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31 cheap & simple Christmas table decorations

You can set a beautiful Christmas table without breaking the budget. Here are a ton of cheap & simple Christmas table decorations to inspire you!

Simple Christmas table centerpiece ideas - Charleston Crafted

Planning your holiday table? A holiday centerpiece is a great way to make Christmas dinner feel more festive.

But, pre-made centerpieces at places like Pottery Barn or even Michaels are super pricey.

So, today I want to share some Christmas tabletop centerpiece ideas on a budget!

What do you put on a table for Christmas?

What you put out on the table for Christmas is totally up to you. Whether you set a table that stays up all holiday season or you’re just doing it for the Christmas day meal, what you do for your Christmas table centerpiece and decor should be a reflection of your style and personality.

Traditionally, your Christmas table decor ideas might include:

  • Place mats + place settings
  • Table cloth
  • Table runner
  • Christmas centerpiece

How you arrange these items and the specific decor you choose to use is how you can personalize your table to reflect your holiday feelings.

Oftentimes, simple Christmas decorations on your table are the best bet. Your Christmas dining table will likely be filled with food and surrounded by friends and family, so you don’t want it to be too overdone.

How do I make a budget Christmas centerpiece?

Cheap Christmas centerpieces for tables can be made from things you have around the house or gather outdoors. Some cheap Christmas centerpiece ideas for your dining table include:

  • Pine cones
  • Christmas ornaments
  • Christmas tree greenery (can cut lower limbs of tree off to fit into tree stand and reuse on the dinner table!)
  • Candy canes
  • A gingerbread house
  • Candle centerpiece
  • Ribbons in reds and greens

Here’s some other small Christmas crafts you can make for any space!

These items can be gathered in a variety of containers to turn them into a DIY Christmas centerpieces.

  • Vase
  • Jar
  • Wooden bowl
  • Glass bowl
  • Lantern
  • Platter
  • Candelabra
  • Cake stand

See all of my favorite modern Christmas decorations!

31 cheap and simple christmas centerpiece ideas

DIY Christmas Table Centerpiece Ideas

Here are some visual examples of beautiful, budget friendly Christmas centerpiece ideas.

DIY Christmas centerpiece ideas

Here are a ton of ideas for what to put on your Christmas table this holiday season!

What are your favorite ideas for Christmas table centerpieces?

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