Use this easy seasonal centerpiece idea all year long by simply changing the main elements. Takes just a few minutes and is budget-friendly!
If you’re like me, and are sometimes a bit overwhelmed with the thought of “entertaining,” this is the post for you. I love to have my family around me, and I am happiest when they are all home. However, the preparation can sometimes be daunting. That’s why I always try to simplify everything as much as I possibly can. That includes the menus and table settings, which of course, includes the centerpieces. The centerpiece I’m featuring today is simple, fast, and quite possibly, free. (If you can find what you need in your stash!)
Easy Seasonal Centerpiece Idea
This post features our dining room at the Sutton Place house. The basic idea for this seasonal centerpiece is to begin with a vessel or tray. Anything you have on hand will work. Some suggestions are:
- a large, low bowl
- a tray with sides at least one inch tall
- a dough bowl
- a basket
The next step is to add some sort of soft greenery or filler to your vessel. Again, anything you already have will work. It can be real or faux, but if you choose something real, make sure it’s something that will dry well. I used fresh eucalyptus, which dries beautifully. Other options are magnolia leaves, boxwood, caspia, or baby’s breath. Place the greenery/filler in your vessel, so it covers the bottom and hangs over the sides.
Once you have your greenery base in place, the fun begins. For this centerpiece, I used faux duck eggs, bunches of carrots, and smaller faux eggs in the center. The large duck eggs were a local find, and even though I tried, I could not find anything similar online. Some other suggestions for spring and summer are:
- moss-lined nests with small eggs
- faux cherry blossoms
- dried flowers
- faux berries
- fresh, seasonal fruit (lemons, limes, pears)
- small bird or bunny figurines
Finish by nestling your seasonal elements in and on the greenery or filler. At this point, stand back to make sure everything is balanced, and admire your creation!
More Seasonal Centerpiece Ideas
I’ve had this long dough bowl for a long time, and love how easy it is to put together a centerpiece. This centerpiece took about 10 minutes to put together, and is so simple that anyone can do it. Here are centerpiece ideas for each season of the year:
- Mason jar filled with freshly picked wildflowers or tulips.
- Small potted plants like succulents or herbs arranged in a tray with decorative stones.
- Easter-themed centerpiece with pastel-colored eggs arranged in a basket or a decorative bowl.
- Miniature bird’s nest with faux eggs and twigs, accented with spring greenery.
- Beach-themed centerpiece with seashells, sand, and candles in glass jars or hurricane vases.
- Sunflower bouquet in a rustic vase or pitcher.
- Citrus centerpiece featuring lemons, limes, and oranges arranged in a wooden bowl or basket.
- Mason jars filled with water and floating candles, adorned with colorful summer flowers like daisies or zinnias.
- Pumpkin display with using eucalyptus and mini white pumpkins in a long dough bowl.
- Harvest-inspired centerpiece with wheat stalks, dried corn, and mini hay bales.
- Different sized mason jar lanterns filled with dried leaves and cinnamon sticks.
- Apple centerpiece with a mix of fresh apples and votive candles arranged on eucalyptus in a dough bowl.
- Evergreen centerpiece with pomegranates, pinecones, berries, and sprigs of holly arranged in a dough bowl.
- White candle centerpiece surrounded by faux snow, pine branches, and silver or gold ornaments.
- Mason jars filled with cranberries and water, then filled with greenery, red roses, white roses, or white hydrangeas.
- Winter wonderland centerpiece with a glass cloche or hurricane vase filled with miniature trees, deer figurines, and faux snow.
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