The time I have for decorating and all of that fun stuff is pretty limited and things just work best during little D's nap time or bedtime. I started by shopping in my closet picking any container that might hold ornaments or other decorative items. Here's what I came up with.
These are the supplies I gathered. I'm sure I won't use all of them but it's helpful to try different pieces as I go. The majority of glass containers are the same height so I'll show you a little trick I learned to help add some dimension.
I found little bowls in my cupboard that I turned upside down, covered with white fabric (fabric napkins) and placed the glass containers on top which added dimension to the height.
This year I chose to keep the colour scheme pretty tight so I picked my apple green and silver ornaments. I tried to add interest by picking different sized ornaments but that was only in the silver coloured ones. I think I'll work on adding to the apple green collection with some patterned ornaments and also trying to find different sizes.
I tried to make sure that I did not put containers next to each other that were the same height so the bowls under the napkins came in really handy. I also tried to make sure I put the green ornaments in spots throughout the arrangement. That helps the eye to move all around the arrangement without getting stuck in one place. I also tried to remember to use odd numbers and ended up using three candles, three containers with green ornaments and three containers with silver ornaments. I would like to add some fake snow to some of the containers but I think I got rid of what I had so I'll need to pick some up. Until then have some fun shopping in your own closet and decorating your own tables.
Happy closet shopping!