Last-Minute Ideas for a Stylish Christmas Tabletop
With all of the shopping, wrapping, tree trimming, baking, and cooking you’ve been doing, crafting a stylish tabletop for Christmas dinner may have fallen to the bottom of your list. Not to worry, it’s still possible to create a chic tablescape your loved ones will enjoy in very little time and with very little money.
Add flair to your flatware by incorporating a small cutting from your tree in a bundle with your dinner napkins. Tie with a ribbon left over from wrapping for a polished touch, or opt for natural twine for rustic flavor.
Add in another layer of mood lighting by running a string of twinkle lights down the center of your table in a random, haphazard way. If you don’t have battery powered lights, make sure to secure the string to the floor and under the table with tape to avoid a tripping hazard when the wire is plugged into the wall.
If your table needs more life but a trip to the florist isn’t in the cards, search around your yard or cut off some lower branches from your Christmas tree and display them in a series of clear glass jars. The simple arrangement makes for a stunning yet low-fuss focal point.
Steal a few choice ornaments from your tree or pick up a package of inexpensive mirror balls and corral them in a serving bowl for an easy, hassle-free centerpiece perfect for the season.
Silver julep cups or even particularly stylish or simple water glasses will make perfect containers for small, individually sized arrangements you can position at each place setting. Check out what’s currently sprouting in your yard or steal a few sprigs from your Christmas tree to add seasonal flair to your arrangement.
Break out your gold or silver spray paint and coat some pears, pomegranates, or other seasonal fruit with a dusting of metallic sheen. Use the fruit as place cards at the table for a polished yet simple addition.
We love the look of this living runner crafted from sticks, nuts, and pinecones. Punctuate the arrangement with taper candles to soften the rustic look, but for this option, the more organic and natural, the better.
How do you make your table shine at Christmas time? Share your tabletop traditions below!