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Zan Passante

Place cards, festive napkins, and special dinnerware help set the joyous scene for a Christmas meal, but the centerpiece is the real show-stopper of your table. So once you set the menu for the holiday feast, you'll want to think about decor (seriously, the right atmosphere will make your honey baked ham taste even better). Here's where you'll find all the DIY inspiration you need for your prettiest, most festive table yet. Ahead, twenty five Christmas centerpieces to recreate this season.

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Clare Winfield
Set It Aglow With String Lights

What's more Christmas-y than string lights? They don't only belong on the tree, either. Add them to your dining table centerpiece.

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Annie Schlechter
Lay a Plaid Backdrop

Use plaid blankets as a tablecloth for a grounded atmosphere and then lay a garland down the center of the table. Add a few tangerines for a pop of orange.

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Brian Woodcock
Warm It Up

Make it feel nice and cozy with knitted cozies around the vases and wine bottled. With fresh white flowers, it's perfect for a white Christmas.

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Courtesy of Sugar and Charm
Use Fir Tree Leaves

Don't underestimate the power of fresh flowers. Choose green and white for a simple, neutral table, but if you want something more bold, add in reds.

See more at Sugar and Charm.

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BRIAN WOODCOCK
Get Inspired by Candy Cane

Turn your Christmas dinner table into a giant candy cane with red and white striped everything. Then add bright white flowers and red candlesticks to bring dimension to the motif.

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LESLEY UNRUH
Fill a Platter With Fruit

Fill a long shallow serving bowl with fruits and then stagger some mini faux fir trees around it. Then just add a few flowers. It's just as festive and pretty as a bouquet centerpiece, but a lot easier to put together.

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Ngoc Minh Ngo
Stagger Tall Vases and Candles

Instead of on horizontal runner, make things interesting with several runners hung vertically across two place settings. Then spread out candlesticks and vases of similar shapes for consistency.

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Pamela Cook/Studio D
Make It Modern

Make your holiday centerpiece modern with burgundy flowers and black and white graphic vases. It still feels seasonally apt and the moody color scheme ensures that the dining room table is dressed for a formal meal.

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BRIAN WOODCOCK
Create a DIY Vase

Create of a red and white striped backdrop for your flowers with gum balls or marbles. Light pink and coral candles lighten the mood and bring a little something unexpected.

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Live DIY Ideas
Holiday Gift Bags

Switch up Christmas grab bags for something a bit more glam. Brush brown paper gift bags with white paint, creating a snowy scene. Stuff with pine and branches before finishing with a wrap of charm-adorned twine. Neutral, minimal, gorg.

Get the tutorial at Live DIY Ideas.

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Brian Woodcock
Add Unexpected Colors

A metallic runner will help warm up a white dining table for the holidays. Paired with light pink candlesticks and a white, red, and pink centerpiece, this table is feels festive without being cheesy.

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33 Shades of Green
Festive Floating Flora

This vivid centerpiece takes mere minutes. Simply fill various jars with water—stop just a few inches below the brim—and add American and Michigan holly. Purchase floating candles for an added glow.

Get the tutorial at 33 Shades of Green.

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Tessa Neustadt
Consider Your Surroundings

Keep it simple with white candles and florals, as Emily Henderson did on this coastal California table.

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Zan Passante
Introduce Some Texture

Take note from Sugar & Cloth by adding some texture to your table with a faux fur table runner. Mimicking the look of soft snow, it sets the perfect winter scene. Add bells for good measure (and to honor Rudolf's sleigh ride, of course).

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COURTESY OF WYNN MYERS
Lay Out Ornaments

The garland adorned with ornaments makes this dining table wonderfully festive while the blue and turquoise candlesticks and glass add a fresh contemporary edge.

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Julie Blanner
Winter Fruits

Play with height for this pine, pomegranate, and candle centerpiece. Drape sprigs of pine clippings on the tabletop and place a winter fruit like pomegranate (clementines or figs could work too) where branches meet. Stagger taper candles in a zig-zag formation to add yet another layer to this textured centerpiece.

Get the tutorial at Julie Blanner.

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Pernille Loof
Ditch Red

If red is going to clash with your dining room decor, avoid using it in your Christmas centerpiece. With special gold candlestick holders, fresh florals, and a wreath in the background, it will still feel on-theme. Then add a vase of plumes for a unique and textural touch.

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The Merrythought
Float Some Pine Cones

Place cut sprigs of pine in skinny-necked, water-filled bottles and top with tapered candles for a stunning and simple arrangement. It's simple and easy, yet makes all the difference.

Get the tutorial at The Merrythought.

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Stick to Neutrals

This understated Christmas centerpiece from Lark & Linen is simple and easy to replicate. She calls this easy and elegant style "woodland whimsical."

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remodelando la casa
Epsom Salt Luminaries

Your holiday dinner will look even more appetizing thanks to the soft glow of this DIY centerpiece. It looks like snow but is little just flickering candles obscured with epsom salt.

Get the tutorial at Remodelando la Casa.

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Liz Marie Blog
Dough Bowl Centerpiece

Candles, draped lights, pine cones, a horse miniature, and a Christmas tree make for a dynamic visual arrangement. A rustic platter is the perfect way to display this arrangement.

Get the tutorial at Liz Marie Blog.

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The North End Loft
Mini Christmas Trees

Your Christmas tree is the center of your home's holiday decor, so make mini versions the center of your Christmas dinner table. Choose real or faux trees and place them in a wooden box. Add with a cranberry garland and you're good to go.

Get the tutorial at The North End Loft.

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The Sweet Escape
Birch Tiers

Circles of birch add a snow-covered effect when set against flickering votive candles. And metallic accents are always welcome during the holiday season.

Get the tutorial at The Sweet Escape.

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Not Your Standard
Winter Roses

Get creative with the base filler of your winter floral arrangements—try filling a square vase with fake cranberries before inserting cream colored roses.

Get the tutorial at Not Your Standard.

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love create celebrate
Boxwood Wreaths

Instead of hanging your wreaths from doors, place mini ones on your table with pillar candles. It's the perfect way to jazz up your candles.

Get the tutorial at Love Create Celebrate.

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