Pomegranate Christmas Table Setting

LAST UPDATED: May 05, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Dec 06, 2014 | By: Julie Blanner

Setting a table for Christmas with a diy edible centerpiece

Beauty is everywhere. Just look outside your window & there is a world of opportunity to decorate with. So often we rush to the store to buy our decor, but I prefer to consider what I already have then go to the store to supplement. This simple Christmas table setting starts with my pomegranate table runner, my everyday dishes, casual linens & is trimmed with leftover cinnamon sticks & snips of greenery. It’s casual & cozy – just how I like our guests to feel when sharing dinner with us! While I love using china, it’s not necessary – it’s a personal choice. If you don’t have any, I encourage you to incorporate your everyday dinnerware. It’s all about the company anyways, isn’t it? Our china is buried safely in boxes in our yet-to-be unpacked basement. I look forward to unpacking more in January, but for now, I’m just enjoying the season. I hope you are too!

DIY edible Christmas centerpiece and table setting


DIY edible Christmas centerpiece and table setting

DIY edible Christmas centerpiece and table setting

DIY edible Christmas centerpiece and table setting

DIY edible Christmas centerpiece and table setting

Tip: add pillows & throws to make your dining room as comfortable as your living room, especially if you’re planning a long meal or games to follow!

Setting a table for Christmas with a diy edible centerpiece

I usually set up a self serve bar, but always keep bottles of wine at the table for convenience along with a pitcher of water.

a warm and festive Christmas table

Any time you preset a dinner table, it just feels a little more special. Even if you’re serving buffet style, place something at each place setting, a charger, or even napkins with utensils & a little sprig will do!

a warm and festive Christmas table

DIY edible Christmas centerpiece and table setting

a warm and festive Christmas table

Shop this table: Gold Flatware | Linen Napkins | Wine Glasses | Everyday Plates

I’ll be sharing the step-by-step tutorial to recreate this Christmas centerpiece later this week! Do you host Christmas? If so, how many are you entertaining?

Quick, easy, fresh, beautiful. That’s how I describe this 5 minute Christmas table runner I created for our holiday entertaining. It’s SO simple & is long lasting. It makes the table feel special, but is inexpensive, adaptable & reusable. No floral training required. I love that you can fill a large table, for just $12. It has been the backdrop to several meals this week & is part of my cozy Christmas table setting. To create this 5 minute floral Christmas table runner, you’ll need…


seeded eucalyptus

5 minute DIY Floral centerpiece for Christmas

5 pomegranates

DIY flowers



Separate your eucalyptus, grouping the stems in 2’s by size.

Place the largest branches on opposite ends in the center of your table.

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Layer the second largest branches on top of each side, stems meeting each other in the middle.

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Snip pieces of eucalyptus to fill in the center, fanning them outward until full. Lay them on top or tuck them under the other stems.

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Add your pomegranates, starting in the center. Keep them in a consistent line, group them together or allow them to “fall” sporadically. Face the prettiest side of the pomegranates to the place settings.

Pomegranate centerpiece for Christmas

The eucalyptus will dry after a few days, but remains beautiful. Thanks to my friends Emily of Emmy-Ray & Erin of Volante Floral for always inspiring me to think outside the box in my “arrangements!”

Get the recipe to create a stunning Christmas centerpiece in just 5 minutes

Creating a stunning centerpiece starts at your local grocery store! Learn how to create a beautiful floral table runner in just a few minutes, for $13!

Learn how to transform everyday flowers & fruits into gorgeous centerpieces

Follow along on Instagram for more sneak peeks of my designs & tag me if you recreate this recipe! Click here for more 5 minute centerpiece recipes.

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