Winter decor – dining room centerpiece

Last week I shared some of my winter decor in my dining room and my SUGAR tip! Be sure to check out that if you missed it.  I couldn’t finish off the dining room without a centerpiece for the table. 
I took this “basket” which normally I use in the Fall but haven’t for a about a year or two. It’s just been sitting with my other decor stored away. As the new year turned over it was use it or donate it! SO – this FALL item got a winter makeover! 
I gave it a light coating of white with some spray paint and let it dry. Then working in sections I sprayed small portions of the sides with a spray adhesive and while it was wet and tacky I sprinkled a mixture of Epsom salt with a bit of iridescent glitter in it.
This created a look of winter branches with a frosty/icy feel. Perfect for what I had already going on in the dining room! 
I put a tall candle vase in the middle, filled the base with sugar and placed a tall white candle in the center. It’s perfect! I love the crisp white feel it brings to the space after the reds/greens/golds, etc of Christmas. Plus you can never go wrong with candle light! 

I’ll be sharing and linking up at these PARTIES!


  1. It is a lovely touch.

  2. This is really very nice and so rustic.Love your blog and Im following you:) Deidre~

  3. Love this! Never thought of adding glitter to the Epsom salt! Great idea! Turned out gorgeous! 🙂

  4. I love this! I have a basket almost just like this and it’s also down in storage. Now I know what to do with it. Thank you!

  5. It looks perfect for winter! What a great way to quickly update something you rarely use!

  6. I love it- what a cute idea too!! I host feathered Nest Friday at my blog on the weekends if you would like to come share sometime! 🙂

  7. Thank you so much for sharing last week on Thingamajig Thursday! Your post was featured at this week’s party. Hope to see you again this week!


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