Plastic wrap is not only good for wrapping food it is perfect for giving centerpieces that snowy or icy look. With just a long, long piece of plastic wrap you can create many interesting looks with your centerpiece.
To make this, pick any clear glass vase. Fill the bottom of the vase with greenery from your yard. Boxwood, holly, and other evergreens work well. Pull a very long piece of plastic wrap from its box and crumple it up over the greenery. Place a layer of cranberries, then another layer of plastic. Fill slowly with water and top with berries, tea lights, and more greenery. Be sure none of the greenery will interfere with the candle’s flame.
I have even made these with only the plastic wrap and tea light which is very elegant. The plastic has a tendency to float up so you do need a lot of it. Keep pushing it down as you add the water. Sometimes it takes a bit of finagling to get it to look right but keep working for the look you want.
In the centerpiece below, I loosely packed the plastic wrap for a more icy look instead of snowy. I added the water then used a butter knife to work the plastic into the corners. I think this is very pretty as well.
For a funny story about my Auntie’s experience with plastic wrap click here it is toward the bottom of the post.