The Unbreakable Christmas Centerpiece

I love beautiful, sparkly Christmas decorations.  They make me smile.  What makes me cry is when they get broken by two little boys.  Solution?  I got it right here for you. 

Hit up your dollar store for some pretty plastic bowls and/or plates.  Grab some shatter-proof ornaments (also at the dollar store). 

Pull out a few cans you aren’t going to be using for the next month or so and wrap with wrapping paper or metallic tissue paper. 
Stack the plates or bowls on top of the cans to create a beautiful stand.
Fill the plates and bowls with shatterproof ornaments.  Add in any other pretty, non-breakable items and voila!  Take that little boys!

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  1. I just read your crescent roll recipe. I’m definitely going to try this. I love the story about you and your siblings eating these growing up. Very nice blog!

  2. This is so clever!!! I love how you’ve covered the cans too!
    Stopping by from Southern Lovely

  3. Very cute and frugal! Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday!

    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear

  4. Fantastic! I love the Christmas ornaments on display in the bowls so creative with the cans. I would love for you to link this up to my Homemade in December Christmas Linky Carnival:>

  5. The wrapped cans are genius! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Great idea! I’m slowly being able to have a few more fragile items in the decor now. It’s nice. :)

  7. Great idea I am Jen from Ohio and a newbie to your sight found you on Happy Hour blog. I used vegetable cans in my pot to hold my tree in will have to post a pic on my blog was embarrassed to show it but thought oh well can not eat them until after Christmas anyways since I just stocked up on them when they were on sale!

  8. Love this idea!

  9. Unbreakable and Christmas deco– a very thoughtful idea!

    (Esp if kids are involved)

    Visiting from Refresh Your Nest linky party at Making Lemonade’s blog.

    Suzanne in NW Illinois

  10. Looks good! I’ve done that with cake plates and candles in the past. Thanks for sharing over at TT&J!

  11. ingenious idea!!

    {stopped by from tt&J}

  12. How cute and clever is this. With little kids this is a perfect solution to my decorating dilemma. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.

  13. This looks great! And I love how you made it! I found you through At the Picket Fence. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Also, I love your blog name! :)

  15. Absolutely delightful!Great idea!Following you now!:)

  16. What a great idea for a holiday centerpiece! Thanks for sharing! I also love your blog name. Lol! Aren’t we all moms on time out at one time or another? Glad to have found your blog.

  17. Such a cute, great idea! I love this :)
    PS… I am your newest follower :) Love the blog baby!

  18. I only have one boy (and one girl), both now adults, but one boy with autism with a high degree of impulsivity =at least 5 neuro-typicals, LOL. I didn’t have glasses (Tupperware) or any dishes non-Corelle for the first 20 (at lest) years of his life. So I relate. And now we have to dog proof!! 3 standard poodles+the boy-now-man+hubs+me in a smallish ranch. Always thankful for unbreakable anything!!

  19. This is smart and sturdy! I am so glad I found you through Anna’s party. I am one of Anna’s “monday party gals” that are mentioned above. My readers would love this and love to meet you! Would love for you to head over! either way….I am glad I found you! Love, Me This is so beautiful! It is right up my readers alley! I am so glad I found you through Brookes party at “Get Outta’ My Head”. I am one of her “Monday Party Gals”. I know my readers would love this and would love meeting you. I would love for you to share it! Love, Me

  20. That is so creative! I love it.

    Would also love for you to submit this to the Make and Takes spotlight page–

  21. Great option especially when you have young children around.

  22. I love this! We used the plastic ornaments for our wedding, but placed them in a lead crystal bowl. It’s amazing how festive simple Christmas balls look when placed inside a bowl. I think I am going to pin this on Pinterest so others can see it.

  23. that center recipe seems really strongChristmas Recipes for Kids

  24. Great idea for a centerpiece! I love making things from dollar store finds! Thanks for sharing!

  25. wow, now that’s smart! I’m having a link party on my blog and I’d be tickled pink if you’d link this up!

  26. This is awesome! I have a young son who loves to put his hand on shiny, pretty, breakable things. Thanks for the tip!

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  28. very festive love the fact it is unbreakable come see me at

  29. You had me at “unbreakable” :)

  30. This is a good idea, and perfect for use around little children–well done!

  31. Oh this is all so lovely! I found you through Pinterest and had no idea I’d find even MORE great ideas! I LOVE how you added the those baubles in your centerpiece — everything is just perfect! –

  32. I love Christmas ornaments on display. This centerpiece turned out great. It’s awesome that it’s kid and pet-proof!

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