I use my trough as a centerpiece all through out the year, just changing up what is in it. For most of the month of December its been full of fresh greens, dried orange slices and candles.
The greens had seen better days so I decided to change out the whole thing, and I knew just what I wanted to try.
I follow Layla Palmer of The Lettered Cottage on Instagram. She does great stories and is sweet and funny. This past week she showed her home decorated for Christmas and the centerpiece on the dining table caught my eye. You can see it in this post from her blog.
She used foam balls covered in bits of rolled yarn (to look like balls of yarn) in a wooden crate with candles. She also added greens in with it.
I have lots of yarn ball remnants from my many projects and I knew that I could come up with something that looked good.
I'm liking the way it looks and I plan to use it all through winter.
Today Sarah, Kyle, and I went to help our friends get their kitchen organized and place furniture. We had a good time, and I think they are settled enough to focus on Christmas, then do the rest after the holidays.