Holiday Centerpiece

Calling all procrastinators! Looking for a quick, easy and inexpensive centerpiece for Christmas day?  This is the one! If you’re anything like me, then you probably have most of these items at home which makes it even easier. You can make this as long or as big as you need to, based on the size of your table.


I love the idea of using fresh cranberries, pine cones, and juniper because of the festive scent! Using two different sized mason jars also makes it more interesting. Honestly, there’s no such thing as having too many mason jars because the uses are endless. Once you’re done with the centerpiece, wash them out and they turn into glasses, food storage, general storage or another decorative piece. If I’m spending money on something like decor, it appeals to me more when I know I can use them multiple times and in different ways. Everything you need can be found at a craft store like Michaels and at any grocery store. Happy DIYing!

For the small jars, you will need:

  • At least 2 small mason jars
  • At least 2 gold votive candle holders with tea light candles in them
  • Natural twine
  • Red Ribbon
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors

For the large jars, you will need:

  • At least 1 large mason jar
  • At least 1 pound of sand
  • 2-2 1/2 cups of fresh cranberries
  • 20 Small pine cones (real or synthetic) – this is optional, you may probably only want to use these if you’re making a long centerpiece and would like to mix things up a bit.
  • Juniper branch

Here’s what various lengths look like.

Final product using my snowflake chargers. Merry Christmas!

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