Dana’s Favorite Finds — Easy Holiday Centerpieces

Brighten your holiday home
with stunning (and simple!) accents

This time of year, it’s the little things that make your home feel holiday-ready. A cozy blanket on the back of a sofa, a bright red poinsettia blooming by the fire, or a delicious hint of ginger and cinnamon wafting from the kitchen all say “seasons greetings” even before you hang the lights or deck the tree.

A beautiful dining table centerpiece is another small touch that makes a big impact – and you won’t believe how easy it is to create something spectacular without investing a lot of money! I’ve collected a few fun, festive displays that are made with everyday items and bits of décor that you probably already have around the house – and they’ll dress up your holiday table in no time.

Clever Containers

A simple wooden vessel makes a perfect start for your pretty holiday display. Place a lantern in the center of a wooden tray, then add berries and pine cones along with a few glass balls for a bit of color. Or take a “found” piece like the old wooden seed box (shown above) and fill it with evergreens before layering in favorite items like a Nativity set, small ornaments, and battery-operated candles. The combination of rustic wood and natural elements will provide a pleasing contrast to the season’s shiny décor.

Cranberry Pine Cones

Plain pine cones become pretty accents with a simple splash of color! Spray paint that includes a primer will cover your cones in just a couple of coats, and it comes in gorgeous Christmas-ready shades like Cranberry and Brushed Metallic Silver. Pile the painted cones in a shallow bowl or tray for an easy dash of holiday cheer.

Jolly Glass Jars

Got some spare mini ornaments among your holiday decorations? Grab a clear glass container or apothecary jar and load it up!  Hint: if you don’t have quite enough ornaments for your container, use a filler – like a cardboard toilet tissue roll – to take up some of the space. Simply put the filler in first, then layer in the ornaments to conceal it.  It’s a quick, colorful addition to any table!

Get Creative

These are just a few of the great DIY seasonal centerpiece ideas out there, so I encourage you to explore your household items and leftover décor for pieces you can combine to create your own holiday masterpiece. Happy holiday crafting, everyone!


Dana a Design Consultant at the Coleman Homes Design Gallery, where she enjoys helping home buyers personalize their dream homes!  If you’d like to find out more about Dana or visit the Design Gallery for yourself, schedule a tour today — just click HERE for more information

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