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Featured Pro: Kristan Cunningham Category: Home Décor Time: 2:00
KRISTAN CUNNINGHAM: Hi, there. I’m Kristan Cunningham, and this is your GMC Trade Secret.
You know, when we think about centerpieces, the first thing that comes to mind is flowers, lots of flowers. But when you’re entertaining and you’re at the table, you need room for food, and then there’s also the mood that you’re trying to create. So you don’t have to rely on flowers alone. I’ve got three other ideas for you.
Here’s the first one. I found all of these cute vintagy-feeling bottles, and the nice thing is they all have a lip. So I tied some twine, which the lip will hold in place. These guys all get a single stem of a flower or a leaf. These little guys will get tealights. And the whole shebang will hang from this bamboo pole. So they’ll hang at different heights. And we have some light and we have some flowers, and the whole thing will be suspended from fishing line from the ceiling. So essentially it’s a floating centerpiece. Pretty, right?
And then there’s this kind of centerpiece that doesn’t need any flowers at all. It’s all about the food. But we presented the food in a more interesting way. We varied the heights, varied the materials of the plates that they’re on, and used the display as a background to showcase the food.
And this last one is just about providing something that’s pretty. This sculptural branch will go down the middle of the table with pretty little butterflies peaking in here and there, a few little white flowers, and some little gemstones, just to have some bling; pick up some light.
And so you can see it doesn’t have to be about flowers at all. You can have something that floats that’s not even on the table, one that’s about food, and one that’s just because.
I’m Kristan Cunningham, and that’s your GMC Trade Secret on centerpieces.