I am in the middle of Christmas decorating right now.
This is an exact quote from my husband, “I just brought down 17 Christmas tubs from the attic. There are an additional 18 Christmas tubs upstairs, not including trees, pillows, wreaths and assorted Christmas stuff.”
And then he finished with, “I think we need a Christmas yard sale.”
A Christmas yard sale?
Those totes are full of treasures.
It’s hard to part with something full of Christmas memories, but I’m open to negotiation. 🙂
You can see most of the content of those totes displayed in the house over the next couple of weeks.
But today? It’s DAY 9 of “12 Days of Getting Ready for Christmas” and I’m joining my incredible friend Leslie to share creative ideas for the Christmas table.
Ready. Set. Go.
1. Decorate the chairs
This is one of the simplest and easiest ideas for the Christmas table.
Here’s how to recreate this look:
- Wrap ribbon around the chairs (I found some SUPER similar ribbon from Walmart here)
- Thread ribbon through a mini wreath
- Tie a knot around the wreath
- Let the tails of the ribbon hang down
- Knotch the ends of the ribbon
2. Stamp your own napkin rings
You can make your own napkin rings from silverplate spoons.
Stamp your guests’ names or a Christmas message.
Here’s the step-by-step tutorial.
3. Easy centerpiece idea
Here’s one of the easiest centerpiece ideas.
Group trees in the middle of your table.
I know, right?
One quick tip. If your trees are all the same height, stack some on books to help vary the height.
4. Layer in DIY Christmas Carol Ribbons
Then I DIY’d Christmas carols onto the ribbon with sharpies.
It’s such an easy craft and you can see the instructions here.
After I sharpied them, I layered the ribbons on top of a burlap runner to decorate the dining table.
5. Add a little light
This is one of my favorite Christmas tables of all time.
I took these white houses (Target has them again this year here) and added battery operated lights.
I’m recreating this look this year, but I’m taking it next level.
I found these tea lights on a TIMER.
You can set them to turn on automatically so you don’t have to worry about turning them off and on every day.
I’ll keep you posted on how they work.
6. Personalize your runner
This is such a fun project for your Christmas table.
All you need is velvet (you can use your own velvet that you cut and tuck the raw edges under or you can buy a velvet runner like this one on Amazon) and chipboard letters.
Then you use an iron to emboss the letters on velvet.
You can see the entire tutorial here.
7. Decorate the table with presents
This is my best tip for my house (you’ll see presents wrapped everywhere).
It’s one of the easiest ways to add color or pattern to your Christmas decor.
I wrapped these smaller presents and stacked them on the table with this fun flower arrangement and ornaments for a simple DIY Christmas centerpiece.
I can’t WAIT to show you all the Christmas decor and my dining room table for this year.
Here’s a hint.
I found these 12 Days of Christmas plates at Walmart.
And the rest?
Just fell into place on my table. 🙂
PS And now be sure and stop by my friend Leslie’s to see her gift wrapping room.
“12 DAYS OF GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS”
HERE’S A RECAP OF EVERYTHING WE’VE SHARED OVER THE LAST 8 DAYS:
DAY 4: 30-minute handmade gift idea
DAY 6: Freeze ahead recipes
DAY 4: Handmade creative gift ideas