New Years Sparkly Tablescape + Lowes Giveaway #LowesCreator

Lowes CreatorI hope you had a wonderful and joyous Christmas!  Ours was filled with plenty of smiles, laughs, and hugs.  The kids were thrilled with their gifts from Santa and they have been quite occupied (which makes mama happy treasuring the quiet moments).  We’re off to see more family this coming weekend, but in the meantime, I have something fun to share…

In the midst of all the Holiday Hoopla, Lowe’s sent me on another challenge this month to scour their aisles and create SOMETHING SPARKLY for New Years. This one surely threw me for a loop (especially since I don’t usually decorate for New Years), but I arose to the challenge and feel that I hit this one out of the ballpark!

Thus the creation of my New Years 2013 Sparkly Tablescape

New Years Sparkly Tablescape Centerpiece by @Jenna_Burger, #LowesCreator #LowesCreativeIdeas #NewYears #Decorating #Tablescape

An idea struck when I was in the plumbing aisle looking at PVC pipe.  Isn’t that where all your ideas start too??

Scouring the aisles of Lowes

In knowing that I had a bunch of crystal candlesticks (which are missing mates and are all random sizes and heights) in the china cabinet, I thought that would be a good place to start to bring in the glitz, glitter, and sparkly!  And then I would add PVC pipe into the mix.

Ok, but seriously…  I had the thought to cut the PVC pipe, paint them with chalkboard paint, and add the numbers 2-0-1-3. So I was off and shopping for my materials.

I ended up buying:

  • (1) 2′ long PVC pipe
  • (4) PVC caps (which I think were around 25 cents each)
  • chalkboard paint
  • nuts (for napkin rings – keep on reading)

Once home, I started off by cutting the PVC pipe with a miter box so I had 4 pieces that were 4″ high each.

15New Years Sparkly Tablescape Centerpiece by @Jenna_Burger, #LowesCreator #LowesCreativeIdeas #NewYears #Decorating #Tablescape

New Years Sparkly Tablescape Centerpiece by @Jenna_Burger, #LowesCreator #LowesCreativeIdeas #NewYears #Decorating #Tablescape

It was bitter in the garage, so the Mister and I cut them indoors. I’ll tell you, it was a mess – beware! After cutting the PVC to the needed size, I handsanded the edges to get rid of the plastic shavings and to make them somewhat smooth.

New Years Sparkly Tablescape Centerpiece by @Jenna_Burger, #LowesCreator #LowesCreativeIdeas #NewYears #Decorating #Tablescape

I added the PVC cap on one end which would be the part that sits on top of the candlestick.

New Years Sparkly Tablescape Centerpiece by @Jenna_Burger, #LowesCreator #LowesCreativeIdeas #NewYears #Decorating #Tablescape

Then using Rustoleum chalkboard paint, I painted the exterior, interior, and the edges.

Then using Rustoleum chalkboard paint, painted the exterior, interior, and the edges.

Lastly, with white chalk, I freehanded the number 2-0-1-3 on each PVC cylinder.

New Years Sparkly Tablescape Centerpiece by @Jenna_Burger, #LowesCreator #LowesCreativeIdeas #NewYears #Decorating #Tablescape

Believe me, up close it isn’t perfect, but it’s unique and cute!

Once the Chalkboard PVC holders were done, I was ready to decorate my tablescape. To start, I shopped my home. I gathered anything silver and sparkly.  I grabbed ornaments from the Christmas tree, the new sparkly Christmas cones from the mantel, a clock (so apropos for New Years), along with white ribbon in different sizes and many of my crystal candles.

After that it was ready to start playing.  After a few moves and some edits, the centerpiece was complete.

New Years Sparkly Tablescape Centerpiece by @Jenna_Burger, #LowesCreator #LowesCreativeIdeas #NewYears #Decorating #Tablescape

New Years Sparkly Tablescape Centerpiece by @Jenna_Burger, #LowesCreator #LowesCreativeIdeas #NewYears #Decorating #Tablescape

As the moveable base for the centerpiece, I used the pallet wooden box that I recently created for my Christmas setting.  It’s nice because it holds everything in place and can easily move so the table can actually be used for meals. Beauty + Function!

New Years Sparkly Tablescape Centerpiece by @Jenna_Burger, #LowesCreator #LowesCreativeIdeas #NewYears #Decorating #Tablescape

Under the wood box is a pretty white scarf that I’ve had for years (and don’t ever wear).  When I was hunting around my home, I thought it would be the perfect addition to bring in some sparkle.

New Years Sparkly Tablescape Centerpiece by @Jenna_Burger, #LowesCreator #LowesCreativeIdeas #NewYears #Decorating #Tablescape

New Years Sparkly Tablescape Centerpiece by @Jenna_Burger, #LowesCreator #LowesCreativeIdeas #NewYears #Decorating #Tablescape

And of course we couldn’t have a New Years table without some bubbly…

New Years Sparkly Tablescape Centerpiece by @Jenna_Burger, #LowesCreator #LowesCreativeIdeas #NewYears #Decorating #Tablescape

For each seat setting, I added a silver charger with our china plates on top (a simple white plate with silver edging). For the napkin, I added a linen cloth and tied it with a piece of jute and added a few nuts for fun. I was going to create an entire napkin ring with nuts, but didn’t have time, but it could be an idea for a future project.

New Years Sparkly Tablescape Centerpiece by @Jenna_Burger, #LowesCreator #LowesCreativeIdeas #NewYears #Decorating #Tablescape

New Years Sparkly Tablescape Centerpiece by @Jenna_Burger, #LowesCreator #LowesCreativeIdeas #NewYears #Decorating #Tablescape

And one last look at my fun, whimsical, and sparkly New Years Tablescape.

New Years Sparkly Tablescape Centerpiece by @Jenna_Burger, #LowesCreator #LowesCreativeIdeas #NewYears #Decorating #TablescapeIs it pin-worthy?

After wracking my brain for a bit on the ideal project for New Years, I’m thrilled with the outcome of my sparkly creation.  It wasn’t easy, but I feel when I’m put to the challenge, something great always results!

Cheers to a happy, healthy, joyous, prosperous, and amazing 2013!

Onto the giveaway, which is HUGE!

Now’s your chance to tackle a new project in your home in 2013.  Lowe’s is generously giving one winner a $75 Gift Card to their store – how cool?!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I am part of the Lowe’s Creative Team and was provided with a Lowe’s gift card to purchase items for my project.  I was also compensated for my time to use the products.  No one told me what to create, what to buy, how to use the product, or what to write.  All opinions are 100% mine!

I link my projects to some of these parties: Skip to My Lou, Dittle Dattle, Between Naps on the Porch, Today’s Creative Blog, Stories of A to Z, All Things Heart & Home, House of Hepworths, Finding Fabulous, The Shabby Nest, Serenity Now, Tatertots and Jello, Thrifty Decor Chick, Tip Junkie

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  1. Barbara Graves says

    Gorgeous and festive tablescape! I love the idea of decorating for New Years!
    Thank you and have a happy and healthly 2013.

  2. says

    Your tablescape is awesome – I love PVC pipe, it’s just so versatile!

    I desperately need some pulls and knobs for the kitchen cabinets. I’m so tired of breaking my nails and scraping my fingertips trying to open the builder-grade-boring cabinets!

    We also need to paint. Seriously. This house is 4 shades of brown in every room!

  3. Paula Tancredi Penman says

    I think you lost me at “I was in the plumbing aisle” though I do remember also reading “I freehanded the numbers . . .” But I would LOVE that gift card; I would use it for gardening – I am a DIY gardener!

  4. Wild Orchid says

    I would love to get a new lighting fixture for my dining room.

    Entered the Rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  5. Cindy Aiton says

    Thank you so much for offering such a generous giveaway. I would save the gift card until spring and use it buy some pretty plants for my balcony.

  6. Sandra Hüdnüt says

    I would purchase a basic screen door and utilize chalkboard paint, metal flashing, magnets and small tiles I could print on for my back door to welcome all those folks who we know that have never used our front door…..only those we don’t know use that…lol!

  7. Amber L says

    My husband and I are in the proses of building our first house tight now so what ever odds and in’s $75 can get me would be so great

  8. Char218 says

    What an awesome idea with the pvc pipe!! You could also do this for birthdays, etc.!! Lowe’s has so many wonderful items but I think I would use the prize to buy wood for my next craft project

  9. Laura Jacobson says

    I would put it towards a new front door to our home. Our current door leaks so much cold air and when it gets below zero…I have to put blankets around it…would love to purchase a new door!

  10. Debbie says

    I would love to win this GC – I’m planning on replacing a couple of hallway light fixtures (builder grade – 17 years old…lol) and this would certainly help!

  11. Tanya Rubezhov says

    It would go toward a new grill that we desperately need.
    Thank you for the giveaway and for sharing your great ideas.

  12. says

    That is genius! I love how you used the pvc pipes and chalkboard paint. If I won I would put it towards paint for my master bathroom. Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Carolyn G says

    I would give this to my hubby so he could treat himself. He could spend hours in Lowes.

    I have to say that tablescape is amazing. I wish I was a crafty as you. Beautiful

  14. Gina Helton says

    I want to buy some decorative hardward for our garage door, as well as I need to buy a car jack for my trunk. One fun and one practical :-)

  15. Kathleen says

    Our brand new house came with 2″ base boards, I have huge plans on embellishing them with trim to get the 4″ look I wanted!

  16. says

    I would buy a new toilet for our master bath because ours just broke. I just bought a new dishwasher yesterday from Lowe’s because it broke too. And all of this right after Christmas…of course! lol

  17. says

    First off, LOVE the centerpiece and tablescape. I would definitely start with buying some PVC and put my own spin on this tablescape! I have plenty of Lowe’s friendly projects to work on in my home first of starting with painting the last two bedrooms that I haven’t touched since we moved in here 5 years ago!

  18. Sleepyheadedmom says

    Oh jeez. We are moving into a new home next month so my list is endless. I’m sure the gift card could take a good chunk out of the expense for paint or new locks on the doors.

  19. Susan C says

    A drill. Just got divorced and bought a little house that needs some work, including stuff hung on the walls, but that doesn’t work out well without a drill.

  20. Jada says

    There is too much on my list to start naming for all the small projects that NEED finishing at my home…before I start a spring season of hosting wedding showers!

    Loved the centerpiece. It is very creative and looks beautiful. You are very talented,

  21. Sarah Davis says

    Closet doors!!!! We just bought and gutted a house from the 1970s original owner. Moved in and all liveable now but no closet doors yet!

  22. Andrea Schuneman says

    I would love a gift card from Lowes! I would use for new lighting fixtures. Awesome giveaway, thanks Lowes and SAS Interiors