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Make Your Own Christmas Centerpieces

Updated on March 27, 2011

You can decorate your table with beautiful Christmas centerpieces, without spending a lot of money. Here are a few ideas I've used during the holidays. You probably already have a lot of the decorations in your house. If not, they are fairly inexpensive to purchase.

Happy Decorating!

This centerpiece only cost me about $6!

First of all, the centerpiece is placed on a gold plate because I want to be able to easily remove it from the table whenever I need the space or to clean up. You can choose any kind of plate to use: any color, any material. I found this one at a Dollar Store.

Next, you can gather acorns, pine-cones, and other plants from outside to put around the tree. Or, you can buy a bag of these decorations. I got a medium sized bag for $1.99 last year, and can reuse them this year.

The tree is easy to make. You need a foam tree cone, green beads, ribbon, string, and a hot glue gun. You need to string the beads together (or buy inexpensive necklace strands), then glue the beads around the cone.

Tie pieces of red ribbon (or any color you like) into small bows, and either glue them on, or use small pins to pin them into the foam. Last, affix another bow, star, or small angel to the top.

If you want, you can use different colors of beads to match your other decorations. You can make gold, silver, or red trees.

Another option is to buy smaller cones and make a Christmas tree forest. You can make them all one color, or have a forest of different colored trees.

This centerpiece cost me around $5!

I found this basket at a thrift store for $1.99. Baskets are inexpensive and easy to use as decorations.

Even if you don't have a basket in holiday colors, you can always spray paint it. In fact, spray painting baskets gives you more freedom because you can choose the color you want.

I filled the basket with tree ornaments. The round ornaments are also inexpensive, and you probably already have them in your home. If you don't already have them, they won't cost you a lot.

If you have mini ornaments, you can hang them along the handle. Another option is to tie small bows around the basket for additional decoration. You can also fill it with pine cones instead of balls. You can use natural pine cones, or spray painted cones.

Again, this centerpiece is easy to pick up and move when needed.


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    • G-Ma Johnson profile image

      Merle Ann Johnson 10 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      oh dear a ittle late...I missed this one somehow..Love the basket with the balls...G-ma :O)