Have you ever had a centerpiece emergency?! You know, you offered to host Sunday’s finger-lickin’ family gathering, but you were too busy tryin’ to get your fried chicken crispy and your tater gravy creamy… that a centerpiece didn’t even cross your mind! I mean, in my house, we don’t need a centerpiece. Just plop the food in the middle of the table and that’s centerpiece enough! But if you want a little something special and just don’t have time, this 30 second DIY Topiary Centerpiece is for YOU!!
When I say 30 seconds, I mean 30 seconds. One half of a lousy minute. C’mon, you can do it! And likely with stuff you already have on hand. Here’s what you need…
Two Flower Pots. You could use terracotta like I had on hand, or any other pot, even a bowl or sugar dish could be cute if it is big enough. Just play with what you have. No need to bust the budget. I picked these up at my fave thrift spot for 10¢ each! Clean ’em up? Nope. I like the character! A couple ‘lil plants lived in these pots once upon a time.
Next, you’ll need two tall candle holders. I am in LOVE with these two pillar candle holders… and even moreso with their story! You see, Mom found these two candle holders when she was out thirftin’ one day. They’re from Pier One!! Holla!! And still have the price tags on them… $13.95 and $19.95! I think she dropped a couple bucks a piece for them! I was excited for her, we always celebrate each others awesome treasure finds! But the next time I was at her house, I fell in love. They are just perfect! I told mom I wanted her to wrap them up and give them to me for Christmas! I didn’t know if she would because she loved them almost as much as me! And she HATED the idea of giving me something for Christmas that she bought at a thrift store. I begged. And I begged some more. And come Christmas…. well… they made their way from Mom’s mantle to mine!! I love them even more now!
And lastly, you’ll need a couple of small plants. If you have a green thumb, you could use real ones. But if you’re thumb is purple like mine, you can pick up a couple of cute artificial plants like these at Ikea for $4-$6 a piece!
Now this is the part that may get you… brace yourself for assembly… are you ready… two steps…
1. Plant in Pot
2. Pot on Candle Holder
And there you have it… in the time that you read this post, you could have two Topiary Centerpieces!! I have mine sitting in front of my Flutter Flutter Kitchen Shutters, but I’m thinking they will make their way back to my fireplace mantle for the Fall.
If you can’t find candle pillars that you like, don’t underestimate the power of paint! You could always pick some up at a thirft store and do a number of painting techniques on them to give them the look you are going for!
So next time, you’re in a fix for Sunday’s finger lickin’ family gathering… pop your biscuits in the oven and grab your supplies. You can have these bad boys on the table in the time it takes to butter your biscuits!! Besides, what else can you do in 30 seconds??
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