Are you ready for the arrival of family members and guests over the festive season?
The end of the year is always filled with laughter, good food, and merriness. If you’re looking for a unique way to add some cheer to your festivities, then try out these ideas for DIY dining table decorations.
Involve the outdoors
Create an evergreen masterpiece on your dining table by collecting conifers and pine cones from outside and spreading them on the table. If you’re feeling particularly creative, then you can make mini wreaths with the conifers and spray paint the pine cones in silver and gold.
Ornament place cards
Guide your guests to their seats by making fun place cards out of clear baubles. Practice your calligraphy skills on a neat piece of paper and stick the name inside a transparent ornament – you can also add a bit of greenery for extra colour. The end result is a creative and elegant place card!
Cranberry and candle centrepieces
There are a few iconic flavours of the festive season, including cinnamon, nutmeg and cranberry. Weave these delicious tastes into your table decorations by creating cranberry and candle centrepieces. Collect empty mason jars and alternate their fillings between fresh cranberries,evergreen branches, and candles. Place these sweet scented candles at the centre of your table and watch the mood come alive.
Add warm texture
Warm up the chilly season by incorporating homey textures to the dinner table. For example, you can add knitted cosies around vases and wine bottles, throw snug blankets over the back of the chairs or use a warm-coloured table cloth. If you’re feeling crafty, then you can even knit festive-themed coasters!
Include a sweet theme
Gingerbread, candy canes and pecan pies are all synonymous with the festive season! Add a bit of sweetness to your dinner table by picking a flavour and introducing it to your decor. For example, you can make candy canes from evergreen branches, colour a paper runner in red stripes, and create candy canes from paper straws.
While some of these crafty ideas are single-use, others can be stored for the following year (which will come around sooner than you think). If you need a safe and secure space to store your dining table decorations and other festive trimmings, then we’ve got the perfect solution.