Fresh Christmas Centerpiece Ideas for a Very Festive Celebration
Christmas isn't Christmas without the story of baby Jesus. For me, that will always be true. However, when it comes to Christmas decoration, nothing says Christmas like fresh Christmas centerpieces. If you're looking for Christmas centerpiece ideas, here are some. They're not quite the conventional candle-pinecone-ornament centerpiece. These centerpieces put Christmas accents to good use.
But first, let's begin with some basic information:
- Tiger Lily
- Hypericum berries
- Seeded Eucalyptus
- Wax Flowers
- Noble Fir
- Assortment of Christmas greens
- Various Festive Containers
This hub doesn't attempt to teach you the basics of making centerpieces. Refer to How to Make Your Own Fresh Christmas Centerpieces to get you started. However, this hub will showcase Christmas centerpiece ideas to make your Christmas beautiful.
- Christmas Centerpiece with a Lantern
Lanterns go places when it comes to holiday décor. Made to hold candles, they cast light and with it, the magic of light. Looking at the warmth of the light source can transport you to the magic of the first Christmas night when the skies glowed with appearance of angels announcing the birth of Christ.
- Noel Christmas Centerpiece (see picture above)
Normally, ornaments go on the Christmas tree. For this centerpiece, I use the "Noel" ornament to dress up a plain wooden container. That's not the only place I use an ornament. Peer into the heart of the lily flower and you'll find a tiny ornament in place of the pollen. Good for those with allergy and easy on the eyes.
Christmas Centerpiece with Lantern
- Christmas Centerpiece with Driftwood, Airplant and Terrarium
Airplants make nice accents. They don't need much nurturing - just water once a week, either by spraying it with water or soaking it in chlorine-free water. They hang in precarious positions or where other plants fear to go. This centerpiece uses a tree driftwood as the vehicle for holding terrariums (usually holding plants but for the Christmas season, they will make good tealight holders), airplants and ornaments. Quite a multi-tasker. .
Christmas Tree with Airplants and Terrarium
- Sleigh Christmas Centerpiece
Santa holds the exclusive rights to use of sleighs. No one will argue with that, unless you're a flower crazy lady, at which point, nothing is off limits. I make this sleigh carry flowers, Christmas greenery, sticks of fire and I hack off a Noble tree branch to hold a terrarium.
Sleigh Christmas Centerpiece
- Christmas Centerpiece with Bird Votive
Birds become auspicious during this time of the year. In this centerpiece, I use a bird votive to build a landscape of a bird perched on top on a Noble tree trunk and lots of greenery. Oh, I use a cookie container as the vase, a very inexpensive way to make it festive.
Christmas Centerpiece with a bird votive
- Christmas Centerpiece with Hurricane
Hurricanes make good candle holders. They become cylinders of fire lit from within in the dark. With its seasonal green, red, gold or silver coating, the light that comes through dances, a magical sight.
Christmas Centerpiece with Hurricane
- Christmas Centerpiece with a Huge Lantern
Sometimes, bigger is better. Better to house a giant candle with. This centerpiece features a huge lantern and that is all it takes to make a huge statement. Flowers are incidentals, though indispensable to the whole aesthetic appeal.
Christmas Centerpiece with Huge Lantern
As an aside, the mums are dusted with glitter to match the grandeur of the setup. Simply spray glue onto flower and dip it in glitter. Very simple, yet so very grand.
Closeup of Mums Dusted with Glitter
There you have it - Christmas centerpieces that are fresh, inviting and festive. Make one today to wow your family and friends. They make bold statements, whenever you place them.
Copyright @ Angeline Oppenheimer
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