Add a bit of romance to your holiday table with resoundingly red decorations.
Red-and-white amaryllis recall classic candy-cane stripes and thus inspired this container. Cylindrical glass vases are wrapped in pearlescent paper or vellum and finished with red ribbon. Pure-red amaryllis anchor the grouping, and dishes of peppermint candies set off the display.
Vintage or new silver ornaments give a table luster. These pinecone-shaped examples are nestled in a basket, clustered among eucalyptus leaves and sprigs of cedar. Juniper enriches the frosty colors of the arrangement, as the blue-gray berries play off the silver ornaments.
What could be sweeter? Cut out 3-inch ovals from colorful card stock. Using a hole punch, make a hole at each end, and then neatly write your guests' names on the ovals with black ink. Thread ribbon scraps, each about 6 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide, through the backs of the place cards. Notch the ribbon ends, and set a card at each place setting.
Is it an ornament? A place setting? A take on the English Christmas cracker? This clip-art tree, filled with candy, is all of the above. So plant several around the holiday table this year. After eating the sweets inside, each guest can take one of the paper trees home and hang it on the real thing.
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