Shine a light... Add a fresh scent to your craft stall and shop­pers' Christ­mas ta­bles with th­ese rus­tic cen­tre­pieces made with rose­mary and moss.

Craftseller - - Make It - By Marie Parry

us­tomers look­ing for a last-minute ta­ble dec­o­ra­tion will love th­ese on­trend can­dle pots, with their earthy scents of herbs and moss. They're quick to make and will last a few weeks, so are ideal for sell­ing through­out De­cem­ber. We packed our pots with rose­mary and berries, but you could also use holly, pinecones and fruit slices for a more tra­di­tional fes­tive look.

C CHow to make the pots

Soak an oa­sis brick by drop­ping into a basin of wa­ter – don’t push down as this will cre­ate air pock­ets in the oa­sis. Soak for 10 min­utes or so, then re­move from the wa­ter and cut a piece slightly smaller than your ter­ra­cotta pot.

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Wrap a piece of moss around the top half of the oa­sis brick and se­cure in place with moss pins. Push into the plant pot so the moss rises above the top of the pot.

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Make a hole in the moss and oa­sis and push a can­dle holder into it. Put a can­dle in the holder, then ar­range the moss so that it hides the can­dle holder. Cut three short lengths of rose­mary and push into the oa­sis, through the moss. Re­peat with the berries, to fin­ish.

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