DIY Winter Yeti Cookie Centerpiece

Hi There! We are here to bring cheer to the dreariness of winter! Xo The Yetis

Hi There! We are here to bring cheer to the dreariness of winter! Xo The Yetis

When one sets tables and makes centerpieces for a living, its a bit crazy how little pre-planning occurs in your own personal life. This past Christmas Eve, at around approx. 4pm I realized I had no centerpiece for our dinner table. A trip to the garage and a walk around our Christmas tree turned up a few simple yet festive elements that made for a cute centerpiece and inspired the idea to create a few other versions throughout the year…

My Christmas Eve in a pinch centerpiece.. If I had the time, I would have glittered these pinecones... I think it really would have added to the cuteness.

My Christmas Eve “in a pinch” centerpiece.. If I had the time, I would have glittered these pinecones and maybe added some moss… I think it really would have added to the cuteness. There’s always Christmas 2015!

To DIY the Winter version of this fishbowl centerpiece you will need a fishbowl vase with or without a pedestal (see similar options here), Yeti cookies (see how to make them here), marshmallows in 2 sizes and sugar.

My fishbowl vase is vintage Martha By Mail. You may be able to find one on Ebay. Clean well with windex before filling.

My fishbowl vase is vintage Martha By Mail. You may be able to find one on Ebay or Etsy. Clean well with windex before filling (I missed the pedestal a bit- oops!)

Add sugar to the vase for a base- for a vase this size I used 6 cups.

Add sugar to the vase for a base- for a vase this size I used 6 cups.

I left the sugar uneven to create a bit of mountain effect.

I left the sugar uneven to create a bit of mountain effect.

Next add marshmallows in 2 sizes.

Next add marshmallows in 2 sizes.

Add some stacked mini marshmallows around the sides to create interest.

Add some stacked mini marshmallows around the sides to create interest.

Next add your Yeti cookies. We are not going to be eating these so I left my cookies out on the counter overnight so they would harden up.

Next add your Yeti cookies. We are not going to be eating these so I left my cookies out on the counter overnight so they would harden up. Carefully press down until the Yeti feet dig into the sugar base.

Use marshmallows to secure them into a standing position.

Use marshmallows to secure them into a standing position.

Add to your table, a shelf or mantle and enjoy! They make me smile every time I look at them!

Add to your table, a shelf or mantle and enjoy! They make me smile every time I look at them! #smilingismyfavorite

If you’d like to make this as a yummy, edible centerpiece (maybe served with tabletop s’mores?) you can set it up the night before your event, just be sure to add plastic wrap to the top of your fishbowl vase to make it airtight. FUN! It would also look great with snowflake cookies, winter animals, or even a few Love Angels!

We are going to have some fishbowl fun this year here on the blog! Look for more festive fishbowl centerpiece ideas coming right up! Xo Dani