Create a Cute Christmas Table for Kids With These Sweet Ideas

DIY kids Christmas table
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They say the holidays are most magical when seen through the eyes of a child, so this year we wanted to create a special Christmas table just for the little ones. After all, setting a lovely holiday table is kind of our jam. Our sweet little tablescape veers firmly in the direction of Scandi style — natural, neutral, and minimal — with a simple burlap base in place of a table cloth. But we turned up the charm full blast with adorable Santa gnomes to enchant each guest's plate, fuzzy sweater mittens to keep the utensils cozy, and Christmas tree drink charms to garnish each cup. With a little ribbon, all of these can easily be turned into keepsake ornaments, too. Trust us, this will be a Christmas your kiddos will always remember.

DIY kids Christmas table setting
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Things You'll Need

Santa Gnomes

DIY Santa gnomes
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Step 1

Hot glue a 1 1/2-inch wood bead on top of a wooden spool.

Gluing wood bead on top of wood spool
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Step 2

Cut out a 1-inch-by-2 1/2-inch strip of green felt (see template) and hot glue it around the wooden spool.

Gluing felt around wood spool
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Step 3

Cut a 4-inch long piece of wool roving (found in the yarn section of most craft stores). Fold it over the top of the wooden bead so that it's longer in the front, creating the gnome's hair and beard. Hot glue it in place.

Gluing wool roving on top of wooden bead
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Step 4

Use the template to cut the gnome's hat out of green felt. Then wrap it in a cone shape around the gnome's head and hot glue it in place.

Gluing felt in cone shape on top of gnome's head
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Step 5

Fluff and scrunch the wool roving to create a nice, full beard. Then glue a 1/2-inch bead in the center just under the hat to create the nose.

Gluing wood bead for gnome's nose
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Sweater Mitten Flatware Pouches

DIY mitten flatware pouch
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Step 1

Use the template to cut two mitten pieces out of gray felt.

Mitten pieces cut out of felt
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Step 2

Place the two mitten pieces together and pipe a thin line of hot glue around the sides and bottom to glue them together. Don't glue the top closed, though — that's where the utensils will go.

Gluing mitten pieces together
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Step 3

Using the template, cut out four snowflake segments from white felt. Glue them in a snowflake pattern as shown on top of the mitten.

Gluing felt snowflake on top of mitten
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Christmas Tree Drink Charms

DIY Christmas tree drink charm
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Step 1

Cut out the Christmas tree shapes included in the template from green cardstock.

Christmas tress cut from green card stock
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Step 2

Cut a 1-inch vertical slit in the center of the Christmas trees. This will allow them to rest over the edge of the cups.

Cutting vertical slit in paper Christmas tree
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Now put all the elements together to set the scene for a truly magical holiday gathering!

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Trisha Sprouse

Trisha Sprouse

Trisha is a writer, video producer + maker with a knack for creating modern DIY content. When her hands aren't covered in paint, she's most likely holding a camera or power drill or both.