How to create your own festive table centrepiece

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9 December 2021

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It’ll begin to look a lot like Christmas once you make Georgie Malyon’s divine arrangement with candelabra and flowers (small dog optional).

1 All is calm and all is bright with this pretty candelabra centrepiece, which gives maximum impact for minimal effort. I’ve used frothy gypsophila and glossy green Ruscus ‘Milano’, which both last well, meaning you can make this centrepiece a day in advance and it will still look fresh for your celebration. You could also use ivy or jasmine as greenery, but avoid anything dried as it could catch fire.

flowers and greenery, a candelabra and candles and scissors

2 First, secure your candles into the candelabra. You can burn some of the wax and melt them onto the candelabra until they’re firmly attached, but Blu-Tack is a literal quick fix!

3 Once your candles are in place, cover the candelabra with your green foliage. Tie the stems in place using florist wire. I went for maximum coverage, allowing the greenery to drape down over the bottom of the base so that it cascades nicely onto the surface below.

4 Next, add the gypsophila by sliding it in place between the stems of greenery – no wire required. And that’s it – unless you want to use any leftover flowers and foliage to make a festive garland for a special and most-deserving friend as well. Happy holidays!

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