If you are planning a Christmas dinner, then you are going to want to set the right table centerpiece. A good table centerpiece should be low enough to see over the table and not take up too much space. You should also choose a style that suits your personality. You can go all out and create a centerpiece with candles and bright colors, or you can opt for a more simple design. No matter your preference, here are some tips on how to make a Christmas table centerpiece.
One of the simplest ways to make a Christmas table centerpiece is with a wreath. These are often thought of as hanging from the front door, but they can make an excellent table centerpiece as well. Whether they are filled with plants or simply wrapped in a pretty ribbon, wreaths are a great way to decorate the table.
Another good choice for a table centerpiece is a simple ring of cut foliage. A clear glass lantern can also add some holiday magic to the table. Try spraying your branches with some metallics to give your centerpiece some extra pizazz.
The other big thing to consider when selecting a centerpiece is size. Keep in mind that you need to allow room for people to sit at your table and to have space to maneuver your food and beverages. Also, your centerpiece should not overpower the food. This is especially true if your dinner party is more informal, but even if it is formal, a small and narrow center piece will give you the room to move.
For a more elaborate centerpiece, a circular arrangement of flowers, candles and foliage can be a fun idea. For a more rustic look, try using pinecones, wood and cinnamon. You may also want to add votive candles in clear glass cloches with kosher salt to create a snow-like effect.
Using a fruit bowl as a centerpiece is a nice way to evoke the spirit of Christmas. Use it as the base for a three-tiered arrangement of baubles, topiaries and greenery. It’s also a fun way to incorporate some candy into the mix. Adding painted toy animals will finish off the look.
While the above Christmas centerpiece ideas are certainly a great start, there are plenty of other possibilities that will have your guests talking. Think of some other ways you can adorn your table, from wreaths to ornaments. Having some Christmassy scented materials on your dining table will make the whole experience smell and feel festive.
If you’re not into making a centerpiece, you can always purchase pre-made centerpieces from your local store or florist. But if you have the time and patience, you can easily make your own. Not only will you get to enjoy the result, but you’ll also get to re-use your material next year.
If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding a bit of sparkle with a mirrored tray or some clear acrylic candle sticks. This will help your Christmas centerpiece stand out, but will still keep the overall look of your table understated.