DIY Christmas Centerpiece

Try this DIY Christmas Centerpiece to add a festive feel to your home.

Christmas is one of the most exciting holidays that our family looks forward to. It can also get pretty busy because we usually go out of town to celebrate. But even if we don’t get to spend the holidays at home, I still like to decorate and make our house look Christmas-y. This year, I just re-used our old décor but I felt like I needed to add a little something to our coffee table. That’s why I decided to make a DIY Christmas Centerpiece.

DIY Christmas Centerpiece


For this project, I asked my husband to help me out since there’s woodwork involved. We used some scrap pieces of wood from a pallet to make the wooden tray. The wood was around 0.60 inches thick which is just right for the project.


DIY Christmas Centerpiece Wood Dimensions


To put it together, we started with the tray’s frame first. Secure the wood pieces with wood glue then nail them together. Sand the edges to make sure it’s nice and smooth.


DIY Christmas Centerpiece DIY Christmas Centerpiece

The next thing that we did was to stain the wooden tray. You can use any wood stain color of your choice.

Bronco Wood Stain DIY Christmas Centerpiece


After the stain completely dried, we attached a rustic looking handle on the sides. I love how the brassy color of the handle matched with the wood stain color. It looks so rustic and chic!

DIY Rustic Christmas Centerpiece


The tray itself is so pretty! I’m sure I’ll be able to repurpose this for other décor ideas. But since I’m using it for this holiday season, I filled it up with Christmas ornaments, faux foliage, mason jars and a candle for a festive feel.

DIY Christmas Centerpiece


If you want to watch a video tutorial on how I made this DIY Christmas Centerpiece, just click here.

How are your holiday preparations so far? Share them in the comments section below.

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. You make it seem so easy & doable! It looks so good, like something bought in a store. Thank you so much for sharing this.

    1. oh, thank you! the carpentry was a bit hard though because I’m not experienced :p thanks to my husband for the help 😉 Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  2. Omg! It looks like I may actually be able to do this! I am not good at crafts but you made this look so easy! Great job!

    1. Thank you, Komal! It is easy! I’m sure you can do it, too 🙂 Besides, the wooden box can be used for all seasons 🙂

  3. Oh my!! This is so cool! You’re so creative. I like that you made it like a drawer thing. Might try this one too.

    1. Thank you, Laurence 🙂 The rustic drawer handle really made the difference 🙂

  4. This is so creative, love it! What a great idea… and looks fab too 🙂 Merry Christmas x

    1. Thank you, Katie! Hope you had a fun Christmas celebration 🙂

  5. Wow! Really looks mesmerizing. I think its never too late for me to try this since your guide is very clear and makes this DIY easy.

    1. Hi Eliza! Thanks for dropping by 🙂 You can watch the video if you want to see the whole process. You can see it here:
      Christmas maybe over but you can definitely use the wooden box as a decor piece for your home 🙂

  6. omg how gorgeous is this centerpiece! I’d love to make this for my holiday party for new year’s eve and have been meaning to spice up the table.

    1. Thank you, Jennifer 🙂 I’m sure your holiday party for New Year’s Eve will be so beautiful and fun 🙂

  7. Cool! I adore DIY decorations and that rustic handle is a beautiful touch!

    1. Thank you, Aditi 🙂

  8. This centrepiece is really beautiful and looks very easy to do as well. I love the vintage look of the wooden trunk. Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you, Sarmistha! My husband was a big help in putting the wooden box together 🙂 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  9. I love how this turned out and looks so easy to do. I always appreciate seeing DIY pieces in homes as it give the extra warmth and love to it.

    1. Oh thank you, Sheri! happy holidays! <3

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