Friday, December 19, 2014


I've been so busy getting ready for Christmas that I can't believe how many days have passed since I last made a post here.  Today I am going to show off the Christmas centerpieces that I made for Hope Dining Room where I work. 

Here are my supplies (plus a few sheets of patterned paper from my scrapbooking stash!)

Paula McLane Jennings's photo.

I took the paper and cut it into strips and applied it to the bowls.  They started out like this -

Paula McLane Jennings's photo.
and after a bit of paper and Mod Podge we had this -
Paula McLane Jennings's photo.

I put a bit of floral foam inside, covered it with floral moss, added my holiday flowers and we ended up with this -

Paula McLane Jennings's photo.
I am entering this in Angela's Anniversary Challenge - PARTY6 on Sketches 4 All, Challenge #163 over at Word Art Wednesday, and December Daily over at The Memory Nest.
and to share a bit more holiday fun...I made this fabulous Black Forest Cake for the very first time last Sunday and it was a great hit!
Check out my latest creation! My very first Black Forest Cake!
Now I'm busy baking cookies.  We are going to a big Christmas Party on Christmas Eve and I want to have some yummy treats to share with everyone.  Unfortunately, my oven is not working up to par, I did a lot of cookie baking last night for Hope Dining Room and the temperature would go from 300 degrees to 575 degrees and up and down constantly.  Hopefully maintenance will come soon to get it back to normal but tonite I am going to have to work with it as is again...
Hopefully I'll be back with another post before Christmas!


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  2. Hi Paula!
    What a great project. SO creative. Thanks for sharing your talents with us in our challenge, and I hope that you will stop by again real soon. It's always a pleasure having you play along.
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Paula, love how you mod podged that and made a centerpiece!! So pretty!! thanks for sharing it with us on the link up!!!

    1. Thanks Leslie! I will be making spring centerpieces for them probably over the weekend or this upcoming week using the same techniques.