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5 Ideas for a Creative Table

I love planning and putting together tablescapes for all occasions but especially for Christmas. The more creative and unique the better.

Here are five ideas for Creative Christmas Table Decor. See unique ideas, DIY, and thrifted items come together for a unique table setting.

I’m privileged to be joined by my talented friends sharing their creative tablescapes with you today. If you are coming over from Ann at Dabbling & Decorating, I’m so glad you stopped by. Please see all the other participants at the end of this post.

The Screened Porch Creative Christmas Table Decor Ideas

Each season the DIY light fixture becomes part of the tablescape because I can’t resist hanging some festive decor in the glass jars. Here, I used flocked twigs & pinecones along with some red birds.

See this easy method to flock anything.

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Step 1 – For A Creative Table

First, determine if you want a bare table, table cloth, table runner, etc. Then start to build your table.

Here, I’ve used red craft paper as a table runner. In addition, I’ve added faux greenery stems along the center of the table. You can use natural greenery for this step if you prefer.

Then add this DIY Coffee Filter Garland over the greenery. This garland costs pennies, and it’s so easy to make. This would be perfect for so many different occasions.

Using one of a kind, unique piece is the first step toward a creative table setting.

Step 2 – Add Place Settings

For this next step, I used wooden chargers that are not chargers but wooden trays that I found a few years ago at Hobby Lobby.

The Santa Christmas plates are a recent find from HomeGoods.

Step 3 – Be Creative With Your Cutlery

Today, the cutlery is antique pewter set from Barenthal, and I’ve used a simple greenery wire tie to wrap the napkin and cutlery together for a casual table.

If you missed the earlier Christmas Tablescape, you could see the DIY Napkins with a Cutlery Pocket I made for another creative table.

Step 4 – Use Creative DIY Touches

Because this is a Christmas Tablescape, I used some mini Christmas Trees and recycled wine corks as placeholders.

How to make DIY Placeholders

You can see a quick video tutorial here.

Step 5 – Use Thrift Items For a Unique Table

Finally, don’t feel you have to spend a fortune to create a beautiful table for the any occasion. Here, I’ve used thrift store candle sticks and wine glasses. Most of the items inside the cabinet are thrift store or flea market finds, including the cabinet itself.

Night Time View using – 5 Ideas for a Creative Table

Evening is my favorite time to be on the porch, especially at the holidays.

The grapevine garland is filled with twinkle lights year round.

From this view, you can see the DIY Shiplap Christmas Tree, and the tutorial will show how to make your own.

You might also enjoy seeing this Christmas table setting and this simple porch table.

The twig topiaries are a diy project from a couple of years ago but I have a saved tutorial here that you can watch.

I just love decorating for the holidays and I hope you enjoyed these ideas. Now it’s time for you to hop over to the next creative table, Kim at Shiplap and Shells. Kim lives in a 100 year old beach cottage overlooking the Puget Sound in PNW. She loves a thrifted style like myself. You will love her creative ideas.

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I hope you enjoy the Creative Christmas Tablescape Tour!

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Wednesday 16th of December 2020

Hi Rachel, Love your table and dishes. Home Goods is the best! Adorable idea with the cork and the mini bottle brush trees! I'm a bottle brush tree junkie.



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Thursday 17th of December 2020

Cindy, I'm so glad you liked this. Thanks so much for your support. Rachel


Sunday 13th of December 2020

Rachel, what a beautiful table scape!! Those dishes are so very beautiful and with the garland, the jars hanging from the light...well, all I can say is Beautiful and so festive!!

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Tuesday 15th of December 2020

Karolyn I really appreciate this. Thanks for stopping by. Rachel


Saturday 12th of December 2020

It’s such a pretty table Rachel! I love the plates they are so pretty! The chandelier looks amazing! I love the little tree place card idea!! So cute!!!

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Tuesday 15th of December 2020

Kristin, I really appreciate this. Rachel


Saturday 12th of December 2020

Rachel I love your table. That centerpiece you made is super cool and I love those plates!!! Thank you for organizing such a great tour!

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Tuesday 15th of December 2020

Stacy, Thank you so much.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 12th of December 2020

You do such a beautiful job with all of your tablescapes Rachel. So happy to be a part of this tablescape tour.

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Saturday 12th of December 2020

Kim, Thanks so much.