How to create a Dollar Store Centerpiece
By Sarah Lasry & Miriam Konigsberg
With Rosh Hashanah just a few weeks away, I bet many of you have started cooking up a storm.
However for me- it is not just the enjoyment of the meal and spending time with my family that makes the hours
I slave away in the kitchen worth my efforts.
No, I am one of those people who love getting CRE-A-TIVE when it comes to how I set my table for the delicious meal I have prepared and will serve.
I really believe it is the whole package, the food, the people, the holiday –ALONG with a beautiful festive table that makes the meal a more enjoyable and successful one.
Now I admit that my style is more eclectic and I love to take risks and use bold prints, clashing colors, textured materials like burlap or leather and lots of fun dishes in all colors and shapes to set my table – Traditional I am not.
But because Rosh Hashanah is such a Traditional Sort of Holiday, I decided to keep it simple with just a dash of “funky” to make this really simple, inexpensive and dare-I-say “traditional” tablescape this year.
Miriam K. joined me with her great idea of going to your local dollar store (a great table prop resource) and buying these $1 glass candle sticks and vases and with the help of a little hot glue and ribbon, we created these STUNNING Vases
A trip to Michael for some Ribbon and Shoprite for some flowers – With a total cost of $25 we got a Table that is worthy of this Year’s Rosh Hashanah Celebration!
Dollar Store Centerpiece
What you will need:
4 glass candle sticks
3 spools of ribbon ( 1 dark solid 2.5 inch , 1 bright solid 1.5 inch, 1 patterned 1.5 inch) I love teal and black together – and it went fantastically well with my polka dot table cloth. – look for contrasting colors or for a pop of color to off set your table cloth and flowers.
Hot glue gun
3 big head hydrangeas
Step 1: Cut your ribbons to size. Glue first the dark ribbon a little more than an inch down from the top of the cylinder.
Step 2: Glue the patterned ribbon from the top and slightly over the black ribbon
Step 3: Glue the bright colored ribbon in the center over the 2 ribbons.
Step 4: hot glue around the perimeter of the candle stick holder
Step 5: Attach the candle side end of a 2nd candles tick holder to the glued one. – Press down and hold together for about 1 minute.
Step 5 Attach with hot glue the base of one vase to the tier candle stick holder. Attach by hot glue each of the other 2 vases to single candle stick holders.
Step 6: Create your flower arrangement: Take one hydrangea and cut stem so that it cannot be seen past the ribbon. Insert into vase – the head should cover the entire mouth of the vase
Step 7: Cut the stems of the carnations so that they cannot be seen past the ribbon – and then insert them strategically thru the hydrangea.
For the Table Setting:
We went to stitch and sew our local material shop and bought some black & white polka dotted fabric ( not only are polka dots “hot” right now – I loved the idea of contrasting it with the patterned ribbon and thought that it was “funky” yet still traditional enough for a Rosh Hashanah table.
I used some great red and black napkins that I had bought at wall mart last year (4 napkins for $6) to just bring in another pop of color and tie the whole table together.
For the Rosh Hashanah Semanim Plate:
I have a pet peeve – I hate the wait of passing the semanim around the table. Instead I decided how much nicer and more convenient if I set the table with an individual plated semanim for all.
In Michaels I found a box of individual weeding plastic box favors and used them as holders for each of the semanim. I arranged them on a long white rectangular plate (kaya ware & other companies sell plastic versions if you don’t have)
I filled the boxes with pomegranate, sliced fresh figs, dates, star fruit, & apples with honey
The ideas are endless of what you can do – They do not have to be expensive and using resources like the dollar store are a great way to create beautiful tables.
Wishing you all A HAPPY SWEET NEW YEAR !
Look out for Another table setting idea using Seasonal Fruit & Vegetables with some Flowers From KS Expert Margalit Lankry Tomorrow!