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6 hanging Christmas centrepiece ideas you can DIY

November 26, 2019

We’re seeing a major trend for hanging Christmas centrepieces over dining tables. Here are some of our favourite DIY ideas.

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If there’s one trend we’ve spotted coming to the forefront for Christmas over the last year, it’s for hanging a festive foliage display over the dining table.

Whether real or artificial, traditionally festive or not, it’s a trend that’s being interpreted in all kinds of forms, but that really delivers the ‘wow-factor’ when it comes to your Christmas dinner table.

Stylist Jessica Taverner came up with this brilliant way of adding foliage to a Fritz Fryer chandelier light in our Good Homes Nordic Luxe roomset, using a simple wreath ring and some artificial ivy – so clever!

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If you fancy having a go for your Christmas table, we’ve picked some of our favourite inspiration from the high street and beyond on how to create a fabulous festive display.

Weave into a pendant light

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If you don’t have a light similar to the Fritz Fryer one above, why not try using your existing pendant light. This woven shade makes it easy to attached festive foliage, but it could be done just as easily with clips to a normal pendant. Just be careful to keep your foliage away from potentially hot elements such as bulbs.

Create a flower cloud

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How stunning is this festive styling from Bo Concept? If you want to recreate this look, luckily they’ve created a behind the scenes Youtube video tutorial you can follow.

behind the scenes Youtube video tutorial

Forage for a branch

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Head to the great outdoors to find a fallen branch for this styling tip.Dry it out indoors before stringing it up over the dining table and decorating with twinkly lights and baubles for an easy and non-intrusive decoration.

Use festive foliage

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Image: John Lewis & Partners 

There’s an abundance of evergreen branches around at this time of year, even if it’s just excess cut off from your Christmas tree! You could also head out and forage for some festive holly to attach to a hanging for your centrepiece.

Go faux

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If you’re a hoarder of artificial stems in your home, why not bring them together to create an eclectic hanging centrepiece? This idea from Hobbycraft doesn’t contain traditionally festive foliage, but definitely adds a flair of drama that works perfectly for a Christmas decorating scheme.


Going to create your own centrepiece masterpiece? Let us know on social! Tweet us @goodhomesmag or post a comment on our Facebook page, or post a picture of your creation on Instagram using the hashtag #ThisGoodHome for your chance to be featured on our Instagram.



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