Easy Low Budget Holiday Centerpiece Idea #HalosFun


I am a total summer girl. The long, cold winters aren’t for me. If it wasn’t for my family loving Western Ma I would move south in a heart beat. The only reason I find myself tolerating the long, dreary period is the long string of holidays. Christmas is my favorite.

I have a super elaborate table setting with all the fancy dishes and cups. I have little knick knacks and decor all around it. This year I have a toddler. One that grabs most anything not up high or arms length or more away. I wanted something really pretty and something that didn’t cost a lot. I looked for things I already had on hand that I could pull together but still look really pretty.

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Isn’t it pretty?

I used a vase I already owned and grabbed a pillar candle for the center. When I saw the oranges on the counter I knew they’d be a great addition. They are bright and fun and bring me somewhere warm in all this cold.

Easy Low Budget Holiday Centerpiece Ideas #HalosFun

I wanted a bit of color so the next time I was out I grabbed a bag of cranberries and sprinkled them all around. I used some garland I had on hand wrapped it around the base and tucked in the end. How simple is that?

Easy Low Budget Holiday Centerpiece Ideas #HalosFun

I ended up having an extra poinsettia garland and loved how it gave it the added glitz I had around the rest of the house. It still had that natural look that paired well with the fruit too.

Easy Low Budget Holiday Centerpiece Ideas #HalosFun

When the night falls I just love how the color just bounces off mandarins.

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Simple. Low budget. Away from the toddler.

Easy Low Budget Holiday Centerpiece Ideas #HalosFun

The best part is when the company leaves I have healthy snacks for the boys. We love how Halos mandarins are easy to peel and taste great. Everyone in the family loves them and they are great for on the go when you’re traveling from house to house this holiday season!

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  1. kat says

    I really love this centre piece idea. I like how it’s made up of things you found around your house.

  2. This look so pretty! Too bad I don’t really have anywhere to put a centerpiece. But, if I ever do I’ll give this a try!

  3. EJ (Jane) says

    Love this idea, going to create a centerpiece with LO

  4. Julie Smith says

    This is so easy to put together yet looks so elegant! Thanks for the idea! 🙂

  5. nancy says

    so pretty- I’m inspired 🙂

  6. Anita Yancey says

    What a great idea, and it’s really pretty. I wish I was creative like you.

  7. Courtney says

    This is a beautiful centerpiece. Thanks for sharing!

  8. bobbie carrigan says

    This would look great with 3 bowls down the length of the table.

  9. joanna garcia says

    I love your centerpiece and is great for little grabbing toddlers like the one i have!

  10. Teresa Honores says

    Super cute and affordable! Love the mandarin never tried halosfun will have to !

  11. vickie couturier says

    that is so pretty ,my problem would be keeping the grandkids from eating it

  12. Tiffany Schmidt says

    I love how easy it is, yet looks so meticulous! Great job.

  13. Becky Greenly says

    Perfect and affordable

  14. gina says

    I wI’ll try this next year.

  15. robyn donnelly says

    The centerpiece with the fruit is beautiful. Great job.

  16. That is so very colorful just like the holiday. What a cool idea! I bet a lot of people will be doing the same next year now. You’ve certainly started something.

  17. Julie Wood says

    I really like this Holiday centerpiece with mandarin oranges around it. I would like to make this for my next Holiday, and Halo is the best mandarin oranges to use in this centerpiece. Thanks for the idea!

  18. Carrie Phelps says

    This may be low budget but it certainly doesn’t look it. It’s elegant & beautiful.

  19. Colleen Maurina says

    This is a great colorful centerpiece using natural household products. I bet it would smell good too!

  20. sandra davis says

    that is such a cute idea and looks really easy to do. I am not very creative but i would love to try this.

  21. Cynthia R says

    what a great idea, i love the fun colors!

  22. Allison Downes says

    I love these! And I love this idea. The oranges add a nice natural pop of color to the arrangement. Thanks for sharing!

  23. Terri S. says

    The centerpiece looks lovely! I love using candles in my centerpieces and I love sweet, yummy Halos!

  24. Laura J says

    Oh such a neat idea! Carter loves the Halo’s too! Perfect size for him! I have this pinned for next Christmas!!!

  25. Cynthia C says

    The colors are outstanding and the centerpiece is beautiful. Thanks for the idea.

  26. Mary Beth Elderton says

    Wow–this is beautiful…and so easy. I wouldn’t have thought of using foods like this.

  27. laurie says

    I never thought of using them like that but it made a beautiful centerpiece

  28. David Heath says

    candles and fruit yessss

  29. Danielle says

    Cute idea for a centerpiece and I bet that once the candle is burning for a while, the smell of the Halos starts wafting through the air.

  30. kelly tupick says

    What a great idea this is. I never would have though of using them like that.

  31. Melissa Shirley says

    This is something I could do. Thanks

  32. Dana Rodriguez says

    How creative and cute!I pinned this so I can do it next Christmas!

  33. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says

    the oranges and cranberries look very festive!!

  34. LJ says

    I must say I love this look – Every year when my husband I lived out east we would go to a 1776 Christmas reenactment . I seen many centerpieces, wreaths, etc made much like this. Love it love it!

  35. hedgehogi says

    That is a centerpiece I can do! and its simple and great color combo

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  36. Julie Wood says

    This is a nice centerpiece! I like the colors and is a very good centerpiece to have for the Holidays. Now that it is getting closer to Valentine’s Day, I could make this for that day too!

  37. kathy pease says

    This is gorgeous and I am definitely trying to make for the next holiday season 🙂

  38. Buddy Garrett says

    I love the beautiful centerpiece. The candle adds a lot to it.

  39. Courtney says

    What a great centerpiece idea – I love it!

  40. laurie says

    I never thought about making this kind of centerpiece great idea

  41. Kimberly Flickinger says

    I love this idea for a low budget centerpiece, would make an excellent host gift as well.

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