Bring a creative swing into Christmas in no time: We’ll show you 7 DIY projects that you can do yourself in less than 20 minutes. Welcome your guests with an imaginatively designed table. In the article you will find instructions for a table lantern made from an old champagne bottle, edible decoration in a glass, a home-made room fragrance and a Christmas tree made from coffee filters. If you want to make the Christmas decorations for the table, then let your creativity run free and read on.
Tinker Christmas decorations for the table: Christmas tree from old boxes
Are you planning a vintage table decoration for Christmas, or are you planning to take the silver cutlery and crystal glasses out of the cupboard and pamper your guests with a touch of glamor? Then you should keep the rest of the decoration simple. Puristic ensembles in white and green are particularly suitable. Put an accent on the festive table with a charming Christmas tree.
The necessary materials: 5 different sized gift boxes (you can also cut out different sized pieces of Styrofoam), printed packaging paper or white paper on which you wrote a Christmas story, small white flower pot, pine branches, pine cones and velvet ribbon in green for decoration. Glitter spray, florist foam, shish kebab skewer, scissors and hot glue.
DIY instructions: First wrap all the gift boxes or pieces of styrofoam in the wrapping paper. Then put the boxes one after the other, from large to small, onto the wooden skewer. Put the skewer in the florist foam, put the foam in the saucepan. Cover the foam with fir branches, pine cones and other seasonal natural materials. Spray the boxes and the fir branches with the glitter spray and let them dry. Tie a small bow from the green velvet ribbon and attach it at the top with the hot glue. complete!
Tinker Christmas decorations for the table: table lantern made from old champagne bottles
The next table lantern sparkles in full splendor and creates a happy atmosphere at the table. The stylishly painted champagne bottles bring Christmas joy and create exciting light effects at the festive table. And best of all: In contrast to paper lanterns, the peculiar glass lamps can decorate the table anew every year.
The necessary materials for the handicraft project for Christmas are: One or more empty champagne bottles made of milk glass, a fine liner for glass, curve knife for glass, LED light chain. Optional: stamp and glass paint. Remove the labels from the champagne bottles with soap and warm water, rinse the bottles thoroughly and let them dry.
Paint the glass with popular Christmas motifs or stamp them with glass paint from the craft shop. Let the bottle dry. Use the curve knife to cut a small opening at the bottom for the string of lights. Insert the LED light chain. complete!
Tinker Christmas decorations for the table: Christmas tree made from coffee filters
Create a cozy ambience in a hygge living style. Hospitality is an important part of Danish culture and friends are warmly welcomed with rustic table decorations. If you too like to stand on casual and cozy tables, then the next handicraft idea is just right for you. We’ll show you how you can make a Christmas tree out of cardboard and coffee filters.
The necessary materials: Wooden discs (one per tree), moss, branches with a diameter of 1-2cm, 8-10 coffee filters (per tree), double-sided adhesive tape, decorative adhesive tape with birch wood pattern, hot glue, scissors, brush, white cardboard. Select decoration (pine cones, nuts, wooden stars, etc.) according to your own preferences.
DIY instructions: Glue the first branch with a diameter of 2 cm and a length of approx. 20 cm to the wooden disc, wrap the branch with moss at the bottom and decorate with the adhesive tape. Cut a triangle out of the cardboard, roll up the two outer corners of the cardboard towards the middle and glue the loose edges together with the double-sided adhesive tape.
Cut out the bottom of the first seven coffee filters, then attach them to the cone (see photo above). Do not cut out the last coffee filter, just attach it to the top with the hot glue. Place the finished cone on the branch. Decorate its top with a wooden Christmas star.
Christmas decorations for the table: room fragrance in the glass
Conjure up the maximum Christmas spirit with minimal effort: Pamper your guests with a seductive room fragrance in the glass on Christmas Eve. You need cloves, oranges and cinnamon sticks for the scent and nuts, chestnuts, rose hips and pine cones for decoration. Cut the oranges into slices, place the orange peel in the center of a clear glass bowl. Peck the peel with the cloves.
Arrange the cinnamon sticks and the orange slices in the bowl, decorate the room fragrance with the remaining natural materials. Display the bowl in a warm place. So that the wonderful Christmas aroma can develop, you can spray the arrangement with water from time to time.
Tinker Christmas decorations for the table: Edible giveaways as table decorations
At Christmas, gingerbread cookies are traditionally part of the edible decoration on the table. You can make a garland out of gingerbread men or conjure up houses out of gingerbread. But an arrangement with your favorite biscuits also cuts a fine figure in the preserving jar. You need for the project: a mason jar, gingerbread and biscuits, red velvet bow, decorative ribbon with snowflakes, fine white sugar.
Another option is to arrange candies in green, red and white. You can then put the gifts at the children’s table so that the little ones can sweeten their lives.
Label the wine glasses with name tags
Do your guests keep confusing their glasses? This is not only uncomfortable for the friends, but also a great challenge for the host, who always has to bring new glasses. With lovingly made name badges, the problem can be solved in no time.