I am always on the look out for neat centerpiece ideas that aren't going to cost a lot. How many of you are currently using Pinterest.com? I have immensely enjoyed looking through hundreds and hundreds of great ideas that are floating around on the internet through Pinterest and that is pretty much where the idea for this centerpiece came from. I really like the look of stacked glass plates, cake stands and bowls and adding colorful bulbs, greenery, and sprays. So that is what I did here. The wood deer I found on sale after Christmas last year for 80% off, so I snatched it up and it is small enough to fit in the Christmas tubs for storage so it won't upset my hubby. :)
Last year I posted a bulb wreath I made for under $30 and I loved it so much above the fireplace that I put it there again this year. On the mantel this year I added some glass vases and jars. On one of the vases I glass etched it with an ornament design and filled them with beads and bulbs. Two of them are sitting on a couple of white ceramic candle holders I found at a local thrift store. I also added some greenery, sprays, and beads to add color to the length of the mantle.
Here is a photo of the mantle, tree, and spot above our back door we like to decorate with a nativity set and lights.
Our two parakeets were running around while I was taking pictures, so I thought I would snap a shot of them kissing under the Christmas tree.
Here are some more decor snapshots, enjoy!
My son loves using the countdown calendar I made a few years back to keep track of how many days until Christmas and this year I displayed my Noel plate I made last year beside the fridge.
Here is the last photo and it is of the centerpiece I have on our kitchen table. I absolutely love the saying hanging on the tree..."The magic of Christmas is not in the presents, but in His presence." Have a wonderful Christmas season!