It’s up to you to organize Christmas Eve this year. And who says New Year’s Eve, says dinner for a sometimes quite large number of guests. Ah yes, just that! But since when have you had so many friends and such a large family? Whether you sit at the table in a small or a large committee, stay zen. Here are some decorating ideas for your Christmas table. Do-it-yourself decorating ideas that will put stars in the eyes of your guests, who have not finished shining. At least as much as the garlands that flash on the tree. Do you have no scissors or glue? Don’t go, it’s still possible. Even without this material, you will still be able to make attractive decorations that will seduce those around you on D-Day around the festive table.
Because once winter arrives, it’s time to switch to “Christmas celebrations” mode. You are undoubtedly absorbed by the purchase or the realization of the gifts, by the decoration of the tree but you have not necessarily thought of the table decoration. Yet this is what gives the party a taste. Not only does it impress your guests, but it gives them the measure of all your creativity. So to your garlands, candles, table runners and more! Here are 7 decorating ideas for your Christmas table to create yourself.
1 – Bouquets in customized vases
Compose a pretty Christmas bouquet with anemones, dahlias and carnations. Place it in a vase of your composition. This can be a simple tin of vintage coffee, in Christmas colors, especially a pretty red or dark green. Otherwise, reserve for this floral centerpiece a container of choice, a box or a jar that you will have repainted with a silver paint. It doesn’t take much to turn old glass containers into beautiful, sophisticated vases: just mirror-colored spray paint. You can also opt for a piece of glass that you leave transparent, that you fill with artificial snow before depositing a beautiful, simple tree branch that you will have previously painted white and varnished. What to put a minimalist decoration on your New Year’s table.
2 – Vegetable and natural decoration
Go to your garden, and bring back something to decorate your interior. A nicely composed moss bed will make an excellent centerpiece for Christmas. You can also bring back a wooden slice that you have taken care to cut out of a large log and which will serve as a support for your decoration. Place a number of Christmas decorative elements there, such as reindeer covered in snow, Christmas trees created by you or candles placed on miniature wreaths.
Otherwise a pretty well-appointed crate with a small integrated winter garden will be lovely to dress your table. Very often not much is enough. Fresh white winter flowers potted in a low planter, tiny houseplants delicately placed in pots on moss… Enough to add magic to the daylight!
3 – A traditional or revisited mini-tree
Arrange on your table the very emblem of Christmas in miniature version, that is to say a tree, a traditional mini-tree with balls and garlands. Of course, you can “twist” the classic Christmas tree with candy garlands or buttons. Rather than a real vegetal tree, opt for a tree made of starry shortbread cookies: you just have to stack them from the largest to the smallest. Obviously, it’s easier with boxes. You just need to collect vintage round metal boxes and sort them by size. You can also create a Christmas tree without greenery by stacking upside down pie tins, from the largest to the smallest. This has the merit of being original.
4 – Large filled baskets
A very simple idea to achieve, you can even implement it with your toddlers, is to collect various Christmas decorations including colorful metal balls in a large glass basket. Both colorful and festive. You can also replace the balls and decorations in the large glass bowl with mini-gifts galore. It makes a pretty centerpiece on a table.
It also works without a recycle bin. Because after all, not all gifts need to be under the tree. Place gifts that have the prettiest (and best-made) wrapping paper in the middle of the table. You will generate enthusiasm among your guests.
5 – snow globes galore
Ah, those famous objects that are snow globes. They often make you smile … But placing an entire collection as a runner or centerpiece is sure to add a nostalgic touch to your festivities. Long live kitsch vintage!
6 – Original place cards
Do you want a great idea to mark everyone’s places? For a perfect table plan, opt for pine cones that you have taken care to cover with touches of flashy pink paints that will elegantly retain tiny boxes with the name of each of your guests. The materials needed to craft these place cards in minutes are a pine cone, a paintbrush and acrylic paint. Of course, there are quite a few variations, including the one where you use painted pebbles as place cards.
7 – Variations around candles
You can choose a simple and unique large scented candle that is sure to charm your guests by bringing them into the holiday magic with its bright glow and pleasant scent. Form a flat lay of leaves and branches then place your candle in the center. You can serve it with pine cones to enhance the decor.
If you want to impress your guests with very little: turn your wine glasses over, and turn them into candle holders. In the glass, trap some holly and on the foot, now in the air, place a candle. In this specific case, you don’t need to spend a lot of time or a lot of money to make this beautiful idea come true.
In the same vein, create an alternation of jars by putting candles in one and vegetable garnishes in the other. Classico-rustic, it is a decoration which enhances the general charm of your Christmas table.