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Christmas Homemade Table Decorations

Updated on November 4, 2009
Christmas Table Decoration
Christmas Table Decoration

It's time to decorate the table for Christmas feast. Does not have to be fancy and exclusive,  we could use our old stuffs like vase, table-cloth, etc. Just put some new approach and ideas like experiment with new designs and play with colors could be tried. A few small touches on the table may mean a lot with family and friends around it. Don't be afraid to put your personal touch on the table and the table centerpiece. Just have fun and set your table. There are some ideas how to set the homemade table decorations this Christmas :

Some examples Homemade Christmas Table Decorations

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Chinese look homemade Christmas table decoration
Chinese look homemade Christmas table decoration

Table Cloth

You do not have to buy a new one. We may use our old collection and add some new ornaments in the edge of the table cloth. Like we could stitch Christmas application on it. My friend even use her simple white table cloth and paints it, she paints a little Christmas tree in the edge of the cloth. You may try to sew colorful ribbons on the edge and many more.

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Christmas patterns for table cloth
Christmas patterns for table cloth
Embroidery Christmas table cloth
Embroidery Christmas table cloth
Flowers and jelly beans centerpiece
Flowers and jelly beans centerpiece

Table Centerpiece

There are many ideas for the table centerpiece. Centerpiece is the main spot of the table and it will be the first attention to your guests. You may try the old-fashioned table centerpiece like fresh flowers, and candles. But you may also try some mix and match centerpiece like candle and cranberries, candle and flowers, flowers and fruits, fresh fruits, beaded fruits, fresh flowers and some cute Christmas ornaments.

Candles centerpiece
You can also use candles to enhance the decoration of your centerpiece. However, keep in concern that if you are using burning candles as the centerpiece during Christmas feast, place them more than an inch apart, so that they don't melt each other. Set red or green taper or pillar candles in brass or wooden candle holders and arrange fresh or artificial pine garland, pine cones and cranberries around the base

Candle and flower centerpiece
You may use oasis floral foam to hold flowers and florist candle holders to hold candles for more safety. You don't want your candles burn the flowers, do you? You may use the flowers from your garden or buy some. Combine the color in fresh Christmas colors.

Flower and oranges centerpiece
Flower and oranges centerpiece

Fruits, the fresh fruits centerpiece is the most simple and easy table centerpiece that we could try. Choose firm fruits like lemons, oranges, and apples. Place them on a bowl and mix them with pine cones and some greens like mints for accent.
Fruits and flowers centerpiece
Place a high vase, arrange some oranges slice on the bottom of the vase and insert the flowers. Add some water in it.

Beaded fruits centerpiece
Beaded fruits centerpiece
Fruits centerpiece
Fruits centerpiece


You may use disposal napkins and children will love it. Try to make your own napkins ring with Christmas illustration or make edible napkins ring from sugar, or fold the napkins into many creative origami shapes.

For hospitality, you may also add some Christmas surprise for the guests like decorative bon-bons, decorative little fruit cakes on their plates, Christmas socks full of candies or sweets near their plates, cute boxes filled with little presents (like your DIY crafts, little Christmas ornaments such as little Santa's dolls, sugar cookies and many more ), or Christmas cards specially addressed for the guests. And other creative ideas to treat your guests.

Hope you will have a bright and wonderful Christmas this year.

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      Vintage Christmas Decorations 

      8 years ago

      I love the orange vase. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Cheers, Liz!

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      9 years ago from Birmingham

      Very nice. It makes me wish I was a bit more creative with making stuff myself.

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      9 years ago from Indonesia

      Betty Reid, thank you for visiting and making origami napkins are really fun! Hope you have fantastic holiday this year :)

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      Betty Reid 

      9 years ago from Texas

      Nice ideas, especially decorating a table cloth you already have and making origami napkins.

    • febriedethan profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Indonesia

      Sheryld30, hi! Good to see you here! I just come from a little holiday and ready for another one! Have a merry and cheerful Christmas!

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      9 years ago from California

      Ooooooh!~ Love these ideas!!~ And perfect!!~ Just in time for the holidays!! :) I love the fruit, & candy arrangements!!~ Thank you!! :)

    • febriedethan profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Indonesia

      Thank you heart4theword, hope you will have a wonderful Christmas feast! Happy holiday!

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      9 years ago from hub

      There are some simple, yet elegant ideas here:) Thank you!

    • febriedethan profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Indonesia

      Butterflywings, I'm glad if this may help you. Just have fun and your holiday will be fine. Have a great holiday season :)

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      Joilene Rasmussen 

      9 years ago from Ovid

      Fun ideas! It seems I never allow myself to take time to do as much for the holidays as I have in mind, but I am always looking to be inspired in new directions. You've done that, and I thank you.

    • febriedethan profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Indonesia

      SweetiePie, thank you for your nice comment. Christmas just around the corner, patient..patient..Hope you have wonderful and memorable Christmas :)

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      9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Very lovely decorations for Christmas. I already wish it were here!

    • febriedethan profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Indonesia


      Great to see you here, thank you for your nice comment. I hope you will have a great holiday this year:)

      Helen Cater,

      I'm glad if you like it. Yes, the orange vase is so fresh and easy to arrange. Thank you for visiting. Have a wonderful Christmas:)

    • febriedethan profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Indonesia

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      Helen Cater 

      9 years ago from UK

      Some nice ideas here. Thanks for taking the time to do this. I loce the orange vase.

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      Hello, hello, 

      9 years ago from London, UK

      These are really good advices and I thank you for writing and showing them.


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