Wreaths don’t have to be the reserve of the front door. Create a centerpiece for your Christmas table by laying a decorative wreath flat and incorporating fragrant candles. For rectangular tables, place several smaller wreaths in a row down the middle.
Use removable hooks to hang baubles and lightweight decorations from the ceiling over your Christmas table. Alternatively, hang them from the arms of a chandelier or similar light fitting if you already have this in place.
Take clippings from plants and trees in your garden to create a beautiful base for your serving dishes. Carry the theme on to place settings by tying napkins up with a fragrant sprig and simple length of garden twine.
Keep it simple and elegant by bucking the traditional trend and opting for a slick monochrome scheme. Combine a black tablecloth with crisp white tableware and elevate with gold accents.
Use a length of fabric to create a textured runner down the center of your table, then carry the theme through to your napkins and tie with handwritten place names to complete the look.
If you are planning on eating after dark, create ambiance by draping indoor battery powered fairy lights down the center of the table. Alternatively, fill glass jars or vases with fairy lights and place at intervals along the stretch of the table.
Wrap small boxes in left over paper and tie with pretty bows. Combine with dried oranges and seasonal foliage for a truly traditional centerpiece.
Use traditional wooden toys and cars to create a ‘Santa’s Workshop’ look. Combine with small, wrapped boxes and balls of traditional string for a unique and fun Christmas centerpiece.
Hang a branch from removable hooks on the ceiling and adorn with lightweight paper stars for a truly magical centerpiece that will leave plenty of room for the food!
Fill a collection of garden lanterns with tea lights and candles and place them in the center of your table for an intimate and magical effect.