Christmas at Terrain in Westport CT is an inspiration. I love to go to this shop, but rarely do I get the chance to go close to Christmas as I did last week. There are decorated trees of all shapes and sizes hanging from the very high ceiling in this former Cadillac dealership.
Last year I bought two packages of these small ornaments there. I was entranced by the rainbow they made but so entranced I didn’t do much more than look at them. I wasn’t too sure how to use them to keep the rainbow.
Using a design idea from the Boston Flower Party FASG workshop, I made a kind of drum of two circles of corrugated cardboard. In this shot are the elements of the original design. The two circles are separated by a collar of the copper chicken wire hot glued down, and water tubes are poked into the surface to hold the flowers.
In my version, two circles of cardboard are covered with small pieces of soft green artist’s paper and Modge Podged on the surface.
Use a smaller circle to figure out the diameter of green ornaments (Michael’s Crafts). Remove the circle after drawing around it, then hot glue down each ornament with the open end facing into the circle.
Next use glue dots on some of the green ornaments and press down the second circle. Hot glue could be used too but this seemed easier.
It works really well on a low coffee table because you can look over the rainbow of the ornaments which are bright enough to light up the space.