Create a Sparkling Holiday Table With Last Year's Leftovers

No, not food! Learn how to turn last year's gift wrap, ribbon and decor into a gorgeous holiday tablescape that looks brand new.

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Beautiful on a Budget

Looking for a frugal way to set up a show-stopping holiday table this year? It's simple. Use leftover decor, wrapping paper and other small items you've already got on hand. Here are 10 ideas to get you started.

Wrapping Paper Runner

Stuck with piles of leftover wrapping paper? Use it as a table runner! And if you have any holiday fabric on hand, it can make for a great tablecloth.

Ribbon Flair

Use ribbons in place of chargers for an elegant look. Wired ribbon holds its shape and works especially well here.

Ribbon Napkin Rings

Try leftover ribbon tied around napkins, silverware and small twigs or tree trimmings for a natural holiday look.

Filled Apothecary Jars

Use various apothecary jars to hold leftover garland, walnuts, jingle bells or bows. Place the jars on cake stands to give your favorites a boost.

Glass Ornaments

Glass ornaments are perfect because you can fill them with whatever strikes your fancy. Here, we’ve simply trimmed some tinsel garland to add sparkle to the table. Make this DIY tinsel ornament garland.

Ribbon Streamers

Tie leftover ribbons to string and pin to the back of your dining chairs to add color in an unexpected place.

DIY Snowglobe

Create a winter wonderland in just a few steps! First, set up and glue down your holiday scene on the coaster. Then, pour some confetti into a wineglass to use for snow, top with the coaster and turn over. Discover 10 things to do with your old glassware.

Candy Canes

Place some pretty peppermint sticks in a clear jar or glass to add holiday flair to your Christmas table.

Tree Trimmings

If you have any extra trimmings left from your Christmas tree, use them to add organic texture to your table. Throw in decorative ornaments, such as mercury glass, to add some high-shine class.

Small Gifts

If your guests can leave their presents unopened, grab some smaller ones from under the tree to bring new shapes to the table.