Here are instructions to create simple faux Christmas centerpieces.
Can you believe Christmas is right around the corner? We have a ton of family coming into town for Thanksgiving but we also are expecting family for Christmas. We are so excited to get together and reconnect with our cousins, aunts and uncles since it’s so difficult to see them during the year. I’m giving my dining room a makeover and since it’ll get used during the holidays, I thought it fitting to create some simple faux Christmas centerpieces to add that holiday sparkle to our space. With the help of Joann , I was able to do just that.
This post is sponsored by Joann. As always, all thoughts, styling and DIY fails are 100% my own.
Before I share the simple tutorial, I had to show you my first attempt in creating a larger centerpiece. I had this great idea to fill up a large terrarium and create one large faux centerpiece. Let me tell you it was literally a monstrosity. I looked at it at the end and just laughed at such an ugly arrangement.
First of all, there’s no good balance going on. Second, the branches on the side look like the centerpiece has wings and it’s about to fly off somewhere. It was a good thing I bought extra supplies that allowed me to think of another plan. I hope this shows you that sometimes, your original plan may fail and that’s okay. Move on and try something else! That’s life isn’t it? In this case, thank goodness the second plan actually turned out pretty good!
I decided to create two arrangements that had a bit of symmetry to them and this ended up turning out beautiful. Here’s how to create your own.
Simple Faux Christmas Centerpieces
Step 1 : Using a rectangular lantern as a vase, add a short faux pine branch.
I loved these glass lanterns from Joann and picked up two thinking I was going to just add candles. After my failed attempt with the first centerpiece, I decided to use them as vases. Make sure to spread out the branches.
Step 2: Add larger, fuller floral pieces.
I love these dark red hydrangeas and each stem has 3 heads. They add the perfect touch of Christmas red.
Step 3: Fill the container with faux fruit and add more florals and greenery
Instead of leaving the container empty, I added an assortment of faux red and green fruit. I also added a pop of white with a magnolia stem. The holly berries also add some more Christmas red to contrast all the greens like the eucalyptus stems.
Step 4: Create another symmetrical arrangement and add pine branches to hang off the side.
Using these long drapy pine branches, let them naturally hang off to each side. I let them hang a bit lower on the outside edges.
I created two arrangements since I have a long dining table but you could create one if you have a round or smaller dining table.
That’s it! Place them on your dining table and enjoy the fruits of your labor. If you’re using a white tablecloth, add your scarf as a runner like I did here to add some holiday color.
I love how these turned out!
I’m getting so excited for Christmas. One of the best things about decorating early is that you don’t have to worry about it later. You can enjoy all the twinkling lights and just wait for Christmas to arrive.
The table is set and now we just need guests! One great thing about setting a tablescape is that you can’t create a mess on top of the table plus it’s so pretty to look at.
I hope you enjoyed this easy tutorial. Joann really carries so many products to get you ready for the holidays.
You can easily move your centerpieces around the house. Since they’re faux florals, you don’t have to worry about them dying.
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