Christmas Dough Bowl Ideas You Can Easily Recreate at Home
One of the questions I come across a lot is, how to decorate a dough bowl for Christmas? So today, I’m going to share Christmas dough bowl ideas anyone can recreate at home.
The beauty of these Christmas dough bowl arrangements is that all of them can be used for decor purposes at your own house, or they can be given to friends and family members as a fun and unique gift.
How to decorate a dough bowl for Christmas
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Small Christmas dough bowl
To give it a good base layer, I suggest adding some of your favorite colored ornaments first.
If you want to dress it up, you can add some ribbon from the Dollar Tree and fluff it up to make a nice little bow, just as I’ve done here.
For a more primitive style, I’m including some sprigs of berries, which look quite nice.
Birch wood logs
Another option is to create a base layer out of birch wood logs from Hobby Lobby. You could then add in the little bow and a touch of greenery.
Sleigh ornament & greenery
Option three is to get a sleigh ornament at Hobby Lobby and add a touch of greenery and berries around it to complete the look.
Candle in a basket
Next up, I have this little joy basket ornament from Hobby Lobby. I'm going to use it as a base since the small dough bowl is rounded at the bottom. This will allow my candle to sit in there nicely.
Christmas dough bowl candles look well put together when you have a candle ring placed around them, creating a simple yet festive look.
Candle with greenery
You could also add greenery around the candle to bring nature indoors.
Medium Christmas dough bowl
Medium-sized dough bowl
If you’ve purchased a medium-sized bowl, like the one I have, here are some dough bowl Christmas decor ideas you can try out at home.
Pine picks & ornaments
First, I have some picks from Hobby Lobby. Some are with pine cones and some are without. I decided to add in the picks without the pine cones first. Then, I topped it off with ornaments in different shades of green, some shiny and some matte.
I also have a couple of snowflakes from Hobby Lobby, one in black and one in white. If you prefer a white snowflake, it will turn out like this.
And here is the look you will create with the black snowflake instead. The choice is up to you.
A second option for the medium dough bowl is to add the greenery with pine cones first. With the two stems on either side, the candle can sit right in the middle.
Again, the decor can be any color that you want. Your berries could add a pop of color; your ribbon could as well. I’m just adding in all the things I have on hand, including the birch wood logs and a ‘be merry’ sign that I have.
For a third option, I’m going to use lamb’s ear for a base.
I also have this little metal sleigh. Plus, I have a couple of little trees that I'm going to place inside.
Next, I'm going to add some silver ornaments.
Buffalo check ribbon
I have some farmhouse buffalo check, and if you don't know how to make a ribbon, I'm going to show you something that you can do with it really quick.
We want these sort of small, so I'm going to cut it about six inches. You put it together and roll the ends up a little bit so that it holds the ends in place, and then you can start tucking it in underneath the ornaments like so.
If you didn't want those two little trees inside the sleigh, you could add a candle, any height you want, and some more greenery to make it a little more rustic.
Large Christmas dough bowl
I got the large dough bowl from Amazon, and I just love it. It has a flat bottom, so there's so much that we can do with it now.
First, I have these picks from Hobby Lobby. I'm going to place one pick on the left side and one on the right.
I bought a wooden nutcracker from Hobby Lobby that will look nice in there. It's natural looking, but you could paint it any color if you wanted to. I love him all natural, so I’m going to keep him that way.
I also found some snowflakes from Hobby Lobby that are in a natural tone. I'm going to scoot this over a little, and I'm going to put this one in the front.
And then, I want to start filling this in with more sprigs of greenery, so it will look nice and full when it’s all finished.
Candle & fairy lights
To give you a second option, I’m going to place a candle on top of a birch wood base, add some greenery around it, and thread my fairy lights throughout.
I have some birch wood that matches this, so I'm going to place a variety of birch pieces in there on the ends and in the middle.
Lastly, I have some beautiful pine cones to include. You can also add some red berries in there, just to give it some color if you wish.
And here is the finished project. I decided to keep it simple in my home and remove the berries for now.
Lamp & rocking horse
One last option is to add a hurricane lamp, a rocking horse, and plenty of greenery.
Once that is complete, simply add some pinecones and birch wood pieces throughout. Doesn’t that look nice?
Christmas dough bowl ideas
I shared a lot of Christmas dough bowl ideas with you today, and I hope that it motivated and inspired you in some way to fix up your own dough bowls at home. Do you have a favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments down below.