Set the mood for your holiday meal with our tips for decorating with greenery and silver.
Perfect Place Cards
Purchase a wide-nib calligraphy pen for printing guests’ names on place cards. Or print them from your computer using a fancy font.
Fresh Arrangement Tips
Use florist water picks in the arrangement to keep blooms fresh. Also, these picks support stems that are too pliable to insert into florist foam.
Fill out your mantel arrangement using ornaments that complement the colors of your flowers.
Cut pieces of sheer fabric (approximately 18 x 60 inches) to tie into graceful loops on chair backs.
Complete the Look with Ribbon
Choose satin ribbon for making quick decorations. Use double-sided tape to secure a band of ribbon around candle bases. Twist a length around the foot of a compote.
Lovely Votive Light
Purchase inexpensive votives by the dozen, and space them around the room, mixed among ornaments and pieces of greenery.
Try Using Runners
Instead of using a tablecloth, arrange sheer runners across the width of the table. Purchase inexpensive gold glass chargers from an imports store. Change your tableware with the season but use the chargers throughout the year.
Make fresh blooms the main element of a wreath. These hang from a piece of conduit covered with ribbon.
Christmas Tree Dining
Place a tree in the dining room so guests can enjoy its glow. Choose decorations that coordinate with your tablescape.