Stenciled Centerpiece for Christmas

Simple Stenciled Christmas Centerpiece

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Christmas season is here again and this year we’re keeping things simple and very natural.  Some might refer to our decorating style as bland and I’d say, “I like it that way.”  What type of Christmas decorating style do you display in your home?

I’m spicing up bland with this piece of scrap wood that was left over from one of Robert’s projects.  I snatched it to create this centerpiece that can be used anytime of the year and changed up each season if desired.

SImple Stenciled Board for Christmas

What do I like most about this project?  Anyone can make this because it’s really easy and I used decorations from last year’s Christmas wreath to spice things up.  Let’s dive in and see what it takes to put it all together.

Supplies for Stenciled Board

  • One 2 x 8 board – Any length
  • Dixie Belle Mineral Paint, color Gravel Road and Fluff Purchase here
  • Zinnia Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils, Get here
  • Stencil Brush, Paint Brush and Painters Tape

Simplistic Stenciled Centerpiece using Cutting Edge Stencils

Paint Board and Prep for Stenciling

Apply one coat of paint to all sides of the board and let dry for 30 minutes. The base color is Gravel Road, I love it because the finish is crisp and it works great with a white stencil transfer.

I stenciled a Zinnia twice from Cutting Edge securing with painter’s tape to the wood.  This stencil didn’t fit which I like because it appears to just roll off the edge.

Stenciling to the board

Stenciling Two Zinnias

The stenciling was a breeze using the color Fluff from Dixie Belle Paint.  I transferred two flowers side by side and they were dry in minutes.  Get my easy to follow stencil tips here. 

Little side tip – these floral stencils are fantastic but they ‘e also very detailed, which means I would do a test first before transferring the flower to your project.  Less paint on the brush will keep from bleeding through those detailed edges and leave you with a flawless project.

Christmas Centerpiece with fresh greens

Once the project was finished then it was time to gather this white vase and fill it with cedar greenery and a few other stems of green.  I have no idea what those other stems are but it’s growing everywhere out here and I love it.

I finished with a few berry plugs, ribbon and placed everything on top of the board.  This is now displayed in my office to remind me that even though we’re working hard and the temperatures feel like spring, Christmas really is just around the corner.

Now you go ahead, make this centerpiece board for your table, I bet somewhere in the garage you can find a piece of wood similar to this one just waiting for creativity to unleash.

Simple Stenciled Christmas Centerpiece with Natural Greenery


  1. Karen says:

    Hi Carole,
    This is gorgeous – and I can imagine how wonderful it smells! I love everything about this project, from the pretty grey paint to the stencil that slightly overlaps the edges – I agree with you; I love that look too!
    Your display is so beautiful and perfectly captures the ambiance of the season. I’m pretty sure I could easily find a similar piece of wood around here to make my own.
    Oh, and even though you already had that gorgeous white pitcher, it’s super simple to grab any color version from the thrift store and make it over with a high-gloss white spray paint…to make it just as pretty as yours. That’s what I’ll be doing for mine!
    We’re experiencing warm temperatures here again this week too. Kind of caught me off guard yesterday until I realized I was absolutely getting hot just hanging around in the house! Hopefully it will head back toward more appropriate temperatures for the Christmas season soon.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Carole says:

      Well doesn’t smell at all if you can believe it, this cedar is scent free which is weird because in the field it smells wonderful which means all that goodness is coming from the trunk base. This was fun and simple works really great for us. I was thinking a longer board or even two or three would also look neat on a larger table. Enjoy!

  2. Cheryl says:

    My, this is just beautiful! I love the ideas you come up with and share. You truly have many gifts! God bless you in this wonderful Christmas season!

    1. Carole says:

      Thank you Cheryl, this was so easy and the fact that I already had everything makes it even better. Wonderful Christmas to you too!

  3. Patti says:

    Hi Carole,

    Love this idea. Your stencil projects are always so inspiring and give the wood an extra special look. Definitely beautiful at the holidays but also would look great all year long.

    1. Carole says:

      Thank you Patti – For some weird reason I’m clinging to projects that have a base concept that can be change through the seasons, I could be taking this simple living thing a little to far. LOL This was fun though and love the color combination.

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