Today I’m sharing four ways to style your chairs for Christmas. Each one is easy and inexpensive. If Christmas is the holiday of “let no surface go undecorated,” then I am here for the Christmas chair decorations!

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This year, I have a sick kiddo at home, so I had just one chance to shop locally for décor and picked up:

  • Merry Christmas wood sign (local antique dealer)
  • Wood letters, red craft paint and plaid wrapping paper (WalMart)
  • 10-inch cardboard cones (by Darice on Amazon)

Everything else came from my Christmas and crafting stashes. I focused on red, since my dining room is already green.

Christmas paper cone

The cone is a great way to give your guests a few sweets and create a placecard.

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  • Position the cone point at the edge of 12 x 12 scrapbooking paper.
  • Glue the long edge of the paper in place.
  • Roll the cone in paper, fold back the excess and trim it off.
  • Glue the second edge in place and secure with gift wrapping tape.
  • Mark the inside edge of the cone top, then trim off the paper.
  • Decorate however you like. This is a great project for kids and each cone could be different!
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Christmas chair bunting

Make chair bunting from fabric scraps and decorate in a jif for any holiday.

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  • Make a loop with jute cord to fit the corner of your chair.
  • Knot the loop.
  • Pull the cord straight across the chair back (but not too tight) and knot another loop.
  • Cut fabric in 2-inch wide x 11-inch long strips.
  • Knot the fabric onto the cord, keeping some space between the knots.

Christmas ornament bow

If you already have your next birthday party theme in mind, grab matching Christmas ornaments now, and then use this technique. I saw pink glittered ballet slipper ornaments at WalMart that would be great with a big pink ribbon.

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  • Choose a 1.5-inch grosgrain ribbon. Double it over, then cut it the length of your chair back.
  • Heat seal the edge of your ribbon with a lighter.
  • Thread the ribbon through two holes in your chair back so the loop is on the inside of your chair.
  • Pull the ribbon ends even, then slip your ornament onto both ribbons and push the ornament up against the chair.
  • Knot your ribbon and tie a bow.
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Christmas initial

This is the decoration I finally choose for all my chairs. We picked the initials of each family member and guest and my girls helped me paint them red. I liked how they coordinated with the Merry Christmas sign centerpiece.

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  • Paint your letters.
  • Choose a 1.5-inch grosgrain ribbon. Cut it so it’s the full length of your chair.
  • Heat seal the edge of your ribbon with a lighter.
  • Thread the ribbon through a hole in your chair back. Pull up the two ends so they are even.
  • Hang your letter from the ribbon, then tie a bow.
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To see the entire dining room, check out this post.

And for even more holiday party ideas, check out my holidays page.

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Merry almost Christmas to you!

(A version of this post originally appeared on Design Dazzle.)

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