Transitional Holiday Centerpieces

Transitional Holiday Centerpieces are a great way to add a bit of the current holiday to your home, without having to decorate your whole house, this way we get in the spirit of the holiday without much fuss, expense, and time planning.

A fast easy & way to get festive

One easy way to bring the holidays into your home effortlessly is to assemble a simple centerpiece. It could be for your dining room table, or Maybe its your kitchen counter or your living room coffee table.

Getting Started

We will start with a base we will use for all 3 centerpieces. By the end of this blog post you will have an idea for Valentines day, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter.

simple base with things gathered from around your home

Think Holiday Sophistication

Sophisticated and a little out of the box, is the look we going for, because gone are the days for cheesy decorating. We will shop our homes, for items we already have on hand, so we can save a buck and save some time. We might need to buy a few things along the way, because we do want to keep things looking fresh.

What you will need for your base:

  • a neutral table runner, I used white with a gold geometric print
  • a basket in a neutral color, I’m using black
  • candles
  • greenery
Now that you have all of your supplies gathered, we arrange our first layer, table runner, basket, candles and greenery, so really you have a bonus everyday centerpiece if you stop here.

What you will need for Valentines Day:

What you will need for St. Patrick’s day:

As you can see I forgot my gold coins for the photo shoot…. it happens.

What you will need for Easter:

  • white or neutral bunny
  • gold faux eggs, you can spray paint these
  • accent color faux eggs , i’m using aqua and yellow you could use soft green, pink, or coral

Pulling It all Together

Now that you have all of your items for the different holidays you are all set to switch them out when you’re ready. So easy, so effortless and so festive!


  1. Melinda Sheets on February 3, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    LOVE these ideas!!!!! Thank you for your inspiration!

    • Iolanda Gillins on February 4, 2020 at 7:28 pm

      Oh yay! I’m so glad you like the Ideas

  2. Sarah Mac on February 5, 2020 at 12:36 am

    So fun! I think I will be able to do all of this with stuff I have around the house! Thanks for the visual and pointing us in the right direction!!

    • Iolanda Gillins on February 15, 2020 at 1:44 am

      Yay!! i’m so glad it’s helpful! thanks for the feedback!

  3. Ashley Chavez on February 14, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    Love the simplicity and easy transition from everyday decor to holiday. Thank you for this!

    • Iolanda Gillins on February 15, 2020 at 1:43 am

      Oh I’m so glad you like it! thanks for reading!

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