December is almost here, and I’m juuuuust starting to freak out a bit. I’ve purchased one present for Christmas, and I don’t even have a turkey for Thanksgiving. In 4 days. So what do I do when I’m under the wire? I decorate for Christmas. As part of my Lowes challenge this month, I decided to make a centerpiece for the holiday. I’ve been meaning to make one of these things for some time, so it was good to finally tackle it.
I purchased a 10-foot piece of inexpensive wood and had them cut it on the spot for me. They cut three pieces the same (36″) and the two end/cap pieces to fit once we put them together. I think it was like $8.00?
I used my favorite Rust-oleum stain in Dark Walnut to coat everything before assembly.
Assembly is so (SO) simple. It’s much like the bookshelves I made for my daughter’s room. Hold the pieces together and use a nail gun to nail them together. Done. You could easily nail it in manually, but I highly recommend the gun.
Lowes is also starting to get their winter greenery in (hooray!), so I purchased a 20-foot garland to use as embellishment. It was so easy, I didn’t even take a picture of it.
I shoved a portion of the greenery into the tray, plugged some candles in place, then garnished with pinecones and Christmas ornaments.
The “tablecloth” is just two yards of flannel that I purchased at JoAnns for $10. I have a miserable time finding tablecloths that I like or fit the one use I’ll get out of them, so this is an inexpensive alternative!
It was extremely easy to make, and it cost me very little money. In my book, that’s a win/win. Now if I could just find some guests to come over for Christmas dinner…
Disclosure: Lowes provided me with a gift card to showcase this project as part of their Lowes Creative Ideas Bloggers’ team. All the thoughts and opinions are certainly my own. I don’t get gift cards for those.