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Versatile Floral Centerpiece
Transforms from Thanksgiving to Christmas...

Photos ©1999-2002 by Glenna J. Morton, About's Interior Decorating Guide

This beautiful floral centerpiece has a secret.

It may look like a traditional fall arrangement, but after Thanksgiving it is easily transformed into a beautiful, long-lasting holiday arrangement.

The secret is in the greens. Here's how it works. A few days before Thanksgiving put together the fall version using mainly evergreens and long-lasting cedar. Decorate it for turkey day with fall flowers and wheat stalks.

Then, on December 1st remove the autumn flowers, wheat, and leaves. Replace them with bright red flowers, sparkling ornaments, and a golden bow for Christmas. You've instantly created a new look with minimal fuss and expense.

This is an inexpensive project. The greens used here cost less than $10.00 and could be cut from your garden if you grow evergreens. One bunch of flowers was $3.99, and the wheat and preserved fall leaves were already on hand (saved from year to year).

Photos ©1999-2002 by Glenna J. Morton, About's Interior Decorating Guide

See photos of centerpiece materials to make this versatile arrangement, then view detailed instructions for this Thanksgiving and Christmas versions. Finally, see some additional hints and tips for making centerpieces. Frequent watering and replacing wilted flowers and greens can help this arrangement look good for up to four weeks. (Note: keep cool, out of direct sunlight, and water daily.)

Make this Thanksgiving arrangement in a long rectangular version (shown here) for a longer table, or in a smaller round version for a round table. Measure your own table and make a custom size to fit your tablesetting.

Happy Holidays!

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Instructions

Christmas Centerpiece Instructions


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