Perfecting your Christmas Centerpiece

June 16, 2021  •  4 min read

Here at Lynch Creek Farm, we specialize in hand making a variety of fresh evergreen wreaths, swags, centerpieces, and garland for the holidays. Our customers have been ordering from us for years, both for themselves and to send as gifts to their friends and loved ones all over the country. We are so proud to be part of their holiday traditions!

While we love making beautiful evergreens for you and your families, we understand that making your own DIY arrangements is a fun part of the holiday season. So, we’ve provided some tips for you here on making your own centerpieces for Christmas. It can be a fun activity to do as a family, and the resulting arrangements make beautiful, personalized gifts.

To start, think about where the centerpiece will be displayed. When you're creating the perfect Christmas dinner, you might be focused on setting the Christmas table with special table decorations such as napkins, place settings, dinnerware, or other table settings. However, the real highlight of the dinner table is the Christmas centerpiece. So, if you're thinking about making your own DIY holiday centerpiece, continue reading our guide to creating the best dining table decor.

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Christmas Vintage Truck
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What Materials Do I Need to Create a Christmas Centerpiece?

Creating a beautiful Christmas table centerpiece doesn't have to be difficult. In fact, by being resourceful and searching through materials in your own home, surrounding outdoor areas, or in hardware or grocery stores, you can create a gorgeous Christmas arrangement without spending much money. Here are the materials you'll need for your project:

  1. Clippings: You'll want to incorporate a variety of berries and shrubs to complete your Christmas centerpiece. This might include eucalyptus, poinsettia, magnolia, holly, boxwood, red berry, carnations, cranberries, pinecones, or other sprigs. It's important to remember that there is no wrong or right materials to use for your DIY Christmas centerpiece. You might be able to find these items at a Christmas tree farm or lot or nearby outdoors.
  2. Accents: Besides the greenery, you can add a variety of accents to the piece to make it your own. This might include candlesticks, candle holders, candy canes, fairy lights, tea lights, and more. Again, it’s up to what you feel comfortable putting into your Christmas centerpiece.
  3. Base: You're going to need a vessel to hold your creation. Typical choices include deep bowls, lined baskets, mason jars, glass vases, or even a wooden box.

Tips to Create The Perfect Christmas Centerpiece

Now that you've collected all the necessary items to create your Christmas decor, it's time to start creating your Christmas decorations for centerpiece ideas. Follow these tips to ensure you create a holiday season masterpiece you'll want to place on your holiday table.

  • Start By Layering: Instead of shoving all of your greenery into your base, try to layer the greenery, like you might see a florist do. Another option is to add a block of oasis foam to the container. Poke the stems of greenery into the oasis foam to make a lush and full arrangement. Make sure to water the foam from the top. This will keep the greenery fresh for weeks.
  • Match Your Decor: You’ll want your Christmas centerpiece to match the rest of your home decor. Think about what else will be on your tabletops, such as the color of the table runner or the color of your Christmas flowers. You want to ensure everything blends well with the rest of your holiday decor in your dining room.
  • Add Your Personal Touch: The best part of creating your own Christmas centerpiece is that you have the flexibility to add whatever detailed touches you want. Whether that means incorporating other floral arrangements/flower arrangements or candle centerpieces into your Christmas centerpiece, you'll be able to create a piece that's all about you. You can also display your finished arrangement with other home decor elements such as votive candles and ornaments.
  • Relax: Christmas is already hard enough. Having to choose the tree centerpiece and decorate the living room is a lot of work. Make sure to enjoy the weather, taking some time to feel the snowflakes, or create a snowman with your family and friends. Remembering the true meaning of Christmas is what it’s all about.

Lynch Creek Farm Handmade Centerpieces

We hope these tips for making your own evergreen arrangements have been helpful. Mostly, we hope you have fun in the process. If, however, you’d prefer to order a gorgeous premade centerpiece, we would be more than happy to help! Afterall, it is what we do best! We’ve been hand making fresh evergreen products since 1980 and we are leaders in the evergreen home decor industry. You can see our wide selection of fresh centerpieces here. And every year, we offer beautiful and fun new designs. Many of our customers return year after year to order something new. Our product design team has great fun researching new styles, colors, decorations, and ornamentations all year long. Of course, we always keep many traditional and classic favorites, so there is something for everyone.

If you have any questions about us, our centerpieces, or any products, our friendly team is always happy to help. Feel free to call us or send us a message. In the meantime, we hope to have provided you with some wonderful ideas for the holiday season. It’s our favorite time of the year!

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