PI's 25 Steps to Christmas - Step Twenty Three: Christmas Table Decoration Ideas

Decorating your Christmas table can be as simple or as complicated as you like, and it doesn't have to cost you a fortune. You can easily make Christmas dinner extra special using these DIY festive table decoration ideas. 

Citrus Pomander
A naturally fragrant room freshener, a citrus pomander makes a great table centrepiece. 

How to make it:
Pick a good selection of citrus fruits for your pomander centrepiece. Lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines are all perfect. Pierce the skin of the fruit with a wooden skewer, nail or a thin knitting needle where you want your cloves to go.You can make patterns or just randomly stud the fruit with holes. Insert a whole clove into each hole. The general rule here is the more your fruit is covered in cloves, the longer it will last. Place ready-made pomanders into a decorative bowl. 

Frosted Fruit
Amazing edible Christmas table decorations.

How to make them:
Choose the right fruit, going for various shapes, sizes and colours. Brush your fruits and leaves with a thin layer of egg white, and the coat each one with granulated sugar. Dry the fruit on a plate or on baking parchment. If you want to keep these decorations for more than a week, choose dry, less juicy, and slightly unripe fruit and keep them away from heated sources. 

Glittered Pine Cones
At this time of the year everything seems to gleam! 

How to make them:
Spray your natural pine cones with adhesive, put them in a bag filled with glitter of the colour of your choice and shake it up! Once dry, arrange them in a way you like on your Christmas table. 

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