I love beautiful centerpieces, and even more than that, I love creative and unique centerpieces. As I mentioned yesterday in my blog about creating centerpieces, there are some clever ways to use your groceries for your holiday tablescape, and today, I’m going to show you how to create candle holders out of artichokes and asparagus.
Let me first start off letting you know that I am not a big fan of DIY projects. Nothing ever turns out looking as good as I would hope, and you can always tell that I was the one who fixed something up. This is the main reason you won’t find many DIY projects on my blog. We all have our strengths, and while I can pull together designs with the best of them, please don’t ask me to repaint your grandmother’s china cabinet or reupholster your sister’s hand-me-down armchair. With all of that being said, these are DIY projects even I can do (and I did!), so I can guarantee you can do it too. If I can do it, you DEFINITELY can do it. And trust me on this one, it will turn out amazing!
For the artichoke candle, I can’t even really call this “DIY” or even a “project” because it is going to take you two seconds. Cut off the base so that the artichoke sits flat on the table. Pull back the leaves until you reach the heart, and stuff a votive sized candle in the middle. That’s it! Seriously!
Now, for the asparagus candle, I am going to claim this as a “DIY project” for two reasons. 1: It requires 4 supplies and 2: I want to say that I have successfully accomplished a DIY project. But, this still hardly should be called a project.
The 4 supplies are a pillar candle, asparagus, a rubber band (I used the one that was already holding the asparagus bunch together), and some twine or ribbon. Start off by putting the rubber band around the candle, and then thread each asparagus under the rubber band until the entire candle is covered. Next, cut the bottoms of each spear to the desired length (I liked the spears poking up above the candle, but I’ve seen it done where they sit below the top, as well). Then, tie decorative twine around the asparagus to hide rubber band. Viola! Done!
Tomorrow, I’m going to go through how to make those metallic pumpkins that I am obsessed with right now. They really made my table look elegant and festive, and it’s another DIY project that, while at first I royally messed up, I learned was actually really easy. Also, check out my post on last minute holiday decor that will turn your party into an instant hit!