27 Gorgeous Christmas Table Decorations & Settings

27 gorgeous & easy Christmas table decorations, settings & best DIY centerpiece ideas using runners, candles, pine cones, mason jars, & more!

The Christmas table is such an essential part of the holiday season. A beautiful Christmas table setting would make your gatherings so much more special and festive!

It’s actually very easy to create stunning Christmas table decorations and DIY centerpieces on a budget, in less than 20 minutes, from nature greenery and things you already have in the house!

27 gorgeous & easy Christmas table decorations, settings & best DIY centerpiece ideas using runners, candles, pine cones, mason jars, & more!

This is part 3 of our Favorite Christmas Decorating Ideas For Every Room series!

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This 4-part series is all about the best Christmas decorating ideas you can apply to your own home easily and quickly! You can check out the rest of the series below :

Part 1: 30+ Beautiful Christmas decorating ideas for the entryway, living room, and stairs.

Part 2: 30+ Best Christmas decorating ideas for the kitchen, dinning room, bedroom, and bathroom.

Part 4: 32 Stunning DIY outdoor Christmas decorations.

Let’s start with the easiest Christmas table decorations made with something free!

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How to make Christmas table decorations with natural greenery

How to make Christmas table decorations with natural greenery

This simple and elegant Christmas table runner garland is made with free conifer clippings, red berries, and pine cones. It would look beautiful directly on a table, or layered on top of a burlap table runner or a Christmas table runner like this! ( Source: The Farm Chicks )

Make a Christmas table centerpiece with candles and a log

Make a Christmas table centerpiece with candles and a DIY log candle holder

Transform a log into a tea candle holder with a special drill bit called Spade bit, like these. Add some evergreen branches and berries, how gorgeous! ( Source: Jenna Burger )

Simple and modern Christmas table decor

Simple and modern Christmas table decor

If you love modern style, try a mix of black and white dishes and linens with a natural green simple centerpiece. ( Source )

How to decorate a Christmas table on a budget

How to decorate a Christmas table on a budget

More beautiful Christmas table setting ideas using evergreen branches, pine cones, and LED candles arranged on a table runner or a wood plank. (Source: Little Dekonings | Paint Me Pink )

Woodland Christmas centerpiece with easy DIY bleached pine cones

christmas centerpiece using faux bleached pinecones and moss

Moss and drift wood looks magical with mixed pine cones. The best part is: you can make “bleached” pine cones without using bleach in just a few minutes! Learn the secret here!

Mason jar Christmas table setting ideas

Mason jar Christmas table setting ideas

A row of mason jars filled with snow ( Epsom salt, or plain salt! ),  cranberries, greenery, or candles are perfect for Christmas or Thanksgiving table decorations. ( via Yellow Bliss Road )

 
DIY mason jar oil candle

No candles? Try this super easy DIY mason jar oil candle which uses a thin layer of vegetable oil and a magic wick instead of candles! Tutorial here at A Piece of Rainbow.

 a floating tea candle in a jar filled with cranberries, conifers, and water. This would make a great Thanksgiving centerpiece

Place a floating tea candle in a jar filled with cranberries, conifers, and water. This would make a great Thanksgiving centerpiece too! ( Source: Today’s Creative Life )

Snowy mason jar DIY Christmas centerpiece ideas

pour salt into snowy DIY mason jar centerpieces with candles

Create your mini winter wonderland Christmas table settings in just 10 minutes! These DIY mason jar centerpieces are so easy and gorgeous!

add Christmas string lights in DIY snow frosted mason jar decorations

Here’s a variation of the Christmas mason jar crafts using string lights inside: DIY frosted winter and Christmas mason jar decorations, tutorial here!

Snowy mason jar DIY Christmas centerpiece ideas with pine cones

Another snowy mason jar and pine cones table decor via Crafts by Amanda.

Snowy Christmas table centerpiece ideas

Snowy Christmas table centerpiece ideas with white pine cones in wood tray

Weather wood crate and snow covered pine cones make beautiful farmhouse Christmas table decorations. ( Original photo source lost, please let me know if you find it!)

make DIY snow covered pine cones with mod podge glue and pine cones

It’s so easy to make DIY snow covered pine cones, branches, and berries from fresh cuttings, detailed tutorial here!

winter wonderland wedding style white DIY snow covered pine cones & branches
3 Easy way to make DIY snow covered pine cones and branches!
white farmhouse Christmas table decor with mason jars

If you love a peaceful white winter wonderland, try this elegant Christmas table decor at Thrifty & Chic .

Easy DIY Christmas centerpiece in a crate

Easy DIY Christmas centerpiece in a crate

You don’t have to spend $100 on Thanksgiving and Christmas table centerpieces! This tutorial shows you how easy it is to make a long lasting Christmas table centerpiece in 10 minutes, for almost free!

Christmas centerpiece in a long box with candles

Here is a variation using a long box and multiple candles.

 make your own festive mason jar candles for Christmas table decor

Dress up your candles or make your own festive mason jar candles to add to your Christmas table decor. ( Via A Pumpkin and a Princess )

Decorate a Christmas table with candles

Decorate a Christmas table with candles

Terra cotta pots become lovely candle holders. Just remember to be careful when you use real candles! LED flickering candlesticks like these ones can look almost as beautiful, and they are much safer! ( via Comepiaceate )

Christmas stars and twinkle lights farmhouse table decor

Christmas stars and twinkle lights farmhouse table decor in a jar, via Confessions of a Plate Addict .

charming farmhouse Christmas centerpiece

Take a vase or a jar, a candle, a touch of greenery and some burlap, you will have a charming farmhouse Christmas centerpiece! (Image source lost, please let me know if you find it! )

candle table decor for Christmas

Here’s another inspiration photo.

Red and green Christmas table decor ideas

Red and green Christmas table decor ideas

Classic red candles, ribbons, jingle bells, and conifers are incorporated into these Christmas centerpieces for an extra festive style! ( image )

classic Christmas table settings in red and green

Red napkins look great in classic Christmas table settings. (Image source lost, please let me know if you find it! )

Make farmhouse Christmas table decorations on a pedestal tray

Make farmhouse Christmas table decorations on a pedestal tray

It is easy and fun to make Christmas table decorations from natural elements such as pine cones and evergreen clippings on a farmhouse pedestal tray, or a tiered cake stand! (Image source lost, please let me know if you find it! )

DIY lighted Christmas table centerpiece on a tiered cake stands!

Another gorgeous example of DIY lighted Christmas table centerpiece on a tiered cake stands! You can get these cute cake stands for less than $10, or these for a bit more. ( via Stone Gable )


Decorate a table with beautiful urns and vases

Create stylish Thanksgiving and Christmas table centerpieces using small urns.

Create stylish Thanksgiving and Christmas table centerpieces using small urns. ( via From My Front Porch to Yours )

glass hurricane vases with conifer branches, LED candles, pine cones, or LED fairy lights.

Festive glass hurricane vases with conifer branches, LED candles, pine cones, or LED fairy lights. (Via Brookstone )

Lighted Christmas table decoration ideas

Lighted Christmas table decoration ideas

Make your Christmas table centerpiece even more beautiful by adding layers of lights, candles, and stars.  ( via Her Tool Belt )

Another beautiful DIY decor you can use even after Christmas: Giant 3D paper snowflake pendants from paper bags!

Make giant lighted snowflake pendants from paper bags or white paper. Easy tutorial with free templates. Beautiful decor for holidays and year round! - A Piece of Rainbow

Giant 3D paper snowflake pendants from paper bags!

Happy creating! =)

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12 Comments

  1. So many great centerpiece ideas! We made a few of these during the holidays.I would like to thank you for the inspirations!

    • hi uwe! great to hear from you! just saw some very nice projects you have done recently, could not find where to comment! thank you for visiting and happy holidays!!

  2. Some great ideas! We are going to decorate our Thanksgiving table this year using some of these inspirations! Thank you!

  3. Hello, your ideas are great! I saw your Christmas wrapping on Pinterest but it won’t load, can I find it in your archives ? Thanks

  4. I seriously can’t wait for the holidays and seeing all of these pictures just made me so much more excited! These are all so beautiful and I will definitely be making some of these 🙂 pinning for later!

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