06 Mar

Fantastic Table Centerpieces (Idea Gallery)

table centerpiece ideas

One of my favorite parts of Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine is their fabulous Centerpiece of the Month segment, where they invite different people – usually with very recognizable names – to create a centerpiece design to share with readers. Luckily, these ideas are archived online, so if you’re looking for some tabletop decorating inspiration, this is a great place to start!

A few favorites are pictured here – starting with the top image – “Sock It To Me” designed by the fabulous Orla Keily – which features mix-n-match socks used as vase covers…genius!

Pictured below (clockwise from top left): “All Choked Up” by Jackie Shapiro (of French Bull fame); “Veggie Garden” by home design guru Christopher Lowell; “Spool Party” by product designer David Stark; and “Recycled Chic” by cookbook authors Matt and Ted Lee.

table centerpiece ideas

I love how adorable and easy this next idea is… “Sugar High” – fittingly designed by Dylan Lauren of Dylan’s Candy Bar – features unwrapped whirly pops and suckers sprouting from a bed of candies. (The white flower pots are from IKEA.)

table centerpiece ideas

Pictured below (clockwise from top left): Tea Time by fashion designer Liz Lange (lovely idea for Mother’s Day!); “For the Birds”  by textile designer Angela Adams; “Under Cover” by home furnishings designer Annie Selke; and “Space Balls” by set designer Derek McLane (such a fun idea for kids parties!).

table centerpiece ideas

Last but not least is this “Picture Perfect” idea by design guru Isaac Mizrahi. This centerpiece might have you doing a double take… it’s actually pictures of flowers and butterflies, cut out and clipped to a store-bought wire photo hanger. The best part about this idea… these flowers will last a LONG time!!

table centerpiece ideas

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littleantdesign.blogspot.com/ SAYS:

Love all the simple ideas. Simple & inexpensive seems to be the way to go during these tough economic times. Thanks for sharing these ideas!

March 6, 2009 at 8:25 am

jenifer simpson SAYS:

Those are some great ideas! So cute!-Jen:)

March 6, 2009 at 8:27 am

Hana @ Celebrations.com SAYS:

OMG. how cute are those sock vase covers.. im definitely gonna try to make some! Doesn’t look too hard to do which is always good!!

Thanks for sharing such adorable ideas :)

-Hana @celebrations

March 6, 2009 at 9:33 am

Manvi SAYS:

These are gorgeous! I love the tin vases. so clever!

March 6, 2009 at 9:47 am

Gwynne Warner SAYS:

The red branch with birds make my heart sing!

March 6, 2009 at 10:20 am

Danielle - Sui Generis Events SAYS:

I absolutely love the Sugar High pieces. I plan to do something similar for my next kid party. Do you think it would work well for a Candy Bar at a wedding?

March 6, 2009 at 10:48 am

Jodi SAYS:

These are amazing! I can’t wait to try them out. Thanks for sharing. My favorite are the Sugar High Pieces!

March 6, 2009 at 11:04 am

Sabina SAYS:

So creative !! Love it!!


March 6, 2009 at 11:29 am

Sprout SAYS:

March 6, 2009 at 12:50 pm

ashley SAYS:

Love these ideas, especially “recycled chic” — thanks for sharing!

March 6, 2009 at 7:16 pm

Kim - The TomKat Studio SAYS:

Thanks for the great ideas! My daughter’s LOLLIPOP birthday party is in a few weeks, and I LOVE the lollipop centerpiece! Perfect!

March 6, 2009 at 9:51 pm

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor SAYS:

I love the simplicity of the recycled tins with flowers and the red branch with the birds is simply fabulous!

March 7, 2009 at 12:41 pm

fornls SAYS:

All are so nice for gifts. I liked the Tea time and Space balls, they look so beautiful and creative. Thanks.

March 8, 2009 at 2:48 am

Sandra @ Ribbons and Favors SAYS:

So many very cute table top ideas! But those argyll socks were just too cute. But, the For the Birds was so eye catching in it’s simplicity…I don’t know too many to choose from and all great!!! I think I’ll just have to file them all away in my inspiration book.

March 8, 2009 at 9:38 am

Joyce SAYS:

I actually do the centerpiece from the monthly Rachel Ray magazine and love it!

March 9, 2009 at 10:03 am

maggie (p&c) SAYS:

Those sock-vase covers are tooo cute!

March 11, 2009 at 7:59 am

Marie {Make and Takes} SAYS:

Okay, those are all amazing. I’m not good at the centerpieces. I need to get better, these are so creative! Love the daisy pots.

March 13, 2009 at 7:31 am

paraskevi SAYS:

can i serve an ala carte menu at a baby shower and can i use plastic plates its a sit down meal in the evening

March 26, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Vanessa Johanning SAYS:

I always love looking at your blog!
Thanks for sharing such cool stuff!

The Rhinestone Contessa


March 30, 2009 at 5:09 am
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