Evergreen Table Centerpiece

A special seasonal foliage centerpiece will dress your table perfectly and set the scene for a festive meal.
Fresh Seasonal Herb Table Centerpiece

Fresh Seasonal Herb Table Centerpiece

Photo by: DK - A Greener Christmas ©2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

From: DK Books - Greener

Evergreen foliage such as bay and conifer will last well and look fresher for longer than some other seasonal varieties, but choose whatever you have available in the yard, or can buy, to make the best-looking table display.

Materials Needed:

  • deep, fluted baking dish
  • 1 large candle
  • small bunches of evergreen foliage, such as bay and conifer
  • shears
  • thin garden wire
  • a few pine cones

Step 1

Place the baking dish on a flat, level surface. Use a dish with a fixed, rather than a removable, base, so that water won't leak out of it.

Kitchen-Based Centerpiece Holder

Kitchen-Based Centerpiece Holder

Photo by: DK - A Greener Christmas ©2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 2

Position the candle in the center of the dish. If you wish, you can stick the candle into place, but use a waterproof glue to do this.

Attach Candle to Center of Dish

Attach Candle to Center of Dish

Photo by: DK - A Greener Christmas ©2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 3

Cut the conifer foliage into small bundles using shears. Tie wire around each bundle and place them in the dish around the candle.

Small Bundles of Evergreen around Candle

Small Bundles of Evergreen around Candle

Photo by: DK - A Greener Christmas ©2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 4

Insert other foliage in between the conifer bundles. Position the pine cones around the candles and add a little water to keep the foliage fresh.

Foliage and Candle Centerpiece

Foliage and Candle Centerpiece

Photo by: DK - A Greener Christmas ©2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

DK - A Greener Christmas, 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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