DIY Colorful Christmas Table Décor Ideas

by Tara Woodbury on December 13, 2013

This time of year many of us tend to use a lot of red and green in our home decorating with maybe a touch of silver and gold thrown in. But you can think outside the box when creating your Christmas table and use different color themes to create a unique tablescape. We’ve got some of the best DIY Christmas table decorating ideas we found around the web to share with you. 


Blue and White Holiday Tablescape

How about a blue and white Christmas table to match the shimmering icicles outside? This do it yourself table centerpiece from All You Magazine and matching place settings looks amazing but won’t break your bank.


Brown and Green Holiday Table Decor

If you like bringing a touch of the outdoors in, check out this lovely green and brown tablescape from Not Just a Housewife using different shades of green and some handcrafted candlesticks. Notice the burlap napkin rings with gift tags doubling as name tags for the place settings. You could definitely re-create this look at home.


Holiday Topiary

Go glam with silver, gold and white mini ornaments glued to a Styrofoam ball and inserted into a pot or vase to create a holiday topiary. Add a silver or gold ribbon and you’ve got something chic for Christmas Eve. This was originally created for New Year’s Eve by Ashley at Simply Designing but we think it works great for Christmas too. 


Aqua and Mint Tablescape

We are loving the Aqua and Mint Tablescape created by Krista at the Happy Housie. She’s using a blue curtain panel as a tablecloth and has paired some opaque glass painted Christmas ornaments with cedar cuttings from her yard for each place setting. She’s even got a DIY tutorial on creating those DIY yarn and feather trees for her centerpiece. So many ways you could make those work as part of your décor.


Jewel Toned Christmas Decor

For a bright and merry centerpiece, how about using some jewel toned glassware or candle holders and filling them with brightly colored Christmas ornaments of varying shapes and sizes? Image from


Burlap Christmas Trees

Or how about going au naturel with these lovely DIY Burlap Trees we found on Tater Tots and Jello? Add some garland and ornaments at the bottom and arrange these down the middle of your dining table or across your mantle.  We think they are great in the brown but you could also spray paint these in any color you chose. Perfect, economical decoration if you’re struggling for something different on your dinner table this Christmas!


DIY Candy Cane Centerpiece

Or if you want to go red and white what about something like these DIY Candy Cane Candlesticks from The Mother Huddle for your table? Inexpensive and easy to create, you could have these on your table tomorrow!


If you’re feeling the decorating crunch before your company arrives for the holidays, hopefully some of these ideas have inspired you to create something unique for your table. For more ideas check out our Colorful Christmas board on Pinterest. How do you add color to your home for the holidays?


Blog post written by Tara