A Christmas Sleigh in Four Easy Steps

Here at Christmas Place, we are always ready to offer holiday tips to help you create memorable moments to cherish with family and friends.  It’s what we live for!  Here’s a super-simple project – a beautiful candle-and-poinsettia-in-red-sleigh centerpiece for your Christmas table, in just a few easy steps.  I’ll include all the elements, most (but not all*) of them available at the store.

Christmas Sleigh Centerpiece

1.  Assemble your base:

  • Red sleigh (so new, it hasn’t even come over from the warehouse yet, give us a few days)
  • Red candle(s)*
  • Green foam*
  • Green moss*

Mini red sleigh with candles and grass

2:  Next, add:

3.  Mix with:

  • One talented floral designer*
  • Hot glue gun*
  • Wire and chenille stems*

4.  Leave everything alone together for about two hours.  When you return, voilà!

Mini red sleigh with candles and Christmas floral

The perfect centerpiece for Christmas dinner – besides the turkey, the ham, and Mom’s sweet potato casserole (with pecans and marshmallows).

Mini Red Sleigh and Candles Christmas Floral Arrangement

I told you it was super simple!  You will find lots of ideas in our [on-line floral selection at ChristmasPlace.com] to help you create a Christmas masterpiece – or just come by the store, and let us do the work for you.  (We’ll let you take the credit, we don’t mind.)

Come back for more quick and easy holiday projects to help you prepare for the best Christmas 2016 ever!

~Janet @ The Incredible Christmas Place

P.S.  While you’re planning your trip to pick up supplies for your super-simple centerpiece project, why not come on an event day, meet an artist or author, and take home a signed piece?  It’s a great tradition for those ornaments and collectibles you’d like to hand down for Christmases to come.

List of artist signings and events for oct-nov-dec 2016

Two for Tuesday

I just have to show off our newest Department 56 display ~ our designer, Kristy, has been working on it for several days.  Three tiers and a grand double staircase lead up to The North Pole Palace, and an upside down tree filled with icicles is suspended above.

Department 56 North Pole Village

Dept. 56 North Pole Village 2009

I also recorded a short film that shows the flashing lights and animation of the scene ~ see if you can spot the skiers enjoying a day on the slopes!


If you happen to have an attractive wooden étagère like this one in the store, you need to add this striking sleigh to your holiday decorations. It’s positioned right under a spotlight where it catches my eye every time I pass by. I long to fill it with some red and green decorations ~ or maybe something in light blue and cream and gold. Very handsome!

Santa's Sleigh

Santa's Sleigh

It’s about 2 feet wide and 18 inches tall ~ it could hold an array of gifts or party favors for a special gathering.

We’re continuing to enjoy an onslaught of spring break guests in the store this week ~ if only the spring weather would return, too!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place