It’s always the details that make decorating special. Unexpected elements bring a space (or in this case, a table) to life and make it feel “finished.” For the holidays, it is super easy to create a festive table on a budget. It’s not even December yet and I’ve already found so many great ideas, my head is spinning. I’m actually quite glad I have a whole month before I have to put together a table. It’s going to take that long to sort through and decide on the ideas I’ll use. In the meantime, I’m having a blast going through them all. On this Table Top Tuesday, here are 7 easy holiday table decor ideas to get the inspiration flowing.
Holiday Table Decor
1 Spray paint pine cones in silver or gold for chic DIY place cards. You can also use them to dress up the rest of the table by scattering them through the centerpiece or gathering them in a glass apothecary jar.
Photographer: Matthew Mead
2 Keep kids busy by using small white boards as place mats. You can start with their name in the corner as a place card and then let them have fun doodling.
Photographer: Lucas Allen
3 Give your dining room chairs some unexpected character by attaching angel wings to the backs of them. You can pick these up at costume stores or if you’re feeling particularly crafty, take it on as a project.
Photographer: Laura Moss
4 For a unique coastal-themed holiday table, pour some sand in a small plate for each guest and trace their initial in it. They can enjoy making shapes in it once they’ve sat.
5 Here’s an idea to let your place card do triple duty. Wrap a party favor in a napkin, tie it with a pretty ribbon, and hang a place card from it for each guest to find. They’ll love the surprise.
Photographer: Laurey W. Glenn
6 Wrap cinnamon sticks into your napkin rings (shown here with burlap) to add a sweet holiday scent to your table even before the food gets there.
7 Add a pop of color and shine to the table by placing a Christmas ornament in the center of each plate. Vary the styles but keep a consistent color scheme.
Do you think you’ll try one of these ideas for your holiday table this year?