Chic and Cheap: Your Guide to Table Decor and Centerpieces

I bet you think you have to be super-crafty to come up with ideas for inexpensive centerpieces, right? Well… you don’t! Super-craftiness is not a necessary requirement for creating a beautiful table. With a little time to shop, plan, and prepare, you can create gorgeous centerpieces for any holiday or event without a lot of time, ability, or cash. Great, right?

I think so! Which is why I’ve put together loads of pages on how to make your own inexpensive centerpiecesthat will fit easily within your budget, your ability, and the tone of your event. Because I don’t think you should have to fork over loads of money to your florist to get something totally gorgeous.

Table Decor and centerpiece Guide


Read on for some great ideas for inexpensive centerpieces that you can easily put together yourself, adapt to your event or theme, and assemble in advance (why not make your life easier while you’re at it?). These centerpieces are perfect for things like:

  • Weddings
  • Anniversaries
  • Dinner Parties
  • Birthdays
  • Christmas
  • Thanksgiving
  • Graduation
  • and… whatever!

The most important thing to keep in mind? Have fun with these ideas, and don’t take them at face value… because there are always plenty of ways to adapt them and make them your own!

When you’re done here, you might also want to check out my whole page on table decorating ideas, too!

Ideas for Making Inexpensive Centerpieces

Candle Centerpiece Ideas

Candle Centerpiece IdeasWhether decorating two dozen table for a wedding reception or just one for Christmas dinner, flowers are always your biggest centerpiece expense. This page will show you how to keep it gorgeous but skip the big budget.

How to Create Table Centerpieces

Create Table CenterpiecesThese are some great ideas for inexpensive centerpieces that are easy to put together yourself… but also look fresh, unique, and creative. Ranging from fancy and elegant centerpieces to super casual, there are lots of great ideas here.

A Dozen Cheap Centerpiece Ideas

Cheap Centerpiece IdeasThis is a great resource for anybody planning an event on a small budget. This page gives you twelve different ways to turn your DIY centerpieces into something special, without breaking the bank. Win, win, win.

10 Creative and Inexpensive Table Centerpieces

Inexpensive Table Centerpiece IdeasLots of fun and creative ideas for inexpensive centerpieces using elements you might not expect– things you’ll find around your home, or in your backyard, or at your local thrift shop. When it comes to centerpieces, think outside the vase!

Table Centerpiece Ideas

Table Centerpiece IdeasIdeas and photos for six creative table centerpieces that anybody can put together at home from inexpensive materials. A great resource for anybody looking to make your own centerpiece for a wedding or party.


Edible Centerpieces

Edible CenterpiecesIdeas for edible centerpieces you can make at home. Delicious, easy centerpiece ideas that look as good as they taste! Why spend a forture ordering one when you can make all of these yourself?



Candy Flower Arrangements

candy flower arrangementsPhotos and ideas for making flower arrangements and centerpieces with candy. Seven fun and creative ideas for do it yourself gifts and decorations that are gorgeous to look at and gorgeous to eat.


Fall Pumpkin Centerpieces

Pumpkin CenterpiecesIdeas for using pumpkins to make creative fall centerpieces. Great for autumn weddings, Thanksgivng centerpieces, or for Halloween decorations. Lots of cute, low-budget ideas that will impress your guests.


Holiday and Special Event Centerpieces

Bridal Shower Centerpiece Ideas

bridal shower centerpiece ideasIdeas for and photos of great bridal shower centerpieces. From simple to cheerful to sweet to romantic, you’ll find an idea to suit the bride-to-be right here!


Graduation Centerpieces

Graduation CenterpiecesIdeas for centerpieces and table decorations for a graduation party. Creative themed centerpiece ideas to celebrate your grad’s special day in style… no matter your budget.


Christmas Centerpiece Ideas

Christmas centerpiece ideasIdeas for inexpensive centerpieces to make for the Christmas holidays. Some great simple (and a couple not-so-simple) ideas for cheap centerpieces to make yourself that will look gorgeous on your holiday table


Fourth of July Centerpieces

Fourth of July CenterpiecesA bunch of great ideas for centerpieces you can make yourself for the 4th of July. From flowers to fireworks, these are super cute (and for the most part super easy) patriotic centerpieces.

Fall Table Decorations for Thanksgiving

Table Decorations for THanksgivingWant to make a to-die-for Thanksgiving table? These are some great ideas for fall-themed table centerpieces and decorations you can put together yourself. And don’t limit yourself just to Thanksgiving… a lot of these ideas are great for any autumn event, such as an elegant Halloween celebration or to decorate a fall wedding reception.