53 Best Christmas Table Decorations for All Your Holiday PartiesNovember 1, 2019, 6:07 PM UTCDress up your dining room with these festive ideas.From Country Living53 Best Christmas Table Decorations for All Your Holiday PartiesChristmas table decorations can set the tone for your holiday entertaining, which is one of the most cherished parts of the season. And odds are that some of your favorite holiday memories happened around the dinner table as you enjoyed your family's company—and their most beloved holiday recipes. This year, we're encouraging you to relive and reinvent those times with some beautiful Christmas table decorations of your very own. After all, setting a holiday table doesn't have to be difficult, expensive, or time consuming—nor should it be. Just like all of our other Christmas decorating ideas, the stunning centerpieces, place settings, floral arrangements, and runners we're presenting here are easy to throw together. In fact, you can make quite a few of them with materials you already have right in your own home. Of course, when it comes to Christmas tables, it's not just the plates, candleholders, and silverware that should sparkle. You want the conversation and company to be equally thrilling! Luckily for you, our best Christmas table setting ideas are so gorgeous, they double as conversation starters that are sure to spark some special moments between your guests. From classic red-and-green colors to a Scandinavian theme accentuated with candles, there's a Christmas table decoration item here to catch the eye of even your most discerning family members. Winter Wonderland Christmas TableTextured neutrals and snowy motifs evoke a Scandinavian spirit on this dining table. To make the wooden bead stars, draw a five-point loop in one end of a piece of silver craft wire. Thread beads on wire, bending wire per drawing as you go. Feed loose end of wire through loop, crimp, and cut. As for the acorn tree centerpiece, paint nuts with white craft paint, leaving caps natural. Attach a loop of twine with hot glue. Hang from a spray-painted branch set inside a spool of twine. shop wooden beadsClassic Holiday Color PaletteUse spiny leaves and bold berries to create a holly-jolly Christmas table! Make the jingle runner by cutting holly leaves from dark and light green card stock. Use a bone folder or wooden skewer to indent veins in leave, then trace indents with a green colored pencil. Run down the center of the table and lay red jingle bells throughout. For the straws, attach small die-cut holly leaves and berries to a red-and-white paper straw with a dab of hot glue.shop red and white strawsScroll to continue with contentAdChristmas Table BouquetsAdd understated holiday flair with simple arrangements of silver dollar eucalyptus and blue thistle in vintage vessels. shop eucalyptus branchesRetro Bulb-Themed BashThis tablescape gets its inspiration from those vintage ceramic trees from Christmases past. To make the light bulb centerpiece, cut off the bottom of a small round Styrofoam ball and attach vintage Christmas lights to the top and sides with hot glue. For the napkin rings, attach a loop of red-and-white baker's twine to the base of a bulb with hot glue; wrap base completely with twine and around rolled napkins. Red & White StripesKeep things simple with a classic red and white theme. Strands of red beads mimic the festive look of cranberries, while a simple grosgrain ribbon dresses up a planter.Get the tutorial at The Lily Pad Cottage.SHOP RED AND WHITE RIBBONWoodsy VibeFresh greenery, large pine cones, and green-tinted glass make for a stunning, woods-inspired scene. A gingham runner and hand-painted napkins keep things whimsical and fun.Get the tutorial at The White Buffalo Styling Co.SHOP WOOD SLICESChristmas Tree Napkin Folding IdeaWow your guests with this stunning Christmas tree napkin! Believe it or not, it's super easy to pull off—you just need a few large linen napkins to get started.Get the tutorial at Sugar and Charm.SHOP GOLD FLATWAREGlass JarsHow easy is this? Fill up a large glass vase with water and some cranberries, then add greens picked from your own backyard for a look that's as seasonally appropriate as it is inviting.Get the tutorial at Finding Home Farms.SHOP GLASS VASESSanta TopiaryKeep things lighthearted with this partly-edible Santa "topiary" centerpiece. Little ones will especially love it!Get the tutorial at DIY Candy.SHOP CANDY CANESEvergreen VasesWho says you have to stick to red and white flowers...or opt for a red and white color scheme at all, for that matter? Here, a collection of different-sized vases filled with evergreen branches look positively sophisticated.Get the tutorial at Sugar and Charm.SHOP FAUX EVERGREENRed and White VaseEnlist your kids to help with this color-coordinated Christmas craft. Begin by placing a small pillar vessel inside a larger vase, and fill the gaps between the two with red and white marbles. Then, simply fill the inner container with a mix of anemones, garden roses, and evergreen sprigs.SHOP VASESVintage WonderlandWith this reclaimed centerpiece, a 1960s Holly Beverage Co. soda crate filled with bottle brush trees adds a touch of festive cheer to the dining nook. The area is furnished with an antique table—which was actually bought at the Country Living Fair!SHOP BOTTLE BRUSH TREESSilver Bells Candle CenterpieceYou know what silver bells mean—it's Christmas time! Dress up your table in holiday style with shiny candlestick holders that resemble baubles and bells.Get the tutorial at A Practical Wedding.SHOP SILVER SPRAY PAINTPeppermint PartyA candy cane-inspired display makes for the sweetest setup. To make the place cards, bend 7-inch-long pieces of 18-gauge gold wire into a candy cane shape. Attach lengths of rosemary with fishing wire. Cut card stock to size and use a red brush-tip pen to stain edges, then write names with a gold pen. Punch a hole in one corner, thread thin red ribbon through hole, and tie around "candy cane." To make the ribbon runner, secure differing widths of red, white, and pink grosgrain ribbon on the diagonal to a burlap runner with strips of thin fusible webbing. SHOP CHRISTMAS DINNERWARE5-Minute Garland CenterpieceWith fresh and fragrant greenery, red berries, and glowing candles, this elegant combination has all the ingredients for a merry gathering.Get the tutorial at Julie Blanner.SHOP RED BERRIESMercury Glass TablescapeMake your table shine bright with all sorts of mercury glass pieces that beautifully reflect the warmth and glow of burning candles.Get the tutorial at Bless'er House.SHOP MERCURY GLASSPomegranate and CranberriesPick up some rich red fruits and berries during your grocery store haul for Christmas dinner, pair it with fresh or faux eucalyptus, and consider your holiday table decorating done.Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Plate.SHOP EUCALYPTUS GARLANDInexpensive Festive FindsSave money and make a large table feel full by arranging a variety of pieces foraged from the outdoors like a cut tree branch, bunches of fresh pine, and vibrant winter berries.Get the tutorial at Liz Marie Blog.SHOP RED BERRY WREATHSFrench Country Christmas TableThere's nothing more romantic than a little mistletoe and a string of sparkling lights around the holiday season—and both can be found in this pretty centerpiece.Get the tutorial at The DIY Mommy.SHOP MISTLETOE GARLANDBirch Candle ArrangementThis simple setup requires just three types of pieces: birch candles, pinecones, and fresh greenery. It doesn't get much easier than that!Get the tutorial at Brandi Sawyer.SHOP BIRCH CANDLESRed Truck CenterpieceWith its gingham base, array of bottlebrush trees, and rustic red truck, this tablescape proves there's nothing more fun than Christmas in the country. Get the tutorial at Rosemary and Thyme.SHOP RED TRUCKSNeutral and Metallic Table SettingCreate a beautiful base for your Christmas table setting by layering a burlap cloth and wood slice under your dinnerware, and finish the arrangement with a piece of greenery plucked from your centerpiece. Get the tutorial at Lauren McBride.SHOP WOOD SLICESOutdoor Christmas Table IdeaIf the weather outside isn't frightful, why not dine al fresco? This cute Christmas table is set with warm elements.Get the tutorial at Zevy Joy.SHOP WOODEN HOUSESCopper Christmas CenterpieceWho knew playing with copper pipes could create such a stunning centerpiece for the Christmas table?Get the tutorial at PrettyHandGirl.com.SHOP TAPER CANDLESChristmas Breakfast Table SettingA strip of black and white window pane fabric straight from the store serves as the foundation for this cute Christmas brunch setting. No sewing required!Get the tutorial at The Wood Grain Cottage.SHOP WOVEN PLACEMATSSimple Holiday TableThis designer keeps the dining room table in her historic Tudor house simple for the season with a blue runner, brass candle holders, and antlers.SHOP BRASS CANDLE HOLDERSPlaid PrintsThis Cape Cod homeowner used complementing tartan patterns to dress up her dining table for the holidays. In addition to plaid blankets, layered here as tablecloths, you can also mix in more pattern with dishware and napkins. SHOP PLAID THROWSOld and NewAn eclectic mix of collectibles, vintage treasures, and plenty of bottle brush trees in various shades of green add color to the top of the dining table in this Midwest farmhouse. SHOP BOTTLE BRUSH TREESHanging GreeneryA weathered wood crate centerpiece brings good tidings to the table. SHOP CRATESFestive SceneSerena Thompson's attitude about centerpieces: "Don't overdo it." In the dining room, she paired loose sprigs of greenery (in sap buckets, no less) with her collection of toy deer and bottlebrush trees.SHOP TOY DEERCozy CenterpieceFill a glass compote dish with fresh clementines, pine boughs, and candles for a display that smells as good as it looks.SHOP COMPOTE DISHESBursts of GreeneryA long table features an unexpected centerpiece of live miniature trees and dried rose hips in a galvanized tub. Bright gifts serve as place cards, and lush garlands line exposed shelves.SHOP GALVANIZED TUBAromatic CenterpieceDisplay pine boughs, pinecones and oranges dotted with cloves on a silver tray for an easy but eye-catching centerpiece.Mason Jars in a RowTo craft the centerpieces for her dining room table, blogger Kristin Bergthold used cranberries, juniper, and a layer of Epsom salt.SHOP MASON JARSWoodland CenterpieceA small white deer stands out beside rosemary, pinecones, and birch bark candles. Get the tutorial at JST Design.SHOP DEER FIGURINERed and Green HuesLeyland cypress, mercury glass votives, and pinecones lend a rustic yet festive air to this Christmas table. Get the tutorial at Home Is Where the Boat Is.SHOP ORNAMENTSWood BoxA handmade wood box not only creates a focal point in a dining room, but can also be easily used throughout the rest of the year as table decor. Get the tutorial at Fynes Designs.SHOP PLANTER BOXESMini Cranberry Wreath Place CardsHow adorable are these? They're easy to make—just string cranberries onto a piece of wire, twist the wire around, add pieces of tree trimmings, and attach flag-shaped kraft paper tags onto each one. Get the tutorial at Say Yes.SHOP NAPKINSRed and Gold Easy Christmas CenterpieceThis is a quick and simple way to make a stunning centerpiece for your Christmas dinner table. Get the tutorial at Take Time For Style. SHOP JINGLE BELLSTable ScattersSubtle touches are something to celebrate—they add festive charm to your table, and these are no exception. Use a craft punch to cut out stars and scatter them around your plate settings.Get the tutorial at A Spoonful of Sugar. SHOP STAR PUNCHCinnamon Stick CandlesGroup a few of these with some small pinecones for a more neutral table setting.SHOP PILLAR CANDLESFramed OrnamentsChristmas bulbs don't just belong on the tree: highlight some of your favorites on the dinner table with this elegant frame. Get the tutorial at Shanty 2 Chic.SHOP ORNAMENTSPop of PlaidA classic tartan tablecloth dresses up a space in a polished (but not at all pretentious) way. For a whimsical place setting, slide good old handwritten namecards into the slots of vintage sleigh bells (we found these on eBay) and give new meaning to "be there with bells on."SHOP SLEIGH BELLSFive-Minute Christmas LuminariesIn just five minutes, you can create these stunning luminaries using jars (Mason jars are our pick, but pickle jars work just as well), cranberries, cedar clippings or something green, and floating candles. Get the tutorial at Today's Creative Life.SHOP MASON JARSStandout PieceA miniature evergreen from Michaels, surrounded by faux acorns, cinnamon sticks, and pinecones, stand out on blogger Allison's holiday table. Get the tutorial at The Golden Sycamore.Party PoppersBlogger Melanie Blodgett traded place settings for DIY party poppers and substitutes a traditional table runner for tissue balls, ornaments, and felt garland. Get the tutorial at You Are My Fave.SHOP TISSUE ORNAMENTSWhite on WhiteA neutral tablecloth and slipcovers lighten up the heavy oak dining-room set. A wreath is turned into a framed work of art by hanging it atop a mirror.SHOP BURLAP RUNNERSHeavenly Holiday TableA row of birch-bark trees makes for a simple yet stunning centerpiece. Dining chairs get into the holiday spirit with angel wings.Light Up A RoomBrighten a table with colorful bulbs. Even unplugged lights shine when gathered in a glass apothecary jar. For a container that truly glistens, top it off with a dusting of artificial snow.SHOP VINTAGE BULBSFestive CenterpieceBranch out from conventional tablescapes by using an extra-long tree limb as a platform for displaying ornaments. Simply knot lengths of twine around the branch and hang it from a row of five or six ceiling hooks.SHOP ORNAMENTSInviting Dining RoomEvocative and soothing, candlelight creates the right ambience for the holidays. Lit candles are more than decorative objects, highlighting seasonal festivities and fostering a celebratory mood. Garlands around the door frame beckon guests into the room, and on the mantel sits a pineapple, an early-American symbol of hospitality.SHOP GARLANDPinecone CenterpiecesApothecary jars filled with pinecones make a naturally striking centerpiece.