Religious Centerpiece Ideas

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Families and friends often gather for meals on religious holidays. It is an opportunity for celebration and praise in the presence of the people closest to you. At these events, a centerpiece following the theme of the day can complete the table setting. No matter what your religion, you can create a centerpiece that speaks to your faith. The act of making the centerpiece can also be spiritual as your tribute to a higher power.

Passion Centerpiece

  • Obtain three pillar candle holders, one taller than the other two. Place a candle in each holder and arrange them in a row to represent Christ at the crucifixion. These three candles should be set in the center of the table and surrounded by nails, thorns and rose petals to simulate the blood of Christ. If desired, use a bright white candle in the center and dull ones on either side to reflect Christ's purity.

Hanukkah Centerpiece

  • Place a small Menorah on a piece of floral foam and trace its base. Draw the Star of David around the tracing, then cut away the excess foam. Attach the Menorah to the top of the foam star with hot glue. Then insert cut sprigs of boxwood and blue statice into the foam until it is covered. Add candles to the Menorah to be lit at sundown.

Christmas Centerpiece

  • Fill a wide glass bowl with pebbles or sand. Pluck the blooms and greenery from a poinsettia and insert their stems into the pebbles around the perimeter of the bowl, forming a ring. Place a figurine of an angel or baby Jesus in the center of the bowl. If you do not want a figurine, use a few tea candles instead.

Solstice Centerpiece

  • Begin with a round mirror set in the middle of the table. Using table salt, draw a five-pointed star onto the mirror. Place a tea candle at each point to represent the five elements: brown for earth, yellow for wind, red for fire, blue for water and white for spirit. In the center of the star, place a small bowl or mortar containing burning sage.

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