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It’s that time of year again.
The time for these great dinners with family and friends gathered around the table. The holiday season full of warmth and joy. Time to decorate the rooms and any other surface you can get your hands on!
This year, make your centerpiece the center of attention.
We’ve put together a list of fabulous, fun, and festive centerpieces. They are sure to make your table the definition of happy and bright.
Red and white flowers
The flowers do not deviate from the norm. They are a popular choice for centerpieces all year round.
So how do you create holiday themed flowers?
Poinsettias are unmistakably Christmas flowers. You see them everywhere this time of year, which makes them perfect for your centerpiece.
Red flowers add a splash of vibrant color to an otherwise boring table. But if you prefer a clean look that reflects a winter wonderland, opt for white flowers instead. You can always add a few holly berries to accentuate them.
The evergreen tree is a staple of the holiday season.
Spruce up your table with evergreen branches for a centerpiece on the natural side. Use branches in a vase or bottle to keep things to a minimum. You can also glue the stems into a flower arrangement to add height and visual interest.
Bonus: if you use real evergreen branches, you get the smell of Christmas too!
Miniature Christmas trees
Take inspiration from the outdoors to create a small version of a Christmas landscape in the middle of your table.
Miniature Christmas trees make a great addition to any holiday dining table!
Dust your tiny trees with fake snow and place them among white fabric to mimic a beautiful winter wonderland. Prepare your trees in a wooden box with some candles and holly berries.
You can even decorate a small tree with ornaments to look like your ordinary miniature tree.
Gingerbread is a tasty feature of the holiday season, and now it can be the feature of your dining table.
The best part about using gingerbread houses as centerpieces is that you can make them with your loved ones. Get the family together and have a good time creating one.
Once dinner is over, you can all share it for dessert!
Maybe you’re hoping for something a little sharper that you can use over and over again. Well, there are some awesome fake gingerbread houses that add just as much decadence to the table as a real one.
If you think the perfect centerpiece is a gift, then this one might be perfect for you!
Gift bags come in a range of sizes, shapes and colors. They feature holiday designs, festive words, and some have metallic accents. They range from bright and cheerful to muted and stylish, so you won’t have a hard time finding one for your table.
Prepare your gift bags with matching tissue paper protruding from the top, to make them look like real gifts. It’s a fun centerpiece that anyone would wrap and stick under their tree.
It is indeed impossible to adorn the rooms without a few rolls of garland.
Accent your table runner or replace it with a long piece of green garland. Run it down the length of the table to turn this holiday centerpiece in one piece of statement.
Do not worry; we don’t suggest you just put a piece of garland on your table and stop there.
Dress up your new centerpiece with a variety of seasonal accessories. Try candles, holly berries, flowers, ornaments, figurines, or wintery fruits like pomegranates to really make it stand out.
Chandeliers are a classic centerpiece that is always suitable for holidays.
Buy a few in different heights to group them together in a traditional centerpiece. Use taper candles or pillar candles in red or white for the perfect holiday feel.
While it’s simple, it’s a centerpiece that will really light up your table.
Bring some tree pruning to your table with a set of string lights that play with the rest of your decor.
Lights are versatile – there is so much you can do with them.
Wrap fairy lights in a glass jar or vase or arrange them in the center of the table to brighten up some greenery. You can also use them to dress up an old centerpiece that could use a bit of sparkle.
Epsom salt fixtures
All you need for this snow day centerpiece are glass jars, Epsom salt, and a bit of Modge Podge.
These Epsom salt fixtures use Modge Podge to adhere the salt to the outside of the jars. Once you’ve assembled them, adorn each one with a bow or cuts of green to top it off.
Drop a light inside and – tada! – you have a softly glowing centerpiece that truly embodies the holidays.
Get a warm feeling during the colder season by wrapping your centerpieces in something cozy.
We promise it looks better than it looks.
Make it as easy as wrapping thick yarn around a vase. Or find a knitted backing that fits around your candle jars. You can even knit or crochet a warm backing for them yourself!
Vases filled with water
Put a twist on the typical arrangement of flowers in a vase with this easy DIY centerpiece.
Just add holly sprigs to a few empty vases, then fill them with water. Garnish your vases with floating candles and you have got a totally unique holiday centerpiece.
Skip the fruit bowl this holiday season and replace it with an ornamental bowl instead.
This is a shiny new take on the usual still life used all over the tables. Plus, it lets you play with more colors and shapes. Not to mention that the ornaments are sparkling!
Cake stands can be an essential part of any centerpiece.
These decorative elements serve as risers to keep your centerpieces visible above the party. Cake stands also add levels to your centerpiece and make it more appealing to the eye.
There are so many things that go into the holidays. Your centerpiece can be minimalist and neutral. It can also have bright colors or be completely covered with silver and gold glitter. Either way, it’s like a vacation.
It’s hard to go wrong.
We hope you took inspiration from our list of vacation centerpiece ideas for your home. Hopefully whatever you put in the middle of your table makes you as happy as the people sitting around.
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