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A beautifully decorated table is such an easy way to spruce up the home for Christmas. I like to keep ours festive but with more neutral colors that go with our style of our home. Designing a Christmas oriented tablescape allows you to incorporate items you already have in your kitchen with some fun additional decorations. The photo below shows you the items I stocked up on for our tablescape from Hobby Lobby. All for under $100!
I sometimes found that it can be overwhelming to figure out exactly how to style a table with decorative holiday pieces. There’s so many options and so much inspiration to easily find online. Yet, putting it all together can sometimes be tricky.Here’s the process I take to make my tablescape come together:
Step by Step Instructions to a Beautiful Christmas Tablescape
- Place the table runner down first. I love the look of a classic white table runner on top of a dark wood table.
- Add your biggest decorative pieces next. The tall silver reindeers really caught my eye at Hobby Lobby, originally $24.99 and on sale for for only $12.50. The larger and/or taller items typically look best in the middle of the table.
- If you’ll be using candles, add these next. For safety reasons it’s important to make sure there’s adequate room on the table for any candles you want to use. You don’t want flammable decorations getting too close to your candle. This is just another reason I really love circular candle holders: they shield the candle from my other decorations. I bought them in two sizes, the 4 inch holders for $2.50 and 2 inch holders for $1.49.
- Wanting to add a couple live plants, I placed 4 small succulents spaced out around the table.
- Any greenery should be sprinkled around the table as a final step. I purchased a couple pieces of Christmas tree greenery, cut into pieces, and placed around the decorations on top of the table runner. Two large pieces of greenery were all I needed (at $6.99 a piece at Hobby Lobby).
- As much as I love symmetry and straight lines, table decorations tend to look best when placed somewhat randomly on the table. I used this philosophy when placing the candles, succulents and greenery.
- Once the table runner was decorated, I moved on to the place settings. Add the essential dining pieces: plates, silverware, wine & champagne glasses. I like to place these down first before adding additional decorations.
- I found the most perfect silver plate chargers in the WEDDING section at Hobby Lobby for $1.99 each. Anytime you’re looking for holiday decorations, always take a look around the other departments. You never know what you’ll find!
- Cloth napkins are used at my house … well once a year at Christmas time 🙂 . They’re perfect for elevating a beautiful tablescape. I folded the napkins in half and then in half again (think tall and long). Then I folded the length in half before placing on top of my white plates.
- The final touch is to add the festive yet simple place cards. I’m not one to typically tell people where to sit at dinner, but thought these were fun and creative. (See instructions below)
DIY Place Cards
- Wanting to keep with the tablescape theme, I incorporated 4 twigs of the tree branch greenery.
- I used this template to create the place card labels with the names of those who would be attending our Christmas dinner. Printing on heavy card stock always gives a more sophisticated look. I cut the place cards to 3 1/2 x 6 inches. Leave roughly 1 1/2 inches from the top of the card to the printed name to make room for the twigs.
- Make a hole punch on each side of the name card an inch from the top and a quarter of an inch from the side. This is important because you don’t want the holes to get too close to the side of the card because once you put the sprigs through the holes, your paper could rip.
- Push the greenery through the holes. If needed trim any excess.
And there you have a Pinterest worthy Christmas tablescape!
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