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Easy DIY Mercury Glass Christmas Centerpiece

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Want to make an easy DIY mercury glass centerpiece for Christmas but don’t know where to start? Today I’ll show you how to use silver, gold, and champagne accents to add some bling to your Christmas style.

DIY mercury glass Christmas centerpiece with greenery and silver and gold metallic ornaments and accents, easy DIY holiday centerpiece

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Where to begin with a DIY mercury glass centerpiece?

Before I started my centerpiece, I had to choose a base structure. Given the length of my rectangular dining table, I needed a long “spine” that wouldn’t get lost in the room.

Dining room rectangular table mercury glass votive candleholder table centerpiece for Christmas and the holidays

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I decided to pair two votive candelabras together for a more modern Christmas centerpiece. I knew I could group them together to take up about 1/3 of the dining room table length. You can find a similar one by clicking the photo below.

For the candelabra, I found a great deal on these mercury glass votive candle holders, which come with tea lights included. 

UPDATE: You can now learn how to make your own DIY mercury glass if you’re looking to upgrade an existing piece of glassware.

Mercury glass is the perfect accent for a variety of occasions, not just for Christmas. In fact, I used these candle holders to create a beautiful bridal shower tablescape for my niece.

Instead of using real candles, I opted for the flameless kind. (Kid proof!)

Easy DIY Christmas centerpiece with mercury glass votive candle holders and flameless votive candles. Mix of silver and gold ornaments and accents.

DIY Centerpiece Floral Accents & Greenery

In my post How to Make a Homemade Christmas Wreath from Scratch, I talked about tips and techniques to achieve a style that looks like a designer knock-off.

For my DIY holiday centerpiece, I knew I wanted similar greenery to coordinate.

DIY holiday centerpiece with mercury glass candle holders and mixed metallic ornaments and greenery.


I first combined a mix of frosted and regular faux pine greenery, some of which came with pine cones already attached. Bonus!

DIY holiday centerpiece with mercury glass votive candle holders, silver and gold ornaments and other faux floral sprays

I started in the center and placed the stems radiating outward until I worked my way to the ends. You can choose to attach the stems with floral wire or simply insert them. 

Metallic accents

To contrast with the greenery, I added ivory berries and gilded floral stems that came in bunches. I cut these into individual pieces that I could then tuck into the greenery.

Warning: plan to get ya face glittery! 😉

Ivory berry stem and gold leaf spray for DIY holiday centerpiece with mercury glass votives

You’ll find a variety of great options for metallic and sparkly accents near the end of this post.


What holiday centerpiece is complete without a few ornaments? I used floral wire to fasten my ornaments onto the centerpiece after inserting all the other pieces. These ornaments had gorgeous snowflakes and wintery motifs imprinted on them.

Silver snowflake ornament with floral wire for DIY holiday centerpiece

You’ll notice I also threw in a few metallic leaves here and there.

DIY holiday centerpiece with mixed faux greenery, silver and gold ornaments, frosted pine cones and mercury glass votives

You don’t have to just stick with the stems I used. (No pun intended!) You can make elegant Christmas centerpieces using a variety of accents like the following:

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Transitioning a Mercury Glass Centerpiece to a New Look

If you decide you want to change things up a bit from year to year, try adding new ribbon to your centerpiece! You can see how this centerpiece got a makeover in my latest Christmas home decor tour with red and green plaid.

Christmas dining room table centerpiece with tartan plaid ribbon and green velvet ribbon

Decor & Accents Beyond the Holiday Table

I love a traditional red and gold color scheme for Christmas, as you can see in my Christmas Home Tour. But I also like to experiment with more modern (dare I say glam?) holiday decor, like this trio of Christmas trees.

Trio of modern shimmering Christmas trees on buffet sideboard table and 3-tier stand with Christmas decor

You’ve probably seen three-tiered trays all over the place this season. There are so many possibilities to decorate these or use them to serve sweets after Christmas dinner. You can get the same tray here.

Three tiered tray decorated for Christmas with faux pine greenery and silver ornaments

I hope this post gave you some easy Christmas centerpiece ideas!

Before you go, be sure to visit my sister post How to Make a Christmas Wreath from Scratch, or for a completely different color scheme, see my Red and Gold Christmas Tree Decoration Ideas.

Christmas wreath and mantel by Christmas tree, decorated with red and gold

I’d love to know how you plan to use your mercury glass centerpiece, so drop me a line below! Merry Christmas!

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