The holidays can be so draining both physically and financially. We’re spending loads of money on cards, gifts, food, travel, and more, so when it comes to holiday decor it’s time to get creative. I’m all about using what you have to create simple yet beautiful DIY holiday centerpieces!
I was beyond thrilled with a local TV Network, the SFLCW asked me to appear on their Holiday Fix show to talk about this very topic…not as a host, but as a guest! Use your imagination, mason jars, wine glasses, and cake plates oh my! Need some inspiration? Here are a few simple DIY holiday centerpieces I created using items I mostly already had in our home.
5 simple diy holiday centerpieces
I think everyone needs to own apothecary jars for any occasion. You can fill them with fall gourds and M&M’s duirng the fall, use them as a candy bar at your kids party, or for the holidays give them a festive finish! I filled these with peppermints, Hershey’s kisses, and ornaments in red and white, and even hot glued ribbon on one in case you want to get extra crafty! Pretty and whimsical! These sit atop my entertainment center.
Want to achieve the same look as the apothecary jars at a fraction of the cost? Use your wine glasses! Just flip them upside down and fill with candies or ornaments!
You can top them with candles or cupcakes!
It’s safe to say I’m obsessed with mason mars and these centerpieces. They really deserve their own blog post! I purchased loads of mason jars for my mom’s 70th birthday soiree, and they’re so versatile I’ve re-used them for numerous projects and birthday parites. Yes they are perfect for Frozen, Ariel, and beyond!
For these I just put fresh cranberries in various size mason jars, and added Christmas tree clippings. Those were free at our local tree lot!
Add some floating candles and white hydrangea and you have a rustic yet chic setting for the holidays! The flowers were sold in a packege of three hydrangea for $5 at Trader Joe’s , and the cranberries just $2.50. Can’t beat the price!
Keep in mind you can also just put pinecones or other wintery items in mason jars as well!
cake plate centerpiece
How cute is this? I literally just grabbed my cake plate, grabbed some greenery from an old candle, added some fresh evergreen clippings, a few pine cones, and dug out these battery powered flameless candles. Total price $0, but the look is priceless!
This lovely centerpiece sits on our kitchen island, and will live there throughout winter! A lovely way to pretend the seasons are changing here in South Florida!
wooden box or wine crate centerpiece
This hodgepodge turned out to be a conglomeration of all of the above combined. I meant to use my wooden wine crate but it was too big, so I pulled out this wooden tray I use on top of our ottoman.
I added some $1 jars from Target I had leftover from our fall decorations, some candies…
and some more pine cones and fresh evergreen clippings. So pretty! Use this on your ottoman or maybe in your kitchen nook.
These simple DIY holiday centerpieces will all be featured on December 13th and 20th on the SFLCW here in South Florida hosted by Jessica Alpern and Dave Aizer – plus more centerpiece ideas (can you believe it?) for New Year’s! Need gold, glamour, and glitter to help you ring in 2016? We’ve got you covered and you can find my ideas only on the SFLCW Holiday Fix! Tune in at 5pm on December 13th!
Did you like this post?! Then if you want to make your home merry and bright check out these easy holiday DIY home decor projects!
Don’t forget to follow along on Facebook for more inspiration!! And check out these DIY Clothespin Snowflakes!
I saw you scoping the taping yesterday! How fun are these! i love the upside down wine glasses and the cranberry one. These are all such beautiful, simple and lovely pieces. Thanks for sharing! Pinned!
I love what you did! The cranberries are my very favortie. I think I will try that next.
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
I love that you used cranberries! What a fun, festive idea! I love it.
Those centerpieces are gorgeous. You can never go wrong with candy!
Tove Maren says
Beautiful! I’m also addicted to mason jars – but never know what to do with them… Until now!
You can do anything! Candy! Wrap in burlap and add flowers and holly, pinecones, ornaments, the sky is the limit!
Oh my gosh these are all such cute ideas. I need t hire you to do our house. I would have never thought about doing these things. Thank you for sharing now I know what and how to decorate stuff! 🙂
I adore this! The wine glasses are perfection! Your pictures look so amazing!
I have an apothecary jar addiction.. I also LOVE pie plates.. and I have NEVER used them for decoration! Brilliant! Pinned!
Crystal Renaud says
I think these are so great! Pinned! I am going to use a few of these for sure! Wine glasses with cupcakes on top….too cute!
goos job! nice pictures! my fav is the cranberries in jars! layer them with marsh mallows and you can do a “candy cane” effect!
Chelley @ A is For Adelaide says
These are great ides! I am going to use my candles and cake plate right now- make dinner fancy tonight!
Sue Parke says
Love love love these ideas! Sharing!
These are all so easy and cute. I love the wine glasses with candy.
These are all great centerpiece ideas! I love the wine glass centerpiece!
Aimee Smith says
These are just gorgeous! Love those mason jars.
I love all of these but those apothecary jars are my all time faves. I love having them and filling them with different things each year. This year I have teal and gold christmas balls in them!
Liz Mays says
Oh these are so clever! I have to go look at my wine glasses and see if I can do something like your second idea.
You totally can!
So cute. I totally love Mason jars too but I don’t have nearly enough and I’m not as creative as you. I love the wooden center piece box the most though!
Ann Bacciaglia says
Mason Jars make a great centerpiece. I love the upside down wine glasses. I am going to make my center pieces this weekend.
These are great center piece ideas. There are so many fun ways to dress up your table for the holidays.
Thank you !
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says
These are great seasonal centerpieces! Thanks for sharing your ideas!
Janis @MommyBlogExpert says
How clever, simple and easy each of these holiday centerpiece ideas is. I like this so much I also pinned it to MommyBlogExpert’s Christmas Fun Stuff Pinterest Board.
THank you Janis! I’ve been enjoying reading your blog!
Maggie Branch says
These centerpieces are fabulous! I especially love the upside down wine glasses. I have tons of wine glasses so this would be frigal but so adorable!
Frugal is best isn’t it?!
Those upside down wine glasses are adorable…especially with the mini cupcakes on top. Definitely going to have to steal that idea for something. (Though, with little ones around, I may just invest in some plastic wineglasses if the decorations are going to sit out for any appreciable amount of time) Thanks for the ideas!
Glad you like them!
Brett Martin says
I am in love with the cake plate with the greenery and candles. I have all of these materials and am going to do this tonight!
So glad you like it! That actually is my FAV one because it took 2 seconds and cost nothing! Don’t you just love it when that happens?!
Lisa @ This Pilgrim Life says
I love all of these! This is definitely my decorating style too– to repurpose and rework whatever we have on hand for festive decor. The cranberries and hydrangeas are my favorite 🙂
Um, mason jars are PINNED, girl. How did you know I loved mason jars so much??? They are my favorite and I have about a thousand of them leftover from canning projects. Can’t even tell you how excited I am to try one of these ideas during my Christmas celebration! I am seriously pumped – centerpieces always throw me off and stress me out. These look easy and beautiful – win, win! Thanks 🙂
Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations says
I adore mason jars, they are so versatile! These are all great centerpieces, thanks for the ideas!
I’m hosting for the holidays this year so this piece is perfect reference. I’m sharing…and will take photos to let you know how it turns out. I especially love the pinecones with sand. It’s perfect for our new beach home. xoxo
stunning centerpiece ideas! I love the ones with the mason jars and the candles 🙂 lovely and festive!
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Kiddo toys world says
Love these centerpieces!