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DIY: Holiday Table Decorating Ideas

‘Tis the season to drink wine and get crafts-y! If you’re looking for inspiration on how to decorate your table for the holidays, look no further. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite DIY tutorials on how to decorate your dinner table this season without breaking the bank. Don’t forget to also check Tradyo.com for materials!

Christmas Luminaries

These five-minute DIY Christmas luminaries, from Today’s Creative Life, are a simple and inexpensive way to decorate your table for the holidays.

What you’ll need:

– Mason jars
– Cranberries
– Greenery (cedar clippings, or something similar)
– Floating candles
– Optional: Pinecones

How to do it:

1. Put the greens in the bottom of the jar.
2. Put cranberries on top of greens.
3. Fill the jar with water (ensure all greens are fully submerged).
4. Place candle in jar.
5. Repeat until desired number of luminaries are created.
6. Position luminaries over a bed of greens, toss some pinecones into the mix, and voila, you’ve got yourself a beautiful centrepiece.

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Pinecone Trees

This simple mini pinecone tree centrepiece, from Evermine Occasions, is festive yet elegant.

What you’ll need:

– Long-stemmed glass candle holders
– Pinecone ornaments (any craft store will have these, including some dollar stores!)
o Bonus: Some pinecone ornaments come in cinnamon-scented variations
– Plain oval stickers/envelope seals
– Hot glue gun and glue sticks
– Greenery
– Ribbon
– Optional: Circle hang tags

How to do it:

1. Use the hot glue gun to glue the pinecones to the inside of the glass candle holder.
2. Write a personalized or festive message on sticker/envelope seal.
3. Add personalized label/sticker to glass.
4. Repeat until desired number of holders are created.
5. Decorate the table below with greenery, ribbon, and/or holly branches tied with gold ribbon.
6. Optional: Add a personalized circle hang tag thanking guests to holly branches tied with gold ribbon.

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Candy Cane Name Holders

These candy cane name holders are a fun and unique way to display your name cards on the dinner table. They’re also inexpensive and simple to make!

What you’ll need:

– Candy canes (in colour of your choice)
o Tip: Buy enough candy canes for snacking and crafting
– Hot glue gun and glue sticks
– Ribbon
– Name cards

How to do it:

1. Use the hot glue gun to glue three candy canes together, upside down, creating an easel.
2. Tie ribbon in a bow around the top of the candy canes.
3. Place name cards on name holders.

That’s it!

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Dollar Store Christmas Centrepiece

If you’re on a tight budget but still want to jazz up your dinner table and make it ready for the holidays, this one’s for you. All of the items for this Christmas centerpiece can be purchased at the dollar store!

What you’ll need:

– Three hurricane vases (different sizes preferable)
– Assorted bulb ornaments
– Ribbon
– Optional: Pine cones

How to do it:

1. Fill vases with ornaments. Ensure colours are mixed and complementary.
2. Optional: Add pinecones to vase.
3. Tie ribbon in a bow around vase.

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Christmas Table Centrepiece

This rustic Christmas centrepiece from The Idea Room is creative and easy to put together. Plus, you can reuse the box to create other holiday centrepieces in the future, or simply use it for storage of your odds and ends.

What you’ll need:

– Box or plantar (or you can make your own wooden box)
– Spanish Moss or other similar filler
– Berry garlands (white and silver)
– Fuzzy decorative balls (red and green)
– Candles (white)

How to do it:

1. Place the Spanish Moss or other similar filler in the bottom of the box.
2. Take the berry garlands and tuck them into the sides/edges of the box, hiding the wires underneath the moss.
3. Arrange the fuzzy decorative balls and candles in the box.

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What are your favourite DIY holiday centrepiece ideas? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

By: Vanessa Divers

Categories:   Upcycling/DIY

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