Make a Holiday Centerpiece with an Unused Vase

by Wren on February 20, 2013

During the holidays, you will probably be hosting at least a few get-togethers. Whether you are entertaining family and friends or coworkers and clients, you need to make sure every last detail is perfect. Centerpieces often slip to the bottom of the to-do list. However, this is a mistake. Centerpieces give your table a finished, polished look. They make guests feel welcomed and often provide a topic of conversation. If you have left your centerpiece planning for the last minute, you are probably scrounging around for a cheap and easy suggestion. Well, you’re in luck! We have four holiday centerpiece ideas that don’t require much effort or money. Made with unused vases and other items from around the home, these centerpieces will add the finishing touch to your party.

Centerpieces often slip to the bottom of the to-do list. However, this is a mistake. Centerpieces give your table a finished, polished look. They make guests feel welcomed and often provide a topic of conversation.

If you have left your centerpiece planning for the last minute, you are probably scrounging around for a cheap and easy suggestion. Well, you’re in luck!

We have four holiday centerpiece ideas that don’t require much effort or money. Made with unused vases and other items from around the home, these centerpieces will add the finishing touch to your party.

Peppermint Candies

This centerpiece has both form and function. During the meal, guests will enjoy the brightly colored candies. After the meal, they will enjoy the sweet treat!

This centerpiece works best if you have multiple vases. No matter what the size or shape, place several vases along the length of the table. Fill each one with a different type of candy. For example, one vase could have small candy canes. Another could have full-sized canes. A different vase could have round peppermints, and another could have squares.

Keep all the candies red and white. Or, keep all the candies multi-colored. Since your candy and vase shape differ, you should have one common denominator to tie the look together.

Ornaments

Bright, shiny ornaments are always eye-catching on a table. When it comes to this type of centerpiece, you have two options. Like the peppermint centerpiece, you could do multiple containers. If you choose this route, try to limit each vase to the same type of ornament. For example, have one vase filled with red ornaments. Another vase could feature blue ornaments and so on.

If you don’t want to have multiple vases on your table, opt for one large one. With this option, you can mix and match the color and shape of your ornaments.

Acorns

An impressive centerpiece is as close as the nearest pine tree. Collect your own or purchase them at a craft store. This centerpiece will bring the outdoors in.

Again, you can have multiple vases or a single vase. Since the color of pinecones tends to be pretty universal, you have the liberty of playing with shape. Divide the pinecones by similar structure or lump them all together in one vessel.

Candles

This option not only fills the void at the center of your table, it also provides a bit of ambiance. Depending on the size of your vase, you can opt for a single, large pillar candle or several small votives.

This option is great for vases that aren’t crystal. While a crystal clear vase would look lovely with a candle, tinted vases will really shimmer from the light of the flame. It is Christmas after all, so a red or green vase would fit in nicely with the overall décor. Even unique shapes like this iittala vase would look lovely with several tiny votives twinkling merrily inside.

If your holiday party is just hours away, have no fear. You can still have a lovely, holiday-themed centerpiece to finish off the festive décor. Use common, inexpensive items to craft the ultimate holiday centerpiece.

Author: Denis

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Tammy Graham @ LoveMy2Dogs February 21, 2013 at 2:35 pm

I love doing this. I also put the potpouri that is the big balls and such in my glass vase.

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