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DIY Christmas Decorations: Use Candy Canes, Holly, And Ribbon To Create Beautiful Table Decor

Morgan is a writer on the branded content team who loves breakfast food almost as much as she loves dogs.

The holidays are finally here, which means it’s time for presents, cheesy movies, and most importantly, food! Nothing says Christmas quite like the smell of honey-glazed ham and stuffing or the sound of relatives chatting around the dinner table.

Christmas dinner is a great time to load up on delicious food and catch up with family members from out of town. But for the person hosting, it can also be stressful to organize such a big soiree.

Thankfully, these DIY table decorations can be put together in just minutes with budget-friendly items like candy canes, holly, and ribbon to transform your table into a winter wonderland.

These merry masterpieces will add a festive flair to your table decor without the fuss. You can even make these holiday decorations with your kids and turn them into fun art project for the day. Come party time, the decorations and dishes will both be perfect.

Read the instructions below to learn how to make everything from a snowman plate setting to a holly ornament centerpiece, and make sure to SHARE these fun ideas with your friends who love to host parties.

Christmas Napkin Holder

<u>Christmas Napkin Holder</u>
Janine Ngai for LittleThings

Materials:

Instructions:

  1. String the red beads onto the holiday ribbon and move them to the middle of the ribbon. Tie two knots to keep the beads in place.
  2. Tie the ribbon into a bow around the napkin.

Ornament Vases

<u>Ornament Vases</u>
Janine Ngai for LittleThings
Janine Ngai for LittleThings

Instructions:

  1. Remove the top from the ornament.
  2. Snip off a piece of holly from the garland. Place the holly inside the ornament and add to table decorations.

Stocking Silverware Holder

<u>Stocking Silverware Holder</u>
Janine Ngai for LittleThings

Materials:

Instructions:

  1. Hot-glue the snowflake ornament to the stocking.
  2. Using the first letter of the person sitting in each seat, place the alphabet sticker in the center of the snowflake ornament.
  3. Stuff the stocking with silverware and set it on top of the plate.

Snowman Place Setting

<u>Snowman Place Setting</u>
Janine Ngai for LittleThings

Materials:

Instructions:

  1. If you are using felt, cut a small square out of the felt.
  2. Line up two plates on top of one another, one small and one big. Line up a fork and spoon on the big plate to create arms.
  3. Use cranberries and a carrot to create the snowman’s mouth, eyes, nose, and buttons.
  4. Fold the red napkin and place it between the two plates to give the snowman a scarf.
  5. Place the felt or black napkin on top of the small plate and line it with a knife to create a hat.

Candy Cane Place Card Holders

<u>Candy Cane Place Card Holders</u>
Janine Ngai for LittleThings
Janine Ngai for LittleThings

Instructions:

  1. Glue 3 candy canes together by their stems to create a base, and make sure it is able to stand on its own.
  2. With the paint markers, label a place card with the appropriate dish and place it between two candy canes.
  3. Repeat until every dish has a label!

Table Stockings

<u>Table Stockings</u>
Janine Ngai for LittleThings

Materials:

Instructions:

  1. Cover two table legs with the striped socks and elf shoes.
  2. Stuff the elf shoes with napkins or newspaper if you want to make them look more lifelike.

Love these festive DIY decorations? Make sure to SHARE these fun ideas with your friends and family.