This year, I wanted to change up my table decor, and I came up with a few new ideas after looking around online.
I also knew that I wanted to use three colours this year.....pink, turquoise and fuschia.
I had always wanted to make a twig tree decoration for my kitchen counter top to decorate at Christmas, but I had never got around to it. It was time to take care of this long-awaited project.
Outside the property are several wild trees and shrubs which I had recently cut back. I gathered a few of the dead twigs and got to work.
A tin of white spray paint came in very handy for the job.I don't care very much for the fumes from spray painting though, and I'm much more comfortable with a paintbrush in my hand anyway.
Resorted to the paintbrush method and I was finished in no time. I preferred the coverage using this method way better.
All finished and ready to assemble.
First I needed a steady base. I couldn't find a small oblong vase....I used one of my glass loaf baking dishes instead.
Using a sharp kitchen knife, I trimmed the floral styrofoam block to fit inside, and taped it securely to the dish.
Now it was time to decorate.
I had a small decorative floral air freshener, which I dismantled and re-purposed for my project.
Next came some cute little butterflies which had all the colours that I wanted....how lovely.
Then attached the butterflies and some pink grass at the base...and voila!!
A pretty table centrepiece....a twig tree worthy of gracing the tea party buffet table.(*)
(*) see previous post.