Want to make an easy DIY mercury glass centerpiece for Christmas but don’t know where to start? I’ll show you how to use silver, gold, and champagne accents to add some bling to your Christmas style. This easy table centerpiece takes only minutes to pull together.
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How to create 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.
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I decided to pair two votive candelabras together for a more modern Christmas centerpiece. I knew I could group them to take up 1/3 of the dining room table length. This candelabra is similar to the one I bought.
I also found a great deal on these mercury glass votive candle holders, which come with tea lights included. You can also learn how to make 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. I used these candle holders to create a beautiful bridal shower tablescape for my niece, as an example.
Instead of using real candles, I opted for the flameless kind. (Kid proof!) No one notices the fact that these are inexpensive LED votive candles since the focus at eye level is the mercury glass candleholders.
DIY Centerpiece Floral Accents & Greenery
In my post How to Make a Homemade Christmas Wreath, 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 with the wreaths on my cabinets. This came down to choosing the right greenery, metallic accents, and ornaments.
I first combined a mix of frosted and regular faux pine greenery, some of which came with pine cones already attached. Bonus! These evergreen stems are similar to the ones I used.
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 into the candelabra.
Warning: You may end up with glitter on your face! Go ahead and let them see you sparkle.
You’ll find a variety of great options for metallic and sparkly accents near the end of this post.
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DIY Christmas Centerpiece with Pomanders
Decorate a dough bowl with a mix of faux greenery, berries, pillar candles, and orange pomander balls.
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 metallic ornaments had gorgeous snowflakes and wintery motifs imprinted on them. If you buy a set, you can use any leftover ornaments for wreaths or Christmas tree decor.
You’ll notice I also threw in a few metallic leaves here and there.
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:
- Frosted or plain stems or twigs
- Mini birch branches
- Beads or a small garland
- Pomegranates or dried orange slices
Shop the Look
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 a new ribbon to your centerpiece. You can see how this centerpiece got a makeover in my Christmas home decor tour with red and green plaid.
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.
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.
I hope this post gave you some easy Christmas centerpiece ideas!
I’d love to know how you plan to use your mercury glass centerpiece, so drop me a line below! Merry Christmas!