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Decorating: How to Set the Table using Christmas Terrariums

Setting the table for Christmas using terrariums.

How to Set the Table using Christmas Terrariums from Walking on Sunshine


Is it beginning to look like Christmas in your house? 

Well, it really should by now!  We have just a few days left to get everything done.  Today I want to share with you another idea for how to set the table for Christmas.  This time making terrariums out of glass jars for my centerpiece. 

One of the more popular trends these days is creating your own terrariums using glass jars, mason jars, old pickle jars, you name it!  I have had a love for mason jars since I was a teenager and use them in my home decor all the time.  So let's see how I set the table using terrariums!

How to Make a Christmas Terrarium

The Perfect Christmas Centerpiece!


Make sure you check out the Shopping List I put together at the bottom of this post for you to easily order everything you need to make your own terrariums.  

One of the more popular posts on my blog is the post I did on Christmas Terrariums a few years ago. My hubby must have read the post last year also because for Christmas he gave me a package of fake snow, a few mini ceramic animals and a few mini Christmas trees.  My kids thought that was a silly gift but not me!  I was so happy!  
Mini animals and snowman for terrariums.

I couldn't wait to make my own Christmas terrariums!  I already had my table set for our family for Christmas Day but I also knew I couldn't wait a year to use this great gift my hubby gave me.  

So I created another table setting for our New Year's Eve dinner.  We don't do much on New Year's Eve; it's usually just my mom, hubby and the kids for dinner.  I didn't let that stop me.  

I got out my mason jars and a few of the big glass jars I have and in just a few minutes I had the beginning of  a really nice centerpiece.  

Glass jar terrariums with pine branches make a beautiful centerpiece for Christmas from Walking on Sunshine.


An overhead shot.  These are really so easy to make.  
Glass jar terrariums with pine branches make a beautiful centerpiece for Christmas from Walking on Sunshine.

This is one of my antique mason jars.  But you can purchase new ones on Amazon.  I have! 
Glass jar terrariums with pine branches make a beautiful centerpiece for Christmas from Walking on Sunshine.

Here's the table set for New Year's Eve dinner.  I used my every day white dishes, my antique red glasses and Christmas plaid napkins.  Nothing really fancy, but oh so pretty.  

I added fresh pine from the trees that line our property, red candle holders, pine cones, fake berries and even a strand of small battery operated twinkle lights.  
Glass jar terrariums with pine branches make a beautiful centerpiece for Christmas from Walking on Sunshine.

Isn't that pretty?  I love this look and am putting something similar together for this year's Christmas Day dinner this weekend.  My table isn't set yet!
Glass jar terrariums with pine branches make a beautiful centerpiece for Christmas from Walking on Sunshine.

Here's a closeup of the terrariums with the twinkle lights.  And if you're wondering, I kept this up until the end of January since it really was a more winter centerpiece.  At the end of January I put the snow in a large zip lock bag to save to use for this holiday season.
Glass jar terrariums with pine branches make a beautiful centerpiece for Christmas from Walking on Sunshine.


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Here's the post I did a few years ago on Christmas Terrariums.  
12 Christmas Terrarium Decorating Ideas from Walking on Sunshine



How to Set the Table using Christmas Terrariums from Walking on Sunshine


If you need more inspiration, here's the post I shared last week on setting the Christmas table on a budget.  This is what our table looked like last Christmas Day.
How to Set the Table on a Budget for Christmas from Walking on Sunshine.



Don't forget to check out my hubby's blog, Manning the Wall.




4 comments

  1. Beautiful Lois. This is such a terrific DIY for most everyone. Happy Holiday!

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  2. What great ideas! Your tablescapes were all very beautiful! I especially liked the one with the candles lit! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Janet

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  3. Your table and Christmas Terrariums are so beautiful! I can't wait to get out our Christmas decorations!

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