12 DIYs to Create a Gorgeous Holiday Table Setting

Make the most of your holiday table time by sprucing it up with some easy-to-make festive decor. These easy DIYs are sure to impress guests and awaken the holiday spirit in your home.

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1. Holiday Succulent Centerpiece

Transform your succulent container garden into a colorful display of holiday cheer. Add some festive flowers and berries for a bright and vibrant centerpiece.

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2. Gold Wire Napkin Rings

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: five golden . . . napkin rings? Skip the expensive store-bought napkin rings and create these luxurious and stylish napkin rings at home with gold jewelry wire and pliers.

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3. Bleached Pine Cones

Gather up the pinecones in your yard and turn them into something straight out of a winter wonderland. These take up to two weeks to dry; be sure to start this DIY early so they'll be ready in time for the festivities.

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4. Faux Gold Mercury Glass

Mercury glass adds elegance and sparkle to any holiday display, but it isn’t exactly wallet-friendly. Make your own faux gold mercury glass at home and spend all the cash you save on extra presents.

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5. Apple Candles

Skip the pear tree this holiday season and give the apple tree some much deserved love. Apples get a lot of use in recipes during the holidays, but did you know they can be used as candles? These inviting and delightful candles are easy to make and add rustic beauty to your table.

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6. Sliced Citrus Flower Arrangements

Don’t stop with apples; transform your citrus into holiday decor, too! Use thinly sliced lemons, limes or oranges to spruce up your vases this holiday season.

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7. Sliced Birch Branch Place Mats

Incorporate the natural beauty of wood into your table design with these stunning birch branch place mats. These also work well as trivets or could be lined up end-to-end to create a rustic table runner.

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8. Crepe Paper Poinsettia

Enjoy the beauty of poinsettias without the hassle of remembering to water them by creating your own out of crepe paper. Poinsettias are also dangerous for pets, so this is a safe alternative for poinsettia-loving pet owners.

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9. Watercolor Place Cards

Create dazzling customized place cards in just a couple of minutes and a few easy steps. This DIY even comes with a free printable, in case you don’t trust your own painting skills.

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10. Christmas Lights in a Wine Bottle

Repurpose your empty wine bottles by turning them into bright and cheery luminaries. The cozy lighting will set a festive mood, and guests will wonder how you got the lights in there. Talk about a conversation piece!

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11. Faux Cotton Branch Centerpiece

Give your table some country-chic glamour with this affordable faux cotton branch centerpiece. Pair it with your paper poinsettias for a wintry arrangement, or add some bright holiday flowers for a punch of color.

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12. Monogram Table Napkins

Save some extra cash this holiday season by sewing and hand-stamping your own monogrammed napkins. It only takes a few minutes to create these high-end and extravagant looking custom napkins. Pair them with the gold napkin rings for the ultimate show-stopping table setting.

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