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Learn how to create a simple Christmas tablescape that even the kids will find easy to put together. It is perfect for all the celebrations over the holidays. Use these ideas to create your own place settings for your next Christmas gathering.Related articles:
Today’s Christmas tablescape is courtesy of our contributor Blanca from Creativities Galore. If you think that creating a Christmas tablescape with the wow factor is too difficult for you, then Blanca’s ideas are perfect for you. They are easy to recreate and will they make your table look fantastic with minimal effort.
Happy holidays. The holiday season is upon us and in full swing. We’ve had fun dressing up for Halloween and filling our bellies with turkey on Thanksgiving now it’s time to celebrate Christmas.
To get you in the holly jolly spirit of Christmas we’ll start with some easy tips for setting your Christmas tablescape.
How Should You Dress A Table For Christmas?
There are really no hard and fast rules as to how you should dress your table at Christmas. It all comes down to personality and taste. However, if you need some starting points, the following items are great to use for your Christmas tablescape:
- Candles. Everyone loves candles at Christmas. Choose from glittery candles, plain white and even pine smelling candles.
- Small Christmas trees are great for adding a bit of festive cheer to the tablescape.
- Christmas baubles are not just for the Christmas tree. Use them in jars for added decoration, or scattered over the top of the table. This is an easy table centerpiece that you can put together with items you already have to hand.
- Pick a color palette and run with it throughout your table. Whether that be traditional red and white, or glamorous sparkly gold. Don’t try and mix and match to get a bit of everything. One simple color scheme will look fantastic.
How To Set Up An Easy Traditional Christmas Tablescape
This Christmas tablescape has been created using traditional red, white and green colors.
I used a red table cover with white polka dots and I love how it set the tone for the rest of the table. I used a white dinner plate and a red dessert plate for my setting.
Milk glasses were added instead of glasses and these were dressed up with jute twine and a green striped straw. A jingle bell was added for a bit of extra fun detail. This required minimal work but it tied the theme in together perfectly.
Rather than have the utensils just sitting next to the plate, they were placed inside a mini stocking. This created another fun detail. An alternative could be to use a napkin ring or ribbon to tie them together.
How Do You Make A Christmas Centerpiece?
Whilst there are numerous centerpieces that can be purchased, it is fun to create your own. This is also helpful if you are sticking to a budget.
This centerpiece was fun and festive but yet so simple to put together.
A clear jar was placed on top of a white cake stand. The jar was then filled halfway with white and gold crinkled paper and topped off with gold ornaments. The end result is glamorous but incredibly simple.
Simple Christmas centerpieces can really make the difference to the wow factor on your dinner table, but they don’t need to take a lot of time or use a lot of expensive materials.
This table was very easy to recreate and it was fun to keep to the traditional Christmas feel. Use these basic guidelines and inspiration to create your own Christmas tablescape that suits your personality.
The same Christmas tablescape can be created in several different ways simply by switching the color of the tablcloth, plates and centerpiece. Use this Christmas tablescape as a guideline of ideas to create something magical for you and your family.
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