How to create a DIY Christmas centerpiece using snooker balls
This project came to me in a dream.
Well, I should say a version of this project came to me in a dream.
I kid you not. Every once in a while that happens to me.
I guess subconsciously I’m thinking, or obsessing, about an idea and, like this time, I was coming up with nothing.
Then I got lucky, and in a dream this idea was born… just in time for this month’s Thrifty Chicks seasonal centerpiece project challenge.
Because Thanksgiving was about a month ago here in Canada I’ve been getting into Christmas mode, so my project is a Christmas centerpiece.
On the second Wednesday of each month I join some very talented blogging friends for a project challenge, and with a different theme each time it’s really a lot of fun.
If you missed any of the past projects you can find them here.
I’m so excited to see what my blogging friends have come up with for this month’s seasonal centerpiece challenge. You’ll find links to their projects at the end of this post. Be sure to visit and check out the fabulousness.
But first I’ll share my project with you.
You can probably guess what kind of centerpiece I’m making now. The shape of the $1 cupcake holder probably gives it away.
A few years ago I repurposed another one of these exact cupcake holders into Framed Flower Art. Back then I thought it was a tealight holder.
A few years ago I found this fabulous vintage Aramith snooker set for $8, and even though that’s a bit pricey for this thrifty girl I gladly paid it because I don’t see these around here too often.
Twenty balls in a snooker set and twenty spots on my cupcake holder. Sounds like fate to me.
In my dream Christmas ornaments were used.
But my dreaming self must have forgotten that we have 3 feline friends that live with us, and for something to be on the kitchen table it has to be playful-paw friendly.
So in came the snooker balls.
Putting together my Christmas centerpiece
I cut the white sparkly garland into pieces to fit into the cupcake holders.
First I started at the top.
Then I changed my mind and decided to start at the bottom.
Once the garland pieces were in the holders I just randomly added the snooker balls.
At this point it’s a good idea to make sure the cupcake holder parts are good and tight in place because the snooker balls are quite a bit heavier than cupcakes.
The snooker balls are so fun and colorful.
And the sparkly white garland adds a wintry touch, and believe me when I tell you that it’s pretty wintry here right now.
Creating a star for my Christmas tree centerpiece
When all three levels were done then I needed something for a tree topper.
I have a large collection of various vintage light reflectors so I put some together to create two stars.
Using my glue gun, I attached my two stars on both sides of the top of the cupcake holder.
I didn’t like that you could see in between them.
So I glued them together just at the tips.
- tiered cupcake holder
- Snooker balls or Christmas ornaments
- Christmas garland
- various vintage light reflectors
- serving tray
- beaded garland
- glue gun and glue sticks
The sparkly garland is very random and wonky, and just kind of does its own thing. Kinda like me. lol.
Because my centerpiece is a little heavy the tray makes it easy to move as a whole.
Here’s my tree with the sparkly white garland covering the tray for a wintry look.
And here’s how it looks with a green beaded garland that adds some bling. White beaded garland would look great too.
Now I’m just hoping my cats don’t play with the garland too much, but even if they do the snooker balls are too heavy for them to bounce around the house.
If you don’t have any curious creatures living with you then vintage ornaments, or any ornaments, would look great too.
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Now be sure to check out what my friends did with their seasonal centerpiece projects. Just click on the links below to check them out.
- Itsy Bits and Pieces: DIY Turkey Folk Art Centerpiece from Re-used Finds
- Andrey Would! Vintage: Centerpiece of Hazelwood Branches and Thrifted Copper Finds
- Lora B: Create & Ponder: Repurposed Tool Caddy Centerpiece for Thanksgiving
- Little Vintage Cottage: Repurposed Sugar Tin Centerpiece
- Color Me Thrifty: Christmas Centerpiece with Snooker Balls. That’s me!
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…