This post was sponsored by Silhouette America. All ideas and opinions are my own.
Calling all beach lovers!!!! This tablescape was designed with you in mind. In Houston, it isn’t uncommon to make regular trips to the beach in Galveston. So, many of our friends celebrate Christmas on the beach with their friends and family. With this lifestyle in mind, we designed a Coastal Christmas tablescape to help bring together classic elements of the holiday season, at the beach (or at least with the beach in mind). Keep reading for tips on how to recreate this style in your own home this holiday season.
Start with a Neutral Color Palette
To complement the sea elements incorporated into our coastal Christmas table decor, we decided to keep the rest of the decor neutral; black, white and a pop of red. The crisp white linen offered a great palette for the rest of our table’s design. This great grey and white farmhouse table runner added texture and softness to the look. Black Chivari chairs offered a formal touch. And then to bring in just a pop of holiday red, we incorporated these farmhouse style napkins at each place setting.
Coastal Christmas: Incorporate Elements from the Sea
While I am not known for “themed” tablescapes, I do love a great motif done in a classic manner. For our Coastal Christmas tablescape, we incorporated a few elements from the sea, without going overboard with the concept. These farmhouse alpine trees were decorated with a handful of small to medium sized starfish. Three larger starfish were displayed between the trees along our table runner for added decor. And, our place card ornaments were a simple DIY project using sand dollars, vinyl lettering and simple ribbon.
Bring Personalized Touches to your Table
Whenever I host a gathering with friends and family for a seated dinner, I love adding a few special touches to the tablescape. One simple way to make guests feel welcomed at your table is to create place cards. Our sand dollar place cards took just minutes to create with our Silhouette Cameo. We printed black vinyl with our machine, then transferred it to each sand dollar using specialized transfer paper. Small red ribbon was added to the top of each sand dollar, creating not only a unique place card, but an ornament favor to take home.
Another simple way to add personalization to your tablescape is through the use of personalized glassware. We added simple “V” lettering with our Silhouette Cameo and white vinyl to our disposable glassware. You simply select your font and size, type in your desired name, check the print settings, and within moments, you have personalized vinyl to add to glassware. I love simple projects that offer big impact in terms of decor details.
Add Your Custom Stamp to the Tablescape
One of Silhouette America’s newest products, the Silhouette Mint, offers the ability to create custom stamps for crafting projects. I love how our simple anchor stamped in black ink added just the sweetest touch to our cocktail napkins. The sky is literally the limit when it comes to the design concepts you can create with this amazing stamping product.
We hope you were inspired by our Coastal Christmas tablescape ideas. And, cannot wait to see what you design for this upcoming holiday season! For more holiday tablescape ideas, be sure to browse our blog archives.