Easy 5 Minute Christmas Vignette and More Inspiration for Your Holiday Home

December 12, 2017

Create a quick and easy vignette for Christmas using a charger plate, candles, and garland.  

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With all the home tours that pop up at Christmas time filled with room after room of beautiful decorating, it is easy to get overwhelmed when it comes to making your own home special.  I think we sometimes forget that the holiday is not really about how pretty your home is or the cookies you bake, the gifts you buy, or how everyone else is celebrating.  But those things are what often become what we stress about.


This year, I've really tried to focus on enjoying and keeping things simple rather than focusing on what doesn't really matter much in the end.



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While you probably have already finished up your decorating this year, I wanted to share a quick and easy-to-copy vignette that you can place in the center of your dining table, coffee table, or kitchen island....anywhere that you may need a little something extra.  And if you do it right, it is one that you can leave up well after the Christmas season when other decorations have to come down.


My friend Kendra from Joy in Our Home has put together a fantastic group of bloggers this week in her Christmas Festival Blog Tour.  If you are visiting from her blog, welcome!  I always enjoy seeing how she is able to create a festive home filled with love for her family.  All this week different bloggers will be sharing decorating ideas and recipes that I know you'll want to check out.  Links to everyone's blogs appear at the end of today's post.



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I love feeling like I can create something that looks like I put a lot of thought and effort into it, without actually having to spend much time doing it.  I hear so many people say that they don't know how to decorate or put things together in a vignette, but I really believe that there are ways to feel confident that you are capable.  All you need is a few behind-the-scenes tips and tricks to get you going.


The basic idea for this vignette can be adapted for whatever your style is and what you already have around the house.  There is no need to go out and buy anything new.  What you create will be unique and entirely you.



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The decor items I used to create this simple vignette were:


A RUSTIC WOOD CHARGER PLATE

Even though a charger is meant to be used on the dining table under a dinner plate, they can also be repurposed as a tray.   Anytime you display multiple objects on a single surface, it brings the entire display together.  Plus, as I've mentioned many times before, the "tray" makes the vignette easy to remove from where you have it displayed if more space is needed.

Earlier in the year, I bought a set of four chargers from Pier 1 Imports on clearance to use on my Thanksgiving table.  They have a rustic bark wood edge on them that also fits in nicely for the Christmas and winter seasons.  I love the look of the dark wood peaking out from underneath the greens and reds.

You could use any style charger, a vintage serving platter, rustic board, or any type of tray to build your vignette on.  What you choose will really determine the style of what you create.



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THREE BATTERY OPERATED CANDLES + ONE CANDLEHOLDER

Things look best when they appear in odd numbers and three candles fit best onto the charger.  If you are using something larger, you may want to have five candles.

When using candles in my decor, especially around something flammable like greenery, I like to use realistic faux candles for safety.  You get basically the same look without the fear of knocking the candle over and catching something in your vignette on fire.

Since I only had four and five inch high candles, I placed one five inch candle on a glass candleholder to create three different heights.

Feel free to use real candles or a trio of candlesticks.



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A SINGLE SPRAY OF GREENERY WITH PINECONES AND BERRIES

Stores like Hobby Lobby and Michaels sell a variety of fancy bushes during the holiday.  They can have pine cones, berries, decorative objects, and different types of greenery all on one single stem.  Using something like this in your vignette gives the look that you put a lot of effort into creating an interesting display with a variety of individual elements.....without any actual work.  You can simply fold the long stem of the spray under the greenery and bend the entire piece into a U-shape around the candles.

You could also cut off a section of decorative greenery in an appropriate size to use in the same way.


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So with only a few minutes of time invested, a cohesive vignette is created that looks like you've been blessed with the professional decorator's touch this holiday.  Do you have any tips for creating simple vignettes around your home?



Create a beautiful Christmas vignette in less than 5 minutes with a charger plate, candles, and garland.  |  www.andersonandgrant.com



Now be sure to head to Kingsbury Brook Farm next on the tour and see her beautiful farmhouse Christmas vignette.  Thanks for stopping by today!




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