The Evolving Creative Christmas Table

I looked through my photos a few years ago and realized that this was one of my most favorite memories from that Christmas. In all it wasn’t the best Christmas since half of everyone was sick, but little moments like this one stick out and create the opportunity for yearly traditions.

I can’t even take credit for this idea. My sister seems to sweep in and do something every year that elevates Christmas at my house to a magical adventure. After she had presented me with a delightful bottle of wine, gotten her stuff settled into Fen’s room, and said her hellos, she unpacked a large grocery bag full of:

  • Clay – white clay and Play-Doh
  • Roll of kraft paper
  • Masking tape
  • Sharpies
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pom poms
  • Glass beads
  • Craft stones
  • Small tiles
  • Foam shapes
  • Straws
  • Wooden toothpicks

This set is awesome! (Order it now to get it by the end of November so it doesn’t go out of stock again.)

We unrolled the kraft paper all down the table and taped it under the edges. Then we set about making a Christmas village. The stuff was up for 3 days, with everyone taking part adding to the amazing creation whenever they felt like it.


It evolved. It was so cool to see who came up with what ideas and what could happen when you picked up a random material and then an idea popped into your head and you went with it.

holechristmascraft creativechristmastableI’ll let the photos speak for themselves, because I’ve been sick all week long and I can’t even string any more sentences together.



What do you think?

Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.


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  1. This is a really cool idea. Something fun to do with house guest and I love that you can document it with photos then ball in up in the holiday trash!

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