Entry Table Christmas Decorating Ideas
November 14, 2019
Gnomies for the holidays! Christmas decorations - Salt Lake City Party Stylist

Entry Table Christmas Decorating Ideas – Gnome For The Holidays

I don't know about you but I have so much fun prepping my house for the holidays! I want to give you a few ideas for your entry table Christmas decorating to give people a fun and festive welcome. Then we'll move on to other parts of the house. Today is Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas Inspiration and we're all about Christmas tables.

A “Gnome for the Holidays” display will make anyone smile! Let's dive in…

Entry Table Christmas decorating ideas

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Select Your Large Decorative Christmas Items

Christmas tree sign design

The largest items tend to be a focal point, they add height, depth, or balance the arrangement. This Christmas Tree sign {similar} gives the table display the height it needs for a tall blank wall. {as an aside, I think I need some shiplap or something!}

Entry Table Christmas Decorating Ideas

The next item is this birch bark wreath {similar} that frames a couple gnomes. Now that it's been up for a few days I think it needs snowflakes hanging from the inside – so if you go ahead with something like this – think about a few snowflakes.

Repeated Gnomes Gnome for the holidays - Salt Lake City Party Stylist

A fabulous way to tie any display or room together is with repeated elements. Whether it's a shape, texture, color, or in this case…..a gnome. The largest gnome is front and center seated comfortably on a toadstool cake stand.

Elevating him off the table allows his legs to dangle – which is one of his cutest features, besides his buffalo check hat! Keep an eye out at Hobby Lobby and Home Goods for some great buys on darling gnomes! Or check Amazon for a similar style.

Buy Some Make Some Gnomes

Hanging with my gnomies for Christmas

Then off to the side we have a couple more gnomies chillin' in a birch bark faux candle. Keep things interesting using different sized gnomes.

You can pick up the taller gnome here, and make the little guy with this Simple No Sew Gnome Tutorial.

Gnomes all ready for gifting

He's seriously so easy I made 20 of them last year as as neighbor gifts! And isn't this “Gnome for the Holidays” sign so cute from Festive Fetti? I turned it into gift tags and I'll bet if you ask her nicely, she'll do the same for you.

Gnome Serving Platter

Gnome and mushroom platter

Another Home Goods find, this serving tray is meant for appetizers and toothpicks in the mushroom! {eek too cute!} This version is almost identical. I plan to set out goodies when we have guests like those chocolate chip cookies at the hostess desk at my favorite hotel!

Oh and did I mention I placed the platter inside a plain green wreath? This is my FAVORITE new Christmas table decorating trick. You can use it on a serving table for a food tray on a cake plate, as the base of a table centerpiece, or as entry table Christmas decoration.

Add Some Details

Hedgehog entry table Christmas decor

With a woodland theme going strong the hedgehogs seemed a fitting choice. Not only are they darling, they are at home with the greenery, wood, pinecones, and birch bark. You could use more mini gnomes but the hedgehogs add interest and break it up nicely.

Woodland Accessories

Gnomies for the holidays! Christmas decorations - Salt Lake City Party Stylist

To truly finish it off successfully you need to fill in the gaps with smaller decor that adds texture and color. The bottle brush trees {Dollar Tree} do just that in the green and white versions.

Gnome for the holidays entry table Christmas decor

A few well placed ornaments remind us of the season and repeat the red across the Christmas entry table.

Hedgehog entry table Christmas decor

For our final repeating element add some birch bark candles in differing heights and create a little vignette on either side of your table focal point.

How To Style It JUST Right

Entry Table Christmas decorating ideas

Use similar pieces, but DON'T make them identical, especially with a nature inspired scheme. You'll notice there are:

  • 3 candles on the right and 2 on the left – because the hedgehog is elevated and took the place of the tallest candle
  • 3 white trees – 2 tall, 1 short
  • 3 red striped ornaments
  • 1 hedgehog but different poses

The same piece – MIXED UP – and displayed slightly different. Arrange them based on height, and visual weight.

Gnome for the holidays entry table Christmas decor

I hope you've been inspired to add a very gnomes to your holiday decor this year and maybe even to your entry table Christmas decorating! It's a lovely warm welcome for any visitor and they're sure to put a smile on your face! Stay tuned for more gnomes in the future. I'm determined to become a crazy Christmas gnome lady! But the collection needs another year to grow.

If you do add any gnomes or try making our tutorial I'd really love to see it! Let me know by tagging @partieswithacause on Facebook and Instagram. Then…

Read On For More Christmas Table Decorating Ideas

Silver and White Christmas Tablescape from BellaGrey Designs Silver and white Christmas table

Woodland Christmas Tablescape Ideas from Jordan's Easy Entertaining

Woodland Christmas Tablescape Ideas


If you are just joining us, welcome! Here’s what you missed:

  1. DIY Christmas Ornament: Golden Snitch Ornament DIY
  2. Christmas Cookie Recipe: Grandma’s Thumbprint Cookies
  3. DIY Christmas Home Decor: Buffalo Plaid Christmas Coffee Table Tray
  4. Savory Christmas Recipe: Cranberry Brie Tart Easy Holiday Appetizer Recipe
  5. Hot Cocoa Bar: Gingerbread Themed Christmas Hot Chocolate Bar
  6. Gift Ideas: Toilet Paper Snowman Neighbor Gift
  7. Healthy Christmas Party Food: Fruit Christmas Tree Platter Tutorial
  8. Christmas Mantel Ideas: Rustic Woodland Christmas Mantel Design Ideas
  9. Kid Christmas Crafts: Children’s Craft Christmas Tree Snow Globe
  10. Christmas Traditions: Christmas Advent Story Book Calendar

Until tomorrow my friend for our LAST day!


  1. Beth

    Love gnomes! This is a lovely way to decorate for Christmas!

    • Brianna Adams

      Thank you Beth. I think I need to start decorating with gnomes for EVERY season! What do you think!?

  2. Natalie Mayhew

    Adorable! I love gnomes and these are super cute!

    • Brianna Adams

      Your gnome display was so amazing! I’m so excited to keep collecting and be able to do a large gnome install like yours. Maybe next year!

  3. Lori

    Really cute ideas Bri! I’m loving the gnomes!!

    • Brianna Adams

      I’m loving gnomes too! Thank you so much. It’s a great holiday theme.

    • Brianna Adams

      Thank you! I will definitely check it out!

  4. Sarina Kinnunen

    I love this whole set up! Cool idea to decorate with gnomes!!

    • Brianna Adams

      I am slightly gnome obsessed! It’s hilarious the amount I have now and my hubs is encouraging me to become the crazy gnomes for Christmas lady!😂


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