Whether you're celebrating your culture or simply hosting a traditional Italian dinner, presenting a decorative centerpiece adds to the experience. Making an Italian-themed table centerpiece accents your dinner table and creates feelings of the romance of Italy during the meal.
Place the olive branch diagonally across the center of the wooden serving tray. The olive branch is a traditional symbol in Italian tradition.
Place the three red roses in various spots in the foliage of the olive branch.
Insert the white carnations in the same manner as the roses. Put each carnation near a rose, inserting the stems into the foliage of the olive branch. Added to the roses and the green foliage of the olive branch, the white carnations complete a color scheme reminiscent of the Italian flag, which is red, white and green.
Surround the olive branch and flowers with the fresh rosemary sprigs. This adds a new shade of green to the foliage of the centerpiece while providing the aroma of the traditional Italian herb.
Place a pillar candle on the wooden tray at either side of the olive branch. When they are lit, the lights cast a romantic glow around the colorful centerpiece. Place the tray in the center of the dining table for an attractive Italian dinner spread.