Simple & Pretty Christmas Centrepieces

This year we are hosting Christmas at our home!

It’s the first time in a few years that we have actually had Christmas in our own home, and I’m really, really looking forward it.  I can’t wait to have the kids come down stairs from their own rooms, and I can’t wait to fill our fridge (and bellies) with yumminess!

With all the planning that goes into the baking and cooking, I often find that my table settings get overlooked.  I’m running around last minute putting the table together without much thought to how it looks.  Not this year.  I’m planning ahead.  I know I want things simple and rustic so that’s what’s going to happen!

But one thing that I am trying to remember, and instill in my own life is to keep things simple.  It really is so true, that it doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated or perfect to be beautiful!

I love mason jars, evergreens, ribbons and cranberries, so why not decorate with them?  They’re easy to find (most of the stuff I had around already), inexpensive to purchase and simple to put together!  Perfect for a simple & pretty dinner table (or an appetizer station or vignette).

I gathered up some greens (actually I hacked the back of our Christmas tree), and supplies for simple mason jar candles, and I got to work.

Here’s what I used:

  • Mason jars in 2 different sizes
  • Floating candles
  • Ribbon
  • Fresh cranberries

Here’s how to:

  • Just wrap some pretty ribbon around the jars.
  • Add some cranberries and a few sprigs of evergreens.
  • Fill up the jar 2/3 full with water.
  • Add a floating candle.

Scatter some small evergreen branches and fresh cranberries on the table and it’s done!  I really like how it all just works together…the red & green natural elements are so great for this time of year!

Just simple & festive!   Now all we need is the turkey and all the fixings!

Have a Merry day!

Comments

  1. Wonderful and love the nature elements, so wonderful. Thank you for the inspiration and have a wonderful day

  2. So, SO very beautiful!

  3. That’s such a great look for a table! I like the idea of the floating candle in there. I will definitely have to make these.

    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Pam

  4. Your photos are absolutely stunning! Gorgeous centerpieces as well. Also, I love the header with ornaments. :)

  5. Just love this Jo….xo

  6. I love these!! I just used the exact same ribbon for my christmas cards. I knew I liked your blog the moment I found it. :)

  7. So pretty, love the cranberries!

  8. I LOVE this! So simple, so pretty!

  9. What a beautiful and creative idea! Your tablescape is so cozy and inviting! Would love if you’d join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
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  10. I love floating candles and your display is really cute.

    I’m having a FACEBOOK social hop. I’d love for you to hop on over, grab a button and link up your facebook.

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2012/12/facebook-social-hop.html

    Have a crazy beautiful week!

  11. I’ve been seeing these gorgeous, intricate, expensive tablescapes all over, and been a bit blue that there is no way I’ll be able to make my table look like that… And you have just made me feel all better. This is pretty Christmas perfection, and I love it. I think I’ll try it :) Thanks so much for sharing at the Sunday Showcase!
    ~April @DimplesandDelights

  12. So lovely, love the red colours, so Nice centerpiece! Have a happy Christmas!

  13. It’s a great idea! I’d love to do it all season, how long do the cranberries last?

  14. Country style is the best! This is a great project to include my kids. Simple and elegant at the same time. Thanks.

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