Christmas Centerpieces

Unique ideas your guests will love

With the exception of the turkey, the Christmas centerpiece is the focal point of the Christmas dinner table. It sets the mood of the feast to begin and complements the overall table setting. It can be fun and lighthearted, spiritual and moving or something completely original - a true conversation starter.

Floral Ideas

Floral Christmas centerpieces are among the more stunning centerpieces available. While poinsettias, holly and mistletoe are the plants most associated with Christmas, there are many other beautiful blooms to choose from: roses, chrysanthemums, gerbera daisies and carnations in varying shades of red, white and yellow. Add in some greenery such as ivy, pinecones, berries, vine twigs and laurel leaves, and you have a lush, vibrant Christmas centerpiece. And during the gray, dreary winter months, a touch of nature is sure to revive your spirits.


However, Christmas centerpieces don't have to consist of flowers alone. This is where Christmas candles can really take center stage. Candles add instant elegance to any centerpiece. And with candles featuring so heavily in Christmas traditions and symbolism, they're almost a necessity! That said, while candles do add a certain ambiance, if there are young children at the table, or if the table is crowded, you many want to forgo them. There's no need to forsake safety for ambiance.

For those who prefer a less formal Christmas centerpiece, there are still plenty of options. Here are some quick and simple, yet charming, centerpieces:

  1. Fill a large glass bowl with brightly colored ornaments.

  2. Use fully decorated mini Christmas trees.

  3. Fill a miniature sleigh with small wrapped presents.

  4. Fill a large glass bowl with a potpourri of Christmas herbs and spices like rosemary, cinnamon sticks, cloves, all spice, bay leaves, dried basil and dried citrus peels.

  5. Set down some cotton batting and place snowmen figurines on top. Sprinkle small paper snowflakes and sparkles around the rest of the table.

  6. Arrange pine boughs on a plate, so they radiate out in the shape of a star, place red apples in the center.

  7. A gingerbread village, complete with gingerbread houses and gingerbread people.

  8. A glass bowl of mixed nuts, still in their shells, surrounded by a ring of nutcracker dolls.

Your Christmas centerpiece can really be anything! Check out more DIY Christmas Centerpiece Projects.

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