Add a holiday touch to your table with these easy Christmas table decorations.
Choose this high-contrast palette to create big impact with little effort. Start by using a white table or tablecloth as your canvas, then top it with red chargers, napkins and decorations. Plus, adorn simple dining chairs with cheery crimson bows, and jazz things up by setting a shiny ornament in a footed glass bowl at each place setting.
Instead of the usual place card, attach handwritten gift tags to candy canes and tuck them into napkins for an easy, inexpensive way to tweak a basic place setting.
Rest a large candle on a dessert stand for a centerpiece that really takes the cake. Lay a variety of pretty, colorful, glass ornaments around the table for flair.
Let the rustic beauty of a snow-covered forest inspire elegant table decor that can be used all winter long. Placing white dishes on a white tablecloth over a white table might seem like overkill, but the layering works to great effect. Don't be tempted to add a pop of color—you'll lose the power of the monochromatic palette.
Steal ideas from Mother Nature. Gussy up place settings with woodland-inspired details. A mercury glass acorn lends sparkle to a soup bowl, while berries, pinecones and ornaments form a lovely centerpiece when placed on a tiered silver serving dish.
Spice things up with this contemporary, cheerful color combination. Tip: Pick a flax-color tablecloth to help pull together the various hues, them top it with a decorative runner.
Flaunt festive swag by attaching glass ornaments to seat backs using silky ribbons and chords.
Fill mesh pouches with candies as party favors and place in a decorative bowl so guests can help themselves.
Spinkle wintry magic on your dining room table. Mix pure white, cool blue ad shimmering accents to make a spectacular holiday
setting. For a stunning icy centerpiece, fill a bowl with silver metalic balls or ornaments and sliver spray-painted branches.
Fill a gauzy bag with a simple ornament or sweet treat that guests are sure to enjoy.
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Pick a beaded trim to match your table linens.
Add a fun touch by decorating seats with mini “snowballs.” Tie white pom-poms to the back of chairs.
Craft a cluster od snow capped trees that evoke a wintry forest. Votives wrapped in a fuzzy white yarn complement the trees.
Greet guests with an elegant ice votice that's easy to make.
Use rustic materials in an inconventional way. Stick to a basic red-and-green palette. Instead of flowers, make an arrancement
of ferns or pine boughs. And forget the formal tablecloth. An easy-to-craft burlap runner can be spot-cleaned if anything
spills during the meal.
Hand this project off to older kids; it’s simple enough for them to do on their own.
Turn a can or jar into an eye-catching table topper by covering it with pretty paper and a custom stamp.
Candles, small gifts and flower-filled cornucopia combine to create a magical table of plenty. Scatter votives between place settings to add ambience.
Use your favortie flowers in seasonal colors ro create a striking focal point for your table.