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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!

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?

Traditionally, your Christmas table decor ideas might include:

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

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

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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