Yes, You Can Fucking Make a Cheap and Easy Holiday Centerpiece This Year

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easy DIY holiday centerpiece
I’m going to share with you my secret for creating a super affordable, yet totally unique centerpiece for your holiday table: Gold spray paint and yard waste. That’s it.

Okay, maybe “waste” isn’t a great word. But leaves, sticks and pine cones are all perfect items for your homemade tablescape, as the combination of natural elements and gold strike the perfect festive balance for winter holiday decor. 

Anyway, it really doesn’t matter how you do it — you can paint three leaves or 30 — but here are a few ideas to get you started.

Collect different shapes and sizes of dried leaves or pinecones and spray paint them all gold. Scatter or arrange them around a candle or vase to add a touch of nature and glam to your holiday tablescape.

gold spray paint leaves holiday centerpiece

Gather fallen branches of a similar length and girth. Sand them if they’re rough, then add a festive pop by painting a few of them white or gold. Arrange horizontally around a candle holder or put them upright in a vase. A twist on this would be to coat an old jar or can with gold spray paint, then put a combination of natural and white painted sticks in it.

Add a little color to your rustic spread by putting fresh herbs or holiday buds in a vase or milk jug.

DIY thanksgiving centerpiece made with fresh sage

Want to make it even more interesting? Spray paint half of whatever you have, or a third. Or tape off a portion of your leaves or sticks diagonally before you paint. Mix it up however you’d like, because no matter what you do, it’s likely going to look like something out of a magazine (because it’s really hard to screw up this DIY!).

You can do this. I believe in you.

These images originally appeared in my Buzzfeed piece, 9 Surprisingly Easy Ways To Make Your Thanksgiving Table Look Better.

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