Easy DIY Holiday Centerpiece

by Alli

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I think it’s wonderful how certain smells can evoke feelings and distinct memories!

When I get one whiff of apple cinnamon, I’m instantly caught up in the holiday mood!  That smell whispers of Christmases past. Plus, it helps get me excited about the upcoming holidays and making an easy DIY holiday centerpiece.

Easy DIY Apple Centerpiece for the Holidays

I inherited my love of Christmas from my mom.  She’s always thought Christmas morning should be over-the-top.

Holiday Memories

One year, when I was about 10 years old, she hung shiny new watches on the tree.  My sister and I thought we had opened all of our gifts until we were told that there was one more.  We played the hot/cold game until we found those watches. They were dangling like sparkly Christmas ornaments upon the branches of that freshly-cut cedar tree.

Of course, the holidays are way more than just presents under (or dangling from) the tree. For me, it’s all about traditions – holding onto and cherishing the old and creating new customs.

One of our present-day traditions is having cinnamon rolls and mocha punch on Christmas morning. One year I used a different cinnamon roll recipe and my kids immediately knew that something was wrong and the next year they reminded me that they liked the original the best. Don’t mess with holiday traditions!

Easy DIY Holiday Centerpiece

Another tradition of mine is creating a DIY centerpiece for my holiday table.  I make a game out of it by searching my yard for natural decorations like berries and greenery. For this year’s celebration, I looked to my favorite scent (apple cinnamon) for inspiration. I love the way my centerpiece turned out and it was incredibly easy to do.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 White Bowls – one a little smaller than the other.  You can use any color bowls, but I think white is festive and compliments the reds and greens.
  • Red apples
  • Florist picks OR toothpicks
  • Greenery and berries
  • Florist foam

Easy DIY Holiday Centerpiece

Cut The Foam

Cut foam to size and place in the larger bowl.  Then do the same for the smaller bowl. The smaller bowl will be sitting on the foam in the larger bowl, so make sure it’s fitted tight and is sturdy.

Easy Holiday Centerpiece

Holiday Centerpiece

Insert Picks

Insert a pick into the bottom of each apple and secure the apples to the foam, going all the way around in a circle.  In the photo below, you can see where I inserted the pick in the bottom of the apple.

DIY Holiday Centerpiece

Fill With Apples & Greenery

Place the smallest bowl on top and fill with apples,  greenery, and berries.  Next, randomly place greenery around the bottom circle of apples, filling in the blank areas so that you can’t see the foam.

Holiday Centerpiece

Easy Holiday Centerpiece

You now have a beautiful and Easy DIY Holiday Centerpiece.  Wasn’t that easy?

Easy DIY Centerpiece

Easy DIY Holiday Centerpiece

Favorite Holiday Fragrance

I guess you know by now that CHERISH THE PRESENT™ is my new favorite fragrance when it comes to the holidays, but Glade® has several new scents in the Limited Edition Winter Collection that I’ll be including in gift baskets for friends and relatives.

Holiday Collection by Glade

Some of the new scents include:


  • Balsam Fir & Juniper


  • Apple Cinnamon


  • Vanilla Biscotti™


  • Pomegranate Sparkler™

Which Glade® scent do you think you’ll enjoy the most?

Glade Holliday Collection - Easy DIY Centerpiece

I plan on savoring every moment of the holiday season while cherishing and remembering special memories of the past.  And I hope your holidays are filled with joy, peace, and the wonderful smells of Apple Cinnamon!

DIY Easy Holiday Centerpiece




Megan Elford November 12, 2015 - 7:10 am

Mmm, I love Glade scents! I’m looking forward to trying that Vanilla Biscotti one. I love this centerpiece idea too. I may just have to steal that idea for our Christmas table 🙂

Alli November 14, 2015 - 5:36 am

All of the scents are awesome and I’m loving Glade’s new commercials featuring the holiday scents.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy November 12, 2015 - 7:24 am

I love your holiday centerpiece- so easy and festive! Scents also evoke beautiful memories for me, too!

Melinda snavley November 12, 2015 - 8:49 am

Yes I remember that christmas oh so well, I think that might have been the year we got our skates too. 🙂

Alli November 14, 2015 - 5:34 am

I think it was! And we performed an entire “musical on skates” on the front porch. 🙂 Such great memories!!

Zan November 12, 2015 - 8:50 am

This is so simple yet so elegant! We don’t have Kroger’s here….But Ivsure would love to check out these new scents!

Amanda November 12, 2015 - 12:40 pm

What an absolutely adorable centerpiece. I would love to do a variation without the floral foam–I keep reading about how toxic it is and that is something I don’t want my family to be around.

Alli November 14, 2015 - 5:33 am

Yikes! I didn’t realize that.

Beena Bandwalkar November 12, 2015 - 2:04 pm

I really like dthe idea.. and the pictures are so fabulous, I pinned all of them 😀

Alli November 14, 2015 - 5:32 am

Thanks for the pins!

Shell November 12, 2015 - 4:54 pm

You did such a fantastic job. What a beautiful centerpiece. I think I would love the vanilla biscotti! I love holiday scents.

Francisca Ramos November 12, 2015 - 10:16 pm

It’s a nice DIY and good idea to add the scented candles. It’s does make a cute gift basket. Thanks for sharing your DIY.

Lisa November 12, 2015 - 11:00 pm

That is beautiful. I love the use of the apples. And I love the Glade Apple Cinnamon, it smells amazing.

Polarbelle November 13, 2015 - 12:07 am

You’ve created such a beautiful centerpiece…and with easily obtained items. I love it.

Franc Ramon November 13, 2015 - 2:45 am

This is a really nice centerpiece. I also like the step by step approach plus the scent they added to it.

Jeanine November 13, 2015 - 11:26 am

This is such a lovely centerpiece. I am a huge fan of apples, so this would be perfect for my table. I really like it!

Alli November 14, 2015 - 5:22 am

Thanks, Jeanine. I was very pleased with how it turned out.

aaronica (the crunchy mommy) November 13, 2015 - 7:22 pm

oh wow! how easy and cute! i need to do this too!

Brooke November 13, 2015 - 10:17 pm

Wonderful post, loved all aspects of it. Drew us in with the beautiful center piece and then closed with the Glade Scent. Well done! Beautiful photos and not sure which scent is my favorite they all look amazing!

Alli November 14, 2015 - 5:17 am

Thanks, Brooke! The Glade scents are all wonderful.

Terri Ramsey Beavers November 14, 2015 - 10:25 am

That’s such a unique and creative centerpiece. I’ll have to try to make one. I love Glade candles because they last longer scent wise, thank any I’ve bought.


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