Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Deco Mesh Centerpiece

The ladies at our church always decorate the tables at our annual church Thanksgiving Feast and this year they made the most beautiful Deco Mesh centerpieces with candleholders.  I was so inspired by them that I decided to make a couple for our office Christmas party.  I must admit that mine are quite a bit larger than the ones at church. I wish I had taken a picture of theirs!!!!

Here's my version - (don't look at the crummy candle - I haven't bought new ones for these so I used an old one that I had on hand)

Christmas Decor, Candleholder
 These are very quick and easy to make and if you buy the supplies from Hobby Lobby with a coupon or on sale they aren't too terribly expensive.

Here's what you need -

1 roll 21" red Deco Mesh (got mine from Hobby Lobby for 1/2 price - $5.00 - Takes a little more than 1/2 a roll to make one centerpiece)

1 foam disk - I used the 1 15/16" x 9 7/8" size so that it would be big enough for the glass hurricane

1 roll sheer red/gold ribbon - mine was wired which helped me arrange it to fill in the gaps

1 glass hurricane and candle

1 pine floral pick - mine came from Wal-Mart

1 box of Floral Greening Pins

Directions -

1.  Cut one length of deco mesh the same width as your foam disk

2. Fold the length in two and pin to disk with 4 pins - one on each side

3.  Cut the corners off the Deco Mesh to form a rough circle - this is just so that the green doesn't show through your glass hurricane.

4.  Gather the edge of the roll of Deco Mesh and pin it to the side of the disk

5.  Make 6 Poofs of Deco Mesh around the edge of the disk pinning evenly around the disk.

6. Start the next row of Poofs in the middle of one edge Poof  on the top edge of the disk (does that even make sense to you? Let me know if it doesn't)

7.  Continue making 6 Poofs pinning evenly around the top edge of the disk.  You will end up with 2 rows of  Deco Mesh with 6 Poofs each around the disk.

7.  Cut the sheer ribbon in 2 - 6-7" long pieces with angled edges and pin around the wreath to fill in

8.  Add your floral pick and the glass hurricane and you are done!

Christmas Decor, Candle holder, Deco Mesh

It is really hard to tell how large these are, but they are about 2' in diameter.  This was the first time that I've worked with Deco Mesh and the best thing about it is that you can easily mold it with your hands to achieve the shape you want.

Our First Crafty In Crosby Christmas post!

Now if I can just get my own house decorated!!!  I promised Ty that we would decorate this coming weekend.  So many houses in our neighborhood already have their lights up and I feel like a  Slacker!!

How about you? Have you decorated already? Do you have it all done in a day or does it take you a while like it does me?


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  1. Love the centrepiece, I may try that tomorrow. I have been two weeks getting ready, have a little more to do but almost finished.thanks for staring the mesh poofs

    1. Thanks for stopping by Betty! You will have to let me know how it turns out!

  2. Thanks Erica - I'm your newest follower too!

  3. oh that's very pretty. Congrats on the first Christmas post, good job!!

    1. Thanks Mel! Now if we can just get another one posted!

  4. Thanks Kathy! Following you now so that we can join the next party!

  5. Oh those would be such lovely centerpieces. so festive.


    Following ya now from the Friday hop. It's so sweet to meet ya. I'd love for you to join me for the ride at Local Sugar Hawaii . We're riding the wave of life one teensy adventure at a time, come join us and if you'd like join us for An Aloha Affair-- our sweet gathering and mingling and... growing together. You're welcome anytime.


    1. Thanks for dropping by Nicole. I'm following you now and joined the party. Some day I hope to visit Hawaii, but until then I'll just enjoy your blog!

  6. oh so festive love it.
    coming in from Aloha Affair blog hop.Im newest follower.
    I would love if you get a chance to come follow me too ?
    hugs xo

    1. Oh Lisa - I'm in love with Fred the Reindeer!!! So adorable!! I'm really looking forward to see all your lovely creations as I'm your newest follower! Merry Christmas!

  7. Your centerpiece looks so pretty! Don't you just love deco mesh? Thank you so much for sharing at It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas party! We are so thrilled to have you join in the fun!!


    1. Yet another crafting addiction to add to my list! I've just completed a wreath for my front door and have another one started for the mantel. It is so easy to use and so bright and sparkly!

      Thanks so much for dropping by Kathy!f

  8. Thanks for the cute idea using Deco Mesh. I'm sharing it with our followers on Pinterest.

  9. The centerpiece looks great! I love the red mesh. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime.

  10. That was an amazing christmas centerpiece. I love mesh on wreaths and you just gave it another decorating variation. Let me share this to my Pinterest board featuring Christmas table decorations.


  11. Your centerpiece look so divine! I've been browsing for beautiful Christmas centerpiece ideas and now I have inspiration. Thanks to you. Happy holidays!

    1. So glad to be your inspiration! Thanks for stopping by!

  12. oh so festive love it. i like your nice sharing Merry Christmas 2016

  13. Hi, this is Sheila. Just started trying my hand at deco crafts and now I am going to try my hand at your center piece. I love it!


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