If you love the look of a classic evergreen wreath to use on your Christmas table, here are a few easy Christmas table wreath ideas to help you style a wreath into a candle centerpiece for a dining table, coffee table or sideboard.
I have my house decorated for Christmas, except for creating a Christmas centerpiece with candles for my dining table.
To come up with one, I went to my decor stash to see what I could use without having to buy a Christmas centerpiece with candles.
Here are the ideas I came up with.
3 Easy Christmas Table Wreath Ideas
When decorating a dining table for Christmas, using a wreath as the centerpiece filled with candles works especially well on a round table.
If you have a rectangular table, consider placing 3 wreaths down the center of the table and fill each one with one of the Christmas centerpiece ideas shown below.
1. Use One Large Pillar Style Candle Inside a Wreath
This is a simple and classic Christmas table decoration that you can DIY.
It looks very real, both the flame and the candle itself. The flame actually flickers. You may get spoiled with being able to turn it on and off with the touch of a button.
You can also use a collection votive or tea light holders around the outside of the wreath. I used Kosta Boda glass Snowballs around it and used a large white pillar candle.
Together they create quite a magical glow when dining or holiday entertaining.
Or consider using old Christmas cards to make votive candle accents at each place setting around the wreath centerpiece.
How to Style a Christmas Table Wreath 3 Ways
Time needed: 15 minutes
If you have a collection of taper or colonial style candlesticks and an evergreen wreath, you can easily group them to create a DIY Christmas centerpiece for your holiday table in a few different ways.
Creating a wreath centerpiece with candles is one, two, three… easy!
- Gather a Collection of Candles and Candle Holders
Place as many candle holders as you can in the center of the wreath. I used 5 candle holders that were all the same height.
Grouping taper candles together will always add more impact to a table than only using one or two.
- Add Pinecones
As an option, add rustic charm by placing a few glittered pine cones inside the Christmas table wreath to cover up the candle holders.
- Or Add Christmas Ornaments
For a more traditional look, place a collection of ball style ornaments in the center of the wreath to cover the candle holders.
DIY a Rustic Candle Holder for A Christmas Table Wreath
I got the inspiration to make this next centerpiece idea after seeing this long plank style candle holder…
The Painted Fox
…and this one.
These rustic centerpieces look great on a long table, but since my dining table is round, I decided to find a wood slice from a tree trunk to use to make a round wood candle holder for one more Christmas table wreath idea.
You can buy wood slices at craft stores and online.
Use a pencil to mark where you want candles to go.
A drill bit (candle-width size) was used to make holes around the surface of the wood slice. Each hole approx. 3/4″ deep.
Drilling the holes took a little time, but I liked the outcome.
A few of the candles where too small for the holes, so I wrapped clear tape around the bottom of the candles to create a snug fit.
Placed inside a cedar wreath, creates a rustic Christmas table centerpiece.
No matter how I style my candles for Christmas – all that is really needed though, is the candles and a simple holder as the glow from them is what creates the Christmas magic…
…along with the lovely scent of a little cedar, pine and a twinkle light or two.
Now that your table is set, are you ready to consider other Christmas decorating ideas?