Holiday Centerpiece Ideas and Table Settings

Dress your holiday table to impress with our ideas for Christmas centerpieces, Christmas table decorations, holiday floral ideas and more.
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Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2012,Television Food Nerwork, G.P. All rights Reserved

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2012,Television Food Nerwork, G.P. All rights Reserved

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2012,Television Food Nerwork, G.P. All rights Reserved

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2012,Television Food Nerwork, G.P. All rights Reserved

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2012,Television Food Nerwork, G.P. All rights Reserved

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2012,Television Food Nerwork, G.P. All rights Reserved

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2012,Television Food Nerwork, G.P. All rights Reserved

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2012,Television Food Nerwork, G.P. All rights Reserved

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2012,Television Food Nerwork, G.P. All rights Reserved

Rosemary Christmas Trees

Make an inexpensive, fragrant and long-lasting centerpiece with rosemary plants that resemble mini Christmas trees. Repot young plants from your local nursery in elegant containers and your guests can take them home at the end of the evening as parting gifts.

Bundt Pan Candleholder

No need to buy vases and candleholders when you can create a charming country holiday table with your very own bakeware. Use a Bundt pan as a candleholder and fill the edges with winter berries. Use smaller baking molds to hold votive candles, leaves or cinnamon sticks.

Champagne Toast

For a New Year's Eve party, make your champagne glasses do double duty as vases. Punchy floral colors like deep purple, pink and red really make the centerpiece pop. Spray roses and carnations look great when tightly clustered together in each glass to create the look of a larger arrangement.

Green and Gold

Bring together a sparkly glam sequin tablecloth with repurposed green glass water bottles to create a look that is dynamic because it mixes high and low. Elegant roses mixed in with sprigs of pine needles and cinnamon sticks complete the look.

Vintage Poinsettias

Repot your holiday poinsettias and Amaryllis out of the containers they come in and instead put them in flour tins, coffee containers, tomato sauce cans or cookie jars. We used vintage versions, but any tin with an interesting design or logo will work. Mix in soda pop bottles and vintage cordials with mini pinecones to give it the ultimate vintage feel.

Woodland Holiday

Natural elements like birch, nuts and pinecones can be elevated to create an elegant wintry tabletop with an assortment of pillar and votive candles. The success of this look is all about different height layers and groupings. We used rosemary sprigs instead of pine needles and unscented candles so your dinner isn't spoiled by competing scents.

Ornaments Off the Tree

Turn your cupcake tier and some simple square glass vases into a centerpiece that mimics a tree surrounded by presents.

Mod Holiday

Liven up your table with a bold patterned tablecloth and anchor the look with simple silver candlesticks for a retro chic holiday table.

Candy Bar Centerpiece

A candy aisle runner is every kid's (and adult's) fantasy. We used red candy of different shades, textures and types. Use glassware that you already have on hand and cake platters to create height. By using smaller glasses to hold the candy, each guest can take a glass of candy to enjoy as dessert when the dinner is done.

Blue and White Holiday

To liven up the traditional blue and white holiday theme, use vintage glass bottles for vases. Using elegant flowers like roses elevates the look. You could also repurpose glass soda and water bottles that come in blue shades as the vases instead.

Kwanzaa-Inspired

Set an elegant table for a Kwanzaa-inspired celebration by using traditional elements like fruits, gourds, flowers and candles, and have each item stand on its own — a bowl of apples, a bowl of grapes, a pitcher of a single flower type and simple candlesticks.