Styling a Christmas centerpiece is not only easy but I made this one in less than 20 minutes! Just dig out what you have and get creative. I’ll show you how I made this Christmas centerpiece from start to finish! Ready?
Today is 20 MINUTE DECORATING, THE CHRISTMAS EDITION! My blogging friends and I are sharing great Christmas decorating ideas that will take 20 minutes or less to make! Make sure to check out all the creative and easy decorating ideas at the end of the post!
Thank you Lory, at Desinthusiam for organizing this fun group!
This Christmas arrangement is so so easy to put together. Just follow these step-by-step instructions and you will be able to make a beautiful Christmas arrangement! And once you feel comfortable making one, there are so many variations!!!!
Let’s get started!
START WITH THE BASE
The first thing is to find a base for the centerpiece. I had these double baskets already sitting on my buffet so I used them.
Here are other things you might use as a base for your 20-minute Christmas centerpiece…
- dough bowl
- large platter
- pedestal bowl
- table runner
ADD SOME GREENS
I had to dig around the basement which is full of unpacked boxes to find just a few things I could use to put to make this arrangement!
I found some flocked greens in a long box with other white-ish Christmas sprays. And because I did not want to dig in the boxes in the back of the basement those flocked greens became the base of the arrangement.
Here are some other things to use as a base in your arrangement…
- live greens
- faux greens
- magnolia branches
- any other evergreen
ADD A SWAG ELEMENT
I love to see something hanging over the edge of an arrangement! It adds an element of drama!
I used a string of large wooden beads and treaded it through the greens making sure to drape it over the edge of the basket.
Here’s a WOODEN BEAD GARLAND DIY to make your own string of beads.
Here are other options you can use…
- felt ball garland
- star garland
- berry garland
- tiny pinecone garland
- glass bead garland
ADD CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS TO THE CENTERPIECE
The next item I added to the Christmas arrangement was silver mercury glass balls. I just happened to see them first in the basement full of boxes!
I found a plastic container filled with all the mercury balls I have collected over the years so I picked out the largest ones first and arranged them on the greens.
Then I nestled some of the smaller mercury glass balls together in the greens too! They look best grouped together.
This is not rocket science. I just added ornaments where there were empty spaces in the greens.
You might also use…
- willow balls
- any kind of ornament
- big jingle bells
- small wrapped gifts
ADD FLUFF AND FILLER TO THE ARRANGEMENT
This is always my favorite part of any arrangement. I’m a self-proclaimed embellishment queen and this is the fun part for me.
Fluff and filler is anything organic that will fill in bare spots in an arrangement.
The purpose of fluff and filler is to soften the look of an arrangement and blur its lines a bit. Fluff and filler also add texture and an extra layer of interest!
In the long box filled with white-ish sprays, I found these frosted pinecones so I cut the spray apart and made smaller groupings of pinecones. I added them here and there to the holiday arrangement.
Just think of all the options! And styling this Christmas centerpiece was so so easy and I made it in under 20 minutes!
Now, it’s your turn! Rummage through your Christmas decor and find the element to make a pretty Christmas centerpiece!