6 Holly Jolly Holiday Table Decorations

Christmas dinner is a big deal. Not only is the seasonal menu something everyone has been looking forward to all year round, but the festive decor and table decorations can really put everyone in the holiday spirit when done correctly. Traditional red, green, and gold table settings look beautiful, but they tend to get boring and repetitive if you do the same set-up year after year. If you're ready to change things up for your holiday celebrations this year, these 7 creative ideas for Christmas table decorations are here to help! From creative candle holders to cute table accents, these ideas will make this Christmas season unforgettable. St. Nick couldn't have decorated the table better himself!

1. Seasonal Snowman Glass

You'll Need:

  • wine glass
  • craft glue
  • artificial snow
  • black & orange foam sheets
  • red ribbon
  • mini top hat
  • red & white pipe cleaners

Here's How:

1.1 To make the face of the snowman, coat the inside of the wine glass with a thin layer of craft glue. Sprinkle some artificial snow inside the wine glass and swirl it around so that the inner surface gets coated with it.

1.2 Cut eyes, eyebrows, and small circles for the snowman's smile out of the black foam sheet, then cut a small carrot nose out of the orange foam sheet. Glue the facial features to the outside of the glass, make a bow made out of red ribbon and tie it to the stem of the glass, twist some red & white pipe cleaners and attach them to the mini top hat, and put the top hat on top of the glass.

2. Snowy Wooden Sled

You'll Need:

  • popsicle sticks
  • craft glue
  • brown, red & white acrylic paint

Here's How:

2.1 Cut 1 popsicle stick into 3 equally sized segments. Glue the segments in between 2 full popsicle stick so that you make a small ladder.

2.2 Paint the ladder brown with acrylic paint.

2.3 Cut 5 popsicle sticks to size, paint them red, and glue them onto the ladder so that you make a mini sled, as shown in the image below.

2.4 Use white acrylic paint to make some snowy accents on the sled, and your cute seasonal table accent is ready to brighten up your spread!

3. Enchanting Evergreen Candle Holder

You'll Need:

  • glass vase
  • double-sided tape
  • sprigs of an evergreen tree
  • pillar candle

Here's How:

3.1 Stick 2 long strips of double-sided tape around the entire exterior of the vase. Attach several sprigs of an evergreen tree to the outside of the vase. Place a pillar candle inside and your gorgeous new candle holder is ready to light up the dinner table! 

4. Wooden Snowman Spoon

You'll Need:

  • wooden spoon
  • white acrylic paint
  • craft glue
  • orange foam sheet
  • red & white pipe cleaners
  • buttons
  • permanent marker

Here's How:

4.1 Paint the wooden spoon white and cut a carrot-shaped nose out of the orange foam sheet. Once the paint has dried, glue the foam carrot nose and buttons on the wooden spoon.

4.2 Use a permanent marker to draw eyes and a mouth on the spoon, then glue some pipe cleaners in the shape of some ear muffs onto it. Feel free to decorate some additional wooden spoons to look like different Christmas characters, like an elf, Santa, or Rudolf.

5. Reindeer Snickers Snack

You'll Need:

  • popsicle sticks
  • brown acrylic paint
  • fun size Snickers bar
  • hair dryer
  • brown & beige construction paper

Here's How:

5.1 Dip the ends of 2 popsicle sticks in brown acrylic paint.

5.2 Unwrap 1 fun size Snickers bar, make a small cut on the top of it, then use a hair dryer to heat up the bottom so that the chocolate melts slightly.

5.3 Place the lightly melted bottom of the Snickers bar on the 2 painted popsicle sticks. Cut a reindeer head and antlers out of the construction paper and insert them into the cut you made on top of the Snickers bar. Balance your new reindeer Snickers snack on top of a glass or cup to add a cute accent to it!

6. Precious Pine Cone Christmas Tree 

You'll Need:

  • pine cone
  • green spray paint
  • correction fluid
  • hot glue gun
  • red foam sheet
  • small flower pot

Here's How:

6.1 Use the spray paint to color the pine cone green. 

6.2 Paint the tips of the pine cones white using correction fluid so that it looks like it's covered in snow.

6.3 Cut a small star out of the red foam sheet and use a hot glue gun to glue it to the top of the pine cone tree. Put the completed Christmas tree in a small flower pot.

7. Rudolf The Chocolate-Nosed Reindeer

You'll Need:

  • beige construction paper
  • brown construction paper 
  • craft glue
  • googly eyes
  • Ferrero Rocher chocolate

Here's How:

7.1 Cut a pair of antlers out of the beige construction paper and a reindeer head out of the brown construction paper, then glue the 2 pieces together.

7.2 Glue 2 googly eyes and 1 Ferrero Rocher chocolate onto the reindeer head, and your chocolate-nosed reindeer is finished!

With these 7 table decoration ideas you'll be more than ready to host a holiday party or Christmas dinner. But be careful – your guests might be so impressed that they forget all about the wonderful food you've prepared!


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