Beautiful Ways To Style A Dough Bowl For Christmas


One of my favorite items to use in the house are dough bowls. Here are some beautiful ways to style a dough bowl for Christmas.

A beautiful dough bowl can be the perfect season decor vessel. I use them in just about every room of my home.

Beautiful dough bowl on kitchen island decorated for Christmas with faux pines, red berries and three large silver glass ornaments.

Let me show you some of the ways that I use dough bowls in my home around the holiday season.


Here I am using an antique European dough bowl from Hungary. The size of this bowl is 10 inches in width and 22 inches in length.

I added some faux pine branches, holly and jingle picks that were purchased from Joann Fabrics at 50% off. Three large ornaments were added to the top.

It becomes an elegant arrangement that you could use on your kitchen island, dining table as a centerpiece or on a coffee table. Honestly, this dough bowl arrangement could be use in just about any room in your home.

Dining Room

Dining room decorated for Christmas with large oversize antique dough bowl with faux pines, red berries and a lantern with a candle. Chairs with snow wreaths and gold rope tied in a bow.

My jumbo antique dough bowl is holding a lantern with greenery. I found this European dough bowl at a vintage market. It measures 17 inches in width by 42 inches in length.

A lot of times you see people have these large dough bowls lending against a wall. It is also wonderful to place in the center of a table to group items in it. Glass dome cloche works perfectly in a bowl of this size. If you a looking for a statement piece, go for one of these extra large dough bowls.

In my dining room, I wanted to create some height on my sideboard. I placed a vintage dough bowl on a pedestal. Next I added a stack of books. My glass cloche was placed directly on top of the stack of books.

These white pods work perfect as a filler in the bowl. Some small glass gold pinecone ornaments were sprinkled in with the pods to add some sparkle and interest. Finally, a strand of wood beads finishes off the arrangement.

Mudroom/Butler Pantry

One of my favorite ways to style a dough bowl throughout the year is using fresh fruit. In this arrangement, I have faux pine branches with pinecones. I pressed cloves in some of the oranges and added a few cinnamon sticks.

Not only does it look beautiful, it also smells amazing! I have it sitting on top of the microwave.

Coffee Table or Fireplace Hearth

Dough bowl with faux pine branches, golden pears on a coffee table with a sofa in the background with a Brindle French Bulldog.

My sidekick, Piper is never to far from me. She loves to be right in my business. If the camera is out, so is she in my photos.

I am a firm believer on repurposing items you have on hand. These pears got a little refresh with some gold Gilding Wax. It took only a matter of minutes to update these pears by applying the Gilding Wax with my finger tip.

Below using the same dough bowl are a couple of ideas. You can use what you have on hand. Look how lovely the bowl looks with just some ornaments in it.

BONUS – Non Christmas ideas for dough bowls

As a bonus in today’s post, here are a couple of ways to use dough bowls in the home. In the photo above is a reproduction dough bowl that cost less than $30. It measures 10 inches in width and 20 inches in length.

I have a stack of books with the spines removed tied up in twine. A glass jar with sea shells, a marble paper weight and some glass beads draped in the bowl. It sits on my night stand in my bedroom.

Another way would be to simply add some fillers to your dough bowl. I used some white pod and rose gold fillers (Target). Doesn’t it look lovely?

Below photos, I have placed fresh fruit in the dough bowl. The color of the fruit with the wood tones are perfect design element and functional at the same time.

Fruit in a dough bowl is perfect for any season!


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Some talented bloggers have teamed together to show you how to style dough bowls. Please checkout each of their blog to get some fabulous styling inspiration!

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The week of December 6th, I will be posting 5 days of Holiday Cookies recipes. These recipes will be some of my families favorites.

As added bonus, I will be sharing favorite recipes from some of my blogger friends too. Be sure to check back for lots of great things in December!

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