Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Simple Wintery-Stick Dining Room Centerpiece and a few pretty Presents.

This was my Inspiration.  The title to her post caught my eye..."How to be festive when times are rough"--So I thought this must be a great project to try with a few pennies and some branches.
So I took my boys outside to play- and gathered a few branches in my backyard. I then took some White Krylon Spray Paint and sprayed my branches white. I even added some silver Krylon Spray Paint to the edges for a glittery-snowy effect.
I went to Dollar Tree and found some beautiful silver/white/gold ornaments for cheap! I also had some glass vases but I really wanted them white- so I spray painted those as well. Yall- this was as simple as it gets- and thrifty, too. And that's how I like it.

I also needed a small wreath to go over the mirror. I had an old one with plaid ribbon and red berries. Cute but not for this room. So I took it all off- Spray painted the wreath, berries and pine cones silver and I love it! I already had the white fuzzy-snowy garland, so I used that to hang the wreath. (I just put a push-pin through the ribbon and "Pinned" it to the wall behind the mirror.)
I love the silvery and gold branches I found at Michaels for 60% off! And the perfect height for this corner! The Vase was also glass but I spray painted (can you believe it?) black.
I love the way the White/Silver/Gold look in my grey dining room. I wanted to add a touch of gold because we haven't changed out the chandelier in the dining room yet. I'm starting to really like it in there, though. The chandelier might meet Krylon if I get brave enough.
 Today we had our mom2mom Christmas Party---a time to eat, fellowship and wrap presents for needy children. Its so excited to be able to help others in need! These children are very faithful to ride our church buses each week to hear about God's gift of salvation!
 Aren't the presents beautiful? One of our moms (who is an awesome decorator) gave us all tutorials on how to wrap pretty Christmas presents and how to make Christmas bows. We then all practiced on the gifts we had brought for the needy children!
I wish I could be there to see each child open up these beautiful presents! Today was one of those days that served as a big reminder to me around this crazy-busy- time of the year! IT is ALWAYS more BLESSED to GIVE than RECEIVE!

Linking up with Rhonda's Party and few other great Parties!


  1. LOVE all of the decorations! You know, I have some glasses vases that I am going to try that on. I think I could really dig this Krylon stuff.

    So awesome that you are involved with a bunch of ladies that are willing to spend their time and money on the needy. Sharing Jesus is awesome!

  2. Julie, I love what you did with the painted branches. I've done this before, but love this idea with the ornaments. So cute, easy & festive, thanks for joining the party.

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

  4. looks great! i have been into the silver and gold combo this year, and your tablescape really highlights it. perfect!

  5. very festive! I have a stick ornament tree to this year. Its our only tree this year because we are moving to Alaska in 2 weeks. Eek! Great job on yours! I love the spray paint!