Happy New Year. Hope you are enjoying the start of a new year!
After the holiday decorations are put away what do you do if you want a Winter centerpiece without it looking like Christmas?
Hubby brought out the saw and sliced two branches for a runner for me:
To secured it I attached a board to the bottom with wood glue, and sprayed it with polyurethane. After spraying it I was not pleased with the coloring but I carried on. Maybe if I keep it, I’ll go back and stain it. I scattered glass stone to fill the gaps.
Next for the candle holders, he drilled holes for the tea-lights and cut them to a nice height.
I tried my hand at painting again… for a Birch Bark effect and for the centerpiece branch drilled holes for the silver dollar floral stems. Added the finishing touches:
A Silver Dollar Birch Bark Centerpiece for January
During the evening with the Chandelier lights, the Silver Dollars really come to life with an iridescent pearl quality. Now that I look at it, I’m not sure if this centerpiece is better suited for Spring or Winter?? C’est la Vie, I think I’m done with the tree branches! This was just my way of preserving the branches and the love I have for my favorite old Oak tree. Taking what was, preserving its memory and making something new, was a fun and worthy project for me.
Check out Jo-Ann’s January sale on florals, it’s great. With coupons the stems cost less than a silver dollar. 🙂 (too funny)
Enjoy your week-end. Thanks for stopping by…