Christmas dinner is all about gathering with family and friends. Here are 9 DIY Christmas table and centerpiece ideas for the holidays.

I know we are talking about Christmas right now, but I just found out I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year.


Just between us? My Thanksgiving track record isn’t that great.

Remember when I bought a 10-pound turkey for 20 people and handed out tablespoons of turkey meat to everyone?

I’m working out the menu and planning on a much bigger turkey, but my real plan? It’s to distract them with the most beautiful table ever.

So today I’m sharing all the Christmas table and centerpiece ideas.

And in amazing news?

You can use so many of these ideas for Thanksgiving, too.

9 DIY Christmas Table and Centerpiece Ideas

1. 12 Days of Christmas Placesetting

This is one of my favorite Christmas tables. I’m actually using this same theme again for this year, but I’m adding these ornaments to the table, too, and some other fun ideas.

I actually got my 12 days of Christmas plates at Walmart several years ago, but I checked and they are out of stock.

No worries.

I found a couple of other options for the plates like these and these and these (splurge).

You can see the rest of the table setting here.

2. A French horn holiday table

See what I mean? Those french horns and bells look a little like Thanksgiving to me.

Holiday table decor doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money.

Here are 3 easy things you can do to create a beautiful table to enjoy all season long.

3. 5 Christmas Table DIYs

Don’t you want to make that centerpiece?

Oh, good. Me, too. It just might show up on my Thanksgiving table with a few tweaks.

Here are tons of great ideas including these 5 Christmas table DIYs.

4. Red and Green Handmade Christmas Table Decor

I love simple.

I love budget.

Maybe that’s why I love this table with all of its budget-friendly ideas and simple (and clever) table inspiration.

See the entire table and the DIYs here.

5. Plaid Christmas Kitchen Table

Nothing says Christmas like plaid.

Especially in the kitchen. This table with its classic red and green Christmas colors and vintage touches adds up to the prettiest table.

See the rest of the table and all the how-to’s here.

6. Easy Nametag DIY

This is the cutest name tag DIY for a Christmas table setting.

Guests can take it home as a party favor and it looks so sweet on top of a Christmas napkin.

See the entire DIY here.

7. DIY Christmas Table and Chandelier Wreath

I stopped counting all the ideas I found looking at this modern farmhouse Christmas tablescape.

Look at those numbered chairs.

And the chandelier wreath.

And the simple DIY yarn trees that create the prettiest centerpiece.

See all the table ideas here.

8. Vintage Red and White Christmas Table

Don’t you love decorating with vintage for Christmas. I just went shopping for vintage items downtown here in McKinney and got the cutest vintage Christmas items.

Love these easy, creative, and budget-friendly tips for a Christmas table using a mix of old, new, DIY, and repurposed items.

See the entire table and the how-to’s here.

9. Red and White Christmas Table with Greenery

Look at those wreaths at each place setting.

Those are the kind of easy ideas that I love.

See how to DIY this centerpiece, the placesettings and so much more here.

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I hope you enjoyed all the Christmas (and a few Thanksgiving) table ideas today.

So excited we get to countdown the days until Christmas together.

Here’s to making each day full of merry and bright. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Image for Kim Waldorf Kim Waldorf

    I love your table! I may have to use your idea with the Christmas bulbs! So clever...and that tree!! Stunning KariAnne! So fun to be doing the 10 Days of Christmas with you!โค๏ธ๐ŸŽ„

  2. Image for Lois White Lois White

    You are absolutely hilarious....I Love you and your the little turkey for 20 people......Lois

  3. Image for Beth Minger Beth Minger

    My sister hosted large thanksgiving dinners for years - she's the lady you run into at the Walmart parking lot that invites you at the last minute because everyone should have a big dinner, RIGHT! Anyway, she always made a large turkey in a roaster and then also cooked a large ham and an extra turkey breast - she liked all those tday leftovers - who doesn't? I know you have this covered! Thanks for the beautiful post๐Ÿฆƒ!

  4. Image for Kris Kris

    So many pretty ideas! So little space in my house! Hey, in thinking about Thanksgiving, there's nothing wrong with having others bring food. Makes it simpler for the host and then everyone can show off their cooking prowess.

  5. Image for Susan Susan

    Oh, yes! Razzle dazzle 'em with a stunning tablescape! You can handle the Thanksgiving feast easily...delegate! I'm sure you have it all in hand-just plan one pound of turkey per guest. Besides, everyone knows it's all about the sides and the pies!

  6. Image for Jennifer Howard Jennifer Howard

    I have those BHG 12 Days of Christmas dishes...I kick myself for not buying more when they had them!! Your table looks beautiful...and you crack me up with the 10-pound turkey story!!!

  7. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    OMG I love a pretty set table. Im not hosting anything Thanksgiving at my home this year so Im starting my Christmas decorating early. After your blog I think today I will be concentrated on my Christmas table. Thanks for all the ideas. Good luck with the turkey and well, you know, being able to serve whole slices this year. ๐Ÿ˜…

  8. Image for Donna Donna

    You always have such cute ideas. I saw one of your favorite bloggers on a bus trip in NC last week. You know her as Kimberly.

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