A highlight of the Christmas season is gathering with friends and/or family around the table and sharing a meal together. It’s a Heavenly practice as laughter, stories, hopes, dreams, goals, hurts, and sadness, and maybe a Christmas carol or two reverberate from one heart to another.
On an episode of Sweet Tea Hospitality, Karen Conrad shares simple steps toward making the holiday table one full of coziness, warmth, magic, and cheer.
Not only is this winter wonderland village centerpiece and table easy, but it is also affordable as most supplies can be found around the house or at the Dollar Store.
Starting with white fabric Conrad died a savory purple using blueberries and black beans, she sowed over the edges to make festive holiday napkins for each place setting.
Conrad encouraged viewers to make this project a family affair and recruit the kids or grandkids to help paint birdhouses that she suggests placing on top of a piece of old wood her husband added oil to, making it look store-bought.
Looking like a wintery neighborhood of log cabins, each with a candle “burning” inside, Conrad adds her own creative flare to the makeshift village with fake trees, deer candle holders, and greenery.
She tops it off by sharing simple ways to make each place-setting pop with tin chargers, evergreens, green salad plates, one-dollar wine glasses, and napkin rings made out of wood ornaments she and her husband painted.
There is something about making the dinner table inviting to all and reflecting the heart of Jesus who desires all people to sit at His table and dine with Him for eternity:
“And people will come from east and west, and from north and south, and recline at table in the kingdom of God” (Luke 13:29, ESV).
Click the video above to capture the vision of this winter wonderland table the whole family can create!