Holiday Tabletop Extravaganza: All the Little (and Not-So-Little) Details

Couleur Nature's Tabletop Extravaganza Part II

Welcome to Couleur Nature’s Holiday Tabletop Extravaganza, where we bring you all the best ideas for holiday entertaining! Because there are just so many ideas out there, the Extravaganza is split into 2 parts: The Big Picture and All the Little (and Not-So-Little) Details!

If you haven’t seen Part I yet, you can check it out first at Holiday Tabletop Extravaganza: The Big Picture.

Part I was all about ideas for the big, general theme of your holiday celebration. In Part II we’ll explore all the details you can use to make this year’s holiday a celebration to remember, from place card holders to chandelier garlands and grand entrances!

So without further ado, I give you:

All the Little (and Not-So-Little) Details

Pinterest is an amazing place, with so many amazing ideas. There’s endless inspiration for the holidays!

Baubles Abound

Holiday ornaments make great place card holders, not to mention they’re so simple.

 

Holiday Ornament Bauble Place card Holder

Via Pinterest

 

They’re also great for adding a festive touch to your napkin rings and wine glasses.

 

Holiday Ornament Bauble on Wine Glass

Via Pinterest

 

Simply remove the hanger and insert small flowers and into the ornament’s opening.

 

Holiday Bauble Ornament in Martini

Via Pinterest

 

Buy a set of clear ones and you could invite your guests to get creative!

 

DIY Natural Holiday Bauble Ornaments

Via Pinterest

 

Display them in a lantern or vase…

 

Lantern Filled With Holiday Bauble Ornaments

Via Pinterest

 

Ornaments in cupcake tiers are so simple to make, but they look fantastically festive!

 

Tiered Holiday Centerpiece with Ornaments

Via Pinterest

 

Dress it up with some ribbons and greenery.

 

Tiered Holiday Centerpiece with Ornaments

Via Pinterest

 

Ring in the Holidays

Silver garlands make the simplest of napkin rings, but can be so pretty when paired with the right flatware.

 

Silver Leaf Napkin Ring

Via Pinterest

 

Get extra festive with holly and itty-bitty pinecones (cinnamon sticks would also look and smell great with holly).

 

Holly and Pinecone Napkin Ring

Via Pinterest

 

If red’s not a part of your color scheme, white berries or hydrangeas work just as well.

 

White Berries and Ivy Napkin Ring

Via Pinterest

 

The Waterworks

I don’t know why submerging plants in water makes for such great decorations, but it does. The idea is really simple, but the result can be quite enchanting.

These charming little tea lights can be taken home as party favors!

 

Holly and Tea Light Candle Holiday Centerpieces

Via Pinterest

 

These three pieces (holly, a glass, and tea lights) can also be switched around to make a waterless wonder.

 

Holly and Champagne Glass Tea Light Centerpiece

Via Pinterest

 

If you can’t find any holly, cranberries and herb sprigs work just as well.

 

Cranberry and Herb Holiday Candle Jar

Via Pinterest

 

For those lucky enough to live where it snows, you can make an ice wreath and hang it out in the front.

 

DIY Holiday Ice Wreath

Via Pinterest

 

Or bring the freeze indoors with a holiday ice bucket! Between Naps on the Porch has an easy tutorial for making your own. Just be sure to keep a dish underneath; you wouldn’t want it melting all over the table.

 

Alternatively, you could use this idea to make beautiful ice lanterns. Oh My! Creative has a tutorial for these ice lanterns, but the concept is pretty similar to the ice bucket.

 

DIY Holiday Ice Lantern

Via Pinterest

 

The Ceiling’s the Limit

Why stop at creating a beautiful tablescape when you can have a dazzling overhead display too?

You could always hang some snowflakes or colorful lights, but if you have a chandelier over the table, try wrapping it in garlands and foliage (a few ornaments here and there helps too). There’s so much opportunity for making your overhead lights a stunning holiday display.

 

Martha Stewart Holiday Chandelier Display

Via Martha Stewart

 

Chandelier Holiday Ornament Display

Via Pinterest

 

For those who don’t have any lights hanging directly over the table, I have a very cool idea for you…

 

Branch and Ornaments Hanging from Ceiling

Via Pinterest

 

Well, this could still probably be done with lights around it. And it doesn’t even have to be over the table.

 

Branch and Ornaments Hanging from Ceiling

Via Pinterest

 

Isn’t it cool though? I bet your guests wouldn’t expect it. Unless one of them is an avid branch hanger, I guess.

 

Making an Entrance

While this is totally unrelated to the table, I just thought I’d show a few examples of how you can “wow” your guests when they arrive!

This dazzling doorway is inspired by nature. Almost reminds me of our Winter Garden Wreath!

 

Nature-Inspired Front Door Holiday Garland

Via Pinterest

 

There are so many more holiday inspirations on our Pinterest board, Home for the Holidays, from candle displays to mantel garlands. Check it out and see what inspires you!

I hope you enjoyed the Holiday Tabletop Extravaganza! Tell me, what are your plans for this holiday season?

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  1. Thank your for sharing my Winter Ice Lanterns among so many inspiring Holiday ideas!

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