December 22, 2016 02:35 PM


If you’re hosting holiday dinner, you’ve got a lot on your plate when it comes to planning.

If you’ve mapped out the menu and placed ornament name cards on the table with care but still feel that your decor looks a bit bare, we have a solution that’s super-simple to pull together (and free, to boot).

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This chic centerpiece is built from just a few ubiquitous household items. First, choose a festive color scheme that goes with the rest of your decor. Then, head to your bookshelf and choose a few books that fit that colorway and stack them in the center of your table. Next, pull together any small metallic bowls, cups or vases. Stack them on top or inside of each other. Fill at least one with fresh or dried flowers. Add a few picture frames around the arrangement to add a personalized touch, and finish with an array of candles placed throughout.

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Not only will your dinner table now look complete, the colorful accents and photos will also serve as a thoughtful talking point for your guests.

To see it all come together, watch the video above.

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