With a little bit of this and a little bit of that a nice centerpiece can be made.
As I'll be using reindeer plates I had gotten a few years ago I remembered a small silver reindeer I had which I originally received from an arrangement that was given to me several years ago. With pieces from an old garland I surrounded the reindeer in a wicker oval tray with greens, added some pine cones (also saved from arrangements I had received), added three roses, three hydrangeas (purchased last year from Big Lots), a few sprigs of holly, and six small gold ornaments.
If you look closely you can see that the handles of the tray are ... what else ... reindeer! I'm amazed at how this all came together, you would think I planned this ... not! The tray was a great buy from Michaels a few years ago during their after Christmas sale, under $3.00!
A very pretty centerpiece for no cost by recycling those bits and pieces of leftover holiday decorations.