How to Make an Easy Christmas Centerpiece

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How to Make an Easy Christmas Centerpiece

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Things To Grab

  • Spare cardboard boxes
  • Wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Ribbon
  • Floral foam
  • Glass vase
  • Floral arrangements
  • Additional wrapped boxes

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    The best Christmas table settings include festive holiday decor. Make this DIY centerpiece in a pinch with just a few spare cardboard boxes, wrapping paper and ribbon.

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    1. Cut wrapping paper to size. Using double-sided tape, adhere wrapping paper to one side of box, leaving 1 to 2 inches of paper at top of box. Wrap paper around bottom of box and attach wrapping paper to opposite side, again leaving excess paper at the top. Snip excess paper at box corners and fold paper over box edge; secure with tape.

    2. Place double-sided tape on one unwrapped side of box. Tip box on its side to stick wrapping paper to the tape. Crease excess paper into a triangle shape at both corners. Repeat on opposite side of box.

    3. Fold excess paper onto sides of box and secure with double-sided tape. Snip and fold paper over top edge of box; use double-sided tape to secure. 

    4. Cut ribbon and wrap around all sides of wrapped box; fold ends into box opening. Secure with double-sided tape and set aside.

    5. Place floral foam in glass vase and fill with water until foam is submerged. Set vase in wrapped box.

    6. Beginning with your largest bloom, arrange flowers by sticking the stems directly into the soaked floral foam.

      Tip: While arranging, snip stems at an angle to allow for more water absorption.

    7. Set the table and place your gift centerpiece in the middle. Fill out the space around the centerpiece with additional floral arrangements or wrapped boxes.