How to Make Italian Table Centerpieces


Create a Tuscan-inspired table centerpiece to enhance a party with an Italian theme. Choose colors, textures and materials reminiscent of the charming Italian countryside, then add elegant touches, such as flowers and candles, with rustic wood and wrought-iron pieces. Use edible items to serve as both decor and appetizers for guests. Create a table scape using elements that can be reused long after the party ends.

How to Make Italian Table Centerpieces
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Things You'll Need

  • Tablecloth
  • Terra cotta plant pots
  • Plants
  • Wrought-iron candle holders
  • Candles
  • Wooden bowl
  • Artificial or fresh fruit
  • Small wooden or white bowls
  • Olives
Step 1

Cover the table with an Italian-inspired tablecloth. Set the stage for a rustic Tuscan look by choosing a tablecloth featuring a natural hue, such as burnt orange, sunny yellow, lavender or olive green.

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Step 2

Fill a rustic terra cotta pot with a green plant. As a fragrant touch, choose an Italian herb, such as basil, thyme, lavender or rosemary. Place the plant pot in the center of the table.

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Step 3

Place wrought-iron candle holders on either side of the potted plant. Fill the holders with tall taper candles that coordinate with the tablecloth. The candles provide ambiance and soft lighting during a dinner party.

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Step 4

Add a pop of color by decorating with fresh or artificial fruit. Fill a country-inspired wooden bowl with lemons and limes. Place bunches of green or purple grapes around the potted plant and candles.

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Step 5

Set out small wooden or white bowls of green olives. Place a bowl in the center of a round table, or display several bowls down the length of a rectangular table. The olives provide a rustic flair and also serve as appetizers for your party guests.

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