This easy Christmas centerpiece is quick, simple and most importantly…FREE! Yep, you heard me, free. Put on your hiking shoes and go on a nature walk to look for these two naturally beautiful elements to bring together to make your own Christmas centerpiece.
Before you begin gathering, grab a dough bowl to bring your display items together. Mine was a gift but you can get a similar one here.
This Christmas centerpiece idea began one evening a couple week ago when Josh and I were strolling down the driveway with the kiddos. We rounded the last corner of our suuuuper long drive and this plant caught my attention. It had the most beautiful red clusters of vibrant red berries that could be seen at a distance.
Josh, being the medicinal plant guru that he is, trecked off across the field to harvest a piece for me! Look at how beautiful these are up close! He immediately recognized the plant based on it’s beautiful defining features, identifying it as sumac.
There are many uses for sumac of this variety which you can read about here. BUT…not once did I find it used in decor. So naturally, I had to give it a try!
Josh gathered a handful of the vibrant plant and brought them inside. He laid them on top of a dough bowl of pinecones, I already had displayed and when I saw them there it just clicked! They paired beautifully with the texture of the pinecones.
All it took was a little bit of effortless styling ands tucking of the stems to achieve this beautiful, natural Christmas Centerpiece. The colors are perfect and the texture is completely unique to other bowl fillers and centerpieces I have in my home.
As far as keeping these stems for next year, I have not totally figured out the preservability but as of right now, about 1 week after harvesting, they seem to be holding their shape and color very well. There is some minor shedding, which is to be expected with any natural plant but I think this is a win in my book!
I would love to know what you think about this easy Christmas centerpiece in the comments!
Susan Acostaat 9:59 AM
Ivoryat 4:30 AM
What a beautiful fine. I to live how the two came together and thus created a masterpiece. Thank you for sharing a little piece of nature with us.
Susanat 3:37 PM
I love sumac! Reminds me of my childhood growing up in Connecticut MANY years agp