By Rosie Hatch

Published on December 2, 2016

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Photography by POPPY TALK

The holidays are the perfect excuse to get crafty. And a creative centerpiece is an easy way to tie in all the colors, smells, and textures of the season while impressing your party guests. Here are 13 DIY centerpieces sure to make your holiday hosting a breeze.

Fresh and Festive Garland

Bring nature inside with this easy DIY tutorial. Using evergreen, a little wire, and decorative accents, you instantly have a smell-good centerpiece sure to bring plenty of flare to your holiday table.

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Photography by CAMI GRAHAM

Snow-Covered Pine Cones

These adorable snow-covered pine cones are easy to make and can be displayed in a variety of ways. Place them in the center of the table for a simple look, or pile them in a bowl with some foliage.

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Photography by HONESTLY WTF

Gingerbread House Village

The most important part of creating your own centerpiece is having fun with it. And there will be no shortage of fun when you construct this snowy village. Use this idea for your next winter get-together, and you will thrill both adults and kids alike.

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Photography by LINDA PUGLIESE

Wood Block Menorah

If you’re looking to create your own menorah this year, this is the tutorial for you. The wooden blocks are glued together so you can re-use it for many years to come.

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Photography by KIMBERLY GENEVIEVE FOR DESIGN LOVE FEST

All Decked Out

If you prefer your centerpieces to be grand, we suggest this tutorial using spray-painted ornaments in various colors and fresh winter greens. The end result is a full centerpiece that brings the sights and smells of Christmas together.

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Photography by LITTLE HOUSE OF FOUR

Rustic Felt Trees

These small felt trees are just as easy to make as they are charming. Who knew a couple of craft supplies could result in such a fabulous wintery table display?

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Photography by OH HOW CIVILIZED.

Sugared Winter Fruit

Looking for a centerpiece in a pinch? The grocery store is a great resource when you don’t have time to hit up a craft store. With a little bit of sugar and seasonal fresh fruit, you can create the dazzling illusion of frost right on your tablescape.

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Photography by RUSTY HINGE

Vintage Ornaments

Hit up your local flea market this winter, and keep an eye out for old ornaments. Here, the intricate designs and soft colors play off a wooden sugar bowl to create a one-of-a-kind centerpiece.

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Photography by ALEXANDRA GRABLEWSKI

Mini Winter Wonderland

Now, you can create your own tiny winter wonderland. A little moss, tiny trees, and fake snow make this a delightful display you’ll want out all season long.

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Photography by MIDWEST LIVING

Woodland Charm

How sweet are the gingerbread deer in this whimsical centerpiece? Create the look using cake stands and a few extra branches from your Christmas tree. It’s easy and affordable.

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Photography by SUGAR AND CLOTH

Tiny Wooden Trees

If you’re going for a more modern Christmas this year, you’ll love this tiny tree DIY. Get the creative juices flowing using paint in the color of your choosing.

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Photography by PAIGE SMITH

Perfectly Wrapped Presents

Even if you haven’t started your holiday shopping, you can add wrapped presents to your decor. Use empty boxes for decoration purposes by covering them with festive holiday gift wrap and bows. Sprinkle them down the center of your tablescape for the easiest DIY ever.

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Photography by LIA GRIFFITH

Crepe Paper Pomegranate

It’s surprisingly easy to fold, cut, bend, and paste your way to creating something realistic. Here, pomegranates are a vibrant addition to the tabletop along with natural foliage from outside.