Christmas Centerpiece

In Germany we usually haven an “Advent-Wreath” with four candles, which will be lit on each Sunday one by one before Christmas Eve. And I wanted one as a center piece for our dining room. I tried to find a tiny wreath, but I only could find the huge ones, which you hang up, which I didn’t like at all.

So I decided I am going to make my own centerpiece for Christmas. This doesn’t really represents the Advent, but usually your Advent-Wreath is the center piece of your dinning or living room table. Therefore I needed to create one.

christmas Decoration with candles vertical mushroom

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Mushrooms, have been a huge trend in Germany for the last couple years around the Christmastime and I have picked up my fair share every time I went back home. This Christmas season I have seen them popping up here and there, in the stores or on Instagram. Even Martha Stewart has them in featured in her decorations.

xmas Decoration with lit candles vertical mushroom close up

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I wanted to create something small. This years Motto is not “Go bigger or go home”. I’ve decided to do a little less and more selected.

xmas Decoration with lit candles vertical

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I collected some moss at a little walk-through next to our house, and of course it was pouring down with rain when I did it. So I let it dry for a little while in the Garage. And also keeps the bugs away! At least a couple of them. Sometimes you can buy moss, but it’s usually not that cheap. This was free, and I love free!

moss Christmas Decoration mushroom close up diy

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xmas Decoration with lit candles vertical mushroom bowl diy

I placed an old plate inside my silver dish, so that the moisture from the moss wouldn’t ruin it.

I added the moss and then insert the mushroom and the candles. I actually soften the candles on the bottom with a lighter, so they would stick to the plate and wouldn’t fall over.

xmas Decoration with candles vertical mushroom close up diy

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xmas Decoration with lit candles vertical mushroom close up

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I also had an Edelweiss, which looked cute too, but I love the mushrooms and kept it this way. The moss will give you tons of opportunity to create a little world. Add some woodland animals, birds, Santa, Gnomes… An easy way to create a little center piece.

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