Check these 13 merry ideas of handmade, easy to create, and fun to DIY decoration for an elegant Christmas dining table décor.
With the pandemic that has hit the whole world for the past two years, and the vaccination rate going up recently, we should all appreciate being able to come back together and celebrate long-awaited magic and joyful Christmas eve with our families. And since it is an exceptional celebration this year, let’s make it a memorable eve in all shapes and forms. Christmas dinner is not only limited to the delicious plates, and the roasted turkey sitting in the middle of the table. It is more about the love for each other, the gatherings, the laughter, the Christmas tree, the homemade decoration items, and the Christmas dining table décor and set up, simply the charm of Christmas.
The Christmas dining table décor is what will be left as a memory saved in our photo gallery from year to year. So, as you install your tree and nativity, hang on your door wreath, or prepare your Christmas gift list, do not settle on less than a perfect setup for your dining table.
No matter what would be your home style, you can always inspire by these 13 merry ideas that I have pulled in this blog for an elegant Christmas dining table décor. Mainly handmade, easy to create, and fun to DIY, check out these homemade Christmas decoration items from centerpieces to placemats, table runners, napkin rings, and so on, and get your hands ready to rock your decoration this season!
If you are in for flowers and red colors, then nothing is better than a bouquet of Christmas red flowers to sit right at the center of your dining table. It will add a magical charm to your eve. If not red, then green makes a great choice. A wooden plate, with pinecones, red berries, and fresh greenery boosts the Christmas ambiance to the table and makes a special link to the Christmas tree. Not to forget that with silver bells, or golden and white balls, with glowing candles, you can also create a simple and easy arrangement for a merry gathering.
Here is an elegant display of candles on the dining table. I am not referring here to the slim tall candles. What we are talking about is the big vases with large tall candles inside. A display of three tall vases with different heights, and lighten off-white candles inside makes an elegant display on the dining table. There is no need to leave the vases nude though. With a cutout Christmas tree from a napkin and mod podge, you can do the magical decoupage on the glass and decorate the chandeliers. And with a few sprigs of fir around the chandeliers, you will end up with a charming candle decoration.
If candles are not your choice, nor flowers, then why not place a Christmas tree on your table. You can place the leafy trees that we all know, or place instead ceramic or porcelain made trees. I like placing trees with different heights to create a contrast on the table.
You need cardboard to cut into a rectangle and wrap it as a ring. Next, you can design the ring the way you want. You can wrap a burlap cloth with embroideries around. Or wrap a burlap string several times until you cover the cardboard. One trick if you are in for red, white, and green colors, is to make a braid of 3 colored wool threads then roll it around the cardboard.
Napkins can be displayed on the dining table in many shapes and forms. If you are looking for a simple and elegant way to display the napkins, follow this trick: Roll the napkin, tie it with a Christmassy green ribbon and hang red cranberries or use a red ribbon with a fir of sprig. A simple, elegant solution: Tie up each napkin with a fir spring.
No napkin rings, no problem. Opt for a green napkin and folded like a tree. Just like this picture. If you want the full tutorial. Watch this video!
Placing cutleries on the dining table can take a creative path. Although you can always place them over the napkin or on the placemat, there are other options available for you. Folding a red napkin to have a pocket and then inserting the cutleries is one option. Another option is to get tiny Santa boots and insert the cutleries inside. You can place the cutleries over the napkin inside the plate and wrap the plate with a Christmas-themed bow. Do you have enough inspiration now?
Whether you want to go fancy, or simply here are some ideas to fit your style. IF you have a farmhouse style, then burlap runner is the right choice for you. You can even stitch designs or place an embroidered runner on top to turn it more elegant. How about placing crafted tree leaves all along with the table with cranberries here and there to intensify the Christmas feeling. Or as a third option, go simple with on color runner and create an algorithm of candles all along.
Placemats are not hard to find nor to make. If you are up for burlap runner then burlap placemats will be your first option. Get a square or rectangular shape burlap cloth and start removing some threads to make a fringe all around. Then embroider or stitch any Christmas-designed cloth on top. Another option is to go for a bohemian style and roll a rope around the circle cardboard in spiral form until you cover the cardboard. As a third option, print the design you want on a canvas and stitch the canvas sheet all around or add a nice ribbon that fits perfectly the occasion.
Why leave your drink bottles naked on Christmas Eve while everyone is dressed in style? To decorate your bottles, get a Christmas-designed cloth and sew it to cover the bottle. Next, add a rubber band and cover it with the top of the cloth. Another option is to get a one-color cloth that best suits your color theme and then tie it with a nice Christmas ribbon around the bottleneck. Cheers!
Draw a smile on your guests’ faces with cute Christmas drink pinks. All you need to do is to stick a Christmas motif on top of the pick and done. Now, you only need to do some research to find the cutest motives.
Welcome your guests upon sitting down to dinner. Wrap a bar of chocolate with a nice wrap that fits your theme and here is now a nice present to our guests.
IF chocolate is not your choice, then simply place a winter fruit with a greeting message or a name tag on the plates, Apple, pear or any other winter fruit will serve the purpose. A hint for you: choose a fruit whose color best matches your color theme.
Now that you have an overview of what to consider when planning your Christmas dinner, take a look at these 9 stick crafts for Christmas to do with your kids.
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