Fun and Festive Christmas Centerpiece

One of our Lowes monthly challenges was to come up with a fun and festive Christmas centerpiece, so I shopped the store and came up with a few items to create a beautiful Christmas table on my porch.  Sometimes I walk around scratching my head and other times, things come to me pretty easily and this one came together after I scouted the store for some items I could use.

burlap and runner

I started with a piece of burlap to use as the base and then pulled out a really pretty green and red Christmas runner that was sent to me by Hen House Linens. They let me pick out something from their collection and I chose this vibrant chevron for Christmas.  Fun!

Lowes silver bucket

At Lowes, I found a Christmas shaped evergreen shrub, along with a silver bucket to put it in.

plumbing pieces and red spray paint

I also found some cactus that screamed Christmas to me (hello red ball on the top!) to use as a treat at each table setting and wanted to put them in something, so these plumbing couplings were perfect for that. I’ll show you in a later post exactly how I did these and the bucket (FrogTape was involved!).  A can of Valspar paint in glossy red did the trick for my purposes.

Christmas table

And here’s my pretty table.  I had to do this awhile ago while it was still toasty on the porch, so I’m glad I finally get to share it with y’all.

Christmas centerpiece red and green

I like how it turned out and now that it’s getting closer and closer to Christmas,  I can get excited about red and green all over again.

red cactus holder

The Christmas cacti look so cute in their little holders.

plates and napkins

I pulled out some of my red and green Christmas decorations to spruce up the table and that’s all that was needed.  An old red berry garland draped on the tree and a pretty ball topper.

Christmas table (2)

I love lime green and red together and have plenty of that in my stash, so this all worked together for a festive table setting.

bucket and ornaments

I’ll show you more about the bucket later, but you can see I used my FrogTape ShapeTape on this one.  The bucket wasn’t quite deep enough for my tree, so I added a strip of burlap and a lime green ribbon.

Christmas centerpiece

The chevron linens really add a lot of pop to the table too, so I appreciate Hen House sending those to me. I’m sure I’ll use them this Christmas season on my tables.  They are beautiful. That napkin holder I’ve had for a long time and it’s fun to pull it out again.

So, that’s my early Christmas project for Lowes and I hope this gives you some ideas on what you can do at home with what you have or with a few little items to pull together a Christmas tablescape.
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Disclosure: As a Lowes Creative blogger, I am sent gift cards to spend on projects and to blog about them. This post is sponsored by Lowes, but all ideas and projects are my own.

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- Rhoda


  1. Rhoda…love the lime green and red as well. And that Chevron runner is beautiful!! If you are looking for cheap buckets etc for decorating, I have found Farm and Tractor Supply to have some neat shapes at a good price! I like to use metal buckets etc for decoration as well. I learned this tip from Confessions of a Plate Addict and now I am a believer!!

  2. Rhoda, I love what you did with the plumbing couplings! They look great. The whole table looks great!

  3. grammygoodwill says

    I have read your blog for several years, but rarely comment. Today I had to. What you have done here is why I continue to be amazed by what you do. Your creativity shines through this. Who else would think of using an evergreen – just an ordinary bush to me – as a tabletop Christmas tree? Who else would think of using PVC pipes as vases? Your table came together so beautifully. You did a fantastic job.

  4. Now that’s a fun table! Love the colors and the things you used. You have always amazed me with your Christmas ideas.

  5. Love this table!!!!! Great job! Love your blog, it always makes me smile 🙂

  6. Cute table! Love how you used a small shrub .

  7. I love the table and centerpiece…so very cute and whimsical……hope to start on my decorating next week..a little behind!!!

  8. Rhoda – beautiful table! I love the cacti and PVC pipe planters. What a creative idea! It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas….

  9. Lovely table and I love the holiday chevron fabric!

  10. And now I know what I can use for the tables for my daughter’s June wedding!! Plumbing couplings will be perfect….spray painted navy Valspar with field flowers in each…it’s going to be beautiful! Thanks for the idea!! (and thanks for the Christmas ideas too….my mind is just in wedding mode for now!!)

    • Hey, Carol, I’ll show this when I do the other post, but just be aware that the plumbing couplings are open on each end, so to put flowers in water, you’d need a glass holder in there. That might not be too hard to find.

  11. LOVE IT!!

  12. Donna Ingalls says

    Love your table! Great ideas from your blog abound.
    Are you planning on planting the tree in your yard? I live in the south too and have done this since the ground is still ok to plant in January.

    I have a suggestion for a future post-gift ideas for older parents. My mom is your parents’s age and each year I’m just stumped as to what to get her. My dad just passed away in July after a long illness, so we really want to make this Christmas about her. Any suggestions?

    • Hi, Donna, I feel your pain. My parents are so hard to buy for too and it just gets harder and harder. Maybe I can do a post and ask for ideas from everyone. I’m not the best at figuring out gift ideas for them either.

  13. This looks great Rhoda! You have inspired me to freshen up my Christmas decor. I love the fabric and the use of a smaller tree. This would be perfect in my apartment 🙂

  14. mamashortcake says

    What department in Lowe’s did you find that metal bucket in? I’ve been looking for something like that to store my boys’ markers and crayons in!

    • mamashortcake says

      Oops, I hit post too soon! I meant to also say that your tablescape is gorgeous and so festive! I love that runner especially.

    • HI, it’s in the paint supply area, from what I remember, not far from that. I remember seeing empty paint buckets there too. Definitely ask if you can’t find them.

    • mamashortcake says

      Thanks Rhoda!

  15. I love all the variations of Christmas colors but there’s nothing that says Christmas more than red and green. This is a beautiful and fun table and your pictures are always great!

  16. Love how this turned out! So pretty!

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