Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Copycat Challenge

Woo Hoo! Today is the first day of the Christmas Blogger Block Party! It is going to be such a fun week! I can't wait to see all of the wonderful seasonal posts! I love this time of year!!!

Today is Debbie's Christmas Copycat Challenge. It is sure to be awesome and filled with lots of wonderful ideas! Her Halloween Challenge was a blast! For Christmas (and Thanksgiving actually) I decided to use the following picture as my inspiration piece. It is from Better Homes and Garden online.

This is what I used as my Thanksgiving centerpiece. I loved it so much AND I was trying to be frugal so I modified it to be used for Christmas.

For Christmas I switched out the gold tray with a red one.
I got them both at Target.

In place of rice and dried beans, I added layers of red and green M & Ms.
Seth had fun sorting them. Of course, since then I have had to stop him
from sneaking bites of my centerpiece!

I switched out the walnuts and pecans and replaced them with silver and red ornaments.
Then I exchanged the brown satin ribbon with festive red and green ribbons.
For the perfect finishing touch, I added shiny red and green bells
around the base of the apothecary jars. So pretty!!!

I love the way it looks on my casual Christmas table.
I think it is so cute - Even better than the Thanksgiving centerpiece :-)

I will be sharing more about the entire tablescape soon.

This week I will be sharing with the following:

Debbie's Christmas Copycat Challenge @


  1. Very cute! I will have to look for that red tray at Target this week!

  2. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. I had tried to link to your picture from Debbie's and couldn't get it to go through to you - maybe it's fixed now. Or maybe it was me :O Anyway, I love love love your table centerpiece - and I would totally eat the M&Ms, they're my faves. In fact, I've brought home two bags so far to use for decoration, and ... yep, ate them both. Thanks for sharing the beauty of your home with us!


  3. There you are Miss Lisa...I knew you would make it and I am so glad you did. This is so fabulous and colorful and tasty too. Thanks for sharing and joining in the fun.

  4. Great job, Lisa! That looks so pretty for Christmas!

  5. Lisa,
    Love this! I was actually looking at these earlier today at Homegoods!
    Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. It is my very first comment ever on my brand new blog, kind of like a business that makes their first dollar and frames it! I hope you can find a little red truck for your little guy too. Merry Christmas,


  6. Your centerpiece is so festive and pretty!

    Sharon @ mrshinesclass

  7. Lisa, so very pretty! Beautiful and festive! Great inspiration!

  8. Very pretty, Lisa! I love that you got two looks from one inspiration picture. Your Fall one was gorgeous, but I think I love the color to your Christmas one even more. I'm surprised that many M&M's made it into the jar ~ I'd have had to buy an extra bag just to replenish what I'd have eaten during sorting!

  9. Love it! Yours is much prettier and more festive than your inspie! You did great!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. Hi Lis,

    Thanks for sharing your copy cat. I guess, I will copy a copy cat §:-) on my NY bling.

    Happy Monday,

  11. This is simple, yet so lovely! Wow- a lot of those M&Ms made it into the jar. Far fewer would have made it here! Way to go with your "frugal-ness!"

  12. Hello! This looks SO great!!!!! Really pretty! Merry, Merry!!!!!!

  13. I love it - why mess with something that works and since it worked for Thanksgiving it can work in another colourway for Christmas. I'm surprised you have any decorations left though when you used m&ms.

  14. HI Lisa, so nice to meet you!Love your centerpiece and love those trays! I will have to check my Target!. Great idea to just repurpose the jars for Christmas. I saw on your profile that you like to peek nto other peoples houses, ME TOO!!!! Come on over and have a look see;):) XO, Pinky

  15. Your centerpiece is so much dang fun! :D I am linking from Debbiedoos.

  16. It looks beautiful!! Great job, Lisa!


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