Centerpiece Magic


Linda  050This candle mold (or is it a sugar mold?) is one of my favorite things, and I look for any opportunity to use it.  Thanks to my friend Lynne, there is new inspiration.

centerpieceThis was her centerpiece at a recent dinner.  For me, it was instant love, and I couldn’t resist deconstructing to see how it was done.

Linda  046In addition to the mold, here’s what is needed: a candle holder and candle, florist’s foam, burlap, scissors and flowers.

Linda  047Step 1:  Cut a small piece of the foam and stuff it into a candle holder.   Wet it thoroughly and place the candle in the middle.

Linda  048Step 2: Cut flowers of your choice to a short length and insert them into the saturated foam, covering the entire surface.

Linda  049Step 3: Cut burlap strips and work them among the candle/holders.

Linda  043Step 4:  Stand back and admire your handiwork.

From start to finish, this centerpiece is a simple one, but the effect is dramatic,  magical and can be adapted to suit many occasions.  Isn’t this just the kind of project we all like?

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18 thoughts on “Centerpiece Magic

  1. Who knew there are so many ways to use this piece, I love it!

  2. It was great seeing you again last Friday……as always, I love today’s idea!

  3. What a cool idea. Love it!

  4. That makes a beautiful centerpiece…and so easy!

  5. Beautiful and clever!

  6. What a great way to use a piece I loved back when we bought them, but I haven’t pulled it out for years. My next ‘tablescape’ will definitely use this idea!
    Thanks, Judy

  7. Great job at getting the most out of that lovely simple piece!

  8. Beautiful….I love how you encircled the candles with the flowers. A single candle with the flowers would certainly make a great place card too!…Wonderful and gorgeous idea!!

  9. Love your centerpieces Lulu – you have a great sense of creativity that always plays out beautifully.

  10. So lovely and looks simple to make…

  11. Really good idea and not that hard to make

  12. Very unique and so pretty, I love the eclectic combo of textures~
    Jenna

  13. Great idea and so pretty!

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