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Friday, December 22, 2017

A Fun Winter Centerpiece

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.


  1. I like your yarn balls, Deanna, and what a great wooden trough! Your runner is beautiful, too! Merry Christmas!

  2. I love the look of rolled yarn, even if I don't knit. It looks so homey.

  3. I really like this. It's something to keep out all winter and not just for Christmas! : ) I would like to share this with my sisters who love to crochet - I'm sure they have balls of yarn in their homes too. Thank you for the idea. Merry Christmas!

  4. Wishing you and those you love a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  5. I saw Layla's mantle on IG and loved it. What a good eye to catch her yarn balls in her centerpiece. I like yours and the color in them. I have used yarn balls before in decorating and they are fun, and for sure, good to use in winter. Yours look great!

  6. That is a fun idea! I like items that can be used all through the winter. Last year, we left the tree that was on our sun porch up long after Christmas. It had no ornaments, only lights, and it was so cheerful to see the lights during the long winter evenings.

  7. Creative centerpiece and beautiful too! I love it that you don't have to put it away but can leave it out to enjoy! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!


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