As each holiday rolls around, I always pull out one of my favorite possessions…my grandmother’s dough bowl…and look for new ways to decorate it for the occasion. This Christmas is no exception, so I thought I would show you four different ways I have been trying.
The first is very traditional…filled with a red candle and simple shiny ornaments. I know the neutrals are popular now, but red and green still say Christmas to me!
I love the way this one looks at night! It just glows in the candlelight!
The little star ornaments add just the perfect touch of whimsy, I think! And can you believe it…the ornaments came from Publix!
This arrangements smells heavenly…tangerines and cinnamon stick wrapped candles on a bed of almonds! The almonds were half price after Christmas last year and have been such a wonderful filler all year!
The candles were also inexpensive to do using cinnamon sticks from the Hispanic spices section of Publix for only $3.39 for a 12 ounce bag! Woo hoo! The tutorial can be found here.
What do you think? Somehow the combination of tangerines and cinnamon sticks just brings back childhood memories of Christmas!
Miss Isabella says this one is her favorite since it is orange…her favorite color in addition to black and white!
Here’s another look…without a candle this time…pinecones, moss rocks and mercury glass acorns. The moss rocks came for the Dollar Tree with 4 or 5 in a package…a bargain…and the pinecones came from my yard.
The mercury glass acorns were at Walmart last year and are still some of my favorite ornaments!
And finally…a sparkly-warkly look that is a little more elegant…silver and gold starring the Dollar Tree snow birds I made last year (tutorial here) and a pillar candle wrapped with a jeweled snowflake from Target.
There you have it…four very different looks for a Christmas dough bowl that run the gamut form simple to sparkly. Do you have a favorite? I think I know which one I am going with! Can you guess?
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my Christmas decorations! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Fall into Fall
Jill at French Cupboard for Voila!French Inspiration on Thursdays
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Fabulous Fall Fun
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Jen at Tatertots & Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!