Fun, Festive and Easy Holiday Centerpiece Ideas

Fun, Festive and Easy Holiday Centerpiece Ideas

Now that Christmas is right around the corner, it's time to turn your attention to the center of all delicious holiday meals: Christmas centerpieces! A beautiful table enhances all of the hard work that goes into making Christmas dinner. Of course, every well-designed table starts with selecting a theme. Will your centerpiece be modern, rustic, or vintage-inspired? 

Here are twelve great DIY Christmas centerpiece ideas to help your creativity come to life, and have a gorgeous Christmas table.

1) Cake Stand Christmas Village Centerpiece

Inspired by Charm

A cake stand is such a clever (and fun) stage for your Christmas village. Show it off by sprinkling a clear cake plate with faux snow, arrange your village, and lower the glass dome to seal it all in! Magic!

2) Scandinavian Felt Christmas Tree Centerpiece

The Craft Patch

Trust us, mini bottle brush trees are classic elements of any Christmassy centerpiece. Put a European spin on your table this year with these Scandinavian-style felt trees. They're easy to sew and have a wonderfully magical holiday look. Get the tutorial at The Craft Patch.

3) Edible Christmas Tree Centerpieces

Somewhat Simple

Here's a cute idea that serves as both a Christmas décor item and an activity for the kids! They'll stay entertained making these candy waffle cone trees and you'll have the cutest DIY centerpiece!

4) White and Gold Christmas Trees

Kevin J. Miyazaki

Create an elegant display in minutes by gathering various white and gold trees. Then, lay out a white table runner, arrange the trees, and decorate with red ornaments. It makes for such an inviting scene.

5) Natural Christmas Centerpiece

The Turquoise Home

You'll feel like you're dining in a winter wonderland with this grand centerpiece. Use frosted greenery and pine cones from the craft store and spread them out among candles.

6) Modern Black-and-White Centerpiece

Design Improvised

You could also skip the traditional colors and go for a sleek black-and-white theme instead. Use geometric trees and an assortment of ornaments to keep the Christmassy feel.

7) DIY Scattered Garland Christmas Centerpiece


How pretty is this scattered garland Christmas centerpiece? With pine cones and candles sprinkled throughout, it looks both woodsy and whimsical.

8) DIY Cranberry and Fir Christmas Centerpiece

Yellow Bliss Road

If floating candles seem like a mess waiting to be knocked over in your home, consider skipping the water in favor of fake snow. These Mason jar luminaries look so festive, especially when decorated with cranberries and pine branches.

9) DIY Succulent Christmas Centerpiece


Pine trees aren't the only plants welcome at Christmas. See how pretty succulents look when paired with fake snow and cranberries.

10) DIY Rustic Christmas Centerpiece


With a touch of tin for a Farmhouse style, the rope detailing also hints at a love for all things nautical. And, well, nutcrackers are always welcome.

11) Black-and-White Photo Centerpiece

Midwest Living

Make family photos the focus of your centerpiece. Choose pics from Christmases past for a trip down memory lane. Place two photos back-to-back on memo clips, so you'll be able to see a picture no matter where you sit. Set photos on a cake stand or plate using frosted gel memo cubes or clay.

12) Game Greetings

Midwest Living

Using Scrabble game tiles, spell out a seasonal message. Place on a platter and accent with ornaments, fresh greens, nuts, berries or ribbons.