Simple DIY Centerpieces for the Holidays
Image: Martha Stewart
Nothing declares the holidays’ arrival like pine trees, festive mantels, and inviting tablescapes. It’s the season to embrace the beauty of winter, deck all your halls, and gather ‘round the table with family and friends. If you’re still thinking about ways to spruce up your home for the holidays, I’ve rounded up 5 beautiful, simple, DIY centerpiece ideas to inspire your winter hearth and holiday table. These beautiful DIYs involve seasonal items most of us have lying around the house, making them easy to pull together at the last minute.
Red Floral Pomander Balls
Rosy red hues and pomander balls are both Christmas staples, so why not combine them? To create a similar look on your tabletop, soak florist foam in water and cover it with red flowers of your liking (roses and carnations work well for a project like this). Once your pomander flowers are assembled, place them atop vases or flower pots. They also look beautiful hung from ribbons!
Pines Cones and Ornaments
Image: Yellow Bliss Road
If guests are coming and your table is still bare, you can easily recreate this elegant centerpiece by arranging ornaments, pine cones, and pine sprigs in a vintage crate or serving bowl. The combination of silver and brown work beautifully all winter long and can easily grace your table through the new year.
Magazine Christmas Trees
Image: Zansu Creations
Paper trees are easy to make and are beautiful on the mantel or as a centerpiece. There are so many wonderful varieties of paper tree tutorials out there; a quick Pinterest search will show you dozens. I love this magazine one because nearly everyone has old magazines to spare. Martha Stewart has a complete tutorial on how to create simple trees. Once they are assembled you can leave them as they are, or you can make them more uniform by covering them with spray paint and glitter.
Faceted Paper Vase with Stars
Image: Kate Nicholson
This faceted vase with hanging stars reminds me of the playful magic that takes place this time of year. I love the whimsical nature of this modern centerpiece. To create your own, all you need is cardstock, glue, scissors, a scoring tool, and this free template from Oh Happy Day.
Painted Bottles and Pine
Image: Real Home Love
This centerpiece is about as simple as it gets, yet it’s stunning. To create your own, use glass bottles, spray paint, evergreen swag (or juniper or pine branches) to create a classic centerpiece that could grace your dining table or mantle all season long.
Do you have a favorite centerpiece that’s beautiful and easy to put together? If so, please share it in the comments below!