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Stunning DIY Decorations & Centrepieces for Your Festive Table

10 December 2019
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Having family and friends over for a feast this festive season? Why not make the occasion extra special by sprucing up your dining room table with some themed decorations or centrepieces! A beautifully set table is sure to wow your guests and make them feel welcome. And when you go to the trouble of preparing a big meal for your loved ones, it just makes sense to put more thought and effort into the table too.

  • Snowy Trees

South Africa doesn’t get snow over Christmas, but don’t let that stop you from recreating this enchanting centrepiece with ‘snow’ covered branches and pine cones. The base itself is made from a recycled tin can, wrapped with burlap ribbon and jute twine. You could even swop the twine with some ribbon for a more sophisticated look.

  • Rosemary Wreath Place Cards

These place cards are just so pretty, and such a lovely way to add a natural element to your festive table décor. The rosemary also gives off a divine seasonal fragrance. You may be able to find some mini wooden wreaths at a craft store, but if not, simply follow this nifty tutorial to make your own.  

  • Menu Decoration

This menu decoration is super easy to achieve. Simply print your menu on a piece of card and wrap it around a napkin. There’ll be leftover space to slot in your cutlery as well as some stray pine needles and a star-shaped topper, made with a House of York toothpick.

  • Snow Mason Jars

These ‘snow’ mason jars are created using two unexpected items: epsom salt and glitter. They are a stunning way to display flameless tea lights, and could even be used as a vase for fresh flowers. Bunch up a variety of sizes and place them on top of a wooden slice for an eye-catching centrepiece.

  • Christmas Tree Napkins

It’s not every day you add a fancy napkin fold to your table setting, but Christmas is the perfect time to do it. Why not give these Christmas tree napkins a try? They look so impressive your guests won’t have a clue just how easy they are to make!  Follow the full tutorial here.

  • DIY Place Cards

Place cards are always a nice touch. These can be made with ease by incorporating a plain name label, decorated with washi tape and a gold star (or another shape of your choice). The cards can be easily attached to a champagne glass or napkin using a decorated House of York peg.

  • Rustic Wooden Planter

This rustic yet stunning centrepiece is a superb way to upcycle old pallet wood planks. Simply cut the planks to size then, one at a time, secure each end using a glue gun or hammer and nails. Once the box is ready, fill it up with some fresh (or fake) pine needles, cones and a set of oddly sized pillar candles.

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