There’s so much to do during the holiday season–from planning Christmas dinner menu to finding the perfect Christmas presents for everyone on your list–that setting the table shouldn’t be stressful. It is the season for quality time with family and fun festivities after all.

Your Christmas tablescape should reflect the joy and magic of the holiday season without any fuss. It doesn’t have to be over the top or expensive. Just like all of the other Christmas decorating ideas we’ve shared this season, these centerpieces, Christmas place settings, floral arrangements, and runners are easy to throw together. In fact, many can be done while guests are snacking away on their favorite Christmas appetizers. You can even get the kids involved by having them make a festive gingerbread house to serve as the centerpiece of your Christmas tablescape. 
So, pull out the placemats, spruce up the holiday flowers and blast your favorite Christmas tunes: It’s time to decorate! From classic red-and-green themes, to a subdued Scandinavian-inspired evening, to all the joyful colors we promise that there is a Christmas table decoration idea on our list that will surely liven up even the Grinchiest of guests.

Ornament Trees

Make a slew of these festive and colorful trees to arrange down the center of a table.

To make: Cover Styrofoam cones (we used 12- and 15-inch cones) with ornaments, attaching them with hot-glue. Start with larger ornaments at the bottom, transitioning to smaller ones as you work your way up. Fill in any gaps with mini ornament balls. If desired, wrap the finished trees with vintage tinsel and beaded garland. 

Movie-Watching Party
Think outside the dining room! From a ticket garland to theater-candy brownies, this cozy flick-themed gathering (complete with downloadable bingo cards) makes movie viewing more memorable. Vintage cookie tins make festive individual popcorn “bowls.” Set out a selection of comfy pillows and warm blankets for snuggling up while viewing.


Shiny Brite Candlesticks
Decorate the mantel or holiday table with a few of these easy to create festive candlesticks.

To make: Hot-glue ornaments in assorted sizes to silver or glass candlesticks.


Winterberry Farm Table
Make guests feel cozy with this easy setup—no holiday china required! Just layer on the plaid napkins and blankets as seat cushions for a little holiday pizzazz. Add red or green tapers and snip greens from outside to bring this look together.