DIY Rustic Holiday Centerpiece

Contributed by: Erin Rochon of Bluebird Upcycled Style, Salvation Army Thrift Store Creative Expert

I love entertaining and having guests over for dinner during the holidays. Each year I get creative and make a centrepiece for the table. This year, I wanted to create something that would give a warm, rustic feel. I started by using an item to provide some structure to my centerpiece. You can use anything, a tray, a wood board but for the look I was going for I used a box that I already had but I wanted to change up the look of it.

I wanted to add a very chippy, rustic feel to it. Luckily I had the perfect product for a chippy and used Fusion (click here to learn more Fusion Mineral Paint) about the new Crackled Texture. 

I used a spreading tool to cover the crackle texture onto the box and let it dry for 24 hours. The thicker you apply it, the larger the cracking.

After 24 hours I came back to find this chippy gorgeousness! You can see some of the original paint colour through the cracks.

I hit my local Salvation Army Thrift store to find some holiday decor that I could add to decorate my centrepiece.

I love bringing in some outdoor elements into my decor. I used cedar and pine clippings to fill in the box to add some green and to give it a festive smell. 

I love the transformation! Next time your local thrift store make sure to look for trays, boxes and decor to create your own chippy Holiday centerpiece. Happy thrifting!