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DIY-able Touches for Your Holiday Tablescape

Are you the hosting a holiday soirée or two this year? Keep reading for four fabulous DIY-able ideas to upgrade your holiday tablescape and impress your guests.  

A Homemade Candle (or four) 

In addition to looking nice, your holiday tabletop decor should also smell nice too! And arrangement of homemade candles can make for a beautiful and ambient centerpiece, which you can use well after your holiday celebrations have wrapped up. TIP Scented candles aren’t recommended to be used during meals as they can alter the taste of your food. If your event includes a seated dinner, swap out the scented candles with scentless ones.

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Visit Francois & Moi for full instructions on how to DIY these Essential Oil Holiday Candles. 

For four more holiday-themed homemade candle ideas, check out our article, DIY Holiday Candle Ideas.

Pretty Placeholder Cards 

By now you’ll know we’re a big fan of wreathsno matter the season. Mini wreaths are amongst our favorites in the wreath game because they’re so darn cute! If these mini wreath placeholder cards tickle your fancy, find the DIY instructions below. 

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Visit Camille Styles for full instructions on how to DIY these Rosemary Wreath Place Cards. 

Uniquely Folded Napkins 

If you’re looking for a subtle way to impress your guests without crowding the dinner table, consider what’s already going to be on it and work with that. For instance, we love this DIY napkin idea, using upcycled earrings. Or, if you boast superior origami skills, why not get creative with your napkins themselves.  

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Visit Marc and Mandy for full instructions on how to recreate a Tree or Tuxedo Fold.

Thematic Tableware 

We’ve written about sharpie mugs in years past, and admittedly, we’re big fans of this deceivingly simply idea. This DIY-er uses the sharpie mug technique to upgrade her dollar store dishware. (She had us at dollar store.) 

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Visit Down Home Inspiration for full instructions on how to DIY this $1 Christmas Plate. 

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