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Christmas Table Centrepiece- One Item Challenge

Whoa, what?!!! Week 3 of the One Item Project Challenge already?! The team has brought you some awesome projects over the past two weeks, and this week will be no different. This time we are working with Wallpaper from SpoonflowerVery beautiful wallpaper I might add.

It was so hard to choose a pattern to work with. However, I wanted to keep with the theme of Christmas projects so I chose this small white birch pattern, I figured that would mesh well with the rustic woodland theme that has been going on around here these days.


One Item Project Challenge 2014

 I professed my love for natural Christmas decorations about 100 times this season, like with my natural wreaths, and swags, so I wanted to bring a bit of that to our dining room Christmas decor. A great big table piece would be perfect for holding lots of greenery.

Birch inspired Holiday Centrepiece DIY

Building your own Christmas table decor is easy! I followed the wood box tutorial from Shanty to Chic and the Idea Room. I found these little furniture feet at The Home Depot for only $1 a piece and I thought they would make a cute addition to a basic wood box.

Here is how to attach the feet

feet on box

Place the box frame onto the bottom and trace inside with a pencil so you know where to place the feet holes. Drill a hole in each corner, tap a helicoil into each hole (found in the fasteners isle). The claws on the helicoil will dig into the wood, so when you screw the legs on they will tighten properly.

Next step is to apply the Spoonflower wallpaper to the wood box. Here is how…

Apply adhesive wallpaper to a table centrepiece for a unique look

  • Using a rotary cutter, (or a yardstick and a xacto knife) cut the wallpaper to size for the long sides, adding a 1/2″ to each side for wrapping around.
  • For the two small ends, cut a square, that measures exactly from edge to edge
  • Slowly apply the self adhesive wall paper a small portion at a time, and using the included scraper to smooth it down as you go.
  • Cut a small slit int the overhang and fold the edges down. Apply the square of paper to the ends.
  • Attach the feet.
  • To secure the paper on the top I added small trim board, but that is totally optional.


This makes a great Christmas table decoration, but would also look great on a mantle or side table.


Filling the box with greenery was easy. I simply added two floral foam squares to the box and poked the candles and greenery right in place.


I love how the birch wallpaper coordinates so well with everything. Spoonflower is wonderful because they sell pieces by the foot so you can easily use it for crafting without having to buy an entire roll! I was very suprised by the texture of the wallpaper, it feels like fabric.

I’m so glad you’ve joined me for the past few weeks for the One Item Challenge. If you missed any weeks, be sure to check them out below

Twig Week – Snow Twig Ornaments

Easy and inexpensive homemade twig christmas ornament idea

Fabric Week- Easy Sew Personalized Stockings

Christmas stockings

Be sure to check out what the rest of the team created with their wallpaper this week

6 different ways to use wallpaper

 Wallpaper Canvas Art by So Much Better With Age

Powder Room Wallpaper by Satori Design for Living

Wallpaper Backed Bookcase by The Happy Housie

Bathroom Makeover by Craftberry Bush

Faux Birchbark Centerpiece That’s me!

Fancy Wallpaper Lined Envelopes by AKA Design

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  1. Okay, so I knew we were working with wallpaper and, therefore, your birchbark was faux. But, come on… how great does that look! Your tablescape is beautiful! Thanks for playing along the past few weeks. I enjoyed seeing everyone’s projects!

  2. This amazing V! I would never have had the vision to use wallpaper for this project…what a great idea! It looks beautiful!

  3. There is wallpaper that looks like birch bark? LOVE it! Great project. 🙂

  4. I LOVE the centerpiece! I have a lot of vintage pieces in my home, and NEED this centerpiece for my table! I found you through Motivation Monday and am now following you so I never miss a minute. 🙂

  5. Wow I just love your Christmas Table Centrepiece! The things you can do with wallpaper! btw…stopping over from the Boogieboard Cottage link up 🙂

  6. This is such an awesome project Virginia! I love that wallpaper design and it looks absolutely amazing covering the box as a centerpiece on your table. I truly wish I had one of those for our table!! Sharing this on my facebook page this week:)

  7. I adore this! That paper is so great! Pinning! Thank you for sharing on Show Me Saturday!

  8. Hi Virginia,
    Your Christmas Box is wonderful – love the rustic feel to it. Thanks for linking up to Saturday Sparks. You have been featured today.
    Warmest Regards,
    Pieced Pastimes

  9. Truly gorgeous and a very clever idea. Thanks for sharing.

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