DIY Christmas Flowers – How to Make a Centerpiece

Set the table for Christmas with this gorgeous centerpiece you can create in just 10 minutes

If you haven’t noticed, I have a lot of fun making beautiful centerpieces that makes our guests feel special. I tend to use any combination of linens, candles, fruits, flowers, nuts, and forage of greens, pinecones and wildflowers. The other common characteristic of my centerpieces is that they take just 10 minutes to create. This recipe for Christmas flowers is simple – a little candlelight, greens and the fruit of your choice.

Simple and beautiful Christmas decorations for the breakfast room or dining room

A beautiful diy Christmas centerpiece is just 10 minutes

For me, Christmas flowers begin with beautiful greens. Fortunately, they’re abundant this time of year. I’ll often forage from our own backyard. Look for spruces, evergreens, cedars, pines, boxwoods and holly bushes. You can also source from your local nurseries, grocery stores, hardware stores and scour Lowe’s free branch bins {cut from Christmas trees}.

Create a beautiful holiday centerpiece with this step-by-step tutorial

To create your own Christmas flowers you’ll need:

candles {tapers or pillars}

greens {I used red cedar}

fruit {I used aged pomegranates left over from early November, but I love using apples, clementines, oranges, it’s completely up to you!}

The recipe:

  1. Arrange your candles in the center of your table. Christmas Flowers | 10 Minute Christmas Centerpiece tutorial
  2. Add green stems, branching out from the candles in all directions. I usually place 2-3 stems together as if they are “growing” from the same place and make it more narrow at the two ends of the table. Christmas Flowers | 10 Minute Christmas Centerpiece tutorial
  3. Add your fruit in blank spaces, concealing where stems meet. Christmas Flowers | 10 Minute Christmas Centerpiece tutorial

A beautiful diy Christmas centerpiece is just 10 minutes

A beautiful diy Christmas centerpiece is just 10 minutes

See? It’s so easy!

Create a beautiful holiday centerpiece with this step-by-step tutorial

I love how loose centerpieces like this frame each place setting as well.

Create a beautiful holiday centerpiece with this step-by-step tutorial

Create a beautiful holiday centerpiece with this step-by-step tutorial

How to arrange flowers - beautiful Christmas table setting

How to arrange flowers - beautiful Christmas table setting

How to arrange flowers - beautiful Christmas table setting

Simple and beautiful Christmas decorations for the breakfast room or dining room

My friends have created some beautiful 10 minute Christmas ideas as well that I know you’ll enjoy! Follow along here:

Cookie Cutter Wreath

Twig and Boxwood Mantel

Doodle Gift Boxes

Decorating with Ornaments

10 Minute Christmas Decorating

Chalk Pen Galvanized Buckets

Last minute Christmas decorating ideas

A huge thanks to our host Laura of Finding Home Farms for always being gracious and organizing us!

Christmas table setting and centerpiece

You can find more of my flower recipes here and connect with me here. Happy Holidays!

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16 comments on “DIY Christmas Flowers – How to Make a Centerpiece”

  1. Beautiful table! I love your candle holders – so simple and elegant. Where did you buy them?
    Thanks!

    • Thank you, Sarah! They’re vintage, but you can often find them in thrift and antique stores, Craigslist and Etsy. Just search “brass candlesticks” “vintage brass candlesticks/holders” and “mid century modern candlesticks”

  2. This is beautiful and so simple! Where can I get those candleholders? They are beautiful!

    • Thank you, Indiana! They’re vintage, but you can often find them in thrift and antique stores, Craigslist and Etsy. Just search “brass candlesticks” “vintage brass candlesticks/holders” and “mid century modern candlesticks”

  3. As always, beautifully elegant and yet so doable for all. Thanks Julie!

  4. I love, love, LOVE your beautiful Christmas flowers recipe! How simple and stylish. Bravo!

  5. I’ve been following along on your RH dining room table. Is this your tresle table? I thought I read you got a new one. Any information I could get would help me in my decision in choosing a table. Thank you

  6. Love those brass candlesticks Julie! Perfectly simple as always! -Chloe

  7. So simple yet so beautiful. You always set such beautiful table settings.

  8. Can I ask about the chandelier? Love it! Where did you find???

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