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Top 10 Christmas decorations

Add some homemade touches to your Christmas celebrations with BBC Good Food's guide to edible tree decorations, place settings, gingerbread houses and more.

Looking for some inspiration for this years Christmas decorations? Whether you’re wanting to switch up your go-to table style or try some edible decorations, we have tips and ideas that’ll get you excited this holiday season.

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1. How to style a Christmas table

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Make your Christmas table the belle of the ball with spruced up serving dishes and a stunning centrepiece.
How to style your table

2. Edible decoration collection

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Create some edible treats for your Christmas tree and the rest of the house to make it feel festive.
How to make decorations

3. Homemade Christmas decoration ideas

Snowman and Rudolph biscuits threaded onto a red string

Going handmade always shows extra-special effort. With a handful of materials, you can create your own wreaths, cake decorations and Advent calendars.
Decoration inspiration

4. How to make a gingerbread house

Homemade gingerbread cottage served on a snowy surface

Why not try our simple step-by-step guide to making a cosy looking gingerbread cottage?
Step-by-step gingerbread house recipe

5. How to decorate a Christmas cake

Christmas tree with a cinnamon stick trim topped with candles

Looking to apply the final flourish to your Christmas creation? We’ve got a number of ideas to help you make a serious showstopper.
Christmas cake inspiration

6. How to make fruity Christmas tree decorations

Dried fruit threaded onto string as festive decorations

For something a little different, these pretty ornaments are made from Christmas fruits and cloves.
How to make Christmas ornaments

7. Personalised decorations

Stained glass biscuits hanging from a Christmas tree

Try whipping up some Christmas cake pops for an unusual centrepiece or some bauble bunting for your dessert.
How to make Christmas centrepieces

8. How to make iced decorative biscuits

How to make iced decorative biscuits
Our easy to follow video shows you a flood icing technique to make personalised Christmas biscuits.
Watch how to make iced biscuits

9. How to Ice a Christmas cake
Traditional iced Christmas cake topped with icing reindeers

Want a flawless finish to your Christmas cake? The Good Food team is here to show you how it’s done.
Watch how to ice a cake

10. How to make Christmas cake bauble bunting
Christmas cake topped with bauble bunting held up with two striped straws

This extra-special decoration is as dramatic as it gets for seasonal cake toppers!
How to make bauble bunting

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