For a great tablescape, use a silver serving tray and tuck Christmas bulbs and greenery in to make a simple but elegant centerpiece.
Turn holiday-theme scrapbooking papers into an inexpensive tabletop display. Cut and fold papers to create simple cone trees of different sizes. Secure the seams with double-sided tape.
For a dazzling effect, hang single-color ornaments tied with ribbon from a window near your table.
Improvise a tiered cake stand by placing an urn or vase upside down on a large plate and setting a smaller plate on the top.
Tie wide ribbons around solid-color pillows as if they’re presents going under the tree. Place on chairs, sofas or beds for an instant spot of holiday color.
Beautify a birdbath by adding fresh greenery, a large red ball, red-painted pinecones and a bright bow to bring a festive look to the winter scenery.
Place paper whites in a large compote or bowl. Cove the potting soil with mini ball ornaments in colors that coordinate with your holiday scheme.
Celebrate the season’s simple joys by creating a free flowing look on your mantle with natural materials: green apples, pinecones and long-needle evergreen branches.
Turn surplus ornaments into an easy holiday display. Choose coordinating colors of ornaments in urns, vases, goblets and bowls of different sizes. Finish with bright green pine branches for a woodsy touch.