I was recently given the task of creating 16 Christmas centerpieces for a holiday party, which was great– except for 2 stipulations… I had to complete them in 2 hours AND for under $200. Talk about a challenge! I immediately flew out to my local Hobby Lobby and started brainstorming as I power walked up and down the isles; luckily that place is a gold mine for inspiration. I grabbed berry & evergreen branches first because I knew I wanted to build a centerpiece that felt natural and festive. I ended up throwing together five simple materials to create a beautiful Christmas centerpiece for under $10 each ($9.15 each to be exact!).
DIY Christmas Centerpiece
all materials from Hobby Lobby, all items were on sale at the time
one 9″ glass vase ($2.99, reg. $5.99)
one berry branch ($1.99, reg. $3.99) and one evergreen branch with pinecones ($3.99, reg. $7.99)
red + white striped burlap ribbon ($1.99 per roll, reg. $3.99)
up-cycled fabric of your choice (I used green chenille I had in my collection)
PS. Sorry for the poor quality of this image, it was taken in about 5 seconds during my arrangement assembly frenzy…
Putting this centerpiece together could not be simpler…
Arrange the two branches in the vase (stuff with a bit of newspaper to keep still if need be). Then, simply wrap a strip of fabric around the vase and tie off with the burlap ribbon-and your done!
It took me about an hour to put all 16 centerpieces together (after about 55 minutes of shopping), I needed a stiff Apple + Cherry Moscow Mule when I was done with these! The grand total rang in around $150 for all materials, and I completed them just in the knick of time =)
This Simple Christmas Floral Arrangement is part of our 10 Minute Transformation Series!