So you’re hosting the family Christmas dinner this year and need to come up with the perfect Christmas centerpiece for your table. Don’t worry – even the crafty challenged can make a beautiful centerpiece for their Christmas table withour breaking the bank. Here are a few Christmas holiday centerpiece ideas for your table this year.
Use ornaments. You have them for your tree; use them on your table as well. Stack some glass ornaments decoratively together with some glue, add some sprigs of pine to it for a more festive put together look (perhaps to hide some of the glue), and place it in a festive bowl at the center of your table. Surround it with some candlesticks adorned with some ornaments to add to the elegance of it all.
It’s ribbon time. Run a strip of ribbon down the center of your tablecloth and place matching vases on the table with some holly in them or poinsettia flowers. Tie a piece of the same kind of ribbon you have going down the center of your table around the vases. This will help bring it all together.
Create a package centerpiece. Since Christmas and gifts go hand in hand, something cute for your table centerpiece is stacked boxes of varying sizes and color/design. Make a tower and place it on top of a cake stand (don’t go too high; you want your guests to be able to see across the table and you don’t want it toppling down either). Top it with a beautiful flowing Christmas bow.
Bring the outside indoors. Do you have a more rustic table? Then go outside and gather up some twigs from the yard. Place them in a glass pitcher and then hang some Christmas cards or ornaments from the twigs.
Make paper trees. Don’t you love paper dolls? You know the ones where you fold up a piece of paper and carefully cut out the shape of a doll, but leave the hands uncut and when you unfold the paper you have a long string of dolls holding hands? Well, instead of cutting dolls, why not try doing the same thing with a Christmas tree. Don’t worry if you can’t draw because there are plenty of Christmas tree stencils you can get your hands on to make your festive paper tree chain. Just don’t forget the tree stand so it can stand on your table.
Use pine cones. This is more bringing the outdoors in. You can make a wreath out of pine cones or spray paint them either gold or silver or with white spray paint to appear as if they have snow on them. Then just arrange them neatly in a bowl.
Have an old-fashioned Christmas lights centerpiece. Do you remember those big bulbs we used to have on our Christmas tree when we were kids? The ones that got super hot to touch and were probably a major fire hazard? Well, if you happen to have some lying around (or if not that’s okay because they do make a new one like that which doesn’t get as hot), then take those bulbs and put them in a clear bowl. Place a large candle in the center for added effect and there you go – instant centerpiece.
Centerpieces are fun and festive and can be really easy to make. So easy in fact that many times it’s just a matter of tossing whatever you have that’s festive in the house into a bowl and adding a few simple candle accents to the table. No need to buy something special to adorn your table this year. You can easily do it yourself with some of these frugal fun ideas for Christmas.