I’ve been collecting some ideas on my Pinterest Christmas board for the Christmas table and I am well and truly inspired. For me, the enjoyment of Christmas comes from the time, effort and creativity that goes into the preparation; I don’t like doing the chopping but I will happily sit down for a few hours and make pretty place name cards or napkin rings, which is more enjoyable than the lunch itself. A great looking table makes Christmas lunch more special than any other meal of the year.
A few little ideas from me if you are running low on time and/or cash to help make your Christmas table stand out:
1) Use a length of Christmas wrapping paper as a table runner.
2) Whack some sticky back plastic on some wrapping paper to make festive table mats.
3) Keep some ribbon left over from your wrapping and use it to tie cutlery sets together – something so simple can make all the difference.
4) Stock up on battery powered tea lights and pop them into jam jars or kilner jars. Absolutely no hassle, pretty, safe and you don’t have to constantly change them, like you do with real tea light.
I love all of the ideas below and none of them will take too long…
Which one is your favourite? To see more ideas pop over to my Pinterest Christmas board.