Cake Stand decorated with evergreen boughs

#HeinensHolidayDecor: The Perfect Hostess Gift

Decking your home with greenery, baubles and floral fun for the holidays: a six-part series teaching simple design techniques using grocery store finds.

You know when you are invited to someone’s home during the holiday season and you think to yourself, “What should I bring them?” We’ve all brought the bottle of wine or the pine candle, but this time why not get creative with your holiday hostess gift giving? We promise to make it simple and super memorable for that special gift this holiday season.

Step 1: To start we recommend choosing a small, fresh evergreen wreath from the floral department. Also, purchase a special, smaller blooming plant; for this example we choose paperwhite bulbs.

Cake stand

Step 2: Pick up a vintage or decorative cake stand at your local thrift store or perhaps you might already have one buried deep in your kitchen cabinets that you haven’t used in some time. We also recommend finding an old container to hold the smaller live plant in.  Used candle containers always work well because we know if you are like us, you never want to throw them away.

Cake stand decorated with wreath

Step 3: So once you have assembled your gift “ingredients” you can easily layer them onto each other. Start with your cake stand, layer on the small greenery wreath and then nestle the re-purposed container filled with your live plant in the center of the wreath. Your hostess will enjoy the table centerpiece for that night and the winter weeks to come. Easy, thoughtful and creative, what could be better?

Fully assembled cake stand with evergreens

Did you make a special hostess centerpiece gift with greenery and plants from Heinen’s?  Share it with us using the hashtag #heinensholidaydecor. We can’t wait to see what you created!

View the rest of the #HeinensHolidayDecor series:
Outdoor Vases and Urns
Winter Planter Boxes
Outdoor Lighting
Mantel Arrangement
Non-evergreen Centerpiece

Charity D'Amato
Posted by: Charity D'Amato
Charity is the founder of studio Chartreuse; chartreuseinc.com a design firm located in Lakewood, Ohio. She is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Design and Art Education. Charity is a Cleveland Bridge Builders graduate and the recipient of the 2010 Inside Business Athena Young Professional Award. Since 2007, Charity has also been the voice behind the regional lifestyle blog, iheartcleveland.com. Charity and her family recently made the move across the river from Westlake to Shaker Heights, Ohio. “I really adore that I get to come to work every day and be creative. This is my passion and my reality.”

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