Holiday Table Decor Inspo!
Christmas dinner is traditionally hosted at our parents house. Beyond celebrating one of our favorite holidays, it is also a celebration for our beautiful mother, as it is her birthday.
I don’t know where I get it from, but I have always loved home decor/decorating etc etc! Because of this, I am usually consulted about table settings and holiday decor. This year, I wanted to make our holiday table for fifteen people truly special because it was a big birthday for my mom (don’t worry momma, not gonna write your age!)
Anyways, I asked her what kind of theme she wanted and the rest I would take care of! She requested a silver and gold theme, and that is just what I set out to deliver her!
If anyone reading this is a crafty type, you understand that decor and table settings can get pricy quickly! I hoped to remain under a $100 because I feel like spending more than that is kind of absurd for one table for ONE night.
For the first time in my lifetime probably, I remained under budget at $91! A lot of this was thanks to using my moms table cloths, china, silverware, and glassware. Reusing flatware and dishes are really key in the effort to keep costs down.
I wanted to start out finding the centerpieces and the garlands. I am a huge proponent of candles, they enhance every table. Basically, the more candles the more the better! I chose 3 taller white candles and 3 shorter ones to alternate, and purchased a huge pack of tea lights. I placed circular mirrors under the bigger candles so as not to have the wax right on the tablecloth. Also the mirrors help to illuminate the light from the tea lights!
I wanted to make the table a little more three dimensional, so I found branches that were spray painted silver and gold with glitter. I thought, Perfect! To adorn these branches I found silver and gold ornaments to scatter around.
I also did NOT want to buy fifteen napkin holders, and lets be honest sometimes doing napkin oragami looks awful. So, I decided to make name cards and tie them around the napkins with ribbon. Super easy, and way cheap!
For the name cards I found super glitterysilver and gold paper and then printed out the names on paper. I cut and pasted the paper on the glitter paper and voila! This was honestly the most time consuming part of preparing this table.
Every time I leave the craft store I worry so bad that I forgot a huge component, and that it won’t all come together as beautifully as I imagined. I was really stressing about it this time because stores aren’t open on Christmas, leaving no back up options!
After seeing it all lit up I was definitely pleased with the way it came together! It looked gorgeous! Although this was probably the lengthiest and most boring story to some, I hope any fellow crafty girls can find some use in this! Until the next event!