Get inspired to create your own Christmas centerpiece with these beautiful Christmas centerpiece ideas. Easy ideas to help you get started!
Christmas Centerpiece Ideas
Designing a Christmas centerpiece is the perfect way to add that festive touch to your Christmas table or other Christmas decor. Today, I’ve gathered up all of our Christmas centerpiece ideas from our past Christmas home tours and put them in one place for you. I always have fun putting these together and I hope you find some ideas for your own home.
Christmas centerpieces don’t have to be elaborate or time-consuming. Most of these Christmas centerpieces can be put together in less than 15 minutes. If you shop around your home and use a little creativity, you can probably even find everything you need to create your own pretty Christmas centerpiece.
How to put together a Christmas centerpiece.
Fill a basket, bowl, or jar.
Grab your favorite container and fill it with ornaments, greenery, pine cones or other seasonal fillers. Dough bowls, baskets, ceramic pots – anything will work! I loved the bright pop of color in this vintage basket for our Christmas kitchen.
Put it on a tray.
If you have multiple items that you would like to use as your centerpiece, place them on a tray to tie everything together. You can use a metal tray, wood cutting board, handled tray or anything else with a flat surface. This also makes it much easier to move the centerpiece if needed without disturbing your vignette.
Make it twinkle.
Fairy lights add a beautiful warm glow to any centerpiece. Look for lights with an automatic on/off timer so you don’t have to worry about turning them on and off and find a spot to add the battery back. I used some faux snow in the bottom of this hurricane glass candle holder to cover up the battery pack and then added glass tree and a few silver ornaments to help reflect the light. You can see it all lit up in our Christmas Dining Room HERE.
Use a wreath.
Lay a wreath flat to create a base for any centerpiece. You can place it directly down on the table, use it to fill up a round bowl, or put it on a tray. Place a candle holder, a small Christmas tree, or any other Christmas item in the middle to add some height.
Clip some fresh greenery.
There’s nothing better at Christmas than some fresh greenery. Not only does it add that delicious fresh green scent, but it also brings life and texture to your centerpiece. Try a variety of fresh green clippings for added depth and interest. Other natural elements such as branches and pinecones also work well. You can find the instructions for this easy DIY poinsettia Christmas centerpiece HERE.
If you have a faux greenery centerpiece, you can even add a few sprigs of fresh greenery to it to give it a more realistic appearance like I did with the one below.
Bring the glow.
Candles always add the perfect glow and a soft warmth to your holiday table. Tea lights, taper candles, votives – I love them all! Generally you want to stick with non-scented candles at the table so they don’t compete with all of the delicious food smells. Use candles of varying heights to add more interest and flow. You also want to make sure that the candles are well out of the way from being knocked over. If it’s going to be a busy table or you have kids joining you, battery-operated flameless candles might be a better option. I also love these ones that are wrapped with string lights too. The more glow the better!
Get creative with your centerpiece ideas.
Any kind of decorative pieces can be used as a centerpiece so don’t be restricted to bowls and baskets. I used this white vintage truck in our dining room last Christmas and just filled it with a couple of mini flocked trees that I picked up in the dollar bin at Target. For Christmas you could use a small sled, Christmas trees, or any other favorite decor pieces.
I used this wood candle mold in our kitchen a couple of years ago and just filled it with some faux pine branches, mini pinecones, and twinkle lights. I loved how all of the natural elements tied in together and it was a super easy, rustic look.
Hopefully, this sparks your creativity and gives you some ideas to create your own Christmas centerpiece. Have fun with it!
More Christmas Decor Ideas
If you’re looking for more ideas to add that festive Christmas touch to your home, here are more Christmas decor ideas for you to check out!