Remember our beautiful Dip Dyed napkins from here. I think they look lovely simply laid out and tied with a line of pom-poms! Two silver bells complete the place setting and add that Christmas magic!
Our DIY orange slices look equally as festive on our dinner table, I went to the pound store (Because who doesn't love a cheap craft!) for the fake berries to pop in the glass, and for the little red fairy lights. The pound stores are a great place for picking up little bits and bobs, and often their lights are battery operated, meaning they can be placed anywhere!
These mini christmas tree decorations were also from the pound store, but are super useful for filling in any gaps on the table.
To add height to the table I got some old sticks/branches out of the garden and gave them a spray with gold paint. It's a simple way of adding height, but without blocking anyones view across the table.
This chevron ribbon laid across the table substitutes for a table runner, but still is in keeping with the red and white Christmas theme.
I love the raw edges on my napkins, but if you prefer you can always hem them.
The red and white honeycomb balls are a super cheap way of adding yet more colour and texture to your table. I got mine from Wilkinsons, but they are available from lots of high street places now.
I painted the bottoms of the taper candles with glitter and pva glue, just to add that extra bit of sparkle! (Just remember not to let the candle burn as low as the glitter!)
I collected pinecones from our local woods, it's always great to see what can be scavenged for free!
I think you will agree that this looks very inviting and cosy, perfect for a feast and wonderful company!
As a finishing touch I added the DIY snowflakes to the windows, they really come into their own when it's night time up against the black sky!