Three Easy Christmas Tray Centerpieces

Welcome to Our Monthly Creative Blog Hop

Welcome to our monthly hop, this month our topic is Christmas Crafts.  I have created some very easy to create Christmas tray ideas.   Let me introduce you to the other bloggers, you will find the links to their individual posts linked at the end of my post.

Sam @ Raggedy Bits | Janine @ Happy Happy Nester

Leanna @ Faeries and Fauna Crafts | Jodie and Julie @ The Design Twins

Katrin @ Kreativ K | Ashley @ Modern Glam

Sarah @ Creative Ramblings | Kellie @ Gratefully Vintage

Amanda @ Life on the Bay Bush | Tara @ Lehman Lane

Mary @ The Boondocks Blog


 Easy Christmas Centerpieces to Save Valuable Time

Christmas is such a busy time and preparations can be overwhelming for families trying to put it all together and find that perfect day we all imagine.   In that pursuit I  I try and make so many projects many of them elaborate, it does not always have to be that way.  This year I chose to make centerpieces that are easy and simple to put together.  No sewing, or gluing or painting required.

My theme for Christmas this year is Calm and Bright, using snow, ice and wintery animals. With this in mind I have three centerpieces for you that take less than ten minutes to put together.  No seriously, find some pretty things, some greenery, trays and if you have any battery powered mini lights in ten minutes these are all done.

Glittery Coffee Table Centerpiece

Easy DIY Christmas Centerpieces

To make this centerpiece you require a mirror bottomed tray, some white or silver ornaments, anything shiny, crystal or silver, glass beads etc.   For this one, I took a mirrored tray and added an older vase, candle holder, sprinkles of glitter and little crystals.

Easy DIY Christmas Centerpieces

So simple to put together but I think it has a large impact.  It’s also very pretty at night with the faux candles on.

Easy DIY Christmas Centerpieces


Snowball Centerpiece

As I said in my Calm and Bright Christmas Home Tour,  we don’t have the luxury of a separate dining room, we eat all our meals at a kitchen table, Hubs also plays computer there all the time so the centerpiece needs to be easily removable.  This one couldn’t be easier to move around and has the added bonus of not being breakable.

Easy DIY Christmas Centerpieces

You will need a galvanized container, two metal candlesticks, two faux candles, some greenery and either felt balls or wool pom poms to simulate snowballs.  My centerpiece also has some battery operated lights tucked into them, but it’s not necessary.

Easy DIY Christmas Centerpieces

Start by placing the candlesticks in the galvanized container, add some greenery to fill the container in tightly.   Finish with the snowballs and turn on the candles.
Easy DIY Christmas Centerpiecesl

Rustic Outdoor Wildlife Centerpiece

This centerpiece sits in our upstairs man cave or entertainment room.  It’s a little more rustic or masculine outdoorsy than the other two are.  To make this centerpiece you will need a tray, a small tree, some winter animals of any type and five or six white dollar store dusters.  As the tray is totally covered it does not need to be a fancy tray.

Easy DIY Christmas Centerpieces

Place the animals on the tray then the trees, if you want to add some mini lights do that next.

Using tin snips remove the handled off of he dusters so that you only have the white fluffy part remaining.  Place the white fluffy dusters portions into the bottom of the tray and arrange so that none of the tray shows through.

These centerpieces were so quick and fun to literally throw together.  I  really like how they turned out and especially that they didn’t require much time or effort.


Easy DIY Christmas Centerpieces

14 thoughts on “Three Easy Christmas Tray Centerpieces

  1. Love all your centerpieces! I have a ton of those snowballs and we just have family snowball fights with them. I never thought to decorate with them. I’ll have to add them to my decor! Thanks for joining our tour this month!

    1. Thank you very much for including me. Those faux snowballs are my favorite new decor item I wasn’t able to find as many as I wanted to. They are fun to work with.

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