Simple DIY Holiday Centerpiece Ideas

by Shelley SmithDecember 20, 2012

A beautiful tablescape on your kitchen or dining room table is a must when it comes to decorating for the holidays! The great thing about styling a table top, is that the sky is the limit! Find your inspiration in these simple holiday centerpiece ideas.

Holiday Tablescapesource

That being said, it’s easy to blow your entire holiday decorating budget on just this one space, so here are a few inexpensive and fairly easy holiday centerpiece decorating projects that can help you to stretch your decorating dollar this year.

DIY Tree Crafts:

Wire, left over wine bottle corks and colorful paper cut into circles or even curled up can help you to create unique evergreen-looking centerpieces for your tablescape. Most of these items are things that you probably already have on hand, so you might be surprised to learn that you can create similar looks, basically for free!

Christmas Tree conessource

Cork Christmas Treesource

Paper Evergreen Treessource

Wire Christmas Treessource

Cranberry Creations:

Cranberries are fabulous for tablescapes during the holidays because of their vibrant red shade. They can be used as a small accent to a larger centerpiece, strung as garland, or piled up on a tray or in a bowl to add a lively splash of color.


DIY Cranberry Garlandsource


Frozen Cranberries in icesource

Cranberry Traysource

Effortless Ornament Decor:

Since ornaments come in all different shapes and sizes, you can use them lots of different ways. If you’re low on table space try hanging ornaments OVER your table instead. Not only is the look dramatic and beautiful, but it can also help fill empty space, making your eating area appear more cozy and welcoming.

Ornament light fixture

Arranging ornaments in jars, vases or around candles and greenery is the perfect way to set a holiday themed tablescape, without having to actually take the time to make anything. This technique is completely effortless, yet it will have your guests feeling like you went all out in the decorating department.


Ornament centerpiece source

Ornaments in jars and on painted stickssource

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