Christmas Place Setting Ideas

Setting a beautiful table at Christmas doesn’t have to be hard!  I’m sharing some simple ideas to make your table festive!

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I find when I’m cooking a meal for a big holiday or gathering, I tend to overlook the table setting then I’m scrambling last minute to make the table look nice.  But I really like the table to look nice, so now I try to plan ahead of time.  And over the years I have realized that the table doesn’t have to be complicated to look beautiful, in fact the more simple you keep things, the better.  With just a few simple decorations your table can be beautifully set!

All of these place settings took me just a few minutes to put together, they’re that easy!

Christmas Place Setting Idea // Love the idea of using a gift tag for the place card!

Gift tags are a great way to make a personalized place setting.  There are many options that are so cute already that there really is no need to make your own!  I used a gift tag for this setting and added a few of my favourite accessories of this season…bottle brush trees.

Christmas Place Setting Idea // Love the idea of using a gift tag for the place card!

Cute and personal!

Christmas Place Setting Idea // Simple bottle brush tree and name tag. So cute!

I used a bottle brush tree again for this place setting and added a simple kraft paper tag which looks great on the plaid cloth napkin (I found it at Chapters).

Christmas Place Setting Idea // Simple bottle brush tree and name tag. So cute!

Love.  This.

Christmas Place Setting Idea with a DIY Snow Glass Ornament

Make glass ornament place cards.  I bought empty glass ornaments from Michaels, and filled them with fake snow, then tied on a little red ribbon and name tag.  Easiest ever.

Christmas Place Setting Idea with a DIY Snow Glass Ornament

So simple and cute…and your guests can even take the ornaments home with them!

Christmas Place Setting Idea

I’m sure it will come as no surprise that this place setting is my favourite…the checked plaid napkin and cracker…I can’t stand the cuteness.

Christmas Place Setting Idea

I added a fresh sprig of evergreen and some pine cones for a pop of colour, then finished it off with another adorable gift tag.

Christmas Place Setting Idea with pretty black velvet ribbon around the cutlery.

If a subtle look is more your style, this type of table setting might work for you.  I tied up the cutlery with some black velvet ribbon then added a little winter fruit decoration.

Christmas Place Setting Idea with pretty black velvet ribbon around the cutlery.

Just simple and pretty.

DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe

And while we’re talking place settings I also wanted to share the simplest idea for a centrepiece to go with your table.  This DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe is the easiest craft I think I’ve ever made.  It’s so easy it’s almost embarrassing.  I just glued a bottle brush tree to the lid of a mason jar, added some fake snow and tied it up with some glittery white ribbon.  That’s it.  I like it.

Christmas Place Setting Ideas

The fun thing about putting together a Christmas table whether it be for brunch, lunch or dinner, is that there really are no rules.  You can have each place setting match, or make each one different, just have fun with it and don’t stress.

Christmas Place Setting Ideas

Anyway, I guess the whole point of this post was to show you how easy it is to put together pretty place settings, no matter your taste.

Christmas Place Setting Ideas

Just shop around your home and use gift tags you have in your wrapping stash, dress up every day napkins with sprigs of fresh greens or berries, add ornaments to the place setting as a small gift for your guests, use pretty holiday ribbons to add colour to the table, add decorative pillows to the chairs…it’s easy!

Christmas Place Setting Idea // Love the idea of using a gift tag for the place card!

I hope all of your holiday planning is going smoothly…this can be such a busy and hard time of year.  I try to remember to not put extra pressure on myself, so I hope you don’t as well!  xo

Have a Merry day!

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3 Comments

  • Reply Shareba @ In Search Of Yummy-ness December 20, 2015 at 12:55 PM These are really cute ideas! I love how you decorated your table Jo-Anna!
  • Reply Diena Cameron January 16, 2016 at 2:03 PM Hi Jo-Anna, I'm new to you ! I see a lot of talent in your diy's so i will be pinning and following you. I wish I hadffound you before Christma , i adore all of your place settings. I was searching and searching for the right one for our Christmas dinner and probably would have used all of your ideas, they are the cutest and so easy. I definitely will use them next year but also by switching out the heavier materials ( buffalo check and plaid napkins ) for lighter ones and greenery and "gifts" your ideas could be used all year. Can't wait to follow along and see what else you can come up with. ( : Have a great weekend.
    • Reply Jo-Anna@APrettyLife January 20, 2016 at 9:30 AM SO nice to have you following along Diena! I hope you find inspiration here all year long! :)

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