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A Beach… at the North Pole?

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Where can you find snow spilling out of beach buckets? At the North Pole! This is the Arctic beach where snowman can sunbathe and NOT melt! You can also find an Arctic beach in your home… if you make this centerpiece, of course! ;)

The easiest way to recreate this centerpiece is to use or buy the buckets, batting, pompoms, and ornaments of mixed sizes. If you want to get a little craftier, you can make your own glitter ornaments (click here for instructions). Want to stick to a monochromatic Christmas theme, perhaps? Or maybe just shiny silvers and golds? Whatever direction you want to take this craft, enjoy it and make your own Christmas in July centerpiece.

Glittered Ornaments

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Glittered Ornaments

We LOVE glitter up here at the North Pole. It’s pretty easy to make your own glitter ornaments; all you need is the right adhesive. I recommend using Glitter It for glass ornaments. You can try layering different colors of glitter, but this can get a little tricky—it was almost impossible for me to get perfectly straight lines. As long as you aren’t pining for perfection, you can make some beautiful multi-colored ornaments using this technique.

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Sparkly Winter Branches

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Christmas is a faaaabulous time of year! Brighten up any area with this wintery pink arrangement of branches and icicles. This quick & easy centerpiece could be on your table in no time. Pick whatever type/color of winter branches you like from the craft store. I got about 4 stems of a linear branch (hot pink), and 4 stems of a bushy branch (light pink). You may need more if you have a large vase. (My vase is 10.5″ tall with a 4″ opening.)

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Tree People for the Kids’ Table

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This is a great project for kids! Perhaps you are making a centerpiece for your dinner party, but your little ones want to help. Here’s a fun idea—jazz up the branches with a few accessories and wiggly eyes and use them as centerpieces for the kids’ table.  I used the leftover pieces of tree branches from when I made the tree card holders. You may also recall my earlier posts about burlap runners, balls, bunting, and yarn pompoms. These cheery, little, tree characters are a great way to have the kids’ table decor match the adult table!

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