11 Simple Last-Minute Holiday Centerpiece Ideas

11 Simple Last-Minute Holiday Centerpiece Ideas

Melissa DiRenzo
Dec 19, 2015
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The holiday countdown is ticking away at rapid speed. This time of year can definitely get a bit overwhelming, what with holiday parties, shopping, baking, crafting, and all things festive. If you're hosting a holiday meal and want to make your table extra-special for your guests but don't have the time or budget to go all out on an elaborate tablescape, don't fret. Here are 11 simple last-minute holiday centerpiece ideas that will wow your guests.

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Get crafty with paper—try making modern paper cone trees like these from MidwestLiving.

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Or create a little 3-D paper magic with simple white card stock, like this tabletop forest featured in Better Homes and Gardens.

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There are so many great centerpiece ideas that involve ornaments, and you likely have some extras laying around after trimming the tree. Here are a few simple ones that you can pull together easily and quickly.

Fill up some glass vases and bowls with ornaments like this display from V and Co.

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Colorful ornaments under a cloche or cake dish cover, like these from Martha Stewart, make for instant holiday decor.

String together some ornaments using ribbon and run them down the middle of the table like in this tutorial by ediTORIal.

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Lastly, some pretty ornaments sitting on a bed of simple greens, as seen in Better Homes and Gardens, make for a classy addition to your table.