How to Set the Table for Christmas Dinner


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christmas dinner

The holidays are right around the corner and I am excited to share with you how I created this wonderful tablescape for Christmas Dinner. I love Christmas music so I thought it would be fun to create a caroling musical them at our table. I think this could also be our table for Christmas Eve because I have a really fun idea!

christmas dinner table

christmas caroling placemats

christmas table

I really wanted to personalize our Christmas Eve table to create a Christmas dinner music theme. I am thrilled to partner with Cricut and JOANN and share the Cricut ® Explore Air ™, Wild Rose Edition, which is sold exclusively at JOANN. I was so happy to learn that this new Wild Rose Air 2 Cricut comes with the biggest JOANN bundle of supplies ever (click here to learn more and purchase). 

cricut rose

I made two special decor items for our table. The first is the musical placemats. I selected eight lines from my favorite Christmas carols and used the Cricut Iron On process to add them to my placemats.

christmas dinner placemats

Next, I made these adorable 3D Trees to decorate the table. I found the free pattern in the Cricut Design Space and I love how they came out.

cricut christmas trees

I also collect a lot of vintage items and I just happened to have some vintage Christmas albums. So I alternated placing the album covers under the plates on the table. How fun is that!

christmas albums

How to Make Personalized Placemats for Christmas Dinner

personalized christmas placemats

Materials To Cut

  • Cricut Iron On 
  • Placemats

Everything Else

  • LightGrip Machine Mat
  • Iron and light cloth
  1. Select a few lines from your favorite Christmas carols.
  2. Type the text into a New Project in the Cricut Design site. If the text is longer than 12″, flip the lettering. Choose your favorite font.

how to make cricut placemats

3. Cut the sayings out of the Iron On material on your Cricut machine and weed out the extra material. 

ironing on vinyl

4. Iron the saying on to the placemat, using a thin cloth on top of the lettering.

iron on placemats

cricut placemats

5. You are done! It’s that easy.

placemat with caroling verse

How to Make the 3D Trees

I used a fabulous free pattern in the Cricut Design store called 3D Tree Place card. Originally it is used as a place card but the 3″ x 3″ size is perfect for small trees to decorate anywhere!

cricut 3d trees

Materials To Cut

  • Cardstock, White Glitter
  • Cardstock, Green
  • Cardstock, Cream (optional)

Everything Else

  • LightGrip Machine Mat
  • Single Scoring Wheel or Double Scoring Wheel (depending on material)
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Tiny wood slices


  1. If you want to alter the project, select Customize, then use the tools in the Edit panel to make changes before you cut. 
    TIP: If you have never used text features, check out the links below in the More Help section.


  1. Follow the prompts in Design Space® to cut the images from the cardstock.
  2. Insert your scoring tool when prompted.

cut trees with cricut

cut stars with cricut


assemble 3d trees

  1. Slide the trees with slits together. Fold the scored trees along score lines and glue into opposite sides of the pieces with slits.
  2. Fold stars along score lines and the glue all of them together to create a 3D star.
  3. Glue the star on top of the tree and the tree to the wood slice base.
  4. Write your guest’s names on the cream banner and set inside the tree.
  5. I added glitter for a more vintage look.

  glue 3d trees cricut 3d glitter trees cricut glitter 3d trees

I also use some dried clay ornaments that I made for favors. My kids are growing up and they all need ornaments for their own trees!

glitter tree ornament

So I am dying to know, how many of you are singing Christmas carols in your head? Well, you can be sure that our family will be singing all of the songs featured at our table this Christmas Eve! I cannot wait.

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