Want to make an easy DIY holiday centerpiece with mercury glass but don’t know where to start? Today I’ll show you how to use silver, gold and champagne accents to add some bling to your Christmas style.
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Where to begin with a DIY holiday centerpiece?
Before I started my DIY centerpiece, I had to choose a base structure. Given the length of my rectangular dining table, I needed a long “spine” that wouldn’t get lost in the room.
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I decided to pair two votive candelabras together for a more modern Christmas centerpiece. I knew I could group them together to take up about 1/3 of the dining room table length. You can find a similar one here.
For the candelabra, I found a great deal on these mercury glass votive candle holders, which come with tea lights included.
Mercury glass works as a perfect accent for a variety of occasions, not just for Christmas. In fact, I recently used these candle holders to create a beautiful bridal shower tablescape for my niece. Instead of using real candles, I opted for the flameless kind. (Kid proof!)
DIY Centerpiece Floral Accents & Greenery
In my post How to Make a Homemade Christmas Wreath from Scratch, I talked about tips and techniques to achieve a style that looks like a designer knock-off. For my DIY holiday centerpiece, I knew I wanted similar greenery to coordinate.
I first combined a mix of frosted and regular faux pine greenery, some of which came with pine cones already attached. Bonus!
I started in the center and placed the stems radiating outward until I worked my way to the ends. You can choose to attach the stems with floral wire or simply insert them. Below are a few product suggestions for stems to get you started.
To contrast with the greenery, I added ivory berries and gilded floral stems that came in bunches. I cut these into individual pieces that I could then tuck into the greenery.
Warning: plan to get ya face glittery! 😉
You’ll find a variety of great options for metallic and sparkly accents on Amazon. I’ve listed my picks below.
What holiday centerpiece is complete without a few ornaments? I used floral wire to fasten my ornaments onto the centerpiece after inserting all the other pieces. These ornaments had gorgeous snowflake and wintery motifs imprinted on them.
You’ll notice I also threw in a few metallic leaves here and there.
You don’t have to just stick with the stems I used. (No pun intended!) You can make elegant Christmas centerpieces using a variety of accents like the following:
- Frosted or plain stems or twigs
- Mini birch branches
- Beads or small garland
- Round burlap ornaments (for a more rustic feel)
Decor & Accents Beyond the Holiday Table
I love a traditional red and gold color scheme for Christmas, as you can see in my Christmas Home Tour. But I also like to experiment with more modern (dare I say glam?) holiday decor, like this trio of Christmas trees.
You’ve probably seen three-tiered trays all over the place this season. There are so many possibilities to decorate these or use them to serve sweets after Christmas dinner. You can get the same tray here.
I hope this post gave you some easy Christmas centerpiece ideas!
“But Crissy, where am I supposed to store my mercury glass Christmas centerpiece?” you might ask. I plan to release a post soon with my favorite tips on Christmas storage. Stay tuned!