Paula absolutely LOVES decorating her house for the holidays. Honestly, her favorite time of the year is Halloween, but a very, very close second is Christmas and New Year’s.
We normally get an earlier start on decorating her house for the holidays, but this year has been a busy one! This week, we finally were able to get a move on sprucing up her house to be a true Southern winter wonderland.
One of the things Paula enjoys the most during the holidays is entertaining. When she asked me to create a beautiful centerpiece, I wanted to make something easy that y’all could make at home, too!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1. Flowers from your local market or florist. I used a mix of roses and inexpensive red carnations from our local super market. You really don’t have to spend a lot of money.
2. Magnolia leaves – or any other large, green leaf from your yard
4. Hurricane glass, vase, or other vessel of your choosing
5. Oasis floral ring, soaked in water
6. Cooking spray and paper towels
Here’s how to get the look:
Step 1 Collect all of your materials.
Step 2 Prepare the Oasis floral ring according the package. It should be soaked in water to preserve the life of the florals.
Step 4 Start by insert the flowers in the side of your floral ring. Make sure to stick them close enough together so that the ring doesn’t show. Continue this all the way around the ring.
Step 5 Spray your magnolia leaves lightly with cooking spray, and wipe any excess off with a paper towel. The spray gives the leaves an extra special shine that will catch the eyes of your party guests.
Enjoy, and happy holidays, y’all!
I have learned something new. It has been quite a while since I have been to a baby shower, and I am now prepared and up-to-date. I love the term "sprinkles" and it is nice to know that men are also invited to partake in the excitement! Thank you for a fun article!
kay buelvas in Baby Showers and Sprinkles on June 19, 2013 at 11:03 am
Wonderful ideas!!! Thank you so much for sharing this information about such a great occasion! Cindy, your ideas always helpful and creative.
Sandra in Baby Showers and Sprinkles on June 15, 2013 at 10:59 am
Everyone calls Paula dean because i cook for friends and family and they say i talk like Paula tho i am 71and never as pretty as Paula i want to be like Paula i love her and her family
normal maskell in The Great Party Challenge on June 12, 2013 at 10:11 am
Susan Lott is a great party planner! She has tons of great ideas that she needs to share with the online world. I have been begging her to start a Facebook page or Etsy account. The graduation gift that she made me was hand drawn with my name and different definitions for each letter. She framed it and I cherish it.....I also would have paid about $50 for it in a store. Thanks for sharing her idea but this idea is nothing compared to some of her other quick and money saving tips! You should hire her for your creative team!
Love you Susu!
Adrienne Hilliard in Baby Showers and Sprinkles on June 11, 2013 at 10:55 pm