10 DIY Christmas Centerpiece Ideas For Your Holiday Table

Want to make your holiday table extra special? Try making your own festive centerpieces! These DIY Christmas centerpiece ideas will help you create beautiful decorations that add a special touch to your celebrations.

From snowy scenes to pretty ornaments and natural designs, there's something fun for everyone to try this Christmas!

For even more ideas, see Hometalk's ultimate guide to DIY Christmas decor here.

DIY Dollar Tree Christmas centerpiece

1. Dollar Tree Christmas centerpiece

This project by Chloe Crabtree demonstrates how to create a Christmas centerpiece using affordable Dollar Tree items.

Using a tray, foam, mini Christmas trees, picks, ribbon, and ornaments, the steps involve securing the foam to the tray, arranging the trees and picks, adding ribbons, and finally embellishing with ornaments. This tutorial demonstrates how you can craft an impressive centerpiece without breaking the bank.

DIY "floating" Christmas centerpiece

2. "Floating" Christmas centerpiece

This DIY "floating" Christmas centerpiece by Sonata Home Design is made up of just plastic wrap, clear containers, greenery clippings, and cranberries.

By layering greenery, plastic wrap, and cranberries in a clear vase, then adding water, you create a stunning icy effect. Top it off with a tea light or extra greenery for a beautiful holiday display, perfect for any room and easily crafted in multiples.

DIY hula hoop centerpiece

3. Hula hoop centerpiece

This DIY project by Stefanie -Oh You're Lovely creates an elegant Christmas centerpiece using a hula hoop as its base. With spray-painted hoops and zip ties, it's attached to a crate and adorned with burlap ribbon.

Floral foam, mini trees, fairy lights, greenery, and flowers are added in layers, creating a customizable centerpiece. The finished product, topped with twinkling lights, is also versatile—it can be easily disassembled and repurposed for different holidays or seasons.

DIY Christmas cloche

4. Christmas cloche centerpiece

This DIY Christmas cloche by Sarah Vanderkooy creates a charming scene using items from your kitchen.

With an embroidery hoop adorned with LED lights as the base, you'll arrange bottle brush trees, a moose figure, and faux snow inside a trifle dish on top. Finish by wrapping evergreen garlands around the base for a festive touch.

This illuminated centerpiece adds a whimsical, wintry scene to your tabletop or holiday vignette, complete with twinkling lights on a timer for an enchanting effect.

DIY candy cane centerpiece

5. Candy cane centerpiece

To craft an easy Christmas centerpiece, gather candy canes kept in good condition. Then, follow these instructions from Mary @ Home is Where the Boat Is to use them to create a festive vase design.

You can employ the 'vase-within-a-vase' method by placing a smaller vase inside a larger one and filling the gap between them with the candy canes. Then, attach pine cones to some canes and incorporate red ornament picks among the flowers.

DIY deer antler centerpiece

6. Deer antler centerpiece

Liz from Simple Decorating Tips transformed loose antlers into candle holders, which can be displayed as a festive centerpiece for the holidays.

Using a chop saw, she trimmed the antlers, dealing with a strong odor and flying fragments. After a soak in bleach water and a dry, the antlers were paired with wooden candle cups, painted, and secured with hot glue.

The finished rustic candle holders, housing fabric-covered electric candles, complemented her dining room's deer-themed winter decor.

Baseboard molding centerpiece
DIY holiday centerpiece made from baseboard molding

7. Baseboard molding centerpieces

This project by Lauraleedaydreams involves creating winter-themed tabletop décor pieces using wood baseboard molding.

After sourcing the wood and painting it with crackle paint, transfers from Iron Orchid Designs are applied onto the surface, and sealed with polycrylic. Then, simply add a bow for embellishment. Transfers and stencils are great ways to personalize your tabletop decorations.

Upcycled ornament centerpiece

8. Upcycled ornament centerpiece

This project by All things beautiful-Savithri takes broken Christmas ornaments and transforms them into a festive centerpiece using an embroidery hoop, greenery, faux berries, and other decorations.

By gluing the ornaments onto a base, covering gaps with greenery, and adding embellishments like a reindeer ornament and fairy lights, it creates a high-end look that's usually pricey in stores.

DIY embroidery hoop centerpiece

9. Embroidery hoop centerpiece

This project by Bella Branch DIY creates a unique Christmas centerpiece using embroidery hoops, ornaments, tongue depressors, and embellishments.

By cutting and attaching tongue depressors to the hoops, then adding a wooden tray and ornaments, it forms a standout piece. Finishing touches like faux flowers, a pearl branch, a green bow, and fairy lights enhance its beauty.

This centerpiece could work for fall and winter, as well as the holidays.

DIY snow globe centerpieces

10. Snow globe centerpieces

This DIY project by Audrey Kuether includes crafting a snow-globe-inspired scene using toy cars, miniature trees, and faux snow; a glass cloche filled with ornaments; a wood slice scene with festive elements; a pine cone transformed into a Christmas tree; and a quick cloche centerpiece using a Christmas pick and faux snow.

These versatile and easy-to-make centerpieces are perfect for adding a festive touch to your holiday decor, allowing for customization based on your style preferences.

DIY Christmas centerpiece ideas

We hope this collection of DIY Christmas centerpiece ideas has inspired you to make your own. What will you place in the center of your Christmas tablescape this year? Let us know in the comments below.

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