Free Christmas Centerpiece For The Table
Create this gorgeous and classic Christmas centerpiece and tablescape using things you already have or can find for free
Oh the holidays, a time for merriness, coming together, & just a sprinkle of stress…
It’s true we all feel it, especially if you are the one hosting the festivities.
Don’t get me wrong I really really love Christmas and getting together with all of our family, but it can be a bit stressful and honestly expensive.
So today I thought I would share an easy Christmas centerpiece and tablescape idea you can create for free to take at least a little stress off your plate.
The main way to save money when setting a gorgeous tablescape is to choose pieces that can be used for multiple occasions.
Here are some of my staple pieces that I use for pretty much every event!
Tablescape Staple Pieces:
- White Dinner Plates (I buy these from the Dollar Store)
- Gold Silverware
- White Tapered Candle Sticks
- Gold Candle Holders (you can find these at thrift stores for cheap)
- White Cloth Table Runner
- White Cloth Napkins
These pieces are timeless and go with everything so you only have to buy them once!
Once you have your staple pieces you can add a few extra details and colors to really make it feel fresh!
For this Christmas table setting I added my gold chargers that I got from the Michaels and also some chunky brass napkin ring holders.
I got these napkin rings from an estate sale but here is a similar option.
This year I also chose to add this lovely green stemware instead of my usual clear wine glasses.
My nana gave these glasses to me with my wedding china and I always feel super fancy when I put them out.
Swapping napkins and chargers is a great way to change the entire look of a table setting on a budget.
Creating a Christmas Centerpiece for Free
Creating a beautiful centerpiece is the fun part of the tablescape for me.
It is the main focus and you can get really creative with how you want it done.
The best part is this one didn’t cost me a dime!
I reused a sheer white linen I had leftover from our wedding supplies, bunching it in the center and letting it waterfall over both ends of the table.
Next, I went foraging out in the yard and cut some greenery off one of the trees.
After I cleaned all the greenery to remove the bugs and sap I simply placed the different pieces in the center of the table.
To tie in the bright red of the napkins I cut pieces off of an old faux berry stem I had and tucked them under the greenery.
Is your yard also being taken over by pinecones?
We have so many laying around you would think there was a pinecone factory near by…
So I figured I mine as well use them if they are just going to lay there!
Pinecones make amazing fire starters, place card holders, and look so pretty just placed in a bowl.
For this Christmas centerpiece though, I just sprinkled a few on top of the greenery.
To give this centerpiece that magical Christmas glow I placed a few of my favorite brass candle holders and white tapered candle sticks around the table.
Can I tell you a secret?
Those candle sticks are battery powered!
I am a huge fan of the sweet glow candles give off and these battery powered ones look super real without all the fire hazard, wax dripping mess.
They also have a remote with a timer function so every evening our house has beautiful candle lit glow without any work from me.
That’s it y’all a completed Christmas centerpiece and tablescape and it cost me absolutely nothing!
The key is to find pieces that you already have and repurpose them for a fresh look.
Also don’t be afraid to take a basket and some cutting shears outside to find free things you can add to your tablescape.
For the most part our house is officially Christmas ready and is as decorated as it’s going to get.
The only thing I am unsure about is if I want to swap out my large DIY shower curtain art for something a little more wintery…
Let me know what you would do and what you think of this free Christmas centerpiece and tablescape!