I love an elegant Christmas centerpiece to add to the coffee table decor or dining room table for the holidays. It’s just another way to make sure the halls are fully “decked” for the season.
However, we are all about saving money over here, so dropping a lot of money on beautiful Christmas centerpieces just might not be in the budget this year. If that’s the case, have no fear! I’ve rounded up 30 easy DIY Christmas Coffee Table or Dining room table centerpiece decor ideas that will become treasured holiday heirlooms for years to come!
These ideas are not your traditional floral or candle holiday arrangements, but unique and creative ideas that will be a fun conversation piece at all of your holiday gatherings!
More Christmas DIY Decorations:
What supplies do you need to make DIY Christmas Centerpieces?
Each Christmas centerpiece idea has a complete tutorial with a supply and material list included. If you have any of these items lying around the house, gather them up so you can use what you have instead of needing to buy new craft supplies for your DIY projects.
- Wood scraps
- Fabric scraps
- Mason Jars
How to decorate a coffee table for Christmas like a Design Pro
This article from HGTV includes some excellent designer tips on how to decorate a beautiful coffee table, which can easily be applied to Christmas decorating as well!
Some useful coffee table decorating tips include:
- Use a mixture of large and small items
- Imagine a grid for a large coffee table, and place items in each square of the grid
- Vary high and low items on your table
- Use contrasting colors in your chosen Christmas theme (ie. red and green)
- Add a tray to contain a group of smaller items
Now that we know what we need to make our DIY Christmas centerpieces, and know how to put the look together on our coffee table or dining table, let’s get to the inspiration!
Christmas Coffee Table Centerpiece Decor Ideas
Diy Non-Edible Gingerbread House
Making a gingerbread house is a fun family tradition that everyone enjoys! This gingerbread house is non edible and will last for many years, so you can use it as a Christmas coffee table centerpiece and not worry about the dog taking a bite!
Make Magical Christmas Lanterns with Kids
These beautiful lanterns are a fun Christmas centerpiece project to do with your kids. It's a very frugal project and you can recycle your old jars.
Burlap Ribbon Christmas Tree - A Rustic Holiday Decor DIY
This ribbon Christmas tree is a rustic centerpiece idea that could also be placed on your mantle or bookshelf.
MASON JAR LID SNOWMAN!
This mason jar craft is such a fun way to use up all those old jars .you've been saving! Use as an adorable coffee table centerpiece or on your kitchen counter.
Christmas Village Shadowbox
This village shadowbox is fun to make, and adds a unique vibe to your Christmas coffee table.
Diy Primitive Christmas Trees
If you prefer a more simplistic decorating look, these primitive Christmas trees from wood scraps are the perfect DIY Centerpiece idea for your coffee table.
Snowman Hat Centerpiece
I love this large elegant snowman hat centerpiece! It's a fun alternative to traditional holiday floral arrangements or candles.
A beautiful Christmas terrarium makes for an elegant and unique Christmas coffee table centerpiece idea, and it's easier than it may look!
Small Christmas Wood Signs - a Sparkly Decor DIY
If you love to break out your Cricut machine for the holidays, you'll love creating these festive holiday signs to add to your Christmas coffee table decor.
Santa Candles the kids can make
If you love to add candles to your holiday centerpiece decor, you'll enjoy creating these Santa candles with your kids.
Frosted Wine Bottle Centerpiece Idea
These frosted wine bottles with lights make the most elegant and gorgeous Christmas centerpiece idea! Just lovely!
Poke and Push Fabric Christmas Trees Tutorial
This is an easy DIY Christmas centerpiece idea that the kids can help with too! Add several trees to an elegant tray to up-level your Christmas coffee table decor.
Rainbow Cone Christmas Trees
I love the bright colors of this rainbow cone Christmas tree, and a creative use for all of those extra bows we find lying around each year.
Bottle Cap Christmas Tree DIY Tutorial
This is a really fun DIY Christmas tree made out of bottle caps! I love this idea for a centerpiece in a game room or bar area.
Simple Christmas Basket
This simple and elegant Christmas basket would make a beautiful Christmas centerpiece on the coffee table or holiday entryway.
Make These Gorgeous DIY Cone Christmas Trees for Cheap
These DIY Cone Christmas trees are so versatile! You can make them to match any look, and put them on the coffee table, holiday table, or even the mantle.
DIY Color Block Glitter Christmas Trees
Another gorgeous DIY Christmas cone tree for your coffee table decor or holiday mantle.
How To Make An Authentic Looking Snowman Craft�
This snowman craft makes a perfect addition to your Christmas coffee table decor, especially if you are looking to add some height to your display.
Christmas Lights Mason Jar Snow Globes
These adorable mason jar snow globes are a fun and easy craft idea to do with the kids and makes a great centerpiece.
Christmas Tree Cereal Box Craft
You'll never believe that these rustic looking Christmas trees are made from cereal boxes. A really easy and frugal DIY project for your holiday centerpiece.
How to Make a simple mini Christmas tree with ribbon
This DIY Christmas tree looks beautiful on a coffee table with a few votives and a silver tray.
How to Make Cinnamon Pine Cones
A basket of scented cinnamon pine cones make a fun and festive Christmas centerpiece for a coffee table.
Pickle Jar Christmas Terrarium
These DIY Christmas Terrariums make a gorgeous centerpiece and a great way to reuse and recycle an old pickle jar.
Easy Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter Craft
You'll never believe these gorgeous Christmas trees are made from cookie cutters. They make such a beautiful DIY centerpiece for your holiday table when you add a little greenery!
DIY Snowman with Glitter and Lights: Easy Fishbowl Snowman!
If you prefer fun and kid friendly holiday decor, this light up fishbowl snowman is the perfect addition to your holiday coffee table.
How to Make an Air Dry Clay Candleholder
These candleholders are so beautiful and the tutorial is simple! Use these on every holiday table, mantle, and coffee table to decorate all season long.
Easy DIY Ribbon Christmas Trees Holiday Decor
These easy DIY ribbon Christmas trees make for a gorgeous tall holiday centerpiece on a coffee table tray or dining table.
Waterless Snow Globes
Your kids will really enjoy filling these waterless snow globes with wintery scenes! Add them to your dining table or coffee table for a fun, conversation starting centerpiece.
Hershey's Kisses Christmas Tree -
Everyone will love this Christmas centerpiece made out of chocolate kisses! Fun and functional to add to your holiday decor.
Easy DIY Christmas Decor Idea: Cheap Dollar Store Centerpiece!
This traditional DIY Christmas centerpiece is extremely affordable using dollar store items.
I hope you find the perfect DIY Christmas coffee table centerpiece idea for your home this holiday season! Let me know in the comments which one you are making.
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