Tree Centerpieces That Add Touches of Nature to Your Dining Room
Branch out with these nature-inspired focal points.
The dining room is a place for families to convene, socialize, and enjoy meals together. Some might even say it's a space in the home that signifies togetherness. With this in mind, the space's décor plays a big role in the feel of the room in which families spend so much time. If your dining room is starting to feel a bit drab, one way to transform the area and make it one where people want to gather is by adding a dining room centerpiece. While small, dainty ones have something to offer, we're all for making a bold statement with a tree centerpiece. Here, we're sharing tree-inspired centerpieces that will liven up your dining room no matter the season.
Show your Thanksgiving guests how thankful you are for them with a tree centerpiece for the occasion, which will look lovely atop your Thanksgiving table. Featuring paper leaves depicting what each family member is thankful for tied onto branches, this dining room centerpiece turns into a family-filled fun DIY. For Christmas, make an ornament tree the focal point of your dining room table.
Of course, we're sharing evergreen centerpiece ideas, too, like the greenery-covered option that's pictured here—we think it looks a little like a nontraditional terrarium. And while terrariums are definitely continuing their moment in the spotlight, glass containers are so last year. Think outside the planter with succulents and ferns nestled into balls of angel vine to hang from the bare branches; for the ornaments, Styrofoam balls are painted in green and coated in clumps of reindeer moss. Ahead, revamp your dining room with one of these nature-inspired centerpieces.
This "thankful tree" is a sweet centerpiece you can craft ahead of the big feast. As people sit down to eat, ask guests to pick a leaf and write what they're thankful for. Go around table and read their messages, then hang them from the tree's branches. They also don't have to be messages of thanks. They can be well wishes, dreams, hopes, whatever you want.
Wrapped Branch Centerpiece
Branches don't have to be boring. For this centerpiece, an arrangement of them are wrapped in seam binding and bedecked with fabric blooms in different colors.
Bright Wool-Wrapped Branches
Similarly, transform bare branches into an arrangement that will last all season by wrapping them in lengths of bright, fuzzy wool.
Ornaments that hang from your tree can be coordinated to the theme of your party. Here, our holiday tree is dressed in "drum" box ornaments that double as party favors with tiny treasures inside.
Ornaments based on jasperware, the unglazed stoneware first made by Wedgwood in the late 1700s, transform branches into a holiday dining room centerpiece that's sure to wow. Jasperware is known for its blue background and white cameo patterns, but antique and newer versions come in a variety of colors, including lilac and green. You can make your own using Paperclay modeling material and German springerle-cookie molds, or paint store-bought architectural ornaments to mimic the pattern. Then spray paint the branches white and dust with glittering mica flakes.
When Easter rolls around, this tree centerpiece will be the perfect festive addition to your dining room. Simply place mini bird nests filled with candy eggs on the branches.
Easter Egg Tree
For a more straightforward interpretation, this simple and beautiful spring-y centerpiece is just the thing to place on the table for Easter brunch.
If a whole tree centerpiece isn't in the cards, opt for a few branches to liven up the dining room.
We love lemons for the tart sweetness they add to dinners, tarts, and pies. But how often do we enjoy them straight off the tree? Grow an orange, lemon, or lime tree in a container (under proper care, of course) and the fruit it bears will offer a fragrant, festive centerpiece that's ripe for the plucking.
Dragees are poured into glassine bags for a delectable favor. At the end of the night, guests can pluck them from the verdant branches of this tree.