Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Christmas Table Decoration

Do you ever get stuck trying to work out how to decorate your Christmas table ? Here's a great idea for a decoration that won't cost you a cent.

Find a clear glass bowl or vase that you already have. It doesn't matter what shape or size although you don't want it to take up too much room on the table. 

Fill the bowl or vase with leftover Christmas ball decorations. We took a few from the back of the tree - no one will notice. I used smaller balls to fill in the gaps made by the bigger balls.  If they still have hanging loops on them, hide them underneath.

All our decorations are bought on sale after Christmas and we have lots to spare.  Each year we change the color scheme of our tree.  This year it's pink,  purple,  blue and silver.

I've teamed up the bowl of decorations with a beautiful blue table runner I made years ago.  Add a few silver tea light holders and it's complete.


  1. That looks lovely Wendy, i'll have to keep an eye out for post Xmas sales.
    I've also got a question you might be able to help me with if you don't mind. I've been buying the big blocks of cheese and grating it myself as this is much cheaper but sometimes I end up throwing out the last bit as it starts to go mouldy. Can you suggest anything to stop this?

    1. I buy the one kilo blocks of cheese from Aldi. I cut it into three as it's quite big. Each block is wrapped in baking paper ( not greaseproof ) and stored in air tight containers. I got this tip from a cheese expert. My cheese has not gone mouldy since. Change the paper once a week.

      Also you could freeze some of the grated cheese. Just add a teaspoon of corn flour the the bag of grated cheese and shake then freeze. This will stop the cheese from clumping when frozen.

    2. Thanks for sharing those tips Wendy, i'll be trying that with the next block.

  2. Hi Wendy, great idea and so frugal. I also use things the boys made at school ie: Little Christmas trees and a Santa Sleigh, xxx Maureen

  3. That centre piece looks so pretty Wendy, such a lovely idea :)


  4. hi wendy we also change our tree decorations each year and our table centre piece is always what we have on hand its never the same merry christms to all xx Donna

  5. Hi Wendy I love this tip as its simple and looks great! Thank you :)

  6. Our family has been using Xmas decorations in glass to decorate for years. Sometimes I use them on a hall stand or even in a smaller vase in the bathroom. :-)


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