From chic to charming, anyone can create fantastic Christmas table decorations without losing much time or money. Repurposed materials and inexpensive embellishments can be combined to create memorable and high-end home decor.
A playful and vibrant centerpiece can be assembled using some old ornaments and some inexpensive glass vases from a dollar store. Purchase around ten cylindrical clear glass vases from the local dollar store or thrift shop. Buy varying heights and widths to create visual interest.
After bringing the vases home, arrange them on the table and fill each vase with spherical ornaments. To make the look work, use similar ornaments such as glittery spheres or satin spheres, and stick to a color scheme. For a different look, substitute ornaments with pine cones, jingle bells, or even tinsel.
For a more refined and modern centerpiece, create a monochromatic look. First shop at local thrift stores to find ceramic or glass figurines that fit within a holiday theme, which could include deer, Christmas trees, or even polar bears. Do not worry about the colors of the pieces, but make sure the shapes and sizes will work well on the table.
Once you have found the figurines, tie them together by painting them all the same color. Do this by first painting a primer, which can be found at any home store, onto the glass or ceramic. This will help the topcoat of paint adhere to the figurine. After the primer has dried, paint a couple coats of acrylic paint on top of the primer. Use one color of your choice. You can use glossy for a festive look or matte for a more subtle approach. If unsure of what color to try, use white and cover it with some white spray glitter to create a winter look.
To create a more playful and charming centerpiece, create some faux snow globes. Look at a dollar store or craft store to find clear fish bowls in different shapes and sizes. Also purchase some wooden plaques onto which the bowls will be placed. Buy spray glitter, spray snow, white felt and small figurines such as birds, deer, snowmen or anything that fits within the holiday theme. Also purchase some beaded garland, floral wire and some fake evergreen garland.
To create the snow globes, first flip the fishbowls upside down and place each of them on a wooden plaque. Use a pencil to trace around the edge of the bowl to mark where the opening is. Remove the bowl and start creating a scene inside of the pencil marks on the plaque. Glue down some white felt and coat it with some spray glitter. Use a hot glue gun to glue down figurines. Wrap some pine garland around some floral wire to create small pine trees and finish them with a spray of glitter.
Once the scene is created, you can assemble the globe. First lightly coat the inside of each fishbowl with spray snow or glitter. Flip the fishbowls upside down and attach them to the wooden plaques using hot glue. To finish the look, hot glue some beaded garland around the edge of the fishbowl. Arrange the finished snow globes on the table to create a whimsical look. For added fun, sprinkle fake snow on top and around the snowglobes on
Use these tips to get started but don’t be afraid to add an individual creative flair to make the projects unique. With a little creativity and some basic craft supplies, anyone can create original and festive table decorations for the holiday season.