Centerpiece made with feathers, fruit and ribbon

#HeinensHolidayDecor: Non-evergreen Centerpiece for Your Table

Decking your home with greenery, baubles and floral fun for the holidays: a six-part series teaching simple design techniques using grocery store finds.

We’ve all seen the evergreen boughs used in many tablescape centerpieces, but have you seen designs filled with pears and limes, seeded eucalyptus and clementines,  feathers and animal print velvet ribbons before? This design is both super simple to put together, as well as incredibly memorable for your dinner guests.

Step 1: First make sure your dining table (or buffet table) is protected from being scratched using a table pad and tablecloth; even just a simple table runner will do.

Spool of ribbon, feathers, bowl of pears

Step 2: From there, start building and layering your design starting with the non-traditional greenery first. In this case, we used the winter-inspired seeded eucalyptus. Place some of the greenery facing one end of the table and the other side facing outward towards the other end of the table.

Creating the centerpiece

Step 3: Nestle your citrus fruits and pears in between the boughs of eucalyptus. Once you have the greenery and fruit in place you can add the finishing touches of feathers and ribbons, weaving touches of each through the entire length of the arrangement.

Finished centerpiece

Remember these type of arrangements should be easy and fun. Don’t overthink them — go with what feels natural and festive. Your dinner guests will appreciate your creative spirit and ability to design something that may not include the more traditional greenery. Give it a shot!

Did you make a non-evergreen, non-traditional table of buffet centerpiece with florals from Heinen’s?  Share it with us using the hashtag #heinensholidaydecor. We can’t wait to see what you created!

View the rest of the #HeinensHolidayDecor series:
Outdoor Vases and Urns
Winter Planter Boxes
Outdoor Lighting
Hostess Gift
Mantel Arrangement

Charity D'Amato
Posted by: Charity D'Amato
Charity is the founder of studio Chartreuse; a design firm located in Lakewood, Ohio. She is a graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Design and Art Education. Charity is a Cleveland Bridge Builders graduate and the recipient of the 2010 Inside Business Athena Young Professional Award. Since 2007, Charity has also been the voice behind the regional lifestyle blog, Charity and her family recently made the move across the river from Westlake to Shaker Heights, Ohio. “I really adore that I get to come to work every day and be creative. This is my passion and my reality.”

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