Faux Boxwood Christmas Ornament Twinkle Light Table Centerpiece ~ Quick Christmas table centerpiece that is gorgeous during the day and sparkles at night!
A few years ago I bought a two-tiered black metal stand. I thought it would be a perfect fruit stand. We eat a lot of fruit in our home and I thought it would look really pretty filled with different kinds of fruit displayed on the kitchen island. What I had in mind is not what happened in reality. I found it was an awkward shape to easily remove and add fruit. I found the soft fruit spoiled more quickly. For example, the pears easily got bruises and lined indentations from the metal. I also found it was hard to keep clean because debris from the fruit ended up underneath and around the fruit stand. So I scrapped that idea and designed my own user friendly practical method for displaying fruit on the kitchen island instead –
Now I had a lovely two-tiered black metal stand that I figured could be used for something else. I put it away in storage until I had an ‘AHA’ moment and this is what I am sharing with you today! I had most of the items in the house except for the red glitter holly leaves and some red ornaments that I bought at the dollar store. Christmas decorating does not have to be expensive. Starting with what you have and adding a few inexpensive things makes it both fun and budget friendly. The best thing about creating this faux boxwood Christmas ornament twinkle light table centerpiece is that it took five minutes to make!
I used a boxwood greenery garland that I previously used in –
I love décor items that can be used in different seasons! Boxwood isn’t exactly Christmas but it is close enough. But you can use any other kind of faux greenery garland like ivy or even an evergreen garland would look great.
I also used an assortment of red Christmas ornaments that had different patterns and were different sizes and shapes. I had these leftover from previous projects. I bought a lot of them at after Christmas sales as well as at the thrift and dollar store. You can use any colour or even a combination of colours!
The twinkle lights used in this table centerpiece are battery operated and need to be turned on and off each time.
I was at Costco last month and bought several boxes of twinkle lights that are battery operated and work on a timer to go on and off every night. I have a slight obsession with twinkle lights. You can see how I used them on my Christmas decorated front porch in –
This faux boxwood Christmas ornament twinkle light table centerpiece was designed using a two-tiered black metal stand. I think it would also look really pretty created in a single deep bowl or rectangle-shaped metal basket with handles. Just make sure the container is deep enough to fill with the faux greenery garland.
Here is how to make a…
Faux Boxwood Christmas Ornament Twinkle Light Table Centerpiece
- faux greenery garland (boxwood, ivy or pine)
- Christmas ornaments
- 2 strings of twinkle lights
- faux glitter holly garland
INSTRUCTIONS (for two-tiered table centerpiece)
Cut faux boxwood garland into two pieces to fit in both bowls. Place inside and lightly press down.
Arrange the assortment of Christmas ornaments on top of the boxwood garland in both bowls.
Arrange the first string of twinkle lights on top of the Christmas ornaments in the top bowl starting with the battery end. Bring some of the string down to the bottom bowl wrapping around the middle stand a couple of times before placing on the bottom tier ornaments.
Arrange the second string of twinkle lights on top of the Christmas ornaments in the bottom bowl in the same manner.
Tip Time – Place the battery ends so they are easy to find each time. Arrange one or two ornaments on top to hide the batteries.
Cut the holly leaves off the garland. Arrange and add to each tier around and on top of the ornaments.
Tip Time – This step is totally optional. You might think the boxwood greenery and the ornaments are enough. I added the holly leaves because I felt the table centerpiece was missing something and they fill in the gaps quite nicely tucked in amongst the ornaments.
This step was a last minute idea to make it easy to locate the batteries when they need to be turned on and off each time. I tucked a red glitter spray near each one to identify the battery location.
The Faux Boxwood Christmas Ornament Twinkle Light Table Centerpiece is displayed on the kitchen table. It sits between two small poinsettia plants. Here it is during the day….
…and here it is in the early morning before the sun comes up. It adds a nice sparkle of light to the breakfast table!
Final Comments: I particularly like this Christmas décor project because I mostly used items that were already in the house and it took about five minutes to put together! Pretty Christmas décor does not have to be expensive or take a long time to create!
I have a few more last minute Christmas decorating projects that I will be sharing in the next few blogs. In the meantime, thank you so much for stopping by and hope you are enjoying getting ready for your Christmas celebration!
Your turn: How do you display your fresh fruit? What type of greenery would you use and what colour of ornaments? I quite like the idea of using a faux ivy garland and adding faux holly leaves. Now that is quintessential Christmas!
Related Reading: Here are other on the quick side indoor and outdoor Christmas decorating ideas you might be interested in too:
Enjoy getting ready for Christmas!