Today you’ll learn step-by-step how to create this whimsical Christmas Elf table centerpiece that your family is sure to love! With just a few supplies, you can put this together in one afternoon. Better yet, have your friends over for a fun crafting party and everyone goes home with their own centerpiece.
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(1 bag) Aquarium Rocks
(qty 1) Red bucket (Hobby Lobby)
Elf Legs (Trendy Tree)
(qty 3) Wooden dowels
(qty 1) Spanish moss
(qty 1) White ribbon
(qty 1) Green ribbon
Assorted Christmas Picks (red & green)
Awl or Punch
Hot Glue Gun
Steps on How to Make a Whimsical Christmas Elf Table Centerpiece
Step 1 – Prepare the Bucket
Begin by adding aquarium gravel to the bottom of the bucket to weigh it down. Then add some hot glue over the gravel to keep it together. Next, add a bit of glue to the bottom of a piece of Styrofoam and place it on top of the gravel inside the bucket. Cut another piece of Styrofoam and glue it on top of the last piece so it now reaches the top of the bucket.
To ensure the Styrofoam pieces stay together, insert 3 wooden dowel pieces through the top and into the bottom piece.
Add bits of Spanish moss around the edges of the bucket to help cover the Styrofoam and give it a nice finished look.
Step 2 – Add the Elf Legs
Use an awl to make holes before inserting the Elf legs if needed. Then add a bit of glue to the pick on the Elf legs and insert them where you would like into the Styrofoam.
Tip: I like to bend the legs slightly to give it more interest.
Step 3 – Add Greenery
Add pieces of greenery into the Styrofoam by first adding a bit of glue to the pick. Don’t be afraid to cut the stems apart to make smaller pieces as needed and be sure to bend the stems of the greenery to make it more realistic.
Step 4 – Mix in Ribbon
Cut a strip of white ribbon, make a loop and attach to a floral pick. Then insert into the Styrofoam by the Elf legs. Repeat this step to make another ribbon loop to put by the other leg.
Step 5 – Add Christmas Picks & Fill In
Add your Christmas picks (I used red and green ones) into the base with a bit of hot glue.
Next, repeat step 4, but this time with the green ribbon.
Add additional bits of greenery as needed to fill in.
Step 6 – Cleanup
Trim any ribbon pieces that are too long and clean up hot glue strings that may have gotten caught on pieces of your creation.
There you have it, a whimsical Elf Christmas table centerpiece for Holiday Decorating.
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