25 DIY Ideas for Setting the *Perfect* Christmas Table
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25 DIY Ideas for Setting the *Perfect* Christmas Table

Decorating your home for the holiday season is a *pretty* big deal, and your Christmas table is no exception. Really, where else are family and friends expected to gather around, drink eggnog and eat Christmas cookies? With no place quite as important, whether you’re serving breakfast Christmas morning or dinner for a holiday party, it’s worth putting some thought into getting it right. To help inspire your festive holiday tablescape, we’ve gathered 25 DIY ideas for setting the *perfect* Christmas table. Scroll on for all the deets!

1. DIY Christmas Tree Confetti Cones: Easy to put up and take down, these adorable “confetti cones” are the Christmas trees you won’t tire of. They’re so colorful, modern and unique, you’ll want to bring them back every holiday season. (via Sugar & Cloth)

2. DIY Edible Snow Globe: It’s like a childhood dream come true: We combined the nostalgic charm of a snow globe with all the delectable flavors of candy to bring you a DIY edible snow globe. Make it on your own or with pals for festive holiday decor that doubles as a tasty treat once the festivities end! (via Brit + Co)

3. DIY Pom Pom Christmas Baubles: It’s no secret we love pom-poms. If you’re just as crazy for these fuzzy accents, use them to fill clear bauble ornaments and add your guests’ names using a white paint pen for a personalized touch. (via Make and Tell)

4. DIY Christmas Tree Name Cards: For the most charming mini forest you’ll ever see, crepe paper pine trees are the way to go. The best part, aside from their cuteness, is the base of the tree is made from a mini chocolate peanut butter cup. (via Oh Happy Day)

5. Bright and Colorful Forest Centerpiece: Not one to shy away from color? Then go with a color explosion in the form of bottle brush trees in a variety of different hues and sizes, complete with gilded bases. (via Coco Kelley)

6. DIY Mini Gingerbread House Place Cards: Calling everyone obsessed with miniature-sized things! Get your icing ready, because these mini gingerbread house place cards are begging to be made (and eaten). You can even decorate your table with bottle brush trees to complete your teeny “village.” (via Brit + Co)

7. DIY Metallic Painted Eggnog Cups: A touch of metallic makes everything better. Make your eggnog sipping extra special with these stylish metallic painted cups. (via Design Improvised)

8. DIY Christmas Cracker Favors: There’s nothing boring about these bright and bold Christmas crackers. Bring a *bang* to holiday fun with these pretty printables. (via Bespoke Bride)

9. DIY Tree Topper: Decor that doubles as dessert is *always* a good idea. Make this stunning centerpiece by decorating sugar cones in icing and sprinkles, then arranging them on a multi-level dessert stand. (via Real Simple)

10. DIY Bottle Brush Trees: Create your own enchanted forest centerpiece using bottle brush trees in varying shades of blue and green. For an extra festive touch, sprinkle your trees with a generous dose of glitter once finished. (via A Beautiful Mess)

11. DIY Brushstroke-Dyed Napkins: Easy DIYs that yield pretty results are the best — which make these brushstroke-dyed napkins a win in our book. Add a pop of color to your holiday table with minimal effort using tie dye and cotton napkins. Pro tip: For a lighter shade, dilute your dye beforehand. (via HOME-OLOGY)

12. DIY Birch Log Cake: Nothing beats the natural beauty of the outdoors, especially when it turns into a winter wonderland. Channel the season with this DIY birch log cake that looks as pretty as it tastes delicious! (via The Cake Blog)

13. DIY Christmas Plate Decals: Serve up your holiday specialties on simple, chic Christmas plates featuring Christmas tree decals. Though black trees were used here, feel free to experiment with different colored vinyl and other festive shapes. (via High Walls)

14. DIY Christmas Tree Napkin Fold: Up your holiday table setting game with this simple Christmas tree napkin fold technique. You can even decorate each “tree” with small candy “ornaments” for extra flair. (via Instructables)

15. DIY Mini Cranberry Wreath Place Cards: Sweet and simple pretty much sum up these festive cranberry wreath place cards. All you need to make your own is wire, cranberries, scissors, tree trimmings, pen, kraft paper and stamps. (via Say Yes)

16. Glittered Reindeer Figurine Place Card Holders: Though this table was created with kiddos in mind, these glittery reindeer place card holders look as if they’d fit right into a fancy Christmas cocktail party. To make, combine gold glitter spray paint and dollar store reindeer toys. (via Front + Main)

17. DIY Gold Ribbon Stamped Place Cards: Elevate all your dinner parties and gift tags with something as simple as a metal working kit. Using a cutter, cutting mat, ruler and roller tool, you’ll be able to make these ultra chic gold ribbon stamped place cards to place on top of each of your guests’ plates. (via Flax & Twine)

18. DIY Merry and Bright Vinyl Mug: A festive mug makes any seasonal drink more enjoyable. DIY this Merry and Bright mug for each of your guests for a pretty and practical gift they’ll love using all season long. (via The Casual Craftlete)

19. DIY Photo Place Cards: A personalized touch can make all the difference, whether it concerns a gift or your table setting. In this case, it’s both! Whip up these thoughtful photo place cards that double as party favors guests can take home. (via The House That Lars Built)

20. DIY Star of Bethlehem Christmas Favor Box: You’ll be #winning Christmas table decorations with this box of treats that’s pretty enough to double as stylish decor. Complement your box’s glittery glitz by sprinkling some star confetti on the table around it. (via Easy Paper Crafts)

21. DIY Stenciled Holiday Trivets: Trivets and potholders aren’t just practical; they’re a great way to display art in your kitchen when not in use. Spruce up your holiday meal presentation with these festive DIY stenciled holiday trivets. (via White House Crafts)

22. DIY Tinsel Napkin Rings: A bit of tinsel goes a long way in adding some festive flair to your holiday table. Don’t believe us? Snip off a piece from your mantel garland, wrap them around your utensils and get ready to hear how creative you are when your guests walk in. (via Studio DIY)

23. DIY Star Tealight: Amp up your Christmas table setting with whimsical mood lighting in the form of these Scandinavian-inspired star-shaped tea lights. The best part is they shouldn’t take longer than two minutes to make! (via monsterscircus)

24. DIY Festive Table Runner With Decofoil: Target’s dollar spot is a treasure trove for bargain buys, including this $3 burlap table runner. If you’re digging the look of this one, make your own using a plain fabric table runner, Decofoil metallic transfer paper and Decofoil liquid foil adhesive. (via This Design Journal)

25. Kraft Paper Tablecloth: For a tablecloth that engages and entertains, opt for a kraft paper tablecloth. Write or draw anything from your guests’ names to a list of Christmas-themed activities to check off. (via Simply Sweet Soirees)

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