Make your Christmas table shine with these easy ideas for festive centerpieces.
Tree-shape centerpeices cut from festive patterned paper set a seasonal tone that's perfect for formal and casual tables. To get the look, wrap cone-shape molds with wrapping paper. Or for more texture, cut small pieces of paper and glue to the molds in a leaf pattern.
Elegance needn't come in a frilly, fussy package. This graceful tablescape comes together with the most basic of elements. Stack glass ornaments in a pyramid formation on top of a compote, adhering the ornaments to one another with scrapbooking glue dots. Surround the centerpiece with more red accents -- ornaments on top of candlesticks and a few red votive cups.
Stack monochromatic boxes in various patterns atop a footed cake plate for this centerpiece. Crown the tower with a bow and a length of ribbon trailing down each side. Secure the ends of the ribbon tails to the underside of the cake plate.
Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on how to make this easy holiday centerpiece.
If you love wine, chances are you already have the materials for this classic centerpiece. To create, fill a trifle dish with corks and top with a glass votive candle. We like a mix of champagne and wine corks.
For a centerpiece that is festive yet natural, arrange twigs in a ceramic pitcher and tie greeting cards to the branches. Weave a length of rickrack through the branches for an extra flourish.
Create an enchanted forest of paper trees using our free pattern and two sheets of letter-size white cardstock. Fold the two sheets of cardstock in half lengthwise. Use a pencil to trace the tree shape from the pattern onto each piece of cardstock, making sure the fold is in the same center location for each. Cut out the trees with a crafts knife. Stack the two tree shapes together, pierce the center fold with a needle, and sew the trees together with white thread. Position the four sides so the trees stand.
Make a vase filled with evergreens more stunning by covering it with fresh flowers. Remove the heads from roses or other seasonal flowers, and then hot-glue them to a glass vase or other vessel.
Accent Christmas red with a favorite color, such lime green or turquoise (as shown here), for a vibrant holiday centerpiece. Paint a peat pot your desired color and let dry. Create a gift-box design on coordinating scrapbook paper, and glue it to the front of the peat pot. Place a miniature poinsettia plant inside a plastic sandwich bag, and place inside the peat pot. (You may need to remove extra soil from around the roots so it will fit in the pot.) Cover the top with shaved soap or purchased coconut for a fresh-snowfall effect. Place the pot in a small dish beneath a cloche decked out in matching ribbon.
All that glitters is on your holiday table. Create this stunning centerpiece by covering purchased sequin trees with clear glass domes. Place trees on cake stands for additional height, and that's it!
These stunning arrangments start with an unlikely material: soup cans. Simply wrap the metal cans with birch-pattern paper and glue to secure. We filled the vases with burnt-orange roses, greenery, and gathered acorns.
Instead of topping silver candlesticks with the expected, try placing a painted pinecone on top. Fill a round tray with candlesticks in a variety of sizes, and finish with a scattering of glass ornaments.
Turn that glass upside down!
Put that dusty board game to good use! Here, we used the board as the enterpiece and set each place with monogrammed tiles. Top the board with a mini burlap-wrapped evergreen.
Stunning winter flowers, paperwhites make the perfect centerpiece when stuffed into blue Mason jars. Complete the look with painted toy animals (we like the color combination of brown and blue).