On most days my dining room centerpiece includes all the things that carry a lot of germs, baseball caps, mail, someone’s handbag and books. It is a full-time job to keep the clutter off our dining room table. A centerpiece was one way to keep the table too pretty to clutter. Here is how to create a simple centerpiece.
The best part is you can create a centerpiece with everyday items around your house.
Steps to Create a Simple Centerpiece
I love to create layers for my centerpieces because usually the dining room and kitchen tables are the focal points of both rooms. With the days blending together, we may not know the day of the week, but a glance of our centerpieces reminds us of the season.
To create a simple centerpiece, start with a base. You know what they say,
it’s is all about the base ’bout the base.
I began with a serving tray with handles on opposite ends.
Because to clear the table all I have to do is pick up the serving tray and the centerpiece is undisturbed. I don’t have to corral multiple pieces that make up a centerpiece.
The next layer includes my favorite chargers. I found my chargers at a home decor store in Knoxville, but you can find the same style here.
Now if you want to add a little height to your base grab a stack of dinner plates. The plates become a part of your centerpiece and they are hiding in plain sight. If you really wanted to get creative you could tuck the silverware into the center of the centerpiece too.
This next idea is an easy way to add color or a theme/season/holiday to the wreath. I wanted to incorporate a little gingham into the centerpiece to match my dining bench pillows and the dining room napkins.
For this layer, I created a gingham layer to add to the centerpiece from this project.
Unless someone is staring into the centerpiece; most people will not notice this layer. Wrapping paper would be another way to celebrate a season or holiday.
But, I loved an excuse to use my stash of this retailer’s shipping boxes.
This next steps is one of my favorite hacks ever on this blog.
I used a wreath for the next layer of this simple centerpiece. And, then I spent a minute to “fluff” the branches.
I was amazed at how much fuller the wreath was after I fluffed up the branches and leaves.
I added Easter eggs for the center of the centerpiece, but they can be removed as we move into May.
That’s it! I know, right? It adds color and a bit of pretty.
Adding a few layers is an easy way to create a simple centerpiece. By using a tray as the base it is easy to remove from the table for dinner or family game night.
Before you go… here is my favorite wreath hack I mentioned earlier.
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