9 Homemade Holiday and Christmas Decorations
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We all have visions of decking the halls, trimming the tree, and setting the holiday table with festive flair. If you’re short on time or on a tight budget, these easy ideas will feel like they were made just for you.
When it comes to place cards, there are no rules that require they actually sit on the table. Let tags in a classic combination (pinecones and grosgrain ribbon) guide guests to their seats. Subtle and surprising.
A sophisticated new use for your tree's décor. Gather balls, baubles, and bells together in cloches for an elegant table display. For a truly sophisticated look, stick to a single color palette. If you want your table to feel more merry and bright, mix it up with greens, blues, and reds.
The Midas Touch
If you’re setting the table with your fine white china, think about a napkin treatment that will wow. For a glamorous touch (that the guests always adore), top linens with gold-hued favor boxes.
Do-it-yourself ideas don’t need to be either complicated or childish. Stick to a sophisticated color scheme and keep the details (white paper stock and silver ornament place card holder) minimal.
Want to create a tabletop winter wonderland? Add snowflake stickers to clear glass votives and sprinkle them along your tablescape.
All that holiday baking can actually offer decorating rewards. Fill plain Mason jars with homemade treats and top with festive fabric or paper. Finish off with a grosgrain ribbon for just the right touch.
In the Red
Wondering how to achieve the wow factor when decorating with a classic palette? Pair rich shades of red with pops of metallics and focus on layers like creating a DIY runner out of mirrors. Varying scale (candlesticks on tabletop and ornaments hung from a chandelier) will also help to create strong visual interest.
All Wrapped Up
Last-minute hosts will find delight in this set-up. If you're longing for an instant centerpiece, gather a bunch of wrapped gifts together for an easy idea that’s bursting with holiday cheer.
Whether it’s an elegant holiday bash or a New Year’s cocktail party, choose a tabletop display that sparkles. A delicate footed cake stand is the perfect piece for displaying those golden keepsakes.