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How to Make a Midcentury-Modern Holiday Centerpiece (page 1 of 3)

This holiday season, skip the traditional Christmas decor and opt for something more minimal and design-oriented, like this handmade midcentury-modern centerpiece.

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Midcentury Modern Centerpiece

Courtesy of Curbly

Hanging your holiday centerpiece is an unexpected twist on the classic decoration that your family and guests will adore. It won’t get in the way when speaking to other party-goers across the table, and it leaves more room for all the tasty food and sweet treats.

Tools and Materials

(1) 10-inch Styrofoam wreath/circle shape
(2) large Styrofoam cones
(4) small 3-inch Styrofoam cones
(1) package of 18-inch floral wire strips
Styrofoam moss rock vase filler
(1) package (about 50) of floral pins (also known as greening pins; all available in the floral section of the craft store)
(1) spool of monofilament 8-lb. weight (50 feet or more; available in the jewelry section of the craft store)
(3) glass ornaments in varying sizes and colors
all-purpose craft glue
scissors/wire cutters
(6) square feet of all-purpose moss mat roll
(1) bag of dried pod natural filler in green
(1) small ceiling hook that can hold up to 8 lbs. of weight

Wrap the Wreath

Roll out moss and begin pinning to Styrofoam wreath with floral pins. Cut large pieces of moss from the roll, wrap around the wreath and pin down every four to five inches (or wherever the moss is not lying flat on the Styrofoam). Note: Designate which side will be the bottom and which will be the top. Keep most of the pins on top when possible. (The top is the side closest to the ceiling, so it will not be seen when hanging.)

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