Preparing for the Holidays can be stressful, from shopping to menu planning, decorating and cleaning. Decorating should be fun and rewarding. We have great DIY ideas for this Holiday Season. Creating can be intimidating, especially when you are up against a timeline and have guests to entertain. Holiday decorating is an opportunity to express your creative self; elegant, whimsical, sparkly, sustainably, simply through your decor. Here are 3 creative DIY decorating ideas for your festive table, that really pack a Holiday punch.
Setting a Festive Table
Setting a beautiful holiday table is like crafting for all senses. Each element, from the sparkling dinnerware to the festive centerpiece, combines to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Vibrant colors and thoughtful details set the stage for memorable gatherings. A beautifully set table is more than just a backdrop for a meal, it transforms an ordinary gathering into a special occasion. So, let your holiday table be the reflection of your festive spirit.
Here are a few ideas for a memorable table setting:
- Solid colored vinyl placemats are the perfect canvas for personalized messages and artwork. Your kids will love to help by creating seasonal shapes and art for your guests. Use chalk markers to outline your kids’ hands to make turkey shapes and add colorful outlines along the edge of the placemats.
- Use reusable chalkboard gift tags to direct your guests to their spot at the table. Chalk markers with a chisel tip can give the tags a calligraphy look. Use twine or festive ribbon to attach the chalkboard tags to rolled up linen napkins.
- If you are serving your Holiday meal buffet style, add small writable signs to help your guests easily find their favorite bites. And the sweets table is a perfect place to name treats so everyone will know what to request for next year’s feast!
Presenting Your Holiday Menu
There is nothing more satisfying than seeing your guests get excited about the feast you are about to serve. A displayed menu adds a touch of sophistication to the dining setting, adding to the overall ambiance and elevating the experience. It shows thoughtfulness and consideration on the part of the host. Your guests will know that careful planning and attention have gone into preparing the meal. Using a beautifully framed chalkboard mounted on a wall or set atop a sideboard table with appetizers will give your guests a taste of what is yet to come. Using erasable liquid chalk markers means you can recreate your menu board for any occasion.
Name That Cheese Table
A Holiday party host rarely has time to field questions about cheese names. As with vinyl placemats, a tablecloth with a writable surface is a great way to create a cheese table and identify special herbs and characteristics or origins of the cheese offerings. Use chalk ink markers to answer your guests’ cheesy questions.