Lighting Christmas Centerpieces

November 17, 2016

6

Thanksgiving is behind us and not we are headed full blast to Christmas.

Its time to turn our attention to a lovely table. In my world this means repurposing

I’m planning my retro Christmas table decor and this season’s special accents are  simple Christmas centerpieces that are lit with fairy battery lights.

It’s easy to find containers to recreate this look at your home.

Dig into your display cabinets, closets, and put an eye on your mantle piece for fun containers that will work for your table.  Or head to your nearest tag sale or flea market to see what treasures await you.

Items needed for this project:

  • Items from your “collections”, things like the following:
    Candy dishes
    Vintage bowls
    Milk glass finds
    Pretty serving bowl
  • 1-2 strings of battery lights (sets with thin wires work nicely but you can reproduce this look with any kind of battery set – you just might have to work harder to hide the wiring)
  • Ornaments that fit your color scheme – I’m using shades of red – and they’re plastic which makes me happy with kids in the house.

Here’s my first random centerpiece container. I love this dish for parties. It works great for cookies.

random-milk-glass

Here’s another great choice:

another-milk-glass

A cool pyrex salad bowl makes a great third container.

pyrex-bowl

Assembly instruction:

  1. Install fresh batteries and lay your battery lights in the bottom of your container.
  2. Pour in your ornaments into the bowl. Or or if made of glass, gingerly place them on top of the ornaments.
  3. Pull the lights up through the ornaments here and there.
  4. Flip the switch and dim the room lights.
  5. Enjoy. Preferably with a cup of hot cocoa.

Here’s the entire table.  I can’t wait to have friends over to enjoy it!!

entire-table

Need a visual explanation of the process?

Here’s a quick video showing how easy it is to add that string of battery lights to a bowl of ornaments!

Oh!!  And here is my little extra tip. Tying gold ribbon bows on the little ornaments makes really cute table setting accents:

extra-project

Shellie
Aside from throwing dinner parties that feature at least two kinds of cheese dip, Shellie's passions include travel, Mid-Century Modern furnishings and finding the perfect street taco. Has been known to snort laugh champagne.

One thought on “Lighting Christmas Centerpieces”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like...

Christmas Mason Jars
November 25, 2018

  At Christmas Light Source, we continue to love quick and easy projects made with easy to find items that celebrate every Season. For this project, we’re combining our love of mason jars and Christmas with …

Homemade Instant Pot Caramel Sauce
October 22, 2018

  Nothing says fall like “Homemade” Caramel Sauce. This simple Instant-pot recipe removed the fear of scorching and the finished sauce will put you in the mood for apples, harvest festivals, and firepits. (Don’t have …

Homecoming Mum Lights
August 10, 2018

  If there is one thing we know in Texas, it’s Homecoming. The homecoming football game, the after-game dance, school alumni in town for the occassion, and if we’re lucky, a great homecoming parade. Homecoming …

Baby Shower Decor
August 6, 2018

  Simple decor can make a huge impact. Save time and energy with this gorgeous table decor project for a baby shower. With three items you can be a hostess who impresses. INGREDIENTS warm white …