How to make simple Christmas table centrepieces

Create striking festive displays with flowers and foliage this Christmas with these easy projects

A Constance Spry vase filled with festive blooms and greenery

Centre of attention

A silver pedestal vase filled with red roses, greenery and a lit pillar candle

A silver bon-bon dish makes a great vessel to use as a centrepiece for your Christmas table. Fill the dish with wet florist’s foam and push a pillar candle into it. Then add a selection of red roses, ivy, thistles, acacia and anemones. Finish with sprays of berries.


Dressing up

A Constance Spry vase filled with festive blooms and greenery

Window vases are plentiful in the nation’s charity shops and sit beautifully on shelving and window sills. Fill with oasis, then add steel berries, white hellebores, white carnations, silver-sprayed silver birch, snowberries, Christmas tree offcuts, acacia, ivy and larch twigs.

Rustic choice

A tall white vase filled with red hydrangeas

Use a simple marmalade jar to contain an exuberant display of hydrangea, amaryllis and tendrils of ivy. For a cooler palette, choose blue hydrangeas and white amaryllis. Add to the sense of occasion by sitting the jar inside a basic wreath.