wishing I had some mini woodland animals to insert into my display, or a snowman. I couldn’t come up with anything with what I had on hand, but you can imagine that the possibilities are endless.

So, there you have it—a quick, easy and inexpensive way to change up your holiday table decor.  If you’re entertaining this holiday season, be sure to check out the other inspiring Dare to DIY projects (hosted this week by Decor and the Dog)!  And feel free to check out my full buffet vignette  from 2012.

Happy holiday decorating!

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