Simple merry and bright Christmas tablescape

Simple merry and bright Christmas tablescape

This year, we are hosting our family for Christmas Eve brunch! Don’t you just love brunch? I hope our nieces and nephews enjoy the colorful Christmas decor, dining room included. Whatever your style may be, I hope you’re inspired by this simple merry and bright tablescape design.

Simple merry and bright Christmas tablescape

Simple merry and bright Christmas tablescape

Our table settings include brightly colored tissue paper chargers, paper plates and napkins, and a fun centerpiece! The place settings are disposable and edible – tons of fun!

simple merry and bright Christmas tablescape

Easy Christmas letter board wall art

The grid wall in the dining room will never see a nail or screw (at least by us), so I have to get creative with ways to decorate this wall. I love word art and this poster board art works perfectly with our holiday decorations. I used a small projector to trace the words onto hot pink poster board. And to give it a letter board look, I attached each word to foam core board strips.

Easy Christmas letter board wall art

DIY Christmas place settings

I seriously love Christmas villages, so much so that I made my own to go with our colorful Christmas decor. But I didn’t want to create more houses or buy more houses to carry on the village theme into the dining room. So, I found these adorable paper houses that only required printing, cutting, and gluing. When the party is over, they can be recycled or played with to destruction.

DIY Christmas place settings

DIY Paper Christmas trees

These DIY paper Christmas trees are so easy and simply adorable! All you need is a glue gun, a stick (sucker stick, popsicle stick, wood skewer, paper straw, swizzle stick, etc.), crepe paper streamer, scissors, and a base (York peppermint patties, Reeses peanut butter cups, large marshmallows, etc.). I used my fringe scissors to quickly cut the fringe on the streamer, but you can use regular scissors also. After your fringe is cut, just start gluing one end around the middle of your stick and wrap it upwards while gluing it to the stick occasionally. I cut around two feet of streamer, but there was some extra after wrapping it, so I just cut off the leftover at the end. Once my fringe was done, I set the stick into a peanut butter cup and then fluffed the tree’s fringe. I think these trees would also look cute around your buffet or dessert items.

DIY Paper Christmas trees

Merry and bright centerpiece

This easy merry and bright centerpiece is a fun one to do with kids. Just paint your chipboard letters with acrylic craft paint, and when they’re dry you can use a glue gun to attach the letters to sticks (toothpicks, sucker sticks, etc.). I chose to display them on a mountain of donut holes, but you can display them in a way that works best for your event or style. Again, this centerpiece is disposable and edible. Yum, so tempting to see a heap of donut holes!

Merry and bright centerpiece
Merry and bright centerpiece

Lastly, I made a mini version of our balloon arch to tie in with our DIY Christmas mantel decor and to add more color to the room. This simple and cute balloon arch just rests on top of our chandelier.


The dining room is going to be a bustle of activity this Christmas, so it was important to me to keep things simple. But I also want our dining room to be colorful, festive, and fun. This year’s Christmas decor is merry and bright with a few touches in our main rooms – the theme has really come together and is fit for a party! I hope you are inspired by these DIY crafts and projects. These DIY projects can be done in your color scheme or to fit your style – and they’re so fun and easy to do. Thanks for reading and please share with your crafty friends!

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