Have you started planning your Christmas table styling yet?  I love planning my Christmas table, choosing my Christmas crackers, making my favours and styling the table to co-ordinate with my decorations.

I understand that not everyone likes to do this, and it can be costly but I believe the little details are important and it is those little things that make your table styling all the more special.  Let me help you to achieve this without breaking the budget.

table styling for Christmas

Christmas table styiing on a budget.

This is a picture of how I styled my Christmas table for Lunch last year, I started off with a white table cloth that most people have in the cupboard, then added a table runner made from hessian or burlap.  I then used our regular cutlery and white plates.  To create a centerpiece to work around was the next step for me.  I hunted through the cupboard and found a nice white elongated bowl that I then filled it with kraft baubles available from Bespoke Packaging and a selection of other Christmas baubles in silver and white that I didn’t need on my tree.

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Styling your Christmas table

The Christmas crackers or Bon Bons I purchased from Myer and they still have them this year.  The candle holders are from my stash and fitted in with the silver theme, however you could use white and add some silver ribbon too.  The white candle with silver motif was from a bargain store, and there are plenty of Christmas candles to choose from.  I also used my battery operated candles and made a little stand for these with a ramikan dish turned upside down and a little white condiment dish, again these were things I found in the cupboard and put them together with some double sided tape, wrapped it with some white and kraft coloured ribbon.  Our hessian trim and some white twine would also look great here.

The favour boxes are my favourite part and you can fill them with whatever you like, pick up goodies through the year, buy boxes of Cadbury Favourites when they are on special or home baked goodies would be nice too.  I used our Small Carry Box bags and decorated them with hessian trim and silver ribbon. To decorate the front I used our scallop tags layered together with our Merry Christmas seals.  I tied some mini Christmas baubles on the handle with twine to decorate.  If you didnt want to use the carry box bags you could also use our Mini Kraft bags and decorate them the same way.  Instead of name place cards I used the small paper bags and attached a tag to these to create your name card.  I had yummy gingerbead men inside, which went down a treat after lunch!

I hope you enjoy your Christmas table styling this year and your family and friends love your decorations and enjoy your efforts.  I’d love to see your table decorations, please feel free to share.


Merry Christmas


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