Decorate your home for the holidays with these festive Christmas garland and swag ideas. We have the classic garlands for banisters, mantels, windows, and doorways. Plus, we give you a little modern twist -- adding them to dining chairs and chandeliers to transform your everyday spaces into a winter wonderland.View Slideshow
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Make your table sparkle and shine with these creative ideas for centerpieces, chairs, napkins, and more.
Add your monogram to plain glass cloches with a letter stencil and etching cream, available at crafts stores. The dressed-up cloches can be used any time of year, but you can easily make them the star of your Christmas table. Simply arrange a few glass ornaments on a plate and top with the cloche. Go to the next slide to learn more about this centerpiece.
Dining chairs become pretty as packages wrapped with ribbons and adorned with ornaments. Wrap a wide velvet ribbon layered with narrow ribbons around each chair, hold it in place with repositionable adhesive, and tie into a bow. Embellish the bow with ornaments tied to ribbon and hot-glued to a star-shape ornament.
Decorate your table with these fun felt trees. Cut evergreen shapes from green felt, cutting some of the trees in half lengthwise. Cut circles from red felt; glue onto the trees. Place a white runner in the center of your table, and then layer the trees onto the runner.
Keep the holiday table merry with ornament-adorned napkin rings. Tie a narrow ribbon through each ornament cap, then attach them to a wider ribbon tied around a cloth napkin.
Advertise your menu to party guests on a pretty display. Print the food list onto plain paper and then decorate it with scrapbooking stamps or rub-ons. Glue the sheet to a background paper and embellish with buttons.
Invite guests to their spot at the table with a simple pepperberry place card. Tie a ribbon around the fresh sprig and add a silver-rimmed tag with each guest's name.
Give holiday spirits a home of their own. Pick up a coaster kit at a crafts store or online. Sandwich a trimmed holiday card between two glass pieces and secure with metal tape. Attach rubber feet to the bottom to prevent skidding.
Fashion these charming no-sew napkin rings by gluing together the short ends of a frayed strip of burlap. Tie a single thread of burlap through the buttonhole, then glue the button in place.
Inexpensive green peat pots hold handfuls of sweet treats enclosed in candy-cane-stripe tissue paper tied with green satin bows.
Greet guests at the table with cute little snowmen place cards made from paper.