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Marjol Aine

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Table Centerpieces

Posted on December 2 2015

When you think of table centerpieces, you quite often think of flower arrangements. There are so many other things you can do, and you don’t have to use flowers if you don’t want to. When it comes to finding or making something to spice up your table setting, you don’t have to limit yourself to the traditional. What you do is up to you, your tastes and whatever the occasion may be. Don’t be afraid to experiment with a few different ideas before you decide on what you like.

Don’t be afraid to use flower arrangements for your table centerpieces if that is what you want to do. You can go with a simple arrangement you buy at your florist, or you can choose one type of cut flower in a color that matches your placemats and napkins. If you would like, you can go to a craft store to buy dried flower arrangements for you table centerpieces, and these you can keep to use time and time again, or to put in another part of your home once your occasion or holiday is over.

Another popular choice for table centerpieces is to use candles. You can use one large pillar candle set on an attractive tray if you like, or you can use an assortment of colors, sizes and shapes to make it more interesting. You can use candles with almost anything when making table centerpieces, and you may find these to be the most versatile. You don’t even have to light the candles for it to be attractive, and you can pair the candles with fresh or dried flowers if you like. Just remember to keep it safe. You don’t want your flowers to catch fire from the candles.

Don’t forget to think about different items when you are working on table centerpieces. A simple bowl of fruit can be a stunning piece. If you get a dozen oranges, limes, or lemons and put them into a bowl, you may be surprised to see how nice it looks on your table. Other items for table centerpieces might be things that you use everyday that are related to your event. If you have a special dessert planned, that might be great for the center of the table. If you are hosting a special occasion and you still have no idea what you want, you can stroll through a furniture store to see what they use for their display. You may think this is a silly idea, but you may find some of your best ideas in displays.