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DIY Christmas Table Décor Ideas

The time for indulgent feasts and gathering with loved ones is fast approaching. Some of us may have already prepared for the upcoming celebration by ordering food, drinks, and nibbles. But have you considered enhancing the festive atmosphere at your dining table? We’ve gathered a selection of our top DIY Christmas table décor ideas that will undoubtedly add a touch of seasonal magic to any table setting.

Winter Foliage Napkins

Winter Foliage Napkin

We absolutely love the easy and speedy concept of enhancing the fragrance and atmosphere at the dining table. What’s fantastic is that it doesn’t require a significant expense. You can freely gather winter foliage from your nearby park or forest; just remember to bring sturdy shears! To create these winter foliage napkins, all you’ll need is some clean, dried foliage, basic string, and napkins. Simply tie the foliage on the napkin’s top, and voilà, you’ve got yourself a straightforward yet charming winter-themed napkin!

✂️ What you need: 

  • String / twine
  • Napkins
  • Scissors
  • Foliage (washed and dried) 

Winter Fruits 

Winter Fruits

A winter table arrangement doesn’t have to be overly elaborate or crowded. You can embrace a minimalist approach to stage a more elegant and airier atmosphere for your winter dining table. To achieve this look, intentionally choose some intriguing winter fruits as your mini centrepieces to scatter around the table. We appreciate the contrast between the light-coloured tablecloth and the natural vibrant hues of the fruit. However, be cautious not to go overboard with the fruit. The more refined, the merrier!

  ✂️ What you need: 

 

  • A variety of winter fruits
  • Light coloured tablecloth

 

Christmas Paper Crafts

Christmas Paper Crafts

For those with a crafty side, making your own Christmas paper scenes can add a personal and enjoyable touch to your table settings. All you need is some paper, cardstock (or even some discarded scraps destined for the bin), glue, or double-sided tape, and scissors. You can then unleash your creativity by designing your winter scene templates, or you can find accessible templates online. You could even transform this table decoration into a delightful opportunity to share a cosy, idyllic afternoon activity with your loved ones.

 ✂️ What you need: 

 

  • Card / paper
  • Glue / double sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Templates

  

 

Culinary Centrepieces

Culinary Centrepieces

After dedicating considerable time baking your delightful, sweet treats in the kitchen, why not extend the enjoyment by featuring them on the table? Winter-themed cakes, adorned with intricate frosting, aromatic biscuits, or an impressive cheese tower, can all serve as showstoppers at your winter banquet. These treats not only delight the taste buds but also contribute to the overall aesthetic of the table.

 ✂️ What you need: 

 

  • Centrepiece
  • Dried fruit / winter foliage

  

 

Forest Table Runners

Forest Table Runners

Here’s another simple yet impactful DIY Christmas table décor idea you can easily arrange yourself. Once again, you might want to put on your wellies and head outside to gather some winter foliage from your garden. Handpick a variety of leaves, branches, and pinecones. Then, arrange them in the centre of the table to create a captivating focal point. This concept is guaranteed to evoke the scents and visual charm of winter.

 ✂️ What you need: 

 

  • Scissors
  • Winter foliage (leaves, branches, pinecones)

  

 

These DIY Christmas table decoration ideas offer a creative and personal touch to your festive celebrations. Whether you opt for the natural beauty of winter foliage or the elegance of handmade crafts, each idea can infuse your holiday table with seasonal charm. We’d love to see your winter tables; please snap a photo and tag us using @thenationaldesignacademy.

  

 

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