Around the holidays we use pretty lights and candles for everything: We hang shiny white lights on our Christmas tree, dangle them outside along our windowsill, and add candles to floral centerpieces.
It doesn't have to be the middle of summer for you to craft a seaside-inspired centerpiece. Whether you live on the coast or closer to the Grand Canyon and lots of cactii than anything else, you can bring a piece of the sea home by making this craft.
In this great video clip series our expert, Karen Weisman, shows us a few great centerpiece ideas that are easy to make without costing an arm and a leg. All you need are a few melons, some extra fruit and a little bit of time and you will have a delightful centerpiece that accents the rest of the table and the food that is on it. She shows you how to make complex pieces like a peacock and a wishing well but also throws in some simpler ideas like a swan. Take these ideas, run with them and ma...
Wedding centerpieces create an inviting table scape that can even be made by hand. Create wedding centerpieces with this free wedding planning video series.
In this video, The Flowergod demonstrates designing a candle centerpiece for a table at home. The video includes a time-lapse (6 times speed) demonstration of Flowergod actually creating a centerpiece, and lighting the candle afterwards. In this way, you can see how quickly (The video is less than a minute long at 6x speed, so just over 5 minutes) he arranges this centerpiece, as well as how it looks when it is finished. At the end of a video, a website is displayed where you can go to see fu...
To decorate a fall flower centerpiece for your home, create a table centerpiece. Get some dry flowers with attractive colors of your choice. Take a metallic pot for centerpiece. Place a Styrofoam ring in the bottom of pot or vase. Carefully insert stems of dried flowers into the foam. The interior design technique is to be perfect to fall, so that it looks natural. Make sure to have the tallest flower at the center of the pot. Work from the center outwards applying more flowers and stems. Mak...
This video is a demonstration by A-BnC parties on the making DIY poker theme centerpiece. This is a rather simple do-it yourself video. The start of video lists a couple of materials needed to make the centerpiece like over sized playing cards, play paper money, power chips, card stock, shish kabob sticks, optional sun glasses and a just add sand centerpiece. The optional things required are glue and scissors to make changes to the materials and to stick them together. Following this video on...
The holidays are upon us, guys and gals, which means it's time to start thinking about how you'll set your table to look inviting and beautiful for the festive season. While you can always go out and purchase a wilting pre-made floral centerpiece at your nearest supermarket, you yourself can often make a much better looking centerpiece at home.
The art of floral arrangement is a fun and valuable skill. Dana Plazyk of Flowers by Design lends useful tips and tricks on making simple flower arrangements.
In this tutorial video, Jane from Afloral.com shows you how to make a floral centerpiece using centerpiece risers and design dishes. This flower centerpiece is great for any occasion.
Kids and former kids all grew up dreaming about perfect Christmases filled with snow, toys, and of course, Christmas cookies and treats! Christmas is not Christmas without a sprinkling of holiday goodies like cookies, candies, and pastries.
Forgot to prepare a centerpiece for your table? This tutorial shows you a great DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece that you can make out of some flower bunches, vegetables and bamboo food skewers. Easy, and perfect for last minute Thanksgiving decoration and craft ideas!
Lifestyle expert Clinton Kelly takes the hassle out of centerpiece designing.
This how-to video from a Piece of Craft shows a way to take some fall seasonal gourds to make a decorative centerpiece for you Thanksgiving tabletop. You will need artificial leaves and berries, candles, and gourds. Watch this video hosting tutorial and learn how to craft a turkey shaped Thanksgiving table-top centerpiece.
Decorating tables is always a challenge, but it doesn't have to be. In this how to video Chef Paul teaches how to make centerpieces from simple ingredients. Use bell peppers, herbs, and radishes to create beautiful centerpieces that will liven up any table.
The Flowergod designs a winter holiday centerpiece using cedar, pine, sugar pine cones, roses, and twigs. The centerpiece is designed to be viewed from all angles on your holiday table.
In this tutorial, we learn how to design a fall table centerpiece with mini pumpkins. First, place three mini pumpkins on the side of a basket. Then, place peppers around them and throughout the basket. Take a bare branch and stick that in the middle of the centerpiece. From here, take some fall type of flowers and place them on the other side of the basket to decorate with. Use different colors with oranges, purples, and greens to make it look more like fall. From here, add in some fall leav...
This video will help you to make a Christmas centerpiece with flowers and evergreens. The materials required are a plastic centerpiece tray, floral foam, two candles, two candle cups and wired wooden pegs. Flowers like red carnations, white cushion chrysanthemums, red and white pixie carnations and roses can be used for this arrangement. Evergreens used are cedar, pine, princess pine, and variegated holly. The foam is placed in water in the tray. The candle cups with the candles are placed in...
A wedding budget can quickly get out of hand as your planning progresses. Things like centerpieces are a major cause of skyrocketing wedding costs. If you have a little time and want to easily trim down the cost of your wedding, think about making your own floral centerpieces. You'll learn how to with this simple tutorial from EZ Bouquet. You'll soon see how easy it is to make a beautiful floral arrangement in an open container and how to secure the arrangement in the base of the container. A...
A carefully crafted floral centerpiece is the perfect focal point for any occasion. Learn how to design, assemble and care for a floral arrangement in this home decor video from a professional florist.
Modern weddings can be expensive. Old-time weddings could be held outside barns with simple stools found around the house for seating and the bride would wear a dress passed down along generations of women from her family.
Is it the midnight hour before Thanksgiving and you've suddenly realized you've spent so much time worrying about the food that you have no table decorations? Don't fret; simply check out this video to learn how to prepare simple last-minute centerpieces using a vase, fruit, and candles.
The Flowergod demonstrates how to design a flower vase centerpiece for your table. First, find a shallow vase. Add green foliage like ferns to the outer portion of the vase. Next, lay about six or seven evenly-spaced white flower stalks on top of the fern bed. Then, add big, bright orange flowers to the centerpiece. Weave pale orange flowers like small tiger lilies in between the fern and flower layers. Place vibrant yellow roses in even formation throughout the centerpiece. Add thin stems of...
Live evergreen and flower arrangements are so beautiful for the holidays. But they can also be extremely costly, especially if you're getting boquets or arrangements in bunches so you have several for each table and countertop.
You don't have to stress out about hosting the perfect family Thanksgiving dinner! You can make a fun and engaging centerpiece just from things you can find around your house, and this video shows you how to make a fun turkey centerpiece, or flowers on a gourd.
In this tutorial video, Sandy from Afloral.com show you how to make a beautiful oblong centerpiece. This is a great centerpiece for holidays or birthdays or other occasions.
Sandy from Afloral.com shows you how to make a bright cheery forsythia and pansy centerpiece. This centerpiece just screams springtime, and the Forsythia and Pansy are bright and wonderful.
Get into the giving spirit and decorate your table with this holiday centerpiece. In this flower arrangement tutorial, Dave and Henry Schmidt show you how to create a centerpiece from herbs and plants that you can disassemble, providing your guests with take-home gifts. This is the perfect project for your holiday party.
In this tutorial, we learn how to design a fall centerpiece in a watering can for a home. Start off by cutting branches off of a willow and placing it into a watering can. Next, arrange Japanese lanterns around. After this, cut alstromeria and seeded eucalyptus and place them around the can where you feel they fit best. The best part of this arrangement is that you can arrange it however you want! You can add different types of fall flowers and add more or less of flowers you prefer. When fin...
The Flower god gets us all ready for the Chinese New year with a quick and very simple flower arrangement for a table centerpiece. You'll need some good luck bamboo, some ivy, little pieces of ginger and some passion flowers to accent the green. Take some of the ivy leaves and cover the centerpiece base. Cut them short at a sharp angle to cover everything. Next use the good luck bamboo to add height. Cut these at a sharp angle as well so that they will stay secure. The angles help it work as ...
Judy demonstrates how to make a very tall, simple, yet elegant centerpiece for weddings and other events. You first need a tube and a base that it will fit into. Placing the tube in the base, use a hot glue gun to secure the tube into the base. You can then fill up the balloons with air, using an air pump and tie pairs of balloons together. Twisting together four balloons, place the cluster of balloons around the base of the tube. Repeat with an additional 8 balloons and place this cluster at...
Wreaths traditionally go smack dab on your front door, but that doesn't mean you can't get a little creative with them. Turn a wreath into a table centerpiece by laying it down, sticking a candle in the center, and adorning the wreath with ornaments and ribbons.
You don't need to be Michelle Obama to have a house full of jaw-droppingly beautiful Christmas decor. All you need is a little ingenuity and the tips from this Christmas decorating video.
By using fake snow, you can create a lovely and festive snowy centerpiece. In addition to the snow, you will also need some candles, pine cones and nuts to round out the decoration. Best of all, the artificial snow is biodegradable!
Want to have a green Thanksgiving this year? You can make a classy, lovely Thanksgiving centerpiece with your children out of recycled materials! This project uses empty glass soda bottles, a few paints, flowers and some old jewelry or colored beads.
The watermelon is an esthetically-pleasing fruit, but can be made even more so with some basic carving. Watch this video to learn how you can use a carving knife to turn a watermelon into a beautiful rose-shaped centerpiece that really takes advantage of the watermelons beautiful pink inside.
The 4th of July is when Americans celebrate our independence. Why not celebrate yours by making this cute 4th of July centerpiece decoration instead of buying one at the store? This video will show you how a jar, some candy, and other basic supplies become a great decoration.
Party centerpieces are something of a lost art, but this video will show you how to make a really original one quickly and easily. It looks like a hot air balloon, and requires only a basket, a balloon, some ribbon, and flowers.
In this clip, get quick tips to enhance your breakfast party. In this clip, learn all about decorating with a light, morning theme so that your guests will feel at home.
The art of floral arrangement is a fun and valuable skill. Dana Plazyk lends useful tips and tricks on making simple flower arrangements.