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Christmas Decorating and Gift Ideas

Easy Christmas Table Toppers 

Centerpieces are a great way to help bring a festive feel to your home for the holiday season. Here are three no-stress table toppers that take practically no time at all to create. Use them on the dining room table, a coffee table or even in the bathroom. 

You can vary the colors and shapes of the ornaments used in order to suit your own decorating style and overall Christmas color scheme. You may even be able to create something unique from decorations you already have on hand. Give it a go! Itís fun and easy.

 

 

For a simple but effective centerpiece, fill a big bowl with large pinecones and top with three Christmas picks. This festive bowl was found at Dollarama for three bucks but you could use any similarly shaped bowl and use some Christmas scrapbook stickers in your chosen colors to decorate the rim. This particular bowl measures nine inches around at the top.

The table runner consists of three embroidered fabric placemats placed end to end. Keep them from shifting by using a similar color of thread to stitch the edges together in three or four places. 

 

                                                    Photo by Louise Martin


I love it when my readers help me out with their ideas. This pretty table topper was created by Louise Martin from Ajax, Ontario. 

A rhinestone strip decorates the bottom of the vases. You will need three of these strips because one isnít quite long enough to go around the base of the vase used. Youíll need to cut a bit from the third one to fill in the gap.

Everything sits on a silver dish sprinkled with some clear bead vase filler, two silver candles are nestled in more vase filler and two poinsettia picks add a hit of color. Notice how the gray non-Christmas table runner fits right in with this silver and white arrangement. 

You can add poinsettia candle rings on either side of the main arrangement and two more candles, if you like. Each item used cost just $2 or less at Dollarama.

 

                                                    Photo by Louise Martin

Hereís how it looks on Louiseís table. Beautiful! This arrangement should really sparkle in candle light.

 



This centerpiece was put together using a square votive candle holder, artificial snow, one large and two small Christmas picks and a package of eight unbreakable ornaments, on a glass plate.

This type of low arrangement works well in the bathroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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