Berries and Candles Centerpiece - This cranberry vase filler provides plenty of centerpiece inspiration. Take a DIY approach and place real berries in a clear candle holder; be sure to use a tall candle and only fill halfway with berries.
Cool Roses -- Tie red-and-white peppermint sticks around a vase with a red-and-white grosgrain ribbon. (Use a sturdy rubber band to hold the canes in place, or hot-glue them to an inexpensive vase.) It's a jolly presentation for usually formal red roses.
Pretty/easy centerpiece: plastic plant saucers filled with colorful ornaments and greenery make this tabletop tree. Canned goods form the base of the tree& remove the labels and cover with silver adhesive paper.