Pinecones & Berries DIY Christmas Centerpiece

LAST UPDATED: Feb 14, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Dec 05, 2014 | By:

Get the details to create this beautiful Christmas table setting & centerpiece in just a few minutes!

I love celebrating every day. A weeknight dinner in feels more special with a gorgeous table. I created this centerpiece with things we already had {I purchased berries for the guest bedroom when my in-laws were in town for Thanksgiving} in just a few minutes & it’s lasted all week. In fact, it was still beautiful when I decided to remove it yesterday to make way for another one. I just collected these items in a box I placed in our garage to recycle them for something else this season. Keep reading to get the recipe for this 5 minute, less than $10, DIY Christmas Centerpiece!

DIY Christmas Centerpiece supplies:

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  • Branch of greens – I took this from the bottom of one of our trees, but Lowe’s & most tree lots offer these free!

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  • Red berries – snip them from a tree or purchase them at your grocery store. Trader Joe’s typically carries them for $7.
  • Pinecones! Collect them from your yard & rinse or purchase a bag of cinnamon scented pinecones from a craft store. I typically don’t like scented candles, etc at the table, but I’ll make an exception for cinnamon!
  • A tray. You’ll won’t see much of it 🙂


1. Position your tray.

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2. Add greens to both sides. Take them from the ends of your branches.

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3. Add a snip of greens to each of the other two sides of the tray.

4. Add pinecones on top of your greenery.

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5. Begin to fill your tray with pinecones, stacking them with the stems facing the inside of the tray.

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6. Insert snips of green between pinecones diagonally to build height.

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7. Keep building, filling in any holes.

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8. Add in snips of berries, tucked by greenery for a natural look.

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That’s it! It’s so simple! At the last minute I decided to add a pillar candle, carefully nestling it in, but if you want to add candles, I recommend adding them first or using tapers.

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Get the simple recipe for this Christmas centerpiece!


I just love how the sap looks like a touch of snow, naturally! Use frasier fir for a beautiful natural holiday scent!

DIY Christmas centerpiece for less than $10 in just 5 minutes!

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As always, if you create or interpret one of my “recipes”, I’d love to see it! Just tag me on Instagram!