I looked in my stash and the fridge to see what might work. This is what I came up with.
I found three dishes and three plates that I bought at a garage sale for 50 cents for the plates and 50 cents for the dishes. So $1 for all three sets. I purchased the candles at the Dollar Store for $1 each.
I placed the candles in the dishes. Then I wanted something like snow for the bottom. I came up with the Epsom salt.
Now for some fruit - fresh cranberries!
I added some fresh pine around the base of the dishes.
I set one on each table that was decorated with a Christmas tablecloth.
They made a nice centerpiece for the tables and everyone loved them. It gave them plenty of room for their plates and glasses.
So if you need a last minute centerpiece, this might work or check your pantry or fridge for supplies. Spices like parsley and sage would be nice. Fresh cranberries are inexpensive, but you could also use nuts or glass beads. The possibilities are endless.