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15 Cheap And Easy DIY Christmas Centerpieces

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Amp up your holiday decor with these DIY Christmas centerpieces and ideas guaranteed to be the center of attention at Christmas dinner.

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DIY Christmas Centerpieces to Consider This Year

A Standout Decoration Can Be Affordable

This is the most festive of holidays and what better to complete your Christmas decorations than to make centerpieces! Having an amazing standout decoration doesn't always have to be expensive.

You just need to call on some creativity and a few supplies, and you'll be well on your way to making these DIY Christmas centerpiece ideas.

I have some inexpensive and easy-to-make Christmas centerpiece ideas you can choose from. It goes from cute to classy, and best of all, you only need a chunk of time to do these easy Christmas centerpieces for tables.

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Don't Neglect Your Christmas Table

You know I go all out with my home decorations. My Thanksgiving table was just the testing ground for the amazing plan I have in store for Christmas.

I know some of you lovely folks decorate your trees and just go crazy with the lights. Most people focus on those things that they forget the Christmas table is the place where you'll join together for the family meal.

With that being said, let's not neglect the table and make sure it's also filled with Christmas table centerpieces.

So, let's get started on these easy Christmas table decorations! Start getting crafty!

1. $5 Holiday Centerpiece


Did you know, all you need is $5 to make this easy Christmas table decor? Just get some vases, toss in some cranberries and hydrangeas, and voila!

You've got an amazing addition to your Christmas centerpiece ideas.

2. Mason Jars, Candles, Pine Cones, and Trinkets Centerpiece


If you're short on time, you can easily make these beautiful and low-cost DIY centerpiece in a jiffy. First, stuff your mason jars with pine cones, turn it upsidedown, then set three or more if it along the center of your table.

Next, set candles on top of the upsidedown mason jars. Lastly, decorate with trinkets, like shiny faux pearls necklace, Christmas balls, or any Christmas pieces around or along with your centerpieces.

3. Evergreens and Mason Jar Christmas Centerpieces


Fill your Christmas table with warmth and coziness with a scented centerpiece idea. Let cinnamon sticks and evergreens take care of the “scented” part for you.

First, tie some cinnamon sticks to any candle of your choice and place them on your table. Next, make sure to use fresh evergreens if you want the scent coming from the centerpiece.

This is a lovely Christmas centerpiece to leave your home smelling amazing this holiday season for sure. You may also use your potter herbs if it looks good on your mason jars.

4. DIY Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Table Centerpiece


If you want to have a rustic feel on your dinner table, this is the Christmas centerpiece you should make. White on green definitely looks stunning as a table color scheme.

5. Reindeer DIY Centerpiece


Utilize those branches lying around and make them into a wonderful table centerpiece! Make Santa's favorite reindeer this season with a couple of supplies.

Do you know what's the best thing about this project? You can light it up!

6. Kiss-Mas Tree


I recommend not making this with the kids, or you won't have any left to complete the design! The holiday edition of Kisses is just perfect for this sweet Christmas centerpiece.

You can make a couple and line them up in the middle of your table. When all is done, you can have it for dessert.

This is a sweet addition to your Christmas centerpiece ideas!

7. 3 Simple and Fun DIY Dollar Tree Christmas Centerpieces


If you're on a budget, these Dollar Tree ideas would be the perfect Christmas centerpieces you can make. It would only take a few minutes to get each one ready and at a pretty low cost, too.

8. DIY Christmas Santa Hat Centerpiece


Santa has arrived at your dining table with this Christmas centerpiece idea. This may take some time since you will need to sew your own Santa hats and make the candy cane.

But, you can still be resourceful and head over to the nearest dollar store.

RELATED: 10 Easy Table Centerpieces You Can DIY Before New Year’s Eve

9. The Christmas Log


This would be the perfect Christmas centerpiece idea for a long table. It adds sophistication and elegance to an otherwise boring Christmas spread.

If you know your way around a drill, you can easily make your own. Just drill holes using a 1.5-inch drill bit, pop some tea lights in, then decorate to make a traditional DIY yule log centerpiece.

10. Christmas Dough Bowl Centerpiece

This centerpiece is straightforward but a wonderful addition to your Christmas centerpiece ideas. Indeed a beautiful centerpiece can be made by putting some Christmas ornaments, evergreens, and pine cones in a dough bowl.

11. Easy DIY Holiday Centerpiece Made with Fresh Holly


Holly is another symbol of Christmas. A glass bowl or more with water and holly can be the quick fix to your table centerpiece dilemma.

12. DIY Peppermint Candy Cane Inspired Christmas Centerpiece

Looking for toothsome and winsome table centerpieces kids and kids-at-heart will adore? This DIY peppermint candy cane inspired Christmas centerpiece is just the thing!

13. Fruit Christmas Tree Centerpiece


This is a healthier take on the Kiss-Mas tree. With a carrot as the base, you can use any fruit or veggie you can get your hands on.

I just love how colorful and vibrant it is.

14. DIY Silver and Gold Christmas Fishbowl Centerpiece on a Budget


You can either make a quick run to a store near you or raid your storage for silver and gold Christmas ball, ribbons, and other trinkets for this super quick and easy Christmas centerpiece.

Throw them in a fishbowl, and voila! An instant centerpiece you can indeed put up last minute!

15. DIY Wine Glasses Christmas Candle Centerpiece


A simple, inexpensive, yet elegant Christmas centerpieces should make you wonder, why you didn't think of it before. Well, you get the idea now, so if you're pressed for time on Christmas day, look no further and set this one up!

Are you dreaming of a White Christmas? Then complete your table with this snowflake Christmas centerpiece from Ms.PlanIt:

These Christmas centerpiece ideas will fill your dinner table not just with food but with beautiful decorations as well.

I'm thinking of doing the holiday log, but who knows, I might mix and match a couple on this list of Christmas decorations. I just can't wait to get started!

How about you? What's your favorite among these Christmas centerpiece ideas? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Editor's Note: This post was originally published on December 6, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.



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