Give your dining room table a festive makeover for the holiday season with these easy and simple DIY Christmas centerpiece ideas.
These DIY Christmas centerpieces will turn your dining room table into a winter wonderland on a budget and give your tabletop a cozy and festive ambiance.
From simple holiday centerpieces that use only natural elements like pinecones, greenery, and berries to more elaborate holiday tablescapes, there are plenty of DIY Christmas table decorations for inspiration. The possibilities are endless, and the best part is that these DIY ideas use everyday items you probably have on hand, like mason jars, vases, bowls, and Christmas tiered trays.
These stunning, handmade Christmas table decor ideas will be the talk of the evening with your dinner guests and bring some festive joy to your dinner table settings. These festive centerpieces are a fantastic way to get into the holiday spirit and make great Christmas crafts for adults!
Traditional Christmas Centerpieces
Simple Cranberry and Pine Centerpieces from Yellow Bliss Road
Festive Candle Ring on Cake Stand from Sweet Something Design
Easy Holly Candles from 33 Shades of Green
Simple and Pretty DIY Centerpieces from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
5 Minute Luminaries from Today’s Creative Life
Floating Candles and Holly Berries in Glass Bowls (source unknown)
round glass candle holder, floating candles, holly berry clippings (or faux ones)
Christmas Candle Cake Stand (source unknown)
cake stand, berry garland, various-sized pillar candles
DIY Evergreen Holiday Candle Centerpiece from Celebrate and Decorate
Wicker Basket with Faux Birch Logs from Design Dazzle
10-Minute Holiday Table Decoration from A Piece of Rainbow
Cranberry Centerpiece Idea from Midwest Living
Snowy Mason Jar from Deco Art
Joy Mason Jar Decoration for the Table (source unknown)
mason jars, red spray paint, burlap ribbon, white acrylic paint, stencils, berry sprays
Easy Cranberry Centerpieces from Rosyscription
Wood Slice Cranberry Candleholder from Two Purple Couches
Floral Centerpiece Ideas
Holiday Roses in a Vase from Not Your Standard
Floral Holiday Candle Centerpiece from Grateful Prayer Thankful Heart
Candy Cane Vase from Living Well Spending Less
Poinsettias & Evergreens in a Rustic Wood Box
Holiday Centerpieces from Ocean Front Shack
Neutral & Farmhouse
Tiered Tray Centerpiece from Stone Gable
Raised Christmas Table Runner from Thrifty and Chic
Natural Woodland Christmas Coffee Table Decor Ideas(source unknown)
Neutral Winter Centerpiece from Midwest Living
Eucalyptus Wrapped Pillar Candles from Musings on Momentum
Holiday Dining Table Decoration from Confessions of a Serial DIYer
Etched Glass Centerpiece from Love Create Celebrate
Simple Christian Table Decor Ideas from Edith and Evelyn
DIY Birch Candle Holders from Nina Hendrick
Birch Candles and Pine Branch Centerpiece from Brandi Sawyer
Natural Holiday Centerpiece Ideas (source unknown)
pine cones, pine clippings, candle holders, candles, vases
Festive Birch Table Centerpiece from Fynes Designs
Farmhouse Christmas Pitcher (source unknown)
Rustic Christmas Centerpiece Ideas
DIY Holiday Table Decoration from Shanty 2 Chic
Christmas Dinner Table Decoration from The Idea Room
Pallet Wood Box from A Night Owl
Mini Tree in a Rustic Box from The North End Loft
Natural Outdoor Tablescape from Sweet Something Design
Holiday Log Candleholder from Jenna Burger
Holiday Galvanized Tray from Priscillas
Rustic Pinecone and Branch Centerpiece Ideas (source unknown)
lighted branches (or regular ones), pinecones, moss, bark garland
Snowy Pinecone Candle Jars from Crafts by Amanda
Snowy Candles with Frosted Pinecones (source unknown)
Shabby Chic Centerpiece from Confessions of a Plate Addict
Rustic Wood Box from Far Above Rubies
Natural Candleholder Bowl from Little Glass Jar
Simple Winter Table Decor from Simply 2 Moms
Amber Glass Bottle Centerpieces from Clean and Scentible
Chic, Glam, Modern & Colorful Ideas
DIY Winter Woodland Glam Trees from Setting for Four
Glitter Painted Holiday Bottles from Tidy Mom
Dollar Store Winter Vases from Taryn Whitetaker
Ornament Centerpieces (source unknown)
round glass bowls or candle holders, ornaments, holiday sprays, ribbon
Ornaments & Lights Centerpiece Ideas (source unknown)
battery-operated fairy lights, colorful ornaments, pine cones, and other accents
Hershey’s Kisses Vase from Smart School House
Quick Candy Vase from Good Housekeeping
Easy Candle Centerpiece from A Night Owl
$10 Candy Cane Stripped Candle Centerpieces from Ann’s Bridal Bargains
Wine Bottle and Wine Glass Ideas
Let it Snow Dioramas from PopSugar
Wine Glass Candle Ideas (source unknown)
Joy Bottle Table Decoration (source unknown)
wood letters, red acrylic paint, burlap ribbon, wine bottles, white spray paint, ribbon
Snowy Bottles from Cleverly Inspired
glass bottles, epsom salt, white spray paint, spray adhesive, silver charger, glittery Christmas florals & sprays
Wine Bottle Candleholders (source unknown)
Other Christmas Centerpiece Ideas
Dollar Tree DIY Snowman Hat (source unknown)
coffee can, plastic plate, black spray paint, ribbons, picks, faux snow, accents
Santa Claus Can from Sew Many Ways
Christmas Candles from Creative Me Inspired by You
Snowball and Ornament Centerpiece from Everyday Home
Candy Cane Topiary With Santa Hats from DIY Candy
Peppermint Candle Tray (source unknown)
Dollar Tree Candle Ideas from Passionate Penny Pincher
Christmas Centerpieces FAQs
If you’re looking for the easiest Christmas centerpiece, a simple and natural centerpiece is a great choice. This no-fuss, no-muss decoration can be assembled in under 5 minutes. Here’s what you need:
Pinecones – Collect a few from your backyard or a nearby park. They’re free and will give your centerpiece a rustic look!
Evergreen – Snip some branches from your Christmas tree, or gather some evergreen sprigs.
Red Berries (optional) – Holly berries or cranberries add a pop of festive color. Craft stores have great faux options if you can’t find real ones.
Wood Bowl, Tray, or Basket – You can use what you already have at home or get them at thrift stores for a few dollars.
Lighting – Add a candle or fairy lights for some extra cozy sparkle!
Artfully arrange these elements in your chosen container, and voila! You’ve got yourself a centerpiece that’s both easy and elegant.
DIY Table Runner: Use leftover fabric, burlap, or brown craft paper for an inexpensive yet stylish table runner.
Candy Cane Place Cards: Tie a ribbon around a place card and a candy cane or attach three candy canes in a tripod formation so that they sit up and place a place card in the center.
Use Natural Elements: Pinecones, evergreen sprigs, cranberries, Christmas tree clippings, and branches from your backyard can transform into stunning decor pieces.
Repurpose and Upcycle: Look around your house for items you can repurpose. Old jars, vases, decorative trays, candleholders, and bowls can be filled with natural seasonal elements, dollar store ornaments, candles, or fairy lights.