Wood, Candle, Cranberry and Fresh Evergreen Centerpiece

A simple 2 x 10 piece of pine from home depot, is the base for this simple wood, candle, cranberry and fresh evergreen centerpiece.  Having a pretty centerpiece on the dining room table is something I love to create, especially at the holidays. In the summer, flowers from the garden are a must, but at this time of year fresh evergreens are always available, and a perfect long lasting choice.

Wood, Candle, Cranberry and Fresh Evergreen Centerpiece

Learn how to create a simple wood, candle, cranberry and fresh evergreen centerpiece for your holiday table. This one will last for a couple of weeks.

I really like the look of rustic gray wood with white so I stained the wood base with minwax gray stain, but you could also paint it, or leave it in its natural state. Another example of the gray vintage wood look, is this dried hydrangea and eucalyptus centerpiece.

Wood Plant Centerpiece with Evergreens and Candles

The glass vases were purchased at Dollar Tree, and the cranberries were leftover from my garland for the rustic tree decoration post. I picked up the pretty blue juniper at home depot. The other greens come from the backyard. The candles were purchased on amazon because I wanted to make sure they fit the vases. You could also use regular thin dinner candles, that you may already have on hand.

Dollar Store Vases with Candles and Cranberries

When you are having guests over, it’s always great to be able to work ahead. This should last a good two weeks before the needles start to fall. Just one more thing you do not have to do to get ready for your party.

Easy Centerpiece with Fresh Greens Cranberries and Candles on a Wood Plank

When we sit down to eat, I plan to move the centerpiece to the buffet shown in the background. It’s not hard at all to move, though you may have a little scattering of needles.

More importantly, I really need to clean up the clutter on the buffet. 🙂



About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Hearth and Vine, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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  1. So elegant… Love the touch of wood for the base a nice gray linen for napkins would make a great addition. My grandma use to set the most beautiful tables, it was something she truly enjoyed and I’m guessing you do as well. I think that’s awesome!! Love the buffet clutter and all.

  2. Patti, never noticed the clutter on your buffet till you mentioned it. Love the simplicity of the centerpiece! Perfect height too…guests can see over it to talk.

    • Hi Florence,

      I’m so glad you like the centerpiece and I agree that it’s important to be able to see across the table.
      Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

  3. This is my kind of centrepiece! I love bringing the outdoors in with the wood and the greenery. So pretty with the pop of colour the cranberries give! I bet it looks nice all lit up!

  4. Simple is the best way to go for the holidays! It looks beautiful! I love the the furniture and how the centerpiece it brings out the wood.

  5. Simple elegance & fragrant greenery–love it! Blessings, Cecilia

  6. Gorgeous! I love the bright pop of the cranberries against the white candles. Classy and elegant. P.S. Thanks for owning the cluttered buffet! We’ve all been there – LOTS! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

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