The Perfect DIY Christmas Centerpiece

This holiday season will be filled with lots of time around our dining room table. We love spending time with family, eating lots of good food, and celebrating Jesus. It seems like Christmas comes and goes so quickly and by the time you’ve finished decorating, it’s almost time to pack it all up again. We wanted a beautiful centerpiece for our farm table, but knew we didn’t have a lot of time to come up with it. So this year we decided to make something quick and easy, and we want to share it with you guys too! Hopefully this can make your decorating just a little bit simpler! Try this little project out with someone you love and enjoy a nice candlelit dinner together around your table!


Things you’ll need:

  • 12-18 white candlesticks
  • Gold spray paint
  • Cup
  • 1 piece of wood of your choice (we used a 2x8 @ 3ft)
  • Drill
  • Drill Bit 7/8
  • Pencil
  • Hammer and/or file
  • Old sock
  • Old t-shirt
  • Sand paper (60 and 220 grit)
  • A handful of nails, screws, nuts, etc (for distressing the wood)
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Stain of your choice (we used Minwax English Chestnut)


Step 1: While holding spray paint 12-18 inches away, spray the bottom half of each candlestick while rotating. Set candle in cup to dry.

Step 2: Take your piece of wood and mark off 12-18 evenly spaced dots where you would like your candles.


Step 3: Using your drill and drill bit, drill about a 1-inch deep hole where you made your marks.

Step 4: Using your 60-grit sand paper sand out all the corners and edges of your wood (to distress).


Step 5: Using your hammer and/or file randomly hit and chip away at the edges of your wood until you achieve your desired distressed look.


Step 6: Fill sock with nails, screws, and nuts. Place your sock on random spots of your wood and hammer away! After your finished do a final sand with the 220-grit sand paper over the entire piece of wood.


Step 7: Using an old T-shirt apply stain to your wood making sure to get all of the dings and dints covered. One coat should be plenty.


Step 8: Once your board is dry you are ready for the candles. Heat up a cup of water until boiling and dip about a half an inch of the bottom of each candle into the water. Hold candle in the water for about 10 seconds to allow the wax to get soft. Immediately press your candle firmly into the hole. (This will allow your candle to stay up straight and in place)


Step 9: Light your candles and add greenery!


Step 10: Enjoy + have a Merry Christmas around your farm table!

Hope you find this a fun project! Don't forget to enter our Christmas table give away! Learn how to enter by reading last weeks blog post.