Tired of your traditional Christmas and holiday dinner table setting? Why not set your holiday dining table this year to create a winter wonderland theme, complete with snowflake placemats. It’s easy to do and inexpensive, too!
I am trying to keep my holiday preparations and decorating simple this year and my holiday table setting is no exception. I went in search of something easy, but unique to use to make the Christmas dinner table special for dinner parties and came upon white cardboard snowflake cutouts at a teacher supply store.
The large paper cutout snowflakes are 15″ in diameter and I found make very festive holiday placemats, especially when you use them with clear glass dinner plates.
The snowflakes come in a package of 4 different snowflake designs
How to Use the Paper Snowflakes as Table Placemats
They snowflakes are so simple to use as stylish placemats or chargers. Just place one under each plate. No fuss – no sewing, cutting, ironing or washing!
They are the perfect size and look so festive with glass dinnerware on top. My plates came from the thrift store, but you can get them here: Glass Dinner Plates, Set of 12.
If you have a dollar store or Walmart near you, they sell glass dinner size plates, also.
How to Make Large Paper Snowflakes DIY
If you would prefer to make your own snowflakes to use as holiday table placemats, you can follow this easy to follow tutorial, How to Make Paper Snowflakes.
Where to Buy Large Die-Cut Snowflakes
You can purchase a pack of 4 of them here: Large Paper Snowflakes
The manufacturer: The Beistle Co. The Item: Snowflake Cutouts # 22934
How to Glitter the Stem on a Wine Glass for a Festive Holiday Table Setting
I got the idea to glitter my wine glass stems for my Christmas dinner table when I was at the the National Christmas Museum in Paradise, Pa. Martha Stewart Living featured the museum in the magazine a few year ago.
When I was driving home from an outing with a friend, she suggested we stop since we were passing right by.
It was like stepping into a Christmas time warp with all the old-fashioned decorations and toys. It was late in the afternoon and we didn’t stay very long, but in the gift shop I saw stemmed glasses with glittered stems for sale.
I knew the minute I saw them that my green stemmed wine glasses that I haven’t used in years would be seeing the light of day once again.
To add some sparkle to my holiday dining table setting, I glittered the stems on these inexpensive wine glasses.
- Stemmed wine glasses
- White glue or tacky glue
- Small paint brush
- Plastic container
1. Make sure the glass is clean and dry.
2. Use a small paint brush to cover the stem with an even coat of tacky glue.
3. Hold over a tub of glitter and sprinkle the stem with glitter until it is covered. Shake excess off. Let dry. Don’t put the stem in the glitter – it will get all thick and globby. Use your fingers to pick up the glitter and sprinkle it over the stem.
Place on your table. If you want to keep the glitter on after use – hand wash. If you submerge them in water for a bit, you can remove the glitter and your glasses will be back to normal.
Other Holiday Accents to Add to the Snowflake Dinner Table Setting
I am such a “tweener”. I like a little bit of glitz and a little bit of nature on my holiday dinner table – so I mixed them together. Burlap style cloth, shiny ribbon, glittered wine glasses, pine twig and a sparkly earring for the place card.
Simple, festive… do-able.
To make the place cards, I put cardstock in my printer. I typed the names in a Word document keeping enough space between each name to make a folded place card. I used the font CAC Champagne.
I cut them out with a paper cutter and folded them into a tent to place over the pine twigs.
The candle holders in the middle are Kosta Boda Snowballs. I love and collect them and use them all over my house during the holidays.
I am not big on napkin rings – what do you do with them when you put your napkin in your lap? They just end up cluttering the table or the hostess has to get up and gather them. I just simply fold the napkins on my holiday table settings.
How about decorating the rest of your house? Is everything done? Did you go with tried and true? Maybe you would like some new Christmas decorating project ideas.