Fresh Christmas Centerpieces--Pictures and Examples

Christmas Centerpiece with Snowman

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Love to save money and enjoy making things from scratch? This hub on fresh centerpieces is for you, enabling the savvy saver in you to do even more than save a penny there or there--it offers you the chance to play a little and watch your creativity unfolds itself in festive splendor. If you read my hub on how to create cheap fresh Centerpieces I and Part II, you will learn the basics of how to make a fresh Christmas centerpiece. From there, just indulge yourself and allow your creativity to come out and play.

Here are more examples of fresh Christmas centerpieces. This year, I try to cut back on flowers and allow the Christmas foliage to shine. On the whole, leaves are cheaper than flowers. Check them out:


Light-the-Way Snowman

Who says snow and fire don't mix? Here, Snowman is toting a light with and he looks perfectly at home with it. No meltdowns, no fear--only a whimsical smile that says it's Christmas and we can all get along...even with unlikely elements or people (come to think of it).


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Sitting Pretty in a Box

Anytime you box something, you give it definition and transform it from blah to wow. With a few snippets of white orchids (technically dendobium) and lots and lots of Christmas foliage, this centerpiece is easy to assemble. You can use any box, line it with clear plastic sheets to prevent leakage, plop down a thoroughly-soaked oasis and then plug in your flowers. So simple and stunning.

Christmas Centerpiece with White Orchids

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White Orchids Christmas Centerpiece

View from afar. Rustic yet full of simple elegance.
View from afar. Rustic yet full of simple elegance. | Source

Rein-in-the-Reindeer

Christmas isn't quite Christmas without reindeer. Rein in a reindeer to set off the festive mood. I bought this reindeer tealight at Pier 1 imports and a reindeer bowl from Home Goods, another thrift store (depending on your definition) and allow this motif to play through the centerpiece. I built the arrangement from the base up and top it with the reindeer tealight.

Christmas Centerpiece with Reindeer

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Let It Shine

Light and lanterns--they go hand in hand. When you solicit the help of a simple lantern, the centerpiece takes on a grandeur all its own. Put in a tealight, turn down the lights and watch the stars on the lantern play on your wall. Very magical and rightly so--it's Christmas after all.

Christmas Centerpiece with Lantern

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Close-up of Lantern Christmas Centerpiece

Lanterns from Ikea--at $3.99--it's worth every penny spent
Lanterns from Ikea--at $3.99--it's worth every penny spent | Source

Santa Needs a Christmas Tree Too

So maybe Santa is too busy taking care of others to worry about himself. But he needs Christmas too, so here he is lugging his own Christmas tree...hopefully, in time for Christmas.

This centerpiece is made up of entirely free Noble fir from the discard pile of Home Depot. A Santa socking and a good old bicycle from the junk store and there you have it--a delightfully playful piece.

Santa- Christmas Centerpiece

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There you have it--fresh Christmas Centerpieces that tell stories on top of looking pretty. Enjoy these pieces and have yourself a happy blessed Christmas.

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ishwaryaa22 3 years ago from Chennai, India

A fabulous hub with gorgeous photos! Your creations are fantastic! Adding freshness to Christmas makes it more rewarding and beautiful. Well-done!

Merry Christmas to you & your family.

Thanks for SHARING. Pressed all the buttons except funny(sorry). Voted up, pinned & shared


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rean26sap 3 years ago

Nice.. Voted up


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angelo bell 3 years ago from Orange County, CA

Spectacular work. Voted up and "Useful"


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

These are absolutely gorgeous and you are so talented. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season. Voting up and Pinning...


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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Hi anginwu,

What a talented lady you are! These are all gorgeous I adore the santa and lantern inspired centrepieces!! Lovely to see so much fresh foliage using the best from outdoors for indoors.

Have a great Christmas and holiday season.

Voted Up, Awesome, Useful, Beautiful shared and pinned!!!


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

Beautiful centerpieces and such great ideas. You definitely have a wonderful talent for this. Thank you for sharing your ideas. Voted up and more! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! :)


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Pollyannalana 3 years ago from US

Those are beautiful!


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia

Thank you for sharing your tremendous talent with us. These are beautiful centerpieces. The orchids are spectacular! Great ideas! Voted up and beautiful. Social media sharing.


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anglnwu 3 years ago Author

rean26sap, thanks for reading and commenting.

angelo, thanks for your positive comments.

carol, always good to hear from you. Have a wonderful Christmas and happy new year.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for sharing your beautiful ideas.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

You are so creative! I love your center pieces. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.


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anglnwu 3 years ago Author

Suzie, thanks for your kind comments. I'm glad you love them. Christmas foliage are always a welcome touch to any creation. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


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anglnwu 3 years ago Author

sgbrown, thanks for your vote of confidence. Appreciate your kind comments and for voting it up. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Thanks, Pollyannalla, good to hear from you.

Cyni10, glad you liked them. Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.


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anglnwu 3 years ago Author

Mhatter, thanks for dropping by to check it out. Happy New Year!

Pamela, appreciate your kind comments. Happy New Year to you !!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very inspiring hub. I am glad to see all the pictures here. Good for eyes to see something green from leaves and great combination between beautiful colors of the flowers. Voted up. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

Prasetio


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anglnwu 3 years ago Author

Haha, prasetio--yes, good for the eyes. Pleasing things make us happy and I'm glad these arrangements do that for you. Thanks for dropping by to comment and have a Happy New Year.


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Om Paramapoonya 3 years ago

They're all very cute. The most adorable of all (to me) is probably the Santa centerpiece. By the way, I (and probably many other hubbers) have really missed you here. More hubs please!!! Oh and Happy New Year!


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anglnwu 3 years ago Author

Om, I agree the last one is one of my favorite too and to think, it's so very easy and inexpensive to make. I hope to write more hubs but these days, I'm busy with another writing venture. Have an ommazing new year--the best!


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teaches12345 3 years ago

I would love to have you decorate my home this coming year for Christmas. What beautiful centerpieces! I love the snowman as I do have a large collection of them in my home. Thanks for the ideas and enjoy your New Year!


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anglnwu 3 years ago Author

Haha, teaches12345, I would like that very much. Anytime, I love to play with flowers. My Snowman centerpiece is still looking good and it's after new year already. Thanks for dropping by to comment.


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RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

Such a delightful hub, and though your fresh arrangements highlighted here are for Christmas, they certainly inspire me with ideas for other holidays. As always, your work is beautiful.


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anglnwu 3 years ago Author

Thanks, Rtalloni, always good to hear from you and you say the sweetest things. Have a happy new year.


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Easy Exercise 3 years ago from United States

Delightful! Truly enjoyable both in the photos and design tips and the fun headings. You are very creative.

I found you on the forums - so glad I did. Thanks for posting a question in the forum.


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anglnwu 3 years ago Author

Thanks, Easy Exercise, glad you found me and happier still that you like it. Have a great day.

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