High style + low maintenance is a winning formula in our book, especially when it comes to the holiday season. Between entertaining guests, making sure the stuffing doesn’t burn, and having time to actually eat, tips for saving time are always appreciated. These four simple centerpieces are perfect for those who would rather spend less time decorating and more time celebrating and chowing down—they’re all quickly assembled using store-bought items that you might already have on-hand. Cheers to that!


Got some clear vases or mercury glass hurricanes? Pop some battery-powered LED string lights into them and you’ve got an instant (and effortless) warm glow!


Grab some evergreen branches (your neighborhood Christmas tree lot might have scraps they are willing to part with for cheap!) and pop them into whatever vessels you have on-hand: mason jars, differently-sized glassware, or an assortment of vases.


Got some cake stands that never see the light of day? Give them a chance to shine by converting them into pedestals for holiday decor and goodies like ornaments and wrapped presents.


This one is easy, but with a big payoff. Grab some store-bought evergreen garland and drape it along the center of your table. Place some taper candles alongside the garland and presto—a seriously beautiful centerpiece in no time!

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