How to Make an Easy New Year’s Eve Centerpiece

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Looking for a simple way to decorate for New Year’s Eve? Check out this easy New Year’s Eve centerpiece idea you can quickly create this year!

I’ll admit, I’m not one to do a ton of New Year’s decorating.  Some years, we are still celebrating Christmas with extended family and on the off year’s that we aren’t with extended family, I usually have a bit of a mess on my hands, cleaning up Christmas decor and preparing for winter!

So, if you’re in the same boat as me and need a super easy New Year’s Eve centerpiece this year, you’re in luck!

What I love about this centerpiece is that you can use it even if your Christmas decor is still up or if you’ve cleaned up all the Christmas and have a clean slate, this will add a little sparkle!  Simple, wintery, and a touch of New Year’s sparkle is my goal!

What you need to create an easy New Year’s Eve centerpiece:

Hint: Leave out just a few things from your Christmas decor!

How to make an easy New Year’s Eve centerpiece:

After gathering your materials, you need about 10 minutes!

I started with my large bowl in the middle.  If you don’t have a bowl, a pretty tray or even a cake stand would do the trick too!  I arranged the pillar candles in my bowl, putting them right next to one another and fitting in as many as I could!

I like this candle set because it has a variety of heights.  If your candles are all the same height, no worries!  Just use some little bowls or blocks of wood make different heights!  I also like using the battery-operated ones so that it can be going all evening and I don’t have to keep an eye on it for safety!

I used some little sprigs of faux winter greenery to tuck around and fill the empty-looking spots.  You could also use real greenery.  If you don’t have cedar, eucalyptus would also be a pretty choice!

Tip: Cut the eucalyptus garland into small sections to use for filler greenery!

On each side of the bowl, I laid my winter garlands.  I especially love mixing the cedar or pine with eucalyptus.  It makes it nice and full and a little less “Christmas-y” too!

Next, I added brass candlesticks and battery-operated candles.  This is another great way to keep that cozy glow all evening (even past midnight if you’re ringing in the New Year!) in a safe way.

Tip: I watch for brass candlesticks at thrift stores and flea markets!  I like to mix and match the heights and styles for a vintage look!

Tip: Candlesticks work best in odd numbers, so try adding a odd number on each side of your large bowl.  For a more curated look, avoid making each side “match” exactly.

I added some vintage books to give some additional variety to the heights of my candlesticks. The books add some extra character and texture to the centerpiece too!
Mercury glass is the perfect color and finish for New Year’s Eve, so I added these mercury glass votive cups throughout my centerpiece too.  I love the bit of sparkle they add while still blending with my vintage pieces!

Fairy lights are not just for Christmas and the touch of twinkle and cozy glow can last well past December 25th!  I love to keep fairy lights out in my winter decor.

I added one strand of battery-operated fairy lights, tucked around all of my centerpiece elements.  I love how they add some twinkle and a touch of fun too!

For a final touch of sparkle, I added some vintage Christmas ornaments. I  love how they add shape and texture to the centerpiece and how the light reflects.

Any kind of metallic or mercury glass ornament would give you this same affect, so save a few pretty ones when you take down your tree.  You can use them for an easy New Year’s Eve centerpiece too!

I added in a stack of dessert plates, ready for some New Year’s Eve snacks.  These little party hats were the icing on the cake!  The kids thought they were fun and they add just a little touch of a party look to the centerpiece too!

You can find some other cute party decorations to match HERE!

I told you it would be simple but I love the effect!  It will be fun to ring in the New Year with our family.  I am already excited about all the hope and possibility that this coming year will bring!

Hopefully this gives you some ideas and inspiration to gather some vintage, greenery, and sparkle to create your own quick and easy New Year’s Eve centerpiece!

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