MAKE IT LAST
Create a centerpiece that needs little maintenance to remain lovely throughout the holidays by following these suggestions:
USE FAUX EVERGREENS.
These everlasting greens come in many sizes and varieties, but, unlike their fresh counterparts, they will not dry and fade and can be incorporated into new arrangements next year.
DEPEND ON DRIED ITEMS.
Add texture to your centerpiece with preserved nuts, pods and fruits. Gather nuts or pinecones outdoors, or pick some up at the grocery store. Keep them in a cool, dry place and reuse from year to year.
ADD AN APPEALING AROMA.
Spice up your design with cinnamon sticks, cloves and allspice berries, or spritz pinecones with cinnamon or peppermint oil. These fragrant additions will lend your home a Christmassy aroma.
MAKE IT MOVABLE.
Fashion your centerpiece around a container that is easy to move so it can be used in multiple places throughout the season.