Roses are like a classic string of pearls – always appropriate. Today’s beautiful, DIY Christmas centerpieces all feature the classic rose. These Christmas centerpieces also use the time-saving foam cube, which serves as an all-in-one vase and base. Dress it up with paper, birch bark, or cover it in clay, wallpaper or even grass. Whatever you’re planning for your Christmas tablescape, think about how you can adapt these ideas for your table.
I’ll start with the Clay Covered Candle Cube & Roses by Diane Flowers. Yep, that’s air-dry clay on the foam cube. You paint it and stamp it and then let it dry. It’s not hard, and the finish is beautiful.
Diane also designed the rose topped Textured Cube & Roses, and she wrapped it up in a big red bow, too. Diane covered the cube in textured wall paper, and if you don’t have wallpaper handy, you could use textured scrapbook paper, or really any paper at all.
And for the finale, Diane made an 8” tall “vase” from STYROFOAM Brand Foam, and covered it in preserved grasses. Diane fashioned the vase for her Elegant Christmas Rose Centerpiece by cutting it from a foam block, however, it’s even easier to simply stack together two 4” cubes. After the holidays, Diane suggests removing the Christmas flowers and adding new flowers. I love this repurposing idea.
Please remember that today is the last day to enter in the giveaway for Rosie O’Donnell’s Crafty U 200-page family craft book. I’ll announce the winner tomorrow.
Happy Christmas crafting.
P.S. Did you know there are two Christmas songs about Christmas Roses: “The Legend of the Christmas Rose” by George Jones and “Christmas Roses” by Hank Snow. I don’t believe I’ve heard either song, have you?