What could be more enchanting than a gorgeous holiday table-scape? Surprisingly, they aren’t as difficult to put together as you might assume. In fact, awesome table-scapes can be whipped up using many of the items you already have at home!
Use Different-Sized Candles and Ornaments
Candles arranged with ornaments that have been placed in bowls are a fast and effective way to create a table-scape that’s simple, but impressive. You can choose candles of different colors for a multi-hued effect. This is a great use of ornaments that won’t be put on a tree this year. (photo)
Use Natural Plants and Items
Why not use what’s available this time of year thanks to Mother Nature? For instance, you can place pine cones in a wooden basket for a rustic effect. You can also use berry-laden twigs, leaves, rocks, squash and gourds. (photo)
Let the Kids Help
Have some youngsters who would love to help you make a picturesque table-scape or centerpiece? All they need are some pieces of construction paper, a few crayons, a little tape and their imaginations. Let them run wild! (photo)
Turn Baked Goods Into the Table-Scape
Cookies, cakes and candies can actually add to the ambiance as part of the table-scape. They can be lined up in fun ways on a runner or on special dishes. Make sure everyone knows that they can eat the table-scape at the end of the meal! (photo)
Make a Table-Scape Tableaux With Figurines
Do you have some figurines in your china cabinet? Bring them out and arrange them on your table top. You can even position them in vintage scenes, such as kids sledding or couples waltzing. If there are kids at your meal, put them at a different table to protect any breakable objects. (photo)
No matter how you choose to decorate your table, have fun with the experience along the way. Even if it isn’t perfect, it’s your personal innovation — your friends and family members will be wowed!