If you loved the au natural look of our Thanksgiving centerpiece, you’ll love our festive entertaining tablescape for Christmas as well! This centerpiece utilizes many of the same items used in our Thanksgiving post, stretching your budget and matching your style at the same time.
Not only is this centerpiece pretty and simple, but it’s budget conscious as well. Here’s the few simple items you need to gather to make entertaining your guests even more festive.
- Votives in Mason jars are an inexpensive way to make any centerpiece look special. You can find them in your local grocery store, or buy them from Amazon ($11/set of 6).
- White spray paint to paint the pinecones. If your kids are older, you can task them with spraying the pinecones.
- Pinecones, red berries, and greenery from the yard. Natural elements such as these help bring nature inside. Get the kids involved and have them help gather materials from the yard. Not only will they take pride in the end result, but it’s free!
- Bright green produce like asparagus, cauliflower, artichokes, kale, and pears. Follow the sales at your store to find the best savings.
- Green ribbon adds a touch of sass.
- Containers for height can be turned upside down or left right side up to help you get the look and feel needed for your perfect centerpiece.
- Burlap runner: Purchase one in stores (we often see them at Target), online from Etsy or Amazon, or click here to learn how to make one on a budget.
- Green moss can be found at your local
Tip: Don’t want to use real candles on the tabletop? Battery-operated LED versions are available at stores such as Target and Walmart, or online here. Some even flicker like real flames!
We encourage you to make this your own. If you don’t have green ribbon, use red or silver. If you have Swiss chard or mushrooms on hand instead of what’s listed above, use that. If you don’t have Mason jars, but you have little candle holders, use those instead. The budgeting tip to remember with this is that what you have on hand is what works.
Tag us in your Pins, Tweets, Facebook posts and Instagrams with the hashtag #eMealsEats to show us how your family is celebrating the holiday season. You may even get a shout-out right here on the blog! Merry Christmas, and enjoy your entertaining!
-Text by Heather Brown | Styling by Judy Barber and Jenny Cochran