10 Easy DIY Holiday Centerpieces To Dress Up Your Table

Submitted by Sarah on Thursday - December 5, 2019

Ah yes, the holidays are in the air. It really is the best time of the year! With the hustle and bustle of shopping, gatherings, work, baking ... it's easy to forget about those things that bring us a bit of cheer at home. We've curated our top 10 favorite, easy DIY holiday centerpieces that will perfectly spruce up any holiday celebration this season.

And because holiday season = busy, these ideas are straightforward and involve supplies that are really easy to find at your local dollar, craft, or big-box store. Hopefully you already have some of the supplies up in a tucked away tote, in the hall closet, or out in the backyard (the greenery pieces, that is). From modern and contemporary to farmhouse and traditional DIY holiday centerpieces—these ideas cover all styles. And you know, if you're in the holiday spirit as much as we are ... you might just want to create a few of these!

Set Your Table With These 10 Easy DIY Holiday Centerpieces 

1. Festive farmhouse

This centerpiece has a traditional Christmas look that can be effortlessly pulled together—most likely with items you have around the home or with a quick trip to the store.  White pillar and votive candles of various heights are randomly spaced on top of a classic red and white holiday table runner. Real or artificial pinecones, cranberries, and greenery are sprinkled in along with classic red tree bulbs for a super cozy and festive farmhouse look.

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2. Classically simple

To create a simplistic and calm ambiance, white pillar candles place inside classic hurricane vases creates the picture-perfect holiday centerpiece. Adding in elements of fresh or artificial greenery, such as sorbus or smilax, and a wooden or cork trivet adds in a dash of organic elegance. And the bonus? You can likely find most of the supplies in your home and backyard!

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3. No-frills farmhouse

Bottle brush trees are must-have holiday decor pieces … these snow-painted trees are the cutest! Grab a wooden drink or food tray and add in a birch bark candle holder (that you can DIY with a wood-boring drill bit), bottle brush trees, and charming white fuzzy trees. Toss in extra birch bark slabs and tealight candles for added texture—you’ll have a modern-meets-farmhouse holiday centerpiece that will dazzle.

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4. Vintage Scandinavian Christmas

Natural beauty abounds with a tablescape of simple greenery, pomegranates, and brass candle holders with slender tapers. Cypress tree branches can be found in blue-greens to deep greens to add color and a lovely seasonal fragrance for your holiday feast. Pomegranates have long represented love and good health while the candles add cozy warmth to the dark winter nights. While simple and stately, this vintage Scandinavian Christmas table setting bring us back to years gone by!

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5. Floating holiday candles

Sometimes the simplest pieces can also be the most beautiful! This merry holiday centerpiece only requires five minutes and five items: jars, cranberries, greenery sprigs, floating candles, and water. This piece features a round glass bowl, but Mason jars work great while adding in a rustic touch. Just add water, toss in a few fresh greenery sprigs (rosemary or spruce), a handful of cranberries, and place the floating candle on top. You can’t stop at just one, since they’re so pretty and easy to pull together—plus the kids can join in!

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6. Eclectic, bright, and blingy

If you love color, glitter, and bling—then this is the holiday centerpiece for you! A joyful mix of bright vintage and modern ornaments lightly laid out on top of a natural runner of eucalyptus and evergreens pop with modern bliss. Varying heights of cute colored and white glass votive candle holders add in a merry mood to this festive tablescape. There are no tough instructions here—except to have fun. Plus, most of these items can be found at your local big-box or dollar store!

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7. Modern and minimal

Adorn your modern home space with a trendy minimalist holiday centerpiece like this wooden ball wreath and candle. Unfinished wooden craft balls are becoming a popular decor accent and can be found in most craft stores or online retailers. Varying sizes of wooden craft balls (LOTS of them) hot glued to a straw wreath and adorned with a chic sprig of seeded eucalyptus does take a bit of patience. But the stylish finished centerpiece with the candle glowing is so worth it!

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8. Romantic Scandinavian holiday

Black taper candles in eclectic candle holders create a moody-meets-romantic effect for this tablespace. Your nearest grove— or front lawn shrubs—will have all the foliage (and hopefully pinecones) you need to create a natural runner down the middle of the table. Romantic black candles in candlesticks grouped among black and white pillar candles create a sense of intimacy for a cozy winter evening.

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9. Elegant and easy

This elegant holiday centerpiece is a super-easy DIY project, especially if you’re in a time pinch. An evergreen wreath laced with a strand of battery-powered LED lights with 3-4 pillar candles of varying heights placed in the center creates visual interest. If you don’t have a wreath, an evergreen garland works just as perfectly. Stick with contemporary white lights and candles—or add in a splash of brighter colors to complement your style!

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10. Woodsy Christmas tablescape

Full of Christmas colors and lots of beautiful textures, this jolly woodsy winter table setting adds warmth to the chilly winter days. The classic red and white plaid table runner provides a cheerful base for the natural decor pieces. A garland of fresh pine greenery runs along the table and is intermingled with glass mercury votive candle holders, the most charming bottle-brush trees, and cut wood pieces. Don’t you just want to cozy up with a cup of hot cocoa at this table with friends and family?  

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