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Evergreen Table Centerpiece

A special seasonal foliage centerpiece will dress your table perfectly and set the scene for a festive meal.

Excerpted from A Greener Christmas
Fresh Seasonal Herb Table CenterpieceDK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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.

Fixed Base Dish Best For Evergreen ArrangementDK - 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.

Position Candle In Center Of DishDK - 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.

Place Small Bundles Of Evergreen Around CandleDK - 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.

Position Pine Cones Around Candle ArrangementDK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Excerpted from A Greener Christmas

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008

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