Is decorating your Christmas table the last thing on your mind? Or are you travelling away over the holidays? Well, here are some cute and quick DIY decorative ideas and all you need to pack is a roll or two of washi tape. (I found mine at Tchibo, but nowadays lots of stores: Interio, Migros Do It & Garden, Coop etc. all have rolls).

Use the tape together with blank note cards to make little invitations to the lunch or dinner.

Use the tape to stick up Christmas cards or photographs to decorate your entrance, the wall behind your buffet or table, or outline each place setting to make “place mats”.

Stick a piece of tape to the dinner/side plate and write on the guest’s name as a place card too. You could even use the actual roll of tape as a napkin ring!