You don't have to spend a lot of money on your Christmas centerpiece. You can use items you already have around your house. Do you have any evergreens growing on your property? Pine boughs, holly, and juniper branches look wonderful when arranged down the center of your table. Add red candles of varying heights and a vase or two filled with ornaments and you have a lovely, easy, and frugal centerpiece.
If you don't have any glass vases, candlesticks, or extra ornaments look at you local dollar stores and thrift shops. I have found some very lovely candlesticks and vases at both thrift stores and dollar stores. While you are at the dollar store, pick up some red candles to use in your centerpiece.
If you don't have evergreens in your yard, you can often find a great deal on them at your local grocery store. I found small wreath shaped centerpieces for $5.99 at my Trader Joe's.
If you like to use flowers in your centerpiece, buy cut flowers from your local grocery store and arrange them yourself. I can usually find a lovely bouquet for under $5.00 from my local Save Mart. I mix the cut flowers with greens from my yard to create a festive holiday arrangement. Alstroemeria are my favorite flowers to buy because they are inexpensive and usually last a week or longer, which means I can use them for my New Year's Eve centerpiece too.
Below I have rounded up 10 Frugal Homemade Christmas Centerpieces that you can make. Most of them use common household items.
10 Frugal Homemade Christmas Centerpieces
Woodsy Holiday Centerpiece / Homes.com
Wreath Centerpiece / A Smith of All Trades
Glassware Centerpiece / Cleverly Simple
Bundt Cake Pan Centerpiece / Freebies 4 Mom
Easy DIY Jewel Christmas Tree Centerpiece / Premeditated Leftovers
Clementine and Pine Centerpiece / Midwest Living
Vintage Decorated Foam Tree Centerpiece / Saved by Love Creations
Natural Christmas Centerpiece / Sweet Something Designs
Ornaments in a Glass Bowl / She Knows
Candles on a Cake Plate Centerpiece / aka Designs