Christmas Centerpieces Ideas…Using Things You Already Have

by Katie on December 20, 2011

Today I want to show you a few centerpieces ideas! These are centerpieces that I made by using common things that most would already have on hand!

After reading this post, go on a treasure hunt around the house and see what you can put together! I don’t know about you, but I think it is so much more fun to make things myself rather than buying them!

This centerpiece is on my kitchen table this year! This year I did a red and white candy them in my kitchen and breakfast area! I just love it!!

I placed a nice cake pedestal in the center of the table and surrounded it by a wreath I’ve had for years. I topped it with a neat candle holder that I got at a craft show forever ago. Then to finish it off I added some red Christmas ornaments and a few red and white candy picks I got at Hobby Lobby for 50% off.

I bought candy picks and a few containers of red ornaments at the Dollar Tree, and spent a total of $3!  If you have a cake stand, candle, and some ornaments you can create a  nice centerpiece!

The second one is my super simple dining room centerpiece. Last year I picked up some cheap striped place mats after Christmas. Since they are full of color, I wanted to do a super simple centerpiece.

All I did was fill a bowl with glitter Christmas ornaments that I made and a few mini ornaments! You could use ornaments you have on hand or head to the Dollar Tree and buy a few packages! It can’t get much easier than that!

And you don’t have to use Christmas ornaments. You could fill the bowl with pine cones like I did below! And pine cones are something you can go outside and get for free!!

I used my new sew burlap table runner and went with a more natural themed table!

The last idea is displayed on my fireplace mantle, but it would also make a great centerpiece!

I just used glass hurricanes that I made, for $2 each, and filled them with mini Christmas ornaments! (If you are interested, there is a great tutorial here on how to make them.) I use these glass hurricanes for every season. In the fall I put mini pumpkins and gourds in them. Other times I just add candles to them. I majorly love them!!!

I hope these centerpieces show you a few ways that you can give your home a little Christmas cheer just by using things that you already have!

Do you an idea on how to decorate for Christmas using things that you have on hand?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Misty December 21, 2011 at 1:07 pm

That ornament bowl is so cute! I am going to have to be one the look out for hurricanes and bowls!


Katie December 26, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Now is the time to be on the lookout for deals!!


Greg December 23, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Where did you get that awesome mantel? It looks custom made!


Katie December 26, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Hmmm…someone made it for me last Christmas :) It sure does look good!!


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