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5 Creative and DIY Christmas Table Decor Ideas

Christmas is my favorite time of the year, and I love creating DIY Christmas Table Decor and creative table-setting ideas for the holidays. If you are looking for ways to enhance your Christmas table settings this year, check out these 5 creative ideas to take your table setting from ho-hum to wow!

This table combines farmhouse, rustic, and vintage styles and some fun DIY ideas. I hope you like it.

Close up view of reindeers as center piece for Christmas tablescape

Today, I’m joining my Supper Club Friends to bring you Christmas Table Decor Inspiration. I’m so excited because Kelly from The Tattered Pew is joining us this month. I can’t wait to see all her holiday Inspiration.

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5 Creative Christmas Table Decor Ideas

Christmas is a time for gathering family and friends for good food and good cheer. The dining table serves as a gathering spot, and it’s important to take a little extra care when planning your decorations. However, you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Begin with your own items and then fill in with vintage, thrifted, and DIY projects.

Make your tablescapes unique, and don’t be a rule follower. You’ll be amazed at how creative you can be. Here are some ideas to help you get started.

Christmas Table Decor with Reindeers and patchwork tablecloth for DIY Christmas Table Decor Ideas.

Add Warmth to your Table Setting

My first tip is to add warmth to your table setting for Christmas. I like adding a tablecloth or runner to cozy my table.

This year, I made a patchwork tablecloth to use over the holidays, and if you’d like to make one similar, I have a full tutorial.

It really helps to anchor my table setting and adds a vintage feel because of its patchwork design.

Long view of Christmas Table Setting with Reindeer Centerpiece on DIY table decor Riser & DIY Patchwork Table Cloth

Instead of a full tablecloth, I chose a scarf or throw version. It warms the table without feeling too heavy. I also like using table runners; you can see last year’s table runners here.

Elevate to New Heights.

Tip number two is to add a variety of heights to your table setting.

Here, I added a DIY table riser to the middle of the table. This helps to create a fun centerpiece and adds height to the centerpiece items.

It works as a centerpiece because it anchors all the random items together for one cohesive centerpiece.

Reindeer Centerpiece for a fun Christmas Table Theme

The riser also holds the everlasting fork and knife candles from Lucid Candles, which I also used on my Thanksgiving Table.

Close up of Creative Christmas Table Decorations with Lucid Candles and greenery.

Mix with Vintage

Y’all know how much I love using vintage pieces all throughout my home.

Vintage dinnerware is one of my favorite things to thrift, and I found these adorable individual gravy boats while out Thrifting with the Gals in Wilmington, NC.

I’m excited to use them for salad dressing this year on my holiday table.

Reindeer dishes from Casafina make for a fun Christmas Table

The glassware and the silverware are all items I’ve found out thrifting this year. The silverware was one of my favorite finds, for sure.

Vintage Cutlery with snowflake napkin ring and deer plates.

In addition, I used two French Vintage bowls to hold greenery spears as part of the centerpiece. The mixed-matched brass candle sticks and salt and pepper shakers help to complete the riser and are both vintage.

Vintage Ironstone pieces with brass candlesticks for Christmas Tablescape on DIY Christmas Decor Ideas.

The green goblets are vintage and are both thrift store finds, along with the wine glasses.

Vintage mini gravy boats hold individual salad dressings for Christmas Inspired Table Setting

Unexpected Centerpiece

Next, instead of a floral arrangement, I decided to use these 3 reindeer as the focal point of my centerpiece. They are centered around the DIY Christmas Table Riser, which allows them to stand at various heights.

Creative Christmas Table Setting Ideas with reindeer and snowflakes

This was inspired by the Deer Friends dinnerware from Casafina, and they are a gift from the ladies at The French Farmer’s Wife.

Reindeer inspired Christmas table with DIY patchwork table cloth

Reindeer Ornaments double as place card holders and perfectly match the centerpiece reindeer.

reindeer Christmas Ornaments are perfect for holding placecards

They allow guests to communicate easily without blocking the view around the table. Because they are similar in height, I only placed one on the riser. The other 2 reindeer are nestled next to the riser.

Greenery Christmas Table Decor

Adding greenery is a great way to tie a centerpiece or table decor together.

Reindeer Inspired Creative Christmas Table with wooden riser and metal reindeer.

I love to use real foraged greenery later during the season. However, today, I used two faux garlands and wrapped them around the bases of the reindeer and candlesticks.

Christmas Table Setting

I was so inspired by these beautiful dishes from Casafina. The neutral Taormina plate chargers will be perfect to use year-round on table settings.

Creative Christmas Table Decor Ideas with Deer Friends Dishes from Casafina

I decided to keep the table setting simple to not compete with patchwork tablecloths and to allow the Deer Friends plates to shine. They make the table so fun and festive.

Reindeer Table Setting from Casafina

In addition to the DIY Christmas table decor, I used neutral napkins so that they wouldn’t compete with the tablecloth. The snowflake napkin rings are from Piper Classics.

Place setting for Creative Christmas Table Ideas with Deer Friends Dishes

You can see the napkins here, and the napkin rings here.

DIY Christmas Table Decor Ideas & Tutorials

Here are the DIY Christmas Table decor ideas included in today’s festive table setting, plus a few extra ideas you may enjoy.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Creative Christmas Table Decor Ideas, but don’t leave yet because there’s so much more inspiration.

Next up is Stacy Ling at Bricks N Blooms with her Clever Christmas Dinner Table Ideas. To follow along, just click on each link below.

Stacy – Bricks N Blooms / Jen – Midwest Life and Style / Kelly – The Tattered Pew

Michele – Vintage Home Designs / Anne & AnnMarie – Simply 2 Moms

Be sure to check out the full supper club menu and my walnut-baked brie recipe.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I look forward to sharing my next adventures with you.

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Oh my golly, I want my own little gravy boat and those fantastic galvanized reindeer! Thanks for sharing it on Farmhouse Friday! We are featuring you! pinned


Sunday 5th of December 2021

Cindy, What an honor. Thanks so much sweetie.

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I love your gorgeous Christmas table Rachel! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Farmhouse Friday - we're featuring you at tomorrow's party!


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Michelle, You are so sweet. I really appreciate this.