Every season of the year offers new and fresh ideas for decorating the home, and winter is no exception. Table decorations for the winter months are not difficult to make or necessarily expensive since many of the items needed can simply be found outside. Many of the items needed can be found around the house and others are inexpensive and readily available. We thought we’d give you some Easy to Make Winter Table Decorations.
Easy to Make Winter Table Decorations: Pine
Pine boughs, pine cones, nuts and dried berries are not just for the Christmas season. In fact, they can add color, flair and scent to table arrangements from autumn until spring. Small pine boughs woven into a circle, or simply laid out in a row on the table are a good base for candles or an assortment of items from nature such as pine cones, and dried or artificial berries. If your dining room or kitchen has a particular theme or color scheme, small ornamental items can also be tucked into the mix as well as a colored, scented candle. Be careful, however, when burning a candle near any dried arrangement.
Easy to Make Winter Table Decorations: Flowers
Flowers from the garden that have been dried make excellent and long lasting arrangements. These can be put in vases, long, low, table centerpiece holders, or in baskets. Baskets of every shape and size also make great bases for arrangements and they are relatively inexpensive. Cornucopias, either in basket or ceramic form, can be used past Thanksgiving to hold an assortment of mixed nuts or other wrapped treats. And, fresh fruit such as apples, oranges and grapes can be added for special occasions. These can also be displayed in any large decorative bowl such as a mid sized punch bowl or antique serving dish.
Easy to Make Winter Table Decorations: Silver, Crystal, Blue
Nothing is more decorative for the winter table than silver, crystal, and various shades of blue. These are especially cheery reflected in the glow of an assortment of candles. Glassware and decorative bowls also make good table decorations especially when they are arranged on a deep blue table runner or cloth. A silver tray with a circle of small votive candles combined with sprigs of artificial berries in blue and white is a simple but elegant centerpiece. Add a little whimsy to the table by including some sparkling snowflake decorations or a small ceramic or cloth snowman.
Half the fun of the changing seasons is changing out the home decorations, and although the cold and snowy months of the year may not be everyone’s favorite time, adding a little cheer and beauty to the table settings is sure to brighten up the mood.