For your holiday table, you should begin decorating by adding some centerpieces.
This one is so much fun because you can mix and match anything to make a beautiful centerpiece.
This might be one long centerpiece or multiple decorations for the middle of a larger dining room table.
These centerpiece ideas are for both shabby chic and Christmas styles.
Add Ornaments or Pinecones to a Big Bowl
This is one of the simplest and least expensive décor items for your table centerpieces.
It works with any style of Christmas décor, so for shabby chic, you are just changing the overall style and color of the bowl and what goes inside of it.
If you can find an old wooden bowl, that is perfect for this.
You can also use any white or silver bowl you have.
Fill it with pinecones spray painted white or another shabby chic color like light green or pastel pink.
You can also just fill it with ornaments of these same colors.
Ball ornaments in white or silver often work very well for this type of centerpiece.
I didn’t find a bowl that I liked at a flea market but I did find a large jar that I thought would be perfect for centerpieces.
Snow was placed inside the jar with a battery operated light and bottle-brush trees were also placed inside for effect.
This would also be perfect with a jar full of ball ornaments with different colors and lights mixed in.
Create Twinkle Light Mason Jars
Mason jars on their own already fit in with the shabby chic style since these jars have been around for a long time.
Just using them in your décor make them appropriate for this Christmas decorating décor style.
To be more specific to Christmas, fill large mason jars with strings of twinkle lights.
You can either get shorter strings that use batteries for the lights instead of being plugged in, or you can drill holes in the bottom so that you can pull out the lights and plug them in somewhere near the table.
Just bring the cord underneath the table runner so it isn’t obvious, then connect them to a nearby outlet.
Create a Mini Village
If you want to have a Christmas village but only have enough for a small one, placing it on your dining table is perfect.
You can create that small shabby chic village by putting it on a vintage-style cake platter.
There are clear cake platters, or you might even find one in a distressed white color or silver.
Just add some snow to the platter, then add some houses, buildings, and people, and your village is ready for Christmas.
Use a Distressed Planter
When you want to use Christmas flowers as the centerpiece, you may not want a modern flower vase or classic red and green Christmas vase.
Instead, you can get a vase or planter and spray paint it a white color, then add some distressing elements.
You can also use an older wooden planter for this purpose.
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- Ball Ornaments
- Wooden Bowl
- Bottle Brush Trees
- Mason Jars
- Christmas Village
- Cake Platter
- Christmas Vase