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Christmas Tour – Dining Room & DIY Snowy Centrepiece + Video

My Christmas dining room with DIY snowy centrepiece is so pretty! I can’t wait to show you.
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I’m also showing you how to make a DIY snowy centrepiece that looks like real snow but will protect your dining room table from most of the mess.

I’ve had this idea for a pretty snowy centrepiece for months but it’s even extra special today because it snowed all day yesterday and my kids even had a fun snow day!

It rarely snows here in Vancouver, maybe once or twice a season but it’s really early to snow beginning of December. It just worked out perfect the snow outside and the ‘snow’ on my table.

Thank you, Christine from The DIY Mommy for inviting me to this Canadian Bloggers Home Tour that is happening all week and with nearly 30 amazing bloggers.

A dining room table decorated with faux snow and mini Christmas trees.

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There’s so much to see so let’s get started!

First this is what you’ll need,



The first part of the glorious snowy centrepiece is to paint these dollar store bottlebrush trees. I started with a light coat of Raw Silk from Fusion Mineral Paint then gave them a round of speed drying in the front of the fire.

Mini flocked Christmas trees on the table.

Then I applied a light second coat of Gold Metallic from Fusion Mineral Paint.

The Christmas trees are beside sparkly bells and candles on the table as a centerpiece.

Centrepiece Tutorial:

  1. Start with gathering your supplies. Lay down some of the snowy village buffalo snow (like batting but very soft). Lay on your table like a runner.
  2. Glue or use Mod Podge and coat entire baking trays especially the edges.
  3. Cut the four corners of each tray to lay flat (best to do before glue unlike me). Sprinkle the frosty snow all over.
  4. Add the epsom salts all over the trays. I bought two but I only needed one, which is shocking as I thought I would need more. Finish off the top with another bag of the frosty snow.
 All the supplies together for creating the table centerpiece such as the faux snow and Mod Podge.

Stick in your bottlebrush trees, jingle bells, candles (I used my French yogurt jar candles) and you have a stunning snowy centrepiece.

And most importantly, your table is protected and will be easier to dismantle later on.

Looking at the trees all in a row with bells and candles on the table.
The white candles in a clear jar, bells and flocked trees.

There is so much ‘snow’ that I love the way the candles sink into it to give it a real dramatic winter effect.

The real effect of the snow on the table.

 I love my china pattern but it is not made anymore, Royal Doulton Naples Platinum.

Here are some similar patterns I found.

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The plates and cutlery tied together with ribbon.

The glittery gold ‘Merry Christmas’ banner were letters I found at Michael’s same as the Noel letters I used.

A wooden dining room table with chairs and candles with Christmas decorations on it.

I also recently gave a review on the two flocked trees I bought this year. I’m so in love with both of them.

There is a French mirror behind the table.
A glittery Christmas sign in front of a garland of evergreen.
Up close picture of the snowy little Christmas trees beside candles on the table.

I get a lot of questions about my French inspired dining room chairs. I bought them at a local furniture shop but I’ve sourced a few places to buy similar ones online.

The dining room with an antique mirror and a glittery Christmas sign.

Now be sure to visit all the other fabulous tours below.


Be sure to watch a short video on my snowy vintage Christmas decor!

Make sure to pin it for later!

Snowy Christmas Decor graphic.
DIY Snowy Table Runner poster.

click in case you missed:

French Yogurt Jar Candles

French Yogurt Jar Candles poster.

French Vintage Kitchen Christmas Tour

French Vintage Kitchen Christmas Tour graphic.


Northern Style Exposure
The Learner Observer
The Uncommon Law
Heather In Heels
Clean and Scentsible


Amidst the Chaos
Brooklyn Berry Designs
Lemon Thistle
Life is a Party
PMQ for two


Love Create Celebrate
Satori Design for Living
A Pop of Pretty
So Much Better With Age
VinYet ETC
Woman in Real Life


The DIY Mommy
Fresh Crush
Time With Thea
A Pretty Life
Home To Heather
Nalles House


This Little Estate
Craftberry Bush
The Happy Housie
Elliven Studio

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  1. Jamie, I love this space. You have such a knack for styling, and your Christmas decor is a testament to that. That tree! I love it!

  2. That idea of metal trays for the centrepiece is genius! I always wondered who would dump a bag of salt on their table. The clean-up would be insane!
    Not only is the stunning, but it’s smart design. Well done!
    p.s can we talk about that tree?!

    1. Right??!? haha Thanks Ariel! I saw you at Haven but never got a chance to say hi to you. Let me know if you’re going this year.
      Hugs, Jamie

  3. Okay, so my jaw may have dropped just a little when I saw your dining room. So, so very pretty! Can you come decorate my house? Wishing you a very merry Christmas!!

  4. So love your style and taste for Christmas decor! The tablescape is so delightful! Just curious why several of the links have a strike/through line through them?

    1. Thank you so much, Thea!! If the link isn’t working in WordPress, it puts a strike through the URL so you know it needs fixing. Although lately sometimes even when the link is fine, there’s a strike through. So annoying lol. Happy holidays!
      Hugs, Jamie

  5. Oh, I love that snowy centrepiece Jamie and so lovely that you had snow outside too.
    Thank you for sharing your DIY snowy centrepiece and beautiful dining room at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring them at tomorrow night’s party and pinning too.
    Happy New Year!

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