My husband’s family always celebrates Christmas one week early so that we can all be with our spouses families on Christmas. I was lucky enough to host this year (which I love doing!).
With 26 people for dinner, the table gets really long… and I would need at least 3 centrepieces. I don’t know if you’ve ever bought one but WOW are they pricey!
I was looking for a frugal idea for my table but I still wanted it to be beautiful. I couldn’t have been happier with the results!
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This was super easy to make with just a few simple items.
- Greens… it doesn’t matter what they are cedar, pine & spruce all work great, they can be from your yard (I got some of mine at Lowe’s)
- Cranberries… one small bag goes a long way
- Candles or tea lights
- Apples or pomegranates or other decor to fit your theme (optional, mine were fake)
- Starting with the cedar, lay it across the table to make your base
- Cut the rest of the greens into small pieces and lay them on top of the cedar
- Sprinkle Cranberries on top & place pomegranates/apples throughout the greens
- Place Candles next to the greens taking care that they are not near the branches. The particular candles I purchased were a little bit taller than a regular tea light. You could also use taller pillar candles (or even no candles) if you prefer
So simple, yet it turned out beautifully! The pictures don’t do it justice!
A few things to keep in mind when choosing a centrepiece:
Height: Will your guests be able to see one another across the table?
Fragrance: Candles or strongly scented flowers can interfere with food flavors & aromas
Price: Fresh or custom centrepieces can be very pricey!
Color/Theme: What setting are you wanting to create?