Beautiful and Budget-Friendly Christmas Centerpieces
The holidays are here and many people are making merry by decking the halls. Those who will be doing some holiday entertaining should pay special attention to the dining room. Rather than purchasing an expensive centerpiece for the holiday table, you can make a holiday centerpiece with a few inexpensive materials. The results will be just as, if not more, impressive at a fraction of the cost.
Christmas Centerpiece Ideas That Capture Attention
‘Tis the season for giving so create a holiday centerpiece that captures this theme. Cover boxes of different sizes with wrapping paper that complements the décor, stack them, and tie the tower with a large, festive bow. Place this on a plate or tray and add ornaments around the perimeter and some adornments on top of the bow, creating a focal point in the middle of the holiday table.
For a centerpiece that doubles as a holiday favor, clip branches of holly, evergreen, or boxwood and use them to create miniature trees in mugs containing floral foam. Hot glue beads or tiny balls to the trees and tie a bow around each mug. Place the mugs on a platter in the center of the table and let each guest take one home.
Edible Christmas Table Centerpieces
The holiday table is a place for eating and an edible centerpiece will be a conversation-starter. Create a tree from broccoli, squash, grape tomatoes, olives, carrots, and radishes, put it in a wide bowl, and add dip to the bottom of the bowl, creating an appetizer centerpiece. Learn how to make a fruit gift basket and great one with a holiday theme, adding yogurt dip to make this even more delicious.
Guests with a sweet tooth will love a tree-shaped centerpiece made from dark, milk, and white chocolate truffles. For the younger generation, make a gingerbread house and place it in the middle of the kids’ table. Children will not be able to resist snacking on gumdrops and hard candies before dinner is served.
Even Christmas brunch or lunch deserves a cute centerpiece so arrange cheese cubes and grape tomatoes to create a bell, wreath, or other holiday shape. Cut up hoagies or wraps and use them to create a tree shape on the serving tray. Pipe individual servings of mashed potatoes into tree shapes and top each on with cheese cut into a star figure. Use these ideas as inspiration to let your imagination run wild!