Seasonal Table Centrepieces

I recently wrote a tutorial article for the online furniture and homeware specialist Wayfair about making a seasonal centrepiece – I was so excited to be working with them and their lovely products. You can read the full tutorial HERE. In my research for the post though, I came across lots of gorgeous centrepieces for your Christmas dinner table, all of them based around trays. It is such a novel and cute idea and makes for easy transport if you’re taking it to someone else’s home or just need to move it when the turkey comes out.

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Top Tips for Making a Seasonal Centre Piece

  • Before you start, think about a colour scheme – I like the classic green, red and silver for Christmastime but go with what works for you and what will also match your dining room.
  • If you don’t have access to a tray, a large plate could look equally as good.
  • Using a tray shape that is different to your table shape will make it stand out and look really striking. For example, use a circular tray if you have a rectangular or square table and a square tray if you have a circular table.
  • If you use an artificial wreath in the tray for the foliage, it makes a lot less mess and means it can be used year after year. There are some really natural looking ones available these days.
  • Scented candles and hurricane holders and candles make really great features for the centre of the tray.
  • Another cute look, particularly for Christmas, is using a lantern and filling it with baubles, like in the picture above.
    • If you opt for this look, make sure you use baubles that are a similar colour theme but are all slightly different – makes for a really striking, textured look.
  • Finishing off your table, to really set off your centre piece, use a complementing table cloth or runner.

Do you tend to make your Christmas table fancy? I haven’t often done so before but certainly will be this year.

Rebecca x

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24 Comments

  1. Ally Messed Up Mum
    23rd November 2015 / 11:41 am

    Lovely idea! I might try this myself (although I probably won’t, mine would end up looking more like a muddy pile of twigs or something!!) x

    • 23rd November 2015 / 2:15 pm

      It won’t, not at all! I’m really not very creative x

  2. 23rd November 2015 / 12:40 pm

    That looks really lovely and very simple x

    • Rebecca U
      23rd November 2015 / 5:03 pm

      Thanks Kara

  3. 23rd November 2015 / 1:28 pm

    Lovely idea! The baubles in a lantern look so lovely, I’ll have to make one this year 🙂 x

  4. 23rd November 2015 / 1:59 pm

    Ooh what a great idea! We have Christmas at Mum and Dad’s so I don’t really have to decorate my table but I do love the idea of the tray. It would be great for other seasons too once you had it I guess.

    • 23rd November 2015 / 2:13 pm

      Very true, thanks Colette

  5. 23rd November 2015 / 3:10 pm

    This is such a simple but effective idea and the end result looks beautiful. So perfect for the holiday season! xxx

    • Rebecca U
      23rd November 2015 / 5:02 pm

      Thanks Vikki – it really takes no time at all! x

  6. rebecca smith
    23rd November 2015 / 5:33 pm

    What a lovely idea! I’m not creative at all but might give this a go!

  7. 23rd November 2015 / 8:20 pm

    Ah that’s lovely! I never would have thought of that. I bet you could pick up some beautiful vintage tea trays from charity shops that would work really well as a base too.x

  8. 23rd November 2015 / 8:58 pm

    Hubby won’t allow me to turn out house THAT Christmassy. It so sad. I’m so excited for Christmas this year.

  9. 23rd November 2015 / 9:17 pm

    what a lovely design and one that will last all through the festive period. We have made some nature ones but they need replacing every few days. I think a centre piece really adds to family mealtimes over Christmas. #CreativeMondays

  10. 24th November 2015 / 9:07 am

    Those are great tips and I love the centre piece you have made. I like the sound of using baubles with the same colour but different textures, that would look really interesting

    • 24th November 2015 / 10:00 am

      thanks Sian. I’m not super creative but this was simple enough haha

  11. 24th November 2015 / 4:35 pm

    Oh this is a great idea, and something I would love to do as a gift for my mum, she really loves a centrepiece and she is impossible to buy for!

  12. 24th November 2015 / 10:07 pm

    Great idea! We don’t tend to bother with decorations for the table but this is a really great and simple idea.x

  13. 25th November 2015 / 8:39 am

    This is such a fab idea. We always have Christmas at a relatives house so I never have the chance to do something like this. Hopefully in the future I will when out in laws come to us.

  14. 25th November 2015 / 2:38 pm

    this looks lovely! Christmas time really is my favourite time of year! x

  15. 26th November 2015 / 6:22 am

    This is a lovely idea 🙂 Love making Christmas things.
    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, pinned

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